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This weekend saw the annual VGAs (Video Game Awards) over on Spike TV. Along with the cringe worthy celebrity appearances (complete with ignorant endorsements), the usual roster of new games were revealed. For actual gamers, the awards themselves are pretty nondescript (unless you hold a certain affinity to a winning game for online crusading purposes). The usual Call of Duty Black Ops, yada yada, spiel went on as the rest of us eagerly awaited the ‘new game reveal trailers‘. Typically SSX and Thor represented the indifferent category while Forza 4 and Insane (a game from director Del Toro due out in 2013) decided to show nothing of what they actually represent (i.e. no gameplay engine footage). There was a quirky Portal 2 trailer and for PS3 fans, news that Uncharted 3 and Resistance 3 were in production.
There were only three titles (due to platform restrictions) that actually interested me. Most exciting was the announcement (finally!) of Elder Scrolls V, titled Skyrim – while the trailer didn’t actually show anything, the very fact that it’s in development is enough to get me excited. The Elder Scrolls series has always been one of my favourites and I’m hoping that it’ll move the graphics engine forward (though if it’s on the current generation consoles, I’m worried it won’t be as good looking as it could be). Still, with the reveal that it’ll be released (delays willing) on 11.11.11 – 2011 looks to be a fantastic year for gaming.
Hugo Strange appearing in Batman: Arkham City was also great and the Mass Effect 3 trailer was enough to get me playing the original again with the aim to finally finish it. Mass Effect 2 is sitting in my pile as well, so I’m playing catch up there. Thoughts on that when I’m done.
Still, could have been better, could have been worse. I can’t wait for Kinect to see some development and E3 2011. Let the good times roll.
Good to see Daniel Lipscombe also enjoying Mafia II (which I finished on Sunday). Full thoughts soon.
Update 12.12.10: This tweet suggest that Skyrim is going to be using a brand new engine.
Update 30.12.2011: Oh, is it good…