Game Trailer Time: The Best of the 2013 Spike VGX Awards
The 2013 Spike VGX awards have come and gone. Say what you will about video games award shows — and trust us, plenty of people are — but they do make for an excellent time for developers to show off what they're cooking up across the next few months (or years). To us, at least, it doesn't really matter who wins and loses; the trailers that tease all the hot new games in development are the real prize.
Thankfully, the Spike VGX awards did not disappoint in that regard (although we wouldn't have minded a hint or two of some of the reallyanticipated games in the works like, say, Fallout 4. Or, for that matter, a game or two that everyone doesn't already know about at this point in time.)
So, alas, while many of the new trailers we're about to showcase tease out games that you might already have heard of / are itching to purchase, at least they offer some CG or in-game footage that you might not have previously seen. That's something to celebrate, right? And there's always Tales from the Borderlands, if you really need to get your quick fix from previously unannounced titles.
Without additional ado, we present: The Top Five Trailers You Need To Care About from the 2013 Spike VGX awards.
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Yes, it's South Park doing what South Park does best — mixing semi- (or full-on) grossness with a fair mocking of the fantasy and role-playing genre. This game almost has as many delays under its belt as Kenny has deaths; we're excited to see it come to life if, for nothing else, to prove that it actually has been worked on all these years. That, and we're excited to count up the number of naughty words that might fill an average gaming session with the South Park kids.
If you'll allow me to get personal for a moment, I confess that I'm not the biggest fan of the Halo series. Destiny, Bungie's huge sci-fi follow up to their immense, Master Chief-filled franchise, is allegedly a decent departure from that which you're likely used to playing — "mythic science fiction," as it's been described by members of the game's development crew. That excites me, and the concept of its hybrid multiplayer/single-player setup should excite you too, especially the intriguing AI elements that Bungie is slapping into its lovely planet-based combat.
Game of Thrones
Aren't you busy enough, Telltale games? First, The Walking Dead. Then The Wolf Among Us. Now, Tales from the Borderlands and, if that wasn't enough, a new episodic game based on Game of Thrones as well. We're excited, but do forgive us if we wait for the Stannis Season to fire up before jumping in. (Ours is the fury, after all.)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Whenever we need a quick fix for a gorgeous, gruesome trailer, we turn to The Witcher series. Remember the assassin-on-the-boat cinematic from the previous title? We sure do. The latest trailer for the third game in the gritty series is a wee shy on crazy, barbaric action, but it still sets a fairly imposing scene. You won't see us taking any courtesy boat rides in this title, that's for sure.
Whether you loved MechWarrior, Power Rangers, or Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots in your youth, it's no question that Titanfall has certainly made itself out as one of the likely must-get games on the good ol' Xbox One. Assuming that its mix of giant-painful-robot and guerilla-robot-killing gameplay doesn't fall flat on its metallic face, there's just too much fun to be had by walking around alongside your friends in huge, armored suits, blasting the living daylights out of one another.
If only you could all borrow a page from Transformers and form up into some giant, Devestator/Bruticus killing machine…