Last year on the eve of the Spike TV Video Game Awards, I put up a story that I knew would excite gamers…especially those thinking that there’d be nothing bigger than the already known Uncharted 3 that’d show up. I was more than happy when I saw the list of games that were going to be shown, two of which for the first time: Skyrim and Mass Effect 3. Now not everyone agreed with my opinion that the two games were bigger than Uncharted 3’s trailer, but I stand by my original statement. Both Skyrim and Mass Effect 3 are two multiplatform titles (Xbox 360, PS3, and PC) thus reaching a greater audience and the former is a 5th entry in a series (The Elder Scrolls).
But that’s old talk. This article on Paul Gale Network today is designed to get you excited for this year’s Spike TV Video Game Awards (5pm PST). For starters, prepare to get pumped to see Alan Wake’s next game, some Metal Gear Solid: Rising talk with Hideo Kojima, and a blockbuster game that BioWare is putting together. You could definitely say that the theme for their title is “trending” in the video game industry today.
But you want to know what’s secretly planned? Like last year, this isn’t something I can reveal prior to the show because it’s not my place to do so. I will tell you that at least one of the currently-unknown titles is in my opinion, spectacular. As with last year’s list, this is again…just a list. I don’t think you’re going to be disappointed though. I can however share a personal opinion and it’s that there is indeed something present for every console owner, but PS3 fans will get the most out of it.
Prithvi Virasinghe, Paul Gale, Dan Yang, and Carlos Giffoni at E3 2011.
Watch if for a special tribute to the 25th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda, for a certain “very high profile” PlayStation 3 game, and some pretty cool other titles. I’m looking forward to hearing your opinions after the show and whether you thought it was the best Spike TV VGA event yet…or not.