The VGX awards show that took place last night was a stride in a new, weird direction for the ceremony, mainly because it didn’t feel like a ceremony at all: There was no audience, no central stage, and the event’s presentation was similar to that of a three hour live phone-in charity drive, as opposed to a video game awards show. That said, there were still a ton of interesting moments and awesome trailers that flared up throughout the live stream, and we’ve compiled them all here for those of you who missed the event and want to get up to speed:
World Premiere of Thief
Beautiful Quantum Break Gameplay Reveal
Long-Awaited South Park: The Stick Of Truth Trailer
Reggie Fils-Aime’s super awkward Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Demo
Double Fine’s new point and click title Broken Age
Trailer for intriguing new indie title No Man’s Sky
A deeper look at Tom Clancy’s The Division
Very cool demonstration of Dying Light
Interview with Respawn’s Vince Zampella on Titanfall
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt teases once again
Of the highlights above, one of my personal favorite moments happened in the super awkward Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze demo when Joel McHale randomly asked Reggie Fils-Aime his thoughts on the Wii U’s competitors (Xbox One and PlayStation 4). Reggie, being the stellar mouthpiece that he is, didn’t hesitate to provide McHale with an answer, but the other individuals on set had very perturbed looks on their face as the question was blurted out, and seeing their reaction was priceless.
What should have been highlights of the evening but got put on the back burner due to the live stream’s theatrics were Grand Theft Auto V‘s game of the year honors and Naughty Dog’s studio of the year honors, great recognition for two great games that unfortunately came and went like a whisper in the wind amongst the oddly structured VGX cyclone.