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When: December 10th 2011

Time: 8PM EST/5PM PST

Where: Los Angeles

Where to watch it: Spike TV, Spike Live Stream, Official UK Live Stream, Unofficial stream by N4G user NAGNEWS

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13 new games, reveals and premieres that are going to be at the Spike VGAs

Feels like E3 all over again

Words: Justin Towell on December 9, 2011

The Spike Videogame Awards are being held in LA tomorrow. It's the last big awards shindig of the year (although arguably holding less clout than our Platinum Chalice awards, yup) which means it's the last chance for game publishers to give us a glimpse of video game ankle to keep us wanting more into the New Year. So here are the 13 games that will almost certainly be shown at the event, starting with…

BioShock Infinite

We've seen plenty of BioShock Infinite footage over the past year, but that doesn't make us any less ravenous for new information. But, as we confirmed on Monday, the game will be shown again at the VGAs. We've even got this teaser image for it. It just looks so good, it physically pains us to look upon its beauty. Observe:

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Above: Ouch

Command & Conquer: Alliances

BioWare's been teasing a new game reveal for some time, so the lid looks likely to be lifted at the show. There's also the fact that it registered some fifteen web domain names only four days ago, all of which were related to C&C and featured the word 'Alliance' (and its plural). That'll be Command & Conquer Alliances, then. Excellent.

Metal Gear Solid: Rising

We've seen very little of this game since its impressive sword-sling reveal at E3 last year. But it's a confirmed attendee at the VGAs, so the wait for more info looks to be over. Raiden had better not disappoint us, or we'll jump at him with a sword between our teeth and how him how slice 'n' dice is really done.

Mass Effect 3

We've already seen and played Mass Effect 's controversial multiplayer mode, but it's the single-player mode we're most interested in. We've had some morsels of information, but what we really want is for EA to show us more gameplay. EA has promised the game will be there, so here's hoping for big things - it is, after all, Mass Effect frickin' 3.

Diablo III

The opening cinematic of Diablo III is going to be shown at the event, confirmed by the game's official Twitter feed.

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Above: Pink isn't the colour we'd normally associate with the game, but who are we to judge?

Alan Wake

Alan Wake is returning as a standalone XBLA game. But there still seems to be some confusion over the project's title. A ratings listing has an Alan Wake game called 'American Nightmare', while the teaser image below clearly says 'Night Springs'. Our guess? An American Nightmare set in Night Springs. Bam.

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Above: The new game is rumoured to be near AAA standard despite its demotion to XBLA

Transformers: Fall Of Cybertron

There's going to be a new Transformers game shown at the event! Moving on, then...

The Last of Us

As we reported earlier today, Sony's big exclusive mystery game looks certain to be The Last of Us - a survival horror game by none other than Naughty Dog of Uncharted fame. Why do we think this? The clue in the newspaper headline found in Uncharted 3 (see the video below), plus the fact that Geoff Keighley announced the game will be from an "amazing developer". All the pieces fit the puzzle - and we didn't need to hit Select to work it out from the journal.

Rainbow Six: Patriots

Not much point being in the army if you don't feel patriotic, in fairness. But still, we're up for more tactical shooting action. We're promised this one will be at the awards, although there's not much else to go on.

The game Epic is scared to show us

Epic seems worried about showing off its new IP. We can't think why. Maybe it's because Gears of War 3 was good but not incredible, so a lot rests on the shoulders of this as-yet unannounced title.

Epic's Mike Capps told gamesindustry.biz: We're scared to death of both. I'm so scared that people will just say "oh yeah, that looks like an Epic game, oh sure" because I want them to see it as a departure, but I don't want anyone to say "that doesn't look anything like an Epic game, forget it, I'm not interested." So we're actually nervous, we haven't been nervous like this for a while!

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Above: Epic's also-epic Gears trilogy has concluded. Time for something fresh!

Maybe it's a game about slugs or something. Not massive slug-like aliens that live underground, but just actual slugs. We're guessing, of course. But if we had made Gears of War 3 and then had to announce a game about slugs, we'd be nervous too. Just sayin'.

Tony Hawk

What's this? The Birdman's skateboard series returning to our screens after failing so damn hard in his last two outings? After being unceremoniously dumped by Activision after not living up to sales expectations? After being run into the ground like a ploughman's tiller with an elephant astride it? After being the laughing stock of the industry for the last couple of years before slinking off into a corner somewhere to die?

This should be good!

The Amazing Spider-Man

It'll be amazing if it's amazing, as we haven't had a truly great Spider-Man game since Spider-Man 2. And that was last-gen. We're coming to the end of this generation and we've already had about 30 Spider-Man games (or so it feels like). Still, the very idea of Spider-Man should be perfect for a videogame, so we're always up for another try. This one's a movie tie-in and you can see the teaser for its reveal right here:

Hitman: Absolution

We already know the game's coming, but a trailer for the new Hitman will be shown at the awards. Excited? We are. It's been too long since ol' baldy barcode man (also known as Agent 47) was killing people in sneaky ways on our screens.

BUT WAIT!

There's more? There's more! Rumour has it there will be one more as-yet unannounced game at the show. Ooh, mysteries! What could this be? Could it really be Half-Life 3? GR's resident Valve fan Dave says it should be Half-Life 3. He says I should guess Half-Life 3 because if it turns out to be Half-Life 3 and I guessed something other than Half-Life 3, I wouldn't want to be the guy who didn't guess it was Half-Life 3. He says Half-Life 3 a lot, doesn't he? But in all honestly, it feels like there's more chance of hell freezing over, so let's say it could be a new trailer for GTA V. But it's going to be Half-Life 3 now, isn't it?

Dammit.

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It's like E3 all over again... only the Bullshit Bingo hall is packed out =p

Going to be (trying) to watch this for the announcements. I'm really interested in The Last of Us more than anything. Also talking about the awards for a second... I know it's not out in Europe until next year... But... Why hasn't Catherine been nominated for anything?

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I'll have to catch the reveals after the show as I do not have cable or sateilite anymore. Unless someone knows a means to watch the awards live online.

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I'll have to catch the reveals after the show as I do not have cable or sateilite anymore. Unless someone knows a means to watch the awards live online.

There's going to be an official and an unofficial live stream smile.png

When: December 10th 2011

Time: 8PM EST/5PM PST

Where: Los Angeles

Where to watch it: Spike TV, Spike Live Stream, Unofficial stream by N4G user NAGNEWS

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Alrighty, thanks for the info. Now I can suffer through the awards with everyone else.

Chances are this will end up being an SSMB party thread, so we'll all be watching it at more or less the same time so we can all react to whats said/shown and in equal measure, all endure the BARBRA STREISAND! /gamescom flashback *blinks* horror that is the celebrities trying to look interested in Modern Warfare as they read badly scripted jokes about why their joystick vibrates under preasure... whilst we all agree that we would rather Tak Fuji be presenting the awards.

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Amazing Spider Man is the only game on that list that intrigues me. The rest is incredibly meh to me.

I hope you guys enjoy the sneak peeks, I'll check to see if any cool surprises show up.

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I am gonna be at work so I'll miss the entire thing. BUMMER. But what can ya do right? I'll just have to catch up on all this stuff later, REALLY looking forward to what Epic is gonna make next.

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The mystery game will be Half Life 3. Everyone will do a double take, and everyone will have to take about 10 minutes to run that through their heads.

Calling it now.

Edited by Santamime

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I only really want to see Metal Gear Solid: Rising and this new The Last of Us game that the media is hyping for no apparent reason.

Everything else is relatively unimportant to me.

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The Bioshock series has two of my favorite games of all time, so I'm way excited to see what they'll be talking about today in the VGA. Some other stuff like the Spider-Man looks pretty good too, so I'll probably watch it for those, the awards, and to check out if they reveal anything interesting.

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I'm here mainly for the new Alan Wake project, Bioshock Infinite, The Last of US, and Metal Gear: Rising, though it'll be interesting to see the other reveals.

What won't be interesting is the rewards show. The show has been cringe-worthy terrible for the last two years, I don't see that changing.

But, ALAN WAKE REVEAL.

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Edited by Skyward Dusk

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The whole Half Life 3 rumour.

It reminds me of the day I came home from SOS, looked in the TSS news page about the live stream and spotted this comment "WTF it's over! That sux!!! THEY DIDN'T ANNOUNCE SONIC ADVENTURE 3 LIKE THEY SAID!"

It took me a while to clean up my drink that I had spilt out from roaring with laughter at that one. The best way to deal with the HL3 rumour is to just enjoy the reaction when it doesn't happen, and seak out a powerful seditive for the reaction if it does happen.

The show has been cringe-worthy terrible for the last two years, I don't see that changing.
Edited by Hogfather

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Oh god that trailer.,....

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That was simply delicious to watch and it's being made by Platinum Games??!!! DAMN!! but this game looks so much fun release date plz and all my moneys is yours Platinum Games XD

Edited by Shaddix Leto Croft

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