Samuel L. Jackson
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The Walking Dead: The Game won five trophies at Spike TV’s 10th annual Video Game Awards, including the top prize of Game of the Year. The downloadable game, based on the hit comic-book series, also earned Telltale Games Studio of the Year. Borderlands 2 won four awards, including Best Shooter, and Journey won three awards, including Best Independent Game.

For the fourth time, Samuel L. Jackson hosted the live event, which also featured appearances from Jack Black and Tenacious D, cast members from the actual Walking Dead, Jessica Alba, and Star Trek‘s Zoë Saldana. Jackson set the tone early, warning the audience and the show’s producers, “Whoever’s in charge of the bleep button, keep your finger ready.” He delivered on his promise, dealing expletives like he had snakes in his carry-on at 30,000 feet.

In between handing out awards, the show was full of first looks and trailers for next year’s biggest games. The first video for South Park: The Stick of Truth debuted, with Cartman assaulting a hobbit. “I’m the wizard, and you’re the dwarf, and you will respect my authority,” he screamed.

For a list of all the winners, click below.

Game of the Year

Studio of the Year

Telltale Games

Best XBox 360 Game

Halo 4

Best PS3 Game


Best Wii/WiiU Game

New Super Mario Bros. U

Best PC Game

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Best Shooter

Borderlands 2

Best Action Adventure Game


Best RPG

Mass Effect 3

Best Multi-player Game

Borderlands 2

Best Individual Sports Game


Best Team Sports Game

NBA 2K13

Best Driving Game

Need for Speed Most Wanted

Best Song in a Game

“Cities” by Beck, Sound Shapes

Best Original Score


Best Graphics

Halo 4

Best Independent Game


Best Fighting Game

Persona 4 Arena

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

Sound Shapes

Best Performance by a Human Female

Melissa Hutchison as Clementine, The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Performance by a Human Male

Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack, Borderlands 2

Best Adapted Video Game

The Walking Dead: The Game

Best DLC

Dawnguard — The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Downloadable Game

The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Social Game

You Don’t Know Jack

Most Anticipated Game

Grand Theft Auto V

Character of the Year

Clap Trap, Borderlands 2

Half-Life 2

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The Walking Dead

AMC's zombie thriller, based on the classic comic book serial created by Robert Kirkman.

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