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'The Walking Dead: The Game' sweeps Video Game Awards 2012

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The Walking Dead: The Game picked up top prize at Spike TV's coveted Video Game Awards 2012.

The episodic title was named 'Game of the Year' and earned developer Telltale Games 'Studio of the Year'. It also won 'Best Adapted Video Game' and 'Best Downloadable Game', as well as a 'Best Performance By a Human Female' gong for voice actress Melissa Hutchison.

The Walking Dead: The Game

© Telltale Games

The Walking Dead: The Game

© Telltale Games



Borderlands 2 was another big winner on the night, claiming the prizes for 'Best Shooter' and 'Best Multiplayer Game' in addition to 'Best Performance By a Human Male' for Dameon Clarke.

Journey came away with a trio of awards, finding success in the 'Best PS3 Game', 'Best Original Score' and 'Best Independent Game' categories. Halo 4 took the gongs for 'Best Xbox 360 Game' and 'Best Graphics'.

Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto 5 was named the 'Most Anticipated Game', edging out the likes of BioShock: Infinite and The Last of Us.

'Borderlands 2' screenshot

© 2K Games

New 'Grand Theft Auto 5' screenshots

© Rockstar Games



Nominees for the Video Game Awards were selected by the VGA Advisory Council, comprised of journalists from Entertainment Weekly, Game Informer, Joystiq, Kotaku, Polygon, IGN, GameTrailers, Gamespot, Wired, USA Today and The AP.

This year's ceremony, hosted by Samuel L Jackson, marked the 10th anniversary of the prestigious event.

The full list of winners was as follows:

Game of the Year
The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)

Studio of the Year
Telltale Games

Best Xbox 360 Game
Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)

Best PS3 Game
Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)

Best Wii / Wii-U Game
New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo)

Best PC Game: XCOM
Enemy Unknown (2K Games/Firaxis Games)

Best Handheld / Mobile Game:
Sound Shapes (Sony Computer Entertainment/Queasy Games)

Best Shooter
Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software)

Best Action Adventure Game
Dishonored (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)

Best RPG
Mass Effect 3 (Electronic Arts/BioWare)

Best Multi-Player Game
Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software)

Best Individual Sports Game
SSX (Electronic Arts/EA Canada)

Best Team Sports Game
NBA 2K13 (2K Sports/Visual Concepts)

Best Driving Game
Need For Speed Most Wanted (Electronic Arts/Criterion Games)

Best Fighting Game
Persona 4 Arena (Atlus/ARC System Works/Atlus)

Best Adapted Video Game
The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)

Best Independent Game
Journey (thatgamecompany)

Best Graphics
Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)

Best Song in a Game
'Cities' by Beck (Sound Shapes)

Best Original Score
Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)

Best Performance By a Human Male
Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)

Best Performance By a Human Female
Melissa Hutchison as Clementine (The Walking Dead: The Game)

Best Downloadable Game
The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)

Best Social Game
You Don't Know Jack (Jellyvision Games)

Best DLC
Dawnguard - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks/Bethesda Game Studios)

Most Anticipated Game
Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games)

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