The 2012 Spike TV Video Game Awards have just ended and there have been quite a few surprise winners this year both in big categories, like game of the year, and in other ones, like best graphics.
While the Spike TV Video Game Awards aren't actually the biggest distinction a game can get, they do bring titles into the attention of its mainstream audience and certainly give the winners in each of its category a boost in popularity and sales.
The 2012 edition of the VGAs has just ended and plenty of surprise winners were revealed, starting right with the Game of the Year winner - The Walking Dead: The Game, who beat out Assassin's Creed 3, Dishonored, Journey, and Mass Effect 3.
Check out the full list of the winners of the 2012 Video Game Awards below. via Joystiq.
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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