Episode 3: Most Anticipated Podcast of 2009

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RadioTower1 The Polygamerous Crew, minus Eddie again, talk about the Spike Video Game Awards (VGA) show in addition to the normal stable of random gaming news and a discussion on DLC/Microtransactions.

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This week in Gaming


  • Game of the Year – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Studio of the Year – Rocksteady Studios (Batman: Arkham Asylum)
  • Best Independent Game – Flower
  • Best Xbox 360 Game – Left 4 Dead 2
  • Best PS3 Game – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Best Wii Game – New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • Best PC Game – Dragon Age: Origins
  • Best Handheld Game – Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
  • Best Shooter – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Best Fighting Game – Street Fighter IV
  • Best Action Adventure Game – Assassin’s Creed 2
  • Best RPG – Dragon Age: Origins
  • Best Multiplayer Game – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Best Individual Sports Game – UFC 2009 Undisputed
  • Best Team Sports Game – NHL 10
  • Best Driving Game – Forza Motorsport 3
  • Best Music Game – The Beatles: Rock Band
  • Best Soundtrack – DJ Hero
  • Best Original Score – Halo 3: ODST
  • Best Graphics – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Best Game Based on a Movie/TV Show – South Park Let’s Go Tower Defense Play!
  • Best Performance by a Human Female – Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes
  • Best Performance by a Human Male – Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
  • Best Cast – X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncaged Edition
  • Best Voice – Jack Black as Eddie Riggs
  • Best Downloadable Game – Shadow Complex
  • Best DLC – Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
  • Most Anticipated Game – God of War III

Spec Ops: The Line has also been revealed at the VGAs through a teaser. There’s a shakycam version of the clip on the YouTube showing this to be the modern shooter set in Dubai teased by 2K Games, but the game features combat against some form of monsters. Update: A direct-feed version of the clip is now on GameTrailers.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 was revealed on the Spike TV awards via another gameplay-free teaser trailer. Presumably more info is to come. Kotaku reports getting a tip saying the Star Wars action sequel is due next year. The teaser clip is on GameTrailers.com.

Tron Evolution is announced through a teaser trailer at the Spike VGAs. The clip is on the YouTube teasing a holiday 2010 release and Propaganda games as the developer. Update: A better clip is now posted on Game Trailers.

Batman Arkham Asylum 2 has been announced. As Geoff Keighley tweets: “The sequel to arkham asylum just announced at VGAs 09.” A teaser trailer, which is sure to be online soon, mentions arkhamhasmoved.com/, which is sure to be online soon. this clip is now on YouTube. Update: The site is now online, offering that clip, which is also on GameTrailers.

Mac news!!!
The official Mac-compatible release of Dragon Age: Origins will arrive as a digital download next Monday, December 21, original developer BioWare and “portability technologies” studio TransGaming announced today.

Temporarily expanding the previous seven-day free trial, developer Funcom is offering an “unlimited free trial” for its PC MMO Age of Conan, which the company is now billing as “the most savage, sexy and brutal MMO ever created.”

The first downloadable add-on for zombie shooter Left 4 Dead 2 is slated to hit PC and Xbox 360 in the “early spring,” developer Valve announced today.

A crossover of undead proportions, “The Passing” sees the original Left 4 Dead survivors meet up with those of Left 4 Dead 2, with players taking control of the L4D2 crew.

The download will include a new campaign, set in a rural Georgia town after the events of L4D2’s Dead Center campaign, along with a new firearm, a new melee weapon, a new type of “uncommon common” foe, and new arenas for Survival, Versus and Scavenge plus “a new co-operative challenge mode of play.”

Crafting Coming to Team Fortress 2 : http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3177297
The new system will let users put duplicate items to good use, destroying them to get raw materials for crafting. Blueprints will be either provided or found, and give players the ability to create weapons from the materials.

Some of the Games Talked About

  • Assassin’s Creed 2
  • Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time
  • Gyromancer
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • New Super Mario Wii

About MikeH

Gamer/Podcaster/Blogger - Mike, who is also known as Fimlys in the WoW community, is the Author of Asleep at the WoW Blog ( http://aatwow.fimlys.com ) and Co-Host on the Twisted Nether Blogcast (http://www.twistednether.net ) and HotsCast a Podcast about Heroes of the Storm. He also produces Polygamerous and does the web maintenance. An avid gamer, he's played since his parents first bought him an Atari 2600.. Back in the stone-age...