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Skyrim, Modern Warfare 3, Zelda… winners and losers at Spike VGAs

Spike’s annual Video Games Awards was held over the weekend, as developers fought it out to grab the top prizes.

The annual ceremony is a big event in the gaming calendar, and winners can expect to get a sales boost in the run-up to Christmas.

There were a number of surprise winners and even more surprising losers at this year’s ceremony. Here is our round-up of the prestigious awards.

Game of the Year – Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was the surprise winner at the VGAs, beating off stiff competition from Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and the excellent Batman: Arkham City.

Senior writers as 25 new organisations voted for the Game of the Year, but have come under fire for choosing Skyrim. The game has suffered numerous glitches since its release, especially on Playstation.

Users have complained of dragons flying backwards, spells not working as they should, and in some cases game play slowing down so much that the title became unplayable.

Best Wii Game – Skyward Sword

Despite missing out on the top prize, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword did not go home empty handed. Beating the likes of Kirby’s Return to Dream Land, Skyward Sword was a deserving winner.

The game was also victorious in the Best Motion Game category, cementing its place as undoubtedly one of the best games of the year.

Best Xbox 360 Game – Batman: Arkham City

Also missing out on the top prize was Arkham City, but developers Warner Bros will be happy taking home the Best Xbox 360 award.

The excellent Gears of War 3 and Forza Motorsport 4 were also in contention for this one, showing just how good Arkham City is.

Best PS3 Game – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

The epic Drake’s Deception grabbed the PS3 prize, beating Killzone 3 and Little Big Planet 2 into first place.

A worthy winner, but we were surprised to see no mention of Modern Warfare 3 in this category. The Call of Duty title instead won Best Shooter.