VGX 2013: No Man’s Sky and two Telltale games announced – all news here

Saturday, 7th December 2013 19:47 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Spike TV’s VGX was held this evening, bringing with it all sorts of news, debuts, trailers and announcements. VG247 posted news from the event as it happened as usual, so you will want to hit the break to find out all the happenings.

While a few things changed for the show this year – mainly the name changing to a more dyslexia friendly moniker – some things stayed the same: developers came on the set to chat about their games, new trailers were shown, and host Joel McHale made some cringe worthy “jokes”.

A pre-show, which started 15 minutes beforehand showed a look at the Thief reboot from Eidos.

The biggest change other than the name, was how the show was presented this year: it was not be broadcast live on Spike TV, but was instead live-streamed on various Viacom-owned websites and through Xbox One, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Twitch, Hulu, Yahoo, and Steam.

The condensed hour-long special will not be shown until Monday, for the mainstream viewer. Instead, gamers will be getting a three hour live-stream because that is “exactly what gamers” asked for, according to Geoff Keighley.

“Gamers have told us they want more content, more news, more developers on stage, more awards,” he told Polygon. “This year I think there is the opportunity with all of these streaming digital platforms to make a show for the core gamer. In the past, it’s always been this sort of forced marriage between what gamers want and what’s going to work as a big event, two-hour television show.

“We used to try and force these things together. This year we are trying to say we have the show for the core audience, which is the streaming show on Saturday, and then for the more mainstream viewers there is an hour television show you can watch on Spike on Monday which is going to give you the highlights.

“You may not want to see a ten minute demo from [Double Fine's Tim] Schafer on the livestream, but you might be interested in getting his news and seeing a minute of it on Monday.”

Remember, you asked for it.

Because of the change, our coverage worked a bit differently this year: instead of sitting in the bed, watching the show on Spike TV and drinking cider while tweeting the happenings and adding in the odd quip or two, I sat at my desk covering the show while blowing my brains out into various tissues due to a massive head cold. So, sadly for me and bully for you, there wasn’t any drunk tweeting and calling it the “VAG” awards this year.

All breaking news and trailers have been posted in separate articles and you can find links to each in the boxout above.

Quite a bit of trailers were revealed at the event: a new South Park: The Stick of Truth video was unveiled by Matt Stone and Trey Parker; a fresh look Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze was shown by Reggie himself; other world-premiere clips will included Titanfall, Quantum Break, Broken Age, Dying Light, Tom Clancy’s The Division, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and two trailers from Square Enix -Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition and Thief.

No Man’s Sky, the next game from Joe Danger studio Hello Games, was shown, as well as the announcement of Telltale’s version of A Game of Thrones and a collaboration with Gearbox Software called Tales from the Borderlands.

Oh, and the awards were handed out as well.

You can rewatch the program through the Twitch stream below.

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  1. Gekidami

    Get an exclusive look at Thief – The VGX Preshow kicks off with a trip to Eidos Montreal to get a look at the next installment of the Thief franchise.

    Hour #1
    VGX Start – The big show kicks off as hosts Joel McHale and Geoff Keighley take us through what kind of surprises are in store at VGX.
    Our first secret world premiere – We cant divulge all of our secrets, but trust us, you’re going to love this one.
    Smosh reveals the future of video games – What will video games be like in the future? The game at Smosh reveal all at VGX.
    Tomb Raider announcement – Get a Tomb Raider announcement, exclusively at VGX.
    Lara Croft in the flesh – Camilla Luddington, the voice behind Lara Croft, appears at VGX.
    The Vector Monkey finds a home – We’re revealing the winner of either Best Action Adventure or Best Sports Game categories. You tell us which you want to see.
    Reggie takes the stage – Nintendo of America’s fearless leader, Reggie Fils-Aime takes the stage for a demo.
    Another Vector Monkey is awarded – VGX honours another of this year’s best games.
    Quantum Break revealed – VGX is the only place you can get a look into the world of Remedy’s next epic title.
    Get even more Quantum Break – Remedy’s Oskari Hakkien stops by VGX to take you deeper into Quantum Break.
    Bonus world premiere – Another surprise Bonus World Premiere.

    Hour #2
    South Park and the Stick of Truth – Cartman, Kyle, Stan, and Kenny set out on their most epic journey ever.
    Game of the Year Award – The creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, award this year’s top honours.
    Mega 64 – Rocco and Shawn thought we left some awards out, so they filled in some of the gaps.
    Destiny arrives at VGX – Bungies latest title shines in this exclusive premiere.
    VICE’s Motherboard takes on Donkey Kong – Go behind the scenes and see the biggest rivalry this year’s Donkey Kong world championships.
    A new look at Broken Age – Double Fine’s Tim Schafer helps pull back the curtain on his next creation.
    Rooster Teeth present the pick for Cameo of the Year – You’re never going to guess who wins.
    World premieres as chosen by you – You tell us which world premiere you want to see next: Tom Clancy’s The Division or The Withcher 3: Wild Hunt
    Who will be crowned best indie game? – Find out which little studio takes home the big award.
    Secret world premiere #2 – Another all-new game, brought to you by VGX.

    Hour #3
    Zombies infect VGX – See if you can survive this demo of Dying Light.
    VGX welcomes PEWDIEPEW – One of YouTube’s biggest names visits VGX.
    Thief steals the show – Get an exclusive world premiere for the latest entry in this beloved franchise.
    You choose the award – We’re revealing the winner of either Best Shooter or Studio of the Year categiories. You tell us which you want to see.
    We name the character of the year – You voted, now find out who you chose as your Character of the Year.
    Another awesome world premiere – We’ve got some of this year’s biggest trailers – only at VGX.
    One final VGX award – You decide which award you want to see handed out.
    Titanfall world premiere – VGX welcomes Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella for an exclusive look at one of next year’s biggest games.
    Rockstar rocks the house – An exclusive one night only performance of the music of Grand Theft Auto V

    From their site. Seems there are only three brand new first reveals, and two of those are No Man’s Sky & TellTales Game of Trones which were leaked. Just going off precedence, i’d assume the third is Uncharted 4.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Dark

    VGX surprise reveals leaked
    - Telltale Games is making a Game of Thrones game based on the book series.
    - The next game from Joe Danger studio Hello Games is called No Man’s Sky.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 It’s already in the post. Thanks though.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Gekidami

    The LEGO Movie Game, too:

    EDIT: Looks like this may not be one of the reveals after all. WB uploaded the trailer themselves, confusingly, today of all days.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Erthazus

    That’s it?

    Pfff. Not really that much. So far not a lot of big games at this show to announce.
    Although some new details about upcoming games in an interesting thing.

    #5 1 year ago
  6. GK

    of course,all gamers waiting news on Uncharted :)

    #6 1 year ago
  7. jomac3db

    Yes come on 5pm

    #7 1 year ago
  8. onlineatron

    guys at giant bomb were talking like hello game’s new one is a big deal. excited

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Gekidami

    Seems unlikely…

    Of course we still dont know what the third game is, but its looking like it wont be one of the massive IP’s we’re expecting. After games like U2, UC3, TLOU, DS2 & MGSV (to name a few) seems this is going to be the most disappointing in terms of reveals. I guess its hard being stuck between gens. Either that or the shows budget getting slashed and it losing its live TV spot turned some publishers away.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Dark

    It would be disappointing if there isn’t one PS4 exclusive reveal
    MS already have Quantum Break and Titanfall for XBO

    oh well sony had good run.

    #10 1 year ago
  11. mal617

    Can’t wait to see more Quantum Break

    #11 1 year ago
  12. Panthro

    Cant wait to see the Telltale Game of Thrones, hopefully it isn’t episodic, I hate waiting a month for the next part of the game :(

    I can have hopes, but its probably still going to be episodes…

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Legendaryboss

    Losing hope already? Its not over until the fat lady sings.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Edo

    Point and click Game of Thrones …….yay……

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Erthazus

    ^ Lol. That’s the reality. But what can you expect from a console dev with the game that costs 15-20 euro’s for the full game with few episodes?

    + they are making like three games. Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us + Game Of thrones now.

    #15 1 year ago
  16. absolutezero

    God damn Thi4f looks fucking awful. Everything about it is wrong. Master thief! Covered in superfluous noise making shit!

    #16 1 year ago
  17. Stephany Nunneley

    The stream is utter shit on my end. I will be as fast as I can guys. Apologies. I guess the future isn’t “now” for all of us after all. :/

    #17 1 year ago
  18. Erthazus


    L O L?


    #18 1 year ago
  19. absolutezero


    Get your hands out your pockets you faux-casual cunts. Fucking Americans.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. POOhead



    #20 1 year ago
  21. absolutezero

    Cranky Kong is inzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Ireland Michael

    This is an utter embarrassment. I can’t bare watching this tripe for a minute longer.

    Smosh was the straw. AC4 beating out TLOU was the haystack.

    #22 1 year ago
  23. polygem

    those hosts are so fucking annoying! unbelieveable. so try hard funny…but…not funny.

    i love dk but that presentation was superlame. metroid hint was nice though.

    #23 1 year ago
  24. absolutezero

    There was no Metroid hint. That was Nintendo speak for we are’nt doing anything.

    Please Understand.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. MadFlavour



    #25 1 year ago
  26. polygem

    the guy on the chair is 100% for sure on coke and he doesn’t have that much experience with it. i’m telling ya. embarrassing.

    #26 1 year ago
  27. polygem

    everything in this biz is the greatest thing ever. everything :)

    #27 1 year ago
  28. absolutezero

    Should I know who the guy with the shirt is?

    At least its not Sam Jackson but still, what were they thinking? It must be painful for the developers there to see that this is the public face of awards shows for the entire industry.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. Ireland Michael

    @26 Why do you think that?

    @28 The BAFTAs have been doing a far better job of that for a while now.

    #29 1 year ago
  30. absolutezero

    German ;)

    and by that I imagine hes seen a fair few. I know I have, the guy is all over the place.

    #30 1 year ago
  31. POOhead

    I thought he was quite funny

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Dirk

    I quit during the “comedy” clip with Lara calling the VGX awards, too painful to watch, I’ll read about what happened tomorrow.

    #32 1 year ago
  33. absolutezero

    Lovely lovely lovely Destiny.

    September. :(

    #33 1 year ago
  34. polygem

    @29: it’s written all over his face and it shows with every word he makes.

    destiny looked great but it wasn’t a lot of new stuff…was hoping for a short gameplay demo. game looks awesome though.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. absolutezero

    3.3 million people.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. absolutezero

    That complete lack of response to Gone Home.


    #36 1 year ago
  37. Obernox

    God damn this is just awful….. I’ll wait until You guys at VG247 post all the good stuff, and thank you for sitting through this awkward cheese-fest.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. absolutezero

    pewdiepie lives in the UK.

    Please no.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. Beta

    Not awkward at all. Get back to the studio!

    #39 1 year ago
  40. Beta

    Good! I loved the Lutece twins :)

    #40 1 year ago
  41. fearmonkey

    They just need to let geoff keighley do the show, or get someone more serious.

    The music portion of this show is an embarassmenr, as is the bad attempts at humor. Those drunk guys waiting for the concert to start, the bad rap, and them joking about killing old people and prostitutes just make gamers look like idiots. I wish These guys would stop with the cheesey crap.

    Three things excite me, that new Borderlands telltale announcement, that indie procedural space game announcement, and the broken age gameplay looks great.

    But the urban music concert is just horrid and awful, seriously….

    #41 1 year ago
  42. GK

    where da fuck are news about Uncharted?

    #42 1 year ago
  43. Stephany Nunneley

    Ok. I have all the links to the news in here now. I have posted all the GT trailers in the main posts, and I *think* I am 80% typo free in all of them.

    I am off to bed with a bottle of cough syrup laced with codeine and to sneeze my head off.

    Night all!


    #43 1 year ago
  44. Legendaryboss

    I knew this was going be to a meh event compared to last year, I felt it within me. So glad i slept in.

    #44 1 year ago
  45. sebastien rivas

    1) Thanks Steph for your hard work.
    2) Guys, as a game dev, would you just blindly make games or wait to see what new consoles are like and have to offer? seriously, don’t put the cart in front of the Donkey. This is a normal situation, though I did expect a bit more than that, I am still not surprised in a bad way

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Djoenz

    Aw crap it seems I have missed some juicy shit? or not?

    #46 1 year ago

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