I'll respectfully disagree with Geoff Keighley, the announcement of Batman: Arkham Asylum 2 doesn't quite deliver the "biggest surprise premiere!" thrill he told us to expect. Granted, the Spike Video Game Awards have a history that is all of seven broadcasts long.
It just seems a little soon for this. So soon, Left 4 Dead players have announced they're boycotting it. Hey-oh!!! OK, that's a groaner; at least it wasn't half as awkward as Stephen A. Smith last night.
Anyway, the 2009 Video Game Awards did hand out some hardware and pimp some new games. We've already posted the Batman and Medal of Honor trailers, and the Halo: Reach opening cinematic. Here are the rest of the major videos from last night's broadcast (via Gametrailers), with a list of all of last night's award winners at the bottom.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II Debut Trailer
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Debut Trailer
Spec Ops: The Line Debut Trailer
Green Day: Rock Band Debut Trailer
UFC 2010 Undisputed Debut Trailer
Deadliest Warrior Debut Trailer
Tron: Evolution Debut Trailer
True Crime Debut Trailer
Winners at the 2009 Spike Video Game Awards: • Game of the Year: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves • Studio of the Year: Rocksteady Studios • 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 II • 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 (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) • Best Performance By A Human Male: Hugh Jackman (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) • Best Cast: X-Men Origins: Wolverine • Best Voice: Jack Black (Brütal Legend) • Best Downloadable Game: Shadow Complex • Best DLC: Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony • Most Anticipated Game of 2010: God of War III Spike Video Game Awards 2009 [site]