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The more television technology advances, the harder it is to keep our classic consoles hooked up. Modder Marshall over at Retroactive is working on a device to bring the last cartridge-based Nintendo console into the HDMI age. Anyone know how to solder?

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Spike dumped the theatre format for a more whatever-that-was in last night's re-christened VGX, increasing the show's length to three hours but still, as ever, seeming to minimize its purpose: Recognise the best games of the year. 20-three awards were given out; here are all of them.

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"No man who meets The Hunt returns to this world." Well. I guess we can just go ahead and call off The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt then, right? No? Oh, well, then, feast your eyes on this premiere trailer for the game at the VGX.

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Cortana, he's not. The AI version of Samuel Jackson looks more like he should be holographically broadcast from an R2 droid. Master Chief probably won't be making a poignant bond with this loudmouth.

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If the Video Game Awards are actually an awards show, and not just a keynote for promoting upcoming games, then the big news from last night was The Walking Dead: The Game. Eminently quotable analyst Michael Pachter said before the show that if this title, a downloadable self-published game, took home Game of the Year, he'd eat his hat. To his credit, Pachter later tweeted out a request for one, presumably to consume.

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The Last of Us from Naughty Dog was a surprise reveal at last year's Video Game Awards. This year it gets another trailer (above), and a release date -- May 7, 2013.

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We knew some kind of sequel to the last Castlevania game was coming, and a new trailer shown during the VGAs offered up a ton more info. Narrated by the Belmonts' sworn eternal enemy, the clip showed Dracula recalling past glories and vowing a return to power. The teaser seemed to hint that you'd be playing as the Prince of Darkness. Then came cuts to an exterior shot that looks a whole lot like a modern city in 2012. We'll have more info on Lords of Shadow 2 as it becomes available.

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The first all-new game given a trailer at the 2012 Video Game Awards is The Phantom Pain, and it seems almost deliberately confusing and vague. That's fitting given its premise, in which a veteran awakens in a hospital after a long coma, with his left hand amputated. In come the troops hellbent on exterminating the entire hospital population, and we can only guess it goes downhill from there.

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Alright, folks. The 2012 Video Game Awards on Spike TV ain't just Sam Jackson handing out a bunch of monkeyfighting awards to some Monday-to-Friday games. In fact, one could argue that is the least interesting purpose of what is essentially an E3 keynote in December.