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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?


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.


"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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.