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The Spike VGX event was live-streamed in the early hours of this morning, and it was an utterly abysmal mess of awkward jokes, ‘world exclusive’ announcements that had already been leaked prior and generally shoddy production. However, there were one or two announcements that made watching the three hour show a bit more bearable.
TellTale Games announced two new episodic projects that they will be working on in 2014; one based around the lore of Game Of Thrones (which had been previously rumored), and more unexpectedly a collaboration with Gearbox Software on a new installment in the Borderlands franchise, Tales From The Borderlands. The real show stealer however was a new project from Hello Games, an independent company based in the UK with just four members of staff, who unveiled the massively ambitious No Man’s Sky – a first person open-world space exploration adventure with procedurally generated worlds that reminds me heavily of the classic Elite.
It was also nice to see some of the developers have fun with the awards that were handed out; the pick of the bunch being the image of Joel from The Last Of Us doing his best Antonio Banderas impression as Naughty Dog picked up the accolade for Best Studio.