This year's show included presenters and appearances by major stars from all over the entertainment world, including host Samuel L. Jackson, returning hosts Snoop Lion, Jack Black and Neil Patrick Harris, as well as Jessica Alba, Zachary Levi, Johnny Galecki, Adam Scott and "The Walking Dead's" Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun and Robert Kirkman. The show also featured a show-stopping rendition of "Castle of Glass," by Grammy Award-winning recording artists Linkin Park. Additionally, Tenacious D ended the show with a jaw-dropping performance of "Rize Of The Fenix."
The "VGAs" also featured an epic musical Game of the Year tribute scored by Grammy Award-winning film and video game composer Lorne Balfe.
A full list of winners is included below:
Game of the Year The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)Studio of the Year Telltale Games Best XBOX 360 Game Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries) Best PS3 Game Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany) Best Wii / Wii-U Game New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo) Best PC Game XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2K Games/Firaxis Games) Best Handheld / Mobile Game Sound Shapes (Sony Computer Entertainment/Queasy Games) Best Shooter Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software) Best Action Adventure Game Dishonored (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios) Best RPG Mass Effect 3 (Electronic Arts/BioWare) Best Multi-Player Game Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software) Best Individual Sports Game SSX (Electronic Arts/EA Canada) Best Team Sports Game NBA 2K13 (2K Sports/Visual Concepts) Best Driving Game Need For Speed Most Wanted (Electronic Arts/Criterion Games) Best Fighting Game Persona 4 Arena (Atlus/ARC System Works/Atlus) Best Adapted Video Game The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games) Best Independent Game Journey (thatgamecompany) Best Graphics Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries) Best Song in a Game "Cities" by Beck (Sound Shapes) Best Original Score Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany) Best Performance By a Human Male Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2) Best Performance By a Human Female Melissa Hutchison as Clementine (The Walking Dead: The Game) Best Downloadable Game The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games) Best Social Game You Don't Know Jack (Jellyvision Games) Best DLC Dawnguard – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks/Bethesda Game Studios) Most Anticipated Game Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games) For additional information about other "VGA" world exclusives and announcements, fans can log onto VGA.spike.com and get updates via Twitter @ SPIKETV as well as the hashtag #VGA. Nominees for Spike TV's "VGA TEN" were determined by the VGA Advisory Council, made up of a group of some of the most well-respected video game journalists from media outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, Game Informer, Joystiq, Kotaku, Polygon, IGN, GameTrailers, Gamespot, Wired.com, USA Today and Associated Press. Mark Burnett, Casey Patterson and Carol Donovan served as executive producers of Spike TV's 2012 "VGAs." The on-air sponsors for "VGA TEN" were Chevrolet, Dr Pepper TEN, GameStop, Toshiba Laptops and KFC, while Dr Pepper TEN, Turtle Beach, Paramount Pictures' "Jack Reacher," and Relativity Media's "Movie 43" will serve as the show's digital sponsors.