They are also now called VGX.
Although the exact integrity and quality of Spike Video Game Awards every year has been variously suspect, the media glitz surrounding them has been a major industry even for years for now, with big name video games like Mass Effect 3, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, The Last of Us, Dark Souls II, and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, all getting their world premieres there.
Looks like the organizers understand that: this year’s Spike VGA have been renamed to VGX, with more of an emphasis on world premieres and gameplay demoes for the video games, and less on the actual awards. The setting will be an intimate studio setting, and it will focus on extended gameplay demoes and trailers for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One software.
As if to drive home the point even further, no nominees for the actual awards have been revealed yet (although you can vote for the most anticipated game).
The Spike VGX 2013 take place December 7. Stay tuned.