Spike TV VGA Nominations Announced

November 16, 2011 -

Spike TV has announced the nominees for this year's Video Game Awards. Nominations at a glance include Batman: Arkham City, Modern Warfare 3, Uncharted 3, Forza 4, Zelda: Skyward Sword, and Portal 2. The full list of categories and nominees can be found below:

GAME OF THE YEAR
Batman: Arkham City
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Bethesda Game Studios
Naughty Dog
Rocksteady Studios
Valve

BEST XBOX 360 GAME
Batman: Arkham City
Forza Motorsport 4
Gears of War 3
Portal 2

BEST PS3 GAME
inFAMOUS 2
Killzone 3
LittleBigPlanet 2
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

BEST Wii GAME
Disney's Epic Mickey
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Lost in Shadow
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

BEST PC GAME
Battlefield 3
Minecraft
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Portal 2


BEST HANDHELD/MOBILE GAME
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Infinity Blade
Super Mario 3D Land
Jetpack Joyride

BEST SHOOTER
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Gears of War 3
Rage

BEST ACTION ADVENTURE GAME
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

BEST RPG
Dark Souls
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dragon Age II
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

BEST MULTI-PLAYER
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Gears of War 3
Portal 2

BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME
Fight Night Champion
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
Top Spin 4
Virtua Tennis 4

BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME
FIFA Soccer 12
NBA 2K12
NHL 12
MLB '11: The Show

BEST DRIVING GAME
DiRT 3
Driver: San Francisco
Forza Motorsport 4
Need For Speed: The Run

BEST FIGHTING GAME
The King of Fighters XIII
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
Mortal Kombat
WWE All Stars

BEST MOTION GAME
Child of Eden
Dance Central 2
The Gunstringer
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME
Bastion
Minecraft
Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP
The Binding of Isaac

BEST ADAPTED VIDEO GAME
Back to the Future: The Game
Batman: Arkham City
Captain America: Super Soldier
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

BEST SONG IN A GAME
"Build that Wall (Zia's Theme)" by Darren Korb – Bastion
"Exile Vilify" by The National – Portal 2
"I'm Not Calling You a Liar" by Florence + the Machine – Dragon Age II
"Setting Sail, Coming Home (End Theme)" by Darren Korb – Bastion
"Want You Gone" by Jonathan Coulton – Portal 2

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Bastion
Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Portal 2

BEST GRAPHICS
Batman: Arkham City
LA Noire
Rage
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN MALE
J.K. Simmons as Cave Johnson – Portal 2
Mark Hamill as The Joker – Batman: Arkham City
Nolan North as Nathan Drake – Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Stephen Merchant as Wheatley – Portal 2

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN FEMALE
Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer – Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Ellen McLain as GLaDOS – Portal 2
Emily Rose as Elena Fisher – Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Tara Strong as Harley Quinn – Batman: Arkham City

BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME
Bastion
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Stacking
Trenched

BEST DLC
Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues
Mass Effect 2: Arrival
Mortal Kombat: Freddy Krueger
Portal 2 Peer Review

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME
BioShock: Infinite
Diablo III
Halo 4
Mass Effect 3
The Last Guardian

GAMETRAILERS.COM TRAILER OF THE YEAR
Assassin's Creed: Revelations – E3 2011 Trailer
Batman: Arkham City – Hugo Strange Reveal Trailer
Dark Souls – Ignite '11 Debut Trailer
Dead Island – GDC 11 Cinematic Trailer
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Purity First Infomercial
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – In-Game Debut Trailer
Hitman: Absolution – E3 2011 Trailer
Prey 2 – E3 2011 Trailer
Tomb Raider – E3 2011 Trailer
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception – E3 2011 Trailer

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Re: Spike TV VGA Nominations Announced

I'm surprised that Star Wars: The Old Republic isn't in there under Most Anticipated.

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Re: Spike TV VGA Nominations Announced

Skyward Sword doesn't belong on any list because someone gave it a 7.5 which means it is the worst game of the year.   At least, that is what the internet rage is saying.

Re: Spike TV VGA Nominations Announced

Game of the Year: Where Spike only focuses on the last 3 months and that the rest of the year is meaningless.

 
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