And the nominees for the Spike TV VGA’s are...

by: Jeremy -
I know, I know... every year we (as gamers) groan and complain about the Spike TV Video Game Award’s... but we usually end up watching them. You have to admit though, last year’s show was a lot better than the years before it and hopefully that trend will improve with the 2010 version of the awards show.

Spike TV has revealed the categories and nominees for this year’s event.  The list isn’t bad, but one does have to wonder exactly what the nomination process for the event entails... who decides on these nominations? Some of the nominations are a little out of left field and seem to be there solely due to popularity and not necessarily merit. Perhaps Spike should look to getting the public involved in at least the nomination process, or perhaps the gaming media.

You can find the entire list of nominees after the jump...

This year's nominees are:

Studio of the Year
  • BioWare
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Bungie Studios
  • Rockstar San Diego
Best Wii Game
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn
  • Metroid: Other M
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
Best Xbox 360 Game
  • Alan Wake
  • Fable III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2
Best PS3 Game
  • God of War III
  • Heavy Rain
  • ModNation Racers
  • Red Dead Redemption
Best PC Game
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Sid Meier's Civilization V
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Best Handheld Game
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
  • Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
  • Super Scribblenauts
Best Shooter
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • BioShock 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Halo: Reach
Best Action-Adventure Game
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  • God of War III
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
Best RPG
  • Fable III
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Mass Effect 2
Best Multiplayer Game
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Halo: Reach
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Best Individual Sports Game
  • EA Sports MMA
  • Shaun White Skateboarding
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
  • UFC Undisputed 2010
Best Team Sports Game
  • FIFA Soccer 11
  • Madden NFL 11
  • NBA 2K11
  • MLB '10: The Show
Best Driving Game
  • Blur
  • ModNation Racers
  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
  • Split/Second
Best Music Game
  • Dance Central
  • DJ Hero 2
  • Def Jam Rapstar
  • Rock Band 3
Best Soundtrack
  • Def Jam Rapstar
  • DJ Hero 2
  • Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
  • Rock Band 3
Best Song in a Game
  • Basket Case by Green Day
  • Black Rain by Soundgarden
  • Far Away by José González
  • GoldenEye by Nicole Scherzinger
  • Replay/Rude Boy Mashup by Iyaz & Rihanna
  • Won't Back Down by Eminem
Best Original Score
  • God of War III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Red Dead Redemption
Best Graphics
  • God of War III
  • Heavy Rain
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn
  • Red Dead Redemption
Best Adapted Video Game
  • LEGO: Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron
Best Performance by a Human Male
  • Daniel Craig as James Bond
  • Gary Oldman as Sgt. Reznov
  • John Cleese as Jasper
  • Martin Sheen as Illusive Man
  • Nathan Fillion as Sergeant Edward Buck
  • Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker/Amazing Spider-Man
  • Rob Wiethoff as John Marston
  • Sam Worthington as Alex Mason
Best Performance by a Human Female
  • Dame Judi Dench as M
  • Danica Patrick as Herself
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui as The Numbers Lady
  • Felicia Day as Veronica
  • Jennifer Hale as Commander Sheppard
  • Kristen Bell as Lucy Stillman
  • Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrigan
  • Yvonne Strahovski as Miranda Lawson
Best Downloadable Game
  • Costume Quest
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
Best DLC
  • BioShock 2: Minerva's Den
  • Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx
  • Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker
  • Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare
Best Independent Game
  • Joe Danger
  • Limbo
  • Super Meat Boy
  • The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom
Most Anticipated Game
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • BioShock: Infinite
  • Gears of War 3
  • Portal 2
Game of the Year
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • God of War III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Red Dead Redemption

What are your thoughts? Let us know your picks to win the various categories in the comment section below...




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