Spike Video Game Awards Nominees Announced

We here at Kotaku get to vote in the Spike VGAs. Nominations were made public today. Predict winners and complain about omissions below. The awards air live on Spike on December 12.

GAME OF THE YEAR Assassin's Creed 2 (Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal) Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos Interactive - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment / Rocksteady Studios) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Publishing / Infinity Ward) Left 4 Dead 2 (Valve) UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves (Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog)

STUDIO OF THE YEAR Infinity Ward Naughty Dog Rocksteady Studios Valve

BEST SHOOTER Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Publishing / Infinity Ward) Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft Game Studios / Bungie) Killzone 2 (Sony Computer Entertainment / Guerrilla Games) Left 4 Dead 2 (Valve) BEST RPG Borderlands (2K Games / Gearbox Software) Demon's Souls (Atlus / FromSoftware) Dragon Age: Origins (Electronic Arts / BioWare) Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (Nintendo / AlphaDream) BEST FIGHTING GAME BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Aksys Games / Arc System Works) Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny (NAMCO BANDAI Games / Project Soul) Street Fighter IV (Capcom / Capcom/Dimps) Tekken 6 (NAMCO BANDAI Games)

BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME EA SPORTS Fight Night Round 4 (Electronic Arts / EA Canada) Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (Electronic Arts / EA Tiburon) UFC 2009 Undisputed (THQ / Yuke's Media Creations) Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) BEST HANDHELD GAME Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (Rockstar Games / Rockstar Leeds) Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (Nintendo / AlphaDream) Professor Layton and The Diabolical Box (Nintendo / Level-5) Scribblenauts (Warner Bros. Interactive / 5th Cell)

BEST GRAPHICS Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos Interactive - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment / Rocksteady Studios) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Publishing / Infinity Ward) Killzone 2 (Sony Computer Entertainment / Guerrilla Games) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog)

BEST GAME BASED ON A MOVIE OR TV SHOW Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Atari / Terminal Reality) South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play! (Microsoft / DoubleSix) The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (Atari / Starbreeze AB) X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncaged Edition (Activision Publishing / Raven Software) BEST MUSIC GAME DJ Hero (Activision Publishing / FreeStyleGames) Guitar Hero 5 (Activision Publishing / Neversoft Entertainment) LEGO Rock Band (MTV Games – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment / Traveler's Tales Games - Harmonix) The Beatles: Rock Band (MTV Games / Harmonix)

BEST DRIVING GAME Dirt 2 (Codemasters) Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft Game Studios / Turn 10) Gran Turismo (PSP) (Sony Computer Entertainment / Polyphony Digital) Need for Speed SHIFT (Electronic Arts / Slightly Mad Studios)

BEST ACTION ADVENTURE GAME Assassin's Creed 2 (Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal) Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos Interactive - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment / Rocksteady Studios) Brütal Legend (Electronic Arts / Double Fine Productions) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog)

BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME FIFA Soccer 10 (Electronic Arts / EA Canada) Madden NFL 10 (Electronic Arts / EA Tiburon) NBA 2K10 (2K Sports / Visual Concepts) NHL 10 (Electronic Arts / EA Canada) BEST SOUNDTRACK Brütal Legend (Electronic Arts / Double Fine Productions) DJ Hero (Activision Publishing / FreeStyleGames) Guitar Hero 5 (Activision Publishing / Neversoft Entertainment) The Beatles: Rock Band (MTV Games / Harmonix) BEST XBOX 360 GAME Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos Interactive - Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment / Rocksteady Studios) Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft Game Studios / Turn 10) Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft Game Studios / Bungie) Left 4 Dead 2 (Valve) BEST Wii GAME MadWorld (SEGA / Platinum Games) New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Nintendo) Punch-Out!! (Nintendo / Next Level Games) Wii Sports Resort (Nintendo) BEST PS3 GAME inFAMOUS (Sony Computer Entertainment / Sucker Punch) Killzone 2 (Sony Computer Entertainment / Guerrilla Games) Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (Sony Computer Entertainment / Insomniac Games) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog) BEST PC GAME Dragon Age: Origins (Electronic Arts / BioWare) Left 4 Dead 2 (Valve) Plants vs. Zombies (PopCap Games) The Sims 3 (Electronic Arts / The Sims Studio) BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Assassin's Creed 2 (Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Publishing / Infinity Ward) Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft Game Studios / Bungie) Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Sony Computer Entertainment / Naughty Dog) BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME Borderlands (2K Games / Gearbox Software) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision Publishing / Infinity Ward) Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft Game Studios / Bungie) Left 4 Dead 2 (Valve) BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN MALE Bill Murray as Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Atari) Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncaged Edition (Activision Publishing) Samuel L. Jackson as Afro Samurai / Ninja Ninja in Afro Samurai (Surge) Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Activision Publishing) Vin Diesel as Richard B. Riddick in The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena (Atari)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN FEMALE Eliza Dushku as Rubi Malone in WET (Bethesda Softworks) Kristen Bell as Lucy Stillman in Assassin's Creed 2 (Ubisoft) Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen / Activision Publishing) Tricia Helfer as Dare (Halo 3: ODST / Microsoft Game Studios)

BEST CAST Brütal Legend (Electronic Arts / Double Fine Productions) Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard (D3 Publisher / Vicious Cycle) Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Atari / Terminal Reality) South Park Let's Go Tower defence Play! (Microsoft / DoubleSix) X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncaged Edition (Activision Publishing / Raven Software) BEST VOICE Arleen Sorkin as Harley Quinn in Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos Interactive – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer in UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves (Sony Computer Entertainment) Jack Black as Eddie Riggs (Brütal Legend / Electronic Arts) Mark Hamill as The Joker in Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos Interactive – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) Nolan North as Nathan Drake in UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves (Sony Computer Entertainment)

BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME Battlefield 1943 (Electronic Arts / DICE) Fat Princess (Sony Computer Entertainment / Titan Studios) Plants vs. Zombies (PopCap Games) Shadow Complex (Microsoft Game Studios / Chair Entertainment) BEST DLC Fallout 3 – Broken Steel (Bethesda Softworks / Bethesda Game Studios) Fallout 3 – Point Lookout (Bethesda Softworks / Bethesda Game Studios) Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (Rockstar Games / Rockstar North) Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost & Damned (Rockstar Games / Rockstar North)

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME fuelled BY DEW ‘Splosion Man (Twisted Pixel) Flower (ThatGameCompany) Osmos (Hemisphere Games) Trials HD (RedLynx)

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME Bioshock 2 (2K Games / 2K Marin) God of War III (Sony Computer Entertainment / SCE Studios Santa Monica) Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts / BioWare) Starcraft II (Blizzard Entertainment)

For more info, check out Spike's official VGA site.


Comments

    voice acting ones have to go to Nolan North and Cluadia Black for uncharted 2. there are absolutely no wince-inducing moments in their performances.

    What a useless vote.

    Confining GoTY to 6 games and ignoring a whole bunch of other games that were actually far better than the options available.

    It's like having a vote on which company cares most about their customers and only giving us the choice to vote between EA and Activision/Blizzard!

    IMO these should win, all in order
    GOTY: Uncharted 2
    SOTY: Valve
    BestShooter: MW2 or L4D2 (with the gore)
    Best RPG: Dragon Age Origins or Demon Souls
    Best fighting game: BlazBlue
    BISG: UFC
    Best Handheld: Scribblenauts
    Best graphics: Uncharted 2
    BGBOAMOTS: Ghostbusters
    Best Music: Beatles Rock band
    Driving game: Forza 3 or Dirt 2
    Action Adventure: Uncharted 2 or Batman
    Sports game: FIFA soccer 10
    Soundtrack: Brutal Legend
    Xbox 360 game: Forza 3 or L4D2
    Wii game:Madworld
    Ps3 game: Uncharted 2 or ratchet & clank
    Pc game: Dragon Age origins or L4D2
    Original score: Uncharted 2
    Multiplayer: MW2 or L4D2
    BPBAHM: Bill Murray FTW
    Cast: Brutal Legend or Ghostbustersbest
    Best voice: Claudia Black, Nolan North or Mark Hamill
    Downloadable game:BF1943
    DLC: Point Lookout or TBOGT
    BIGFBD: Splosion man
    Anticipated game: God of War 3 or Mass Effect 2

    What the crap is the difference between "best performance by a human" and "best voice"? That's ridiculous. Not that these sorts of awards aren’t absurd in the first place… (Batman nominated for 360 but not PS3? Huh?)

    Oh c'mon why is MW2 in best original score but Killzone not in it? Download the soundtrack and you'll know what I mean.

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