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Spike TV Announces the Nominees for This Year's VGX (Game Awards)

Spike TV Announces the Nominees for This Year's VGX (Game Awards)

Most gamers look forward to Spike TV's Video Game Awards if for nothing else other than the amazing game reveals they offer up.  This year, the network is changing things up and launching VGX, a new multi-platform streaming event.  While it's still essentially an Awards show, it'll break from tradition and offer up more gaming insights.  Today, they've revealed the list of nominees in all of the categories.  Come inside to check it out!

I'm not entirely sure what to make of VGX.  While I'm not sold on the name (VGA's is something we're already familiar with), I do like the concept.  Rather than try and cram a bunch of stuff in a shortened live show they're taking it onto the platforms we gamers thrive on, to provide an ALL DAY event for us.  It's a neat idea that can make the awards show for games much more exciting and relevant:

VGX to Live Stream Across All Screens and Gaming Devices Worldwide Including Xbox One, Xbox 360®, Playstation®3, Twitch, Hulu, Yahoo, And Viacom Properties Spike.com, ComedyCentral.com, MTV.com, MTV2.com, BET.com and GameTrailers.com on Saturday, December 7 at 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT on VGXLIVE.com 

While its roots lie in the Video Game Awards, VGX will abandon the traditional Hollywood style award show to feature more world premiere game trailers than ever before, plus extended deep dives into the next generation of games, new looks at gaming culture, one-on-one interviews with the industry’s most visionary creatives and expert panels digging into what’s coming to consoles in 2014 and beyond.  The new format features more games, less fame, in an intimate studio setting.

Anyway, we'll of course be on hand during the event to keep you apprised of all the most exciting news pieces to come from it.  For now, however, take a look at their just announced nominees and tell us your thoughts on them or any predictions!

Game of the Year

  • BioShock Infinite
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • The Last of Us
  • Tomb Raider

Studio of the Year

  • Irrational Games
  • Naughty Dog
  • Rockstar North
  • The Fullbright Company

Most Anticipated Game (voted on by fans)

  • Destiny
  • Titanfall
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Watch Dogs

Best Shooter

  • Battlefield 4
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Metro: Last Light

Best Independent Game

  • Gone Home
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • Papers, Please
  • The Stanley Parable

Best Action Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • The Last of Us
  • Tomb Raider

Best Sports Game

  • FIFA 14
  • MLB 13: The Show
  • NBA 2K14
  • NHL 14

Best RPG

  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Pokemon X/Y

Best Fighting Game

  • Divekick
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Killer Instinct
  • Tekken Revolution

Best Driving Game

  • F1 2013
  • Grid 2
  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • Need for Speed Rivals

Best DLC

  • Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep
  • Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Mast Effect 3: Citadel

Best Xbox Game

  • BioShock Infinite
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Tomb Raider

Best PlayStation Game

  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Rayman Legends
  • The Last of Us
  • Tomb Raider

Best Nintendo Game

  • Pikmin 3
  • Rayman Legends
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • The Wonderful 101

Best PC Game

  • Battlefield 4
  • Gone Home
  • Papers, Please
  • The Stanley Parable

Best Handheld Game

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Pokemon X/Y
  • Tearaway
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best Casual Game

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Disney Infinity
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2
  • Skylanders Swap Force

Best Voice Actor

  • Troy Baker (as Joel in The Last of Us)
  • Troy Baker (as Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite)
  • Steven Ogg (as Trevor Philips in Grand Theft Auto V)
  • Willem Dafoe (as Nathan Dawkins in Beyond: Two Souls)

Best Voice Actress

  • Ashley Johnson (as Ellie in The Last of Us)
  • Courtnee Draper (as Elizabeth in BioShock Infinite)
  • Camilla Luddington (as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider)
  • Ellen Page (as Jodie Holmes in Beyond: Two Souls)

Best Soundtrack

  • BioShock Infinite
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • The Last of Us

Best Song in a Game

  • “A.D.H.D.” performed by Kendrick Lamar (Grand Theft Auto V)
  • “Sleepwalking” performed by The Chain Gang of 1974 (Grand Theft Auto V)
  • “Survival” performed by Eminem (Call of Duty: Ghosts)
  • “Will the Circle be Unbroken” performed by Courtnee Draper & Troy Baker (BioShock Infinite)

-Jordan

 

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