Spike VGA 2012 nominees announced

Today the Spike VGA's announced their nominees for all categories. The game of the year nominees include Assassins Creed 3, Dishonored, Mass Effect 3, Journey and the Walking Dead

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Nimblest-Assassin2139d ago (Edited 2139d ago )

Anyone else surprised that Halo 4 and Borderlands 2 didn't make the cut?

However, all of these nominees for GOTY are extremely great games.

I actually want walking dead to win this

My hopes

GOTY-Walking Dead
Studio of the year-Gearbox
Xbox 360 game- Halo 4
PS3 game- Assassins Creed 3
Wii Game- Xenoblade chronicles
PC Game- Guild Wars
Shooter- Borderlands 2
Action Adventure-Assassins Creed 3
RPG- Xenoblade
Multiplayer- Borderlands 2
Not a fan of sports or driving games
Best Song- Tears Max Payne
Best Score- Journey (surprised AC3 didn't make it)
Graphics- Halo 4
Independant game- Journey
Handheld game- LBP vita
Performance by female- Jennifer Hale as Shepard
Performace by Male- Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack
Adapted video game- Walking dead
Downloadable game- Walking dead
Most anticipated- Bioshock infinite
Best Character- Between Connor or Claptrap... but mostly claptrap

Godchild10202139d ago (Edited 2139d ago )

I'm surprised PlayStation All Stars is not up there for best PS3 game. It may be because it's not out yet but, there are 2 Wii U games up there and they come out 2 days before PSASBR.

GOTY- Walking Dead
Studio of the year- TellTale Games
Xbox 360 game- Halo 4
PS3 game- Journey
Wii Game- Xenoblade chronicles
PC Game-
Shooter- Halo 4
Action Adventure- Sleeping Dogs (I might be alone)
Multiplayer- Borderlands 2
Sports- SSX
Team Sport - Madden 13 (The engine makes a difference)
Driving- Forza Horizon with NFS making a close second
Best Song- Journey or Sound Shapes
Best Score- Journey
Graphics- Assassin's Creed 3
Independant game- Fez
Fighting- Tekken Tag
Handheld game- Gravity Rush
Performance by female-
Performace by Male-
Adapted video game- Walking dead
DLC- Dawnguard
Downloadable game- Journey
Social Game - Draw Something
Most anticipated- The Last Of Us
Best Character-

Dante1122139d ago

Halo 4 didn't get nominated for GOTY? Wow, I thought at least one Xbox exclusive would win this gen. Maybe next year though. I'm voting for Assassins Creed 3.

Nimblest-Assassin2139d ago

Looking at my disagrees, compared to yours... our lists are essentially the same... except I though AC3 was the best action adventure game and PS3 game...

yet I get disagreed to oblivion


HarryMasonHerpderp2138d ago (Edited 2138d ago )

If Mario wins best handheld game I will not be happy.
Gravity Rush deserves it for being original and amazing.
LittleBigPlanet is also really good though.
Also where's PS All Stars?

ABizzel12138d ago

I saw this a while ago. And I was surprised Halo 4, Black Ops 2, and Borderlands 2 didn't make the list. Then I looked at the comments and got some of the best laughs & fanboys you kill me.

It's Spike's GOTY awards. They choose the nominees, gamers vote on them. If it was the gamers GOTY then we could include anything we wanted.

That being said I'm hoping for The Walking Dead, Journey, or Dishonored. AC3 and ME3 are good, but I hoping something bold and new wins it.

Brownghost2138d ago

Why all stars? Its should be in most anticipated.

guitarded772138d ago (Edited 2138d ago )

I'm just glad to see Journey getting so much attention. It was my pick for GOTY when it came out, and is still my pick for GOTY today. Truly an amazing game. 343 is my clear pick for studio of the year... they have done a fantastic job with Halo 4. Congrats to all the nominees.

I think it's interesting how there is a "Vita has no games/is dead" articles every 5 seconds on this site, but 3 or the 4 nominees in the handheld section are Vita exclusives. Put that in your pipe and smoke it naysayers.

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Blacktric2139d ago (Edited 2139d ago )

"Studio of the year-Gearbox"
"Best Character- Between Connor or Claptrap... but mostly claptrap"

Please don't.

"PS3 game- Assassins Creed 3"

Just no.

"I wouldn't want it to go to the Walking Dead, come on it's good but not that good"

Just when I thought it couldn't get worse.

Nimblest-Assassin2139d ago (Edited 2139d ago )

Oh I'm sorry I have a different opinion than you.

Didn't know your opinion was the only right one... I'll remember next time

@blactric below

Ummm ok? I don't understand how I was presenting my opinion as a fact

When I say I hope walking dead is goty, that's my opinion

When a game wins it, then it is a fact

Blacktric2139d ago

Implying that I was presenting those as facts... Wait, weren't you actually doing THAT yourself?

Stay mad.

Jinkies2139d ago (Edited 2139d ago )

Everything else fair enough except your GOTY

I wouldn't want it to go to the Walking Dead, come on it's good but not that good

Journey - Mostly because as a PSN game it's stunning, it's like art packaged into a video game

Dishourned - Mostly because it's a new fresh IP and it fuels hope for a sequel.

For the studio I would have to go with GearBox, they made Borderlands 2 and since that didn't get nominated for GOTY it would be nice for them to win.

Female Voice Actress....has to be Cortana, I'm sick of people going on about tme mo cap actress, Jen Taylor is the one who brings her to life.

Dameon Clarke HAS to get best Actor, he was hillarious in Borderlands 2 as Jack....sorry Max

Jeez theres a lot of Walking Dead stuff...I hope people don't just pick it based on the fact its downloadable game and it would be weird seeing a downloadable game win so many awards. TT games will just continue making point and click games then, I want to see them do other things.

Claptrap has to win best character, that COD character better not win, I have no idea why he is there most COD characters are the same personality wise. Maybe one year, when Uncharted 4 comes out Nolan will FINALLY win an award.

I have to admit the choices this year seem a little funny. Kind of poor in my opinion

NonApplicable2138d ago (Edited 2138d ago )

We're at the point now where the line between downloadable games and retail games is becoming irrelevant. In the infancy of XBL and PSN, they were neat little snippets of content and nothing but simplistic fun. Today we have downloadable games that surpass retail releases in terms of graphics, gameplay, depth, but ultimately in the quality of the experience. Lets face it, the experience has always been at the core of why we love video games. Why segment that?

Thatguy-3102139d ago

Hopefully journey wins. The other nominees are good but journey was just breath taking and a great experience in the first play through. That game is a gem and shows that gaming can be art.

piroh2139d ago

i'm voting Journey as best graphics, best PS3 game and overall GOTY. The Last of Us is my most anticipated game next year, i was considering GTA5 but Naughty dog is Naughty dog

morganfell2138d ago

The Walking Dead? They can't be bothered to master a simple technical detail like inverted aim but let's give them GOTY.

No, just no.

moparful992138d ago

@Morganfell We should be picking game of the year based off of the emotional connection and the enjoyment we get out of the game not based off of obscure technical details.. I've always agreed with you and had your back through the years but I feel we shouldnt scrutinize details like that when considering GOTY.. Please don't take this as an attack just voicing my opinion.. Peace :)

vortis2138d ago

OMG dude, why do you care about disagrees?

Only a bunch of fanboy kids downvoted/disagreed with you because...well, they're fanboys.

Don't put too much esteem into the N4G community, you're better than that,'re better than that.

mobijoker2138d ago

My choices will be:

Game of the Year: Dishonored (Why not Borderlands 2 or Darksiders 2 nominated?!?)

Studio of the Year:Gearbox Software

Best Xbox 360 Game:Halo 4

Best PlayStation 3 Game: Journey

Best Wii / Wii U Game: Xenoblade Chronicles

Best PC Game: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Best Shooter: Borderlands 2

Best Action Adventure Game: Darksiders II/Sleeping Dogs (Tie for me)

Best RPG: Xenoblade Chronicles

Best Multiplayer Game: Guild Wars 2

Best Team Sports Game:FIFA 13

Best Driving Game:F1 2012

Best Graphics:Dishonored
Best Independent Game:Dust: An Elysian Tail
Best Performance by a Human Male:Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)

Best Adapted Videogame: LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Best Downloadable Content:Mechromancer Pack - Borderlands 2

Most Anticipate Game:Bioshock Infinite

otherZinc2138d ago (Edited 2138d ago )

This show is a joke.

When Gears 3 wasn't nominated last year, I called Bullsh**! Sold more than all exclusives by a mile, played to death, had more options than any game period, & was absolutely fantastic!

Now Halo 4! This is some lol crap here.
Whatever, I can play some of the Halo 4 modes Ive yet to play because I'm still playing in the super campaign (during the show). Now playing Legendary, then on to something else.

Gamer19822138d ago

Why isn't Borderlands 2 should be gunning for GOTY.

Rayansaki2138d ago

because it's not really goty material ?

Muffins12232138d ago

Really im not a pc gamer?My steam ID is
and my ps3 id is Fries1223
and my ps vita Id is TheAsskicker1223
Lets go bitch

All i said that both the 360 and the ps3 where holding it back.How am i a fanboy?For saying they where equal lol? wtf

Also blocking someone is the pussy way of saying "i lost the argument"


Simon_Brezhnev2138d ago

I'm mostly a console gamer but Guild Wars 2 shatters all the nominated GOTY games. AC3 is my most disappointed game of the year.

Axecution2138d ago (Edited 2138d ago )

These are stupid...

Borderlands 2, Assasins Creed, Journey, and Halo 4, and Walking Dead are just gonna win everything because there's no other options.
Seriously wtf Journey is nominated for like every category i mean i loved it and voted for it but still haha. We should be able to vote for nominees xD

Hell the games in the "Best PS3" category are like the exact same as the games in the "Best 360" category xD That's ridiculous.

Oh well who cares lmao

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NYC_Gamer2139d ago

I'm only watching for some new premieres/trailers.

LOGICWINS2139d ago

There are some rumblings that Infamous 3 will make an appearance :)

Godchild10202139d ago (Edited 2139d ago )

Hiphop Gamer mentioned that in one of his videos. I'm waiting to see some new info about The Last Of Us. And any new IPs from the big three. I know it's not E3, but one game from at least one of them is good.

Y_51502139d ago

That better be LOGICAL!!!!!

neoMAXMLC2138d ago

Hot damn! This is the best post I've read from you all week.

RivetCityGhoul2139d ago

hopefully they show fallout 4. if that game is shown it will become my most anticipated game over GTA V

mynameisEvil2138d ago

YES. Trust me, I'm anticipating a new Fallout game so much. BETHESDA. DO SOMETHING GOOD FOR ONCE AND ANNOUNCE A NEW FALLOUT GAME. I DEMAND IT.

See, if I don't demand it, then they don't give it. But, you know, if I, a single person on the internet, demands it, then that means they shall listen.

Eldyraen2139d ago

It's what I'm most interested in seeing too. Award shows have never been my thing but at least VGA knows what gamers want: more games ;)

Looking forward to seeing both some announced titles as well as hopefully some new ones. Especially PS3 as first/second party have a lot of unannounced projects but also something from MS... other than Judgement, XBLA, or Kinect as those are really main exclusives we "know" about for '13. If they aren't waiting to announce next gen anyways, I'd like to see something at least as no Late year games have been announced yet (Sony has several TBA release dates at least).

Relientk772139d ago

This is what I am looking forward to too

Jinkies2139d ago (Edited 2139d ago )

Isn't that the main reason why we all watch it....I mean most of the awards are fixed anyway

Neil patrick Harris hosts the show...oh and look at that he wins best voice actor..........for Spiderman (REALLY)

Best Voice 2009, Jack Black who was there even though Nolan North should of won for his work in Uncharted 2. Stephen Merchant big celeb won for Wheatly over Nolan again in 2011....I mean come on.

Basicaly whoever is there in the audience celeb wise and they are nominated, they will win.



Most likely, even if she's not there she'll probably win. She wasn't even that good in the game.

Nimblest-Assassin2139d ago

5 bucks emma stone will win best female actress

Analcarnage2139d ago (Edited 2139d ago )

Maybe a new Bayonetta 2 gameplay trailer will show up

Marquis_de_Sade2138d ago

I save myself from the utter trash that makes up the rest of the event and watch the trailers online after.

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TOGC2139d ago

Here is my two cents. Halo 4 got nominated for best Xbox 360 game but not GOTY? The game is nothing but awesome and a ton of people bought the game...ugh >.>

SnotyTheRocket2139d ago

Played it, Beat it. yes, yes it should be there.

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