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
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 DLC-Mechromancer Downloadable game- Walking dead Most anticipated- Bioshock infinite Best Character- Between Connor or Claptrap... but mostly claptrap
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) RPG- 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-
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.
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 Why?
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?
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 ever......fans & 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.
Why all stars? Its should be in most anticipated.
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.
"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.
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
Implying that I was presenting those as facts... Wait, weren't you actually doing THAT yourself? Stay mad.
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
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?
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.
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
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.
@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 :)
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, bro...you're better than that.
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
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.
Why isn't Borderlands 2 should be gunning for GOTY.
because it's not really goty material ?
Really im not a pc gamer?My steam ID is TheAssKicker1223 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" :)
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.
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
I'm only watching for some new premieres/trailers.
There are some rumblings that Infamous 3 will make an appearance :)
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.
That better be LOGICAL!!!!!
Hot damn! This is the best post I've read from you all week.
hopefully they show fallout 4. if that game is shown it will become my most anticipated game over GTA V
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.
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).
This is what I am looking forward to too
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. EDIT @Nimblest-Assassin Most likely, even if she's not there she'll probably win. She wasn't even that good in the game.
5 bucks emma stone will win best female actress
Maybe a new Bayonetta 2 gameplay trailer will show up
I save myself from the utter trash that makes up the rest of the event and watch the trailers online after.
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 >.>
Ac3 should not be there.
Played it, Beat it. yes, yes it should be there.
2 top things i want release date for TLOU&MGS:GZ.
How's Borderlands 2 not a GOTY nominee?
I know, Borderlands 2 is my personal GOTY. Journey is good but it's WAY too short ME 3 is a decent game that fails in the storytelling department Dishonored is like journey, good but WAY too short AC 3 is a buggy mess TWD got stellar storytelling but it's more like an interactive movie. BL2, Halo 4, Journey, TWD and GW2 would be my nominees.
Skyrim was a buggy mess, still won GOTY.
I agree with you on GW2 i cant comment on 360 games since i dont have one. AC3 is a buggy mess and story is the worst and not talking about the ending. ME3 also fails in the storytelling. GOTY should have great gameplay and great storytelling followed by graphics.
I am suprised Journey got nominated for the Game of the Year catergory, instead of like Borderlands 2 or something. But Journey is a very good game.
thats a good thing if you ask me. the best game of 2012. borderlands 2 is a great game aswell, but journey is just WOW
Actually I'm not surprised the game is really good. Actually according to Game of the year picks blog Journey is the only game released this year that won a GOTY award and it's from Gamecity Prize(UK)
Did anyone see the category for "Best Handheld/Mobile Game"? Out of 4 games, 3 were PS Vita games and 1 was only a 3DS game. I hope Gravity Rush wins it because it has been my favorite handheld game this year. New Super Mario Bros. 2 is a great game, but it's more of the same. I want something new to win it this time.
Isn't that rather ironic? All this talk about the Vita not having games, or there being no games worth playing on the system, but most of the nominees are from the system. Something doesn't seem to match up there... Personally, as much as I love both LBP and Sound Shapes, I want to see Gravity Rush come away with the win.
If Journey wins, a new era of gaming begins. Screw Halo 4, BLOPSII and Borderlands 2, glad to see some fresh ideas as contenders.
Screw you, journey is good but it's way too short to be a better game than BL2, maybe it's better than halo 4 but not BL2. The VGAs are BS, with this lame nominee list I'm not even watching them for the trailers when I can watch them on youtube next day.
I never knew games were about length. Guess MMO's should win GOTY every time then. I'm voting guild wars 2.
@Norrison WTF... it's Journey, Halo 4, and Borderlands 2; not in that order.
Journey is an amazing game, hope it wins in some categories and Halo 4 aswell for best Shooter, Xbox 360 game and best multiplayer :)
Where the hell was Tiny Tina for character of the year?
Where's Max Payne for best graphics or Most Wanted. I really hope Arkane gets studio of the year. They released a patch less nearly bug free game and considering Dishonored is a new IP it did exceptionally well without a need for a prequel hype.
it would have been nice to see Borderlands 2 and Halo 4 get a GOTY spot, but it's cool that Dishonored and 2 indie games got nominated. it seems that they addressed some of the complaints from past years like having 5 freakin' music categories. The nominees are pretty varied as well, not too bad. my only concern is that we don't get pointless celebrity cameos, and those stupid "in between" game show activities like last year. There should be some integrity with these awards. Also, this is just me, but i think it would've been nice to have a category like, "Best Boss Battle," or "Most creative level," because it'd be great to point out the good things that the developers worked so hard in designing, just a thought :P
I hope either AC3, Dishonored or Journey win GOTY. Still stumped as to why Halo or Borderlands ain't there
That GOTY list is pretty horrid considering all the games that should have been on that list.
Pretty lame vga this year. When rehashed garbage has a chance at goty (assasins creed 3), you know its bad.
Rehashed garbage? Sounds more like BLOPs, lol. When any FPS ACTUALLY gets new gameplay feature... then they should be nominated right away, right? AC3 is a true sequel, far from rehashed. Play the game before you judge. It deserves its spot as GOTY far more then BLOPs, and I'd say Halo 4 too, though Halo 4 should most definitely be there...
What.. No Borderlands 2?.. that makes no sense at all
was there really no Big PS3 game that came out this year other than All-stars(not out yet)?
Journey, right there, nominated for 7 categories, but it's a downloadable title. But still epic. Other than that no, All-Stars (we have to see), Twisted Metal and Starhawk became single A at best tho.
There was Starhawk and Twisted Metal, but they came out way too early in the year to have any sort of chance on this. It's sad that games that are released at the end of the year always get more nominations regardless of the quality.
Halo 4 is not even an option for GOTY? Proves that Spike VGA awards is complete crap. It gets worse each year.
VGA = Mainstream bull shit. Don't wanna see a bunch of C-list celebrities pretending to be GAMERS. This show should be all about Developers and hardware manufactures like Nvidia.