Check out this year's nominees for the 2010 Spike VGAs, including Game of the Year nominees and more.
Loved Red Dead Redemption, ME2, and God of War.
My guess it's between the follwing -God of War III - Halo: Reach - Mass Effect 2
I hope they don't pick the easy option and go with Mass Effect 2 simply because it will make everyone happy with the PS3 release next year. I want a fight between Halo and GoW.
Mass effect 2.
GOW III or ME2
My list: Studio of the Year - BioWare - Rockstar San Diego Best Xbox 360 Game - Mass Effect 2 -Red Dead Redemption Best PS3 Game - God of War III - Heavy Rain -Red Dead Redemption Best Handheld Game - God of War: Ghost of Sparta - Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Best Shooter Vanquish Best Action-Adventure Game - God of War III - Red Dead Redemption -Castilvania LOS Best RPG - Mass Effect 2 Best Multiplayer Game - Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Best Graphics - God of War III Best Adapted Video Game - Transformers: War for Cybertron Best Performance by a Human Male - Rob Wiethoff as John Marston Best Downloadable Game - Joe Danger - Limbo Best DLC - Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare Best Independent Game - Joe Danger - Limbo Most Anticipated Game -Batman: Arkham City -BioShock: Infinite -Infamous 2 -Twisted Metal -KZ3 -NiNuKuni -Trinity SOZO -Yakuza 4 -Catharine -SOCOM 4 -Sorcery Game of the Year - Red Dead Redemption
The list of nominees are a complete joke. Putting things like FF13 as Best RPG when it's the worst in the series and then not including GT5 for GOTY or even best racing game but including garbage like Black Ops. It doesn't matter who wins the VGAs this year because the nominees are garbage.
No GT5? Really?
Well look at the most Anticipated games of 2011? No: Killzone 3 LittleBigPlanet 2 inFAMOUS 2 The Last Gaurdian Crysis 2 Rage I mean what the hell is this? Also isn't there a Motion Game Award this year?
ME2 > GoWIII. ME2 and GoWIII have an amazing story, however, ME2 has much more replay value and a very nice RPGish style. GoWIII on the other hand has the best graphics I have seen to date, but graphics do not overcome the kind of short game compared to ME2. I put an easy 30 hours before I beat ME2, and I put a good 14 hours into GoWIII. Also I would like too add that I find it funny that there are no PC games in the best graphics category. Also, Starcraft 2 and Super Mario Galaxy 2 should have been GOTY contenders. Both gave me amazing experiences, GoWIII it's its gorgeous graphics and fun/easy gameplay, and ME2 with it's richness in combat, beautiful story. I say the upper hand goes to ME2.
Where's the highest rated game of the year... SMG2? I couldn't pick one from those listed either. All great games.
Black Ops as a GOTY contender and SMG2 not one is a complete joke. Also anticipated games : No TLG?!?!?
They must have missed April fool's day
Well this is stupid, the year isn't over yet..... Still to come, and possible candidates: Dead Nation (Downloadable) Nail'd (Downloadable/Driving) Disney Epic Mickey (Wii /GoTY?) Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom (Who knows) Gran Turismo 5 (come one spike how did you forget this one PS3/Driving/Graphics/Goty) World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Well it's wow....) Tron: Evolution (Adapted)
gran turismo goes into next years pool btw. i think the date range is something like november 23 of previous year to current year if i am not mistaken.
What I thought.. But it's still dumb. Most of these^^ games will get ignored or totally forget next year.
this means GT5 will have to compete with LBP2, Infamous 2, KZ3, Crysis2, Rage, and so on.... its a bit insane really =P this year its fair though...
Well, GT5 should have at least been nominated under "Most Anticipated" then. Gears 3 was, and it comes out in 2011. Nothing in the history of gaming has been more anticipated than GT5.... my God, it's been in development for 5 years.
ME2 has it in the bag!
Most Anticipated Game.. not even listed... WTH!
wait SMG2 the highest rated game this year and the 2nd highest rated game this gen on metacritic and gamerankings isn't a contender for GOTY ? wtf
I'd probably have Red Dead Redemption at #1 and Mass Effect 2 at a close #2. I think Gran Turismo 5 could easily sneak into my top 3 and perhaps even #1 overall. I'd have to give God of War III, Super Mario Galaxy 2, and Starcraft II serious consideration as well. I'd have Heavy Rain at the very top of my next tier of games. Bad Company 2 and Vanquish were also great experiences. There were several other really solid games I haven't listed this year.
the nominees are crap
It seems like alot of recent and overrated games made it. 7_7
Of course, it's Spike. What did you expect? They have to appeal to the legions of tweens who watch their channel for *TESTOSTERONE OVERLOAD*, MMA and tits.
Very true. It seems like they overlooked alot of underrated (but still good) games. And thier GOTY nominees.......... Only M rated games? God Of War 3 is the only game there that isn't a shooter? FAAAAAIIIILLLLL! 7_7 Edit: NO FIGHTERS? What the hell.
"Testosterone overload" LOL
yeah i agree.. this award is to please the customer, not based on quality. 5 nomination to god of war 3 and santa monica not even in the studio list?
Not to mention no Super Mario Galaxy 2, despite the fact that it's the year's best reviewed game. And the Wii list is just lazy. Other M is included, even though it was generally considered a disappointment, but no Sin and Punishment or Goldeneye or Epic Mickey or No More Heroes 2 or anything that would have added diversity to the list. It's clear who Spike's audience is, and they're not even trying to be relevant to anyone who is outside that narrow demographic.
1 Bubble for well said. And don't forget about Monster Hunter Tri.
this is the VGAS biggest problem alot of great games come out before the end of december they should hold off the awards till the end of december so games like ACBrotherhood and GT5 could be in the running, and also whats up with the most anticipated games section? I'd rather have dragon age 2, infamous 2, and the only game on the list worth anticipating(Batman:AC) bioshock while im very excited for it doesn't even come out until 2012 that should be on next years most anticipated list,clearly gamers dont pick these games. also i'd say ME2 is clearly the one to beat in the game of the year category
AC: Brotherhood IS in the running. It's nominated in the "Best Action-Adventure Game" category.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 not in GoTY, but lagfest Black Ops is!!! WTF
It is in nominees. Maybe the edited the list.
u can just tell black ops is gonna get goty but imho mass effect 2 deserves it and thats what im voting for
we can vote only by comments?
One thing is certain. RDR will never win the best PS3 game award. That would be one hell of an own goal if it did.
I played it on PS3, it was one of the best games I played this year along with GOWIII and Fallout NV
Because it doesn't feature in the top 360 games list. So if it won it would mean that a game which is the fifth best game on the 360 is the best on the PS3.
think about it that would be funny...lool own goal indeed
This show is a giant advertisement for game companies, and related corporations. It has gotten somewhat better since the first few award ceremonies. My personal favorite is RDR, Bad Company, as well as Far Away - By Jose Gonzales. That moment in that game was great. Its a shame they wont be taking other games like GT5, Bad Company 2: Vietnam, Dead Nation, and others into consideration. In 2003 their GoTY was Madden. Just FYI. AWARDZ R SERIUZ BUIZNESS11!1
Looking back at this year of games; do you lot think that this year has been a good year for games or not?
RDR will get GOTY
lol little bitches with your disagrees
was boring as SHIOT!
best 360 game: Mass Effect 2 best ps3 game: Heavy Rain best shooter: BFBC2 best action/adventure: God of War 3 best rpg: Mass Effect 2 best graphics: God of War 3 game of the year: Red Dead Redemption I only chose from categories in which I played all the games nominated.
however I'd put FALLOUT: New vegas as best RPG this year, since ME2 was more of a shooter imo (didn't play it a LOT though, but played ME1 and it felt less RPGish) still, that aside, great list =) same w action adventure, i'd put RDR in there as for GoTY...no idea =( GOWIII and RDR on top spot for me
Unfortunately, black ops will be the (undeserving) GOTY.
Studio: Rockstar San Diego Wii: Kirby -or- SMG2 360: Halo Reach -or- ME2 PS3: GOW3 -or- RDR PC: ME2 -or- New Vegas Handheld: Peace Walker Shooter: Halo Reach -or- Black Ops Action/Adventure: A difficult one, I'd say all have a good chance. RPG: New Vegas -or- Mass Effect 2 Multiplayer: Another difficult one. Halo Reach -or- Black Ops -or- B:BC2. Original Score: God of War III Graphics: GOW3 -or- Heavy Rain (although Kirby could win this by surprise) Male: Rob Wiethoff (John Marston) -or- Martin Sheen (Illusive Man) Female: Yvonne Strahovski (Miranda Lawson) DLC: RDR - Undead Nightmare Indie: Limbo -or- Super Meat Boy Anticipated: Very difficult. For me, I can't wait for all of them. But I'd have to say Portal 2 is no.1 for me. GOTY: All have a good chance except Call of Duty: Black Ops.
Golden Joysticks Awards > Spike TV Awards loved RDR, GOW3 and Heavy Rain but ME2 is GOTY for me, altohugh really looking forward to AC: B and GT5 how can anyone prefer the Wild west to Mass Effect 2's insanely deatiled and compelling universe is puzzling
Ohh pls golden joystick includes games from 2009. The wild west doesnt do planet scanning.
What i dont get is DK country is nominated but GT5 isnt pretty cheap way to prevent GT5 from sweeping the awards. Also no deadnation wtf from what i see in reviews its damn good.
BC2 has to win something....
Mass Effect 2 for me.
Why don't they wait until the end of the year to put out the nominees? There's still games coming. Gran Turismo 5 comes out in a week! And it's not nominated for anything, not even in the driving genre. Ridiculous. And since it's coming out in a 1 week in November in 2010, it won't get nominated for anything at next year's awards either. So it gets totally ignored? Doesn't make sense to me.
Although when UC2 won last year. It was the best award in the wordl, And then Gears 2 won it was rigged, paid, off etc... See my point? Spike VGA are inteliggnet gamers when UC2 is picked, but stupid fanboys when Gears 2 is picked... @below I never said when it won -_-
Gta 4 won in 2008 do some research. * Best Independent Game: World of Goo (2D Boy) * Studio of the Year: Media Molecule (LittleBigPlanet) * Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar Games) * Best Team Sports Game: NHL 09 (EA Canada) * Big Name in the Game Female: Jenny McCarthy (C&C: Red Alert 3) * Big Name in the Game Male: Kiefer Sutherland (CoD: World at War) * Best Performance by a Human Female: Debbie Mae West (MGS4) * Best Performance by a Human Male: Michael Hollick (GTA IV) * Best Multi-Player Game: Left 4 Dead (Valve) * Best Original Score: Metal Gear Solid 4 (Kojima Productions) * Best PC Game: Left 4 Dead (Valve) * Best PS3 Game: LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule) * Best Wii Game: Boom Blox (EA Casual Studios) * Best Xbox 360 Game: Gears of War 2 (Epic Games) * Best Soundtrack: Rock Band 2 (Harmonix) * Best Action Adventure Game: Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar Games) * Best Driving Game: Burnout Paradise (Criterion) * Best Music Game: Rock Band 2 (Harmonix) * Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show: LEGO Indiana Jones (Traveller’s Tales) * Best Graphics: Metal Gear Solid 4 (Kojima Productions) * Best Handheld Game: Professor Layton and the Curios Village (Level 5) * Best Individual Sports Game: Shaun White Snowboarding (Ubisoft Montreal) * Best Fighting Game: Soul Calibur IV (Project Soul) * Best RPG: Fallout 3 (Bethesda Game Studios) * Best Shooter: Gears of War 2 (Epic Games)
Uncharted 2 deserved GOTY. Gears of War 2 winning over MGS4?!? Haha...that makes no sense. (GTA4 won that year, btw.) LBP won the most GOTY awards in 2008.
No Gran Turismo 5??? Epic FAIL.
your face is an epic fail
That's because it comes out a bit too late before it can be properly judged. The awards are only like 2-3 weeks after. Although, the nominees could probably get altered. Or GT5 will just have to be in VGA 2011.
hmm no love for enslaved on best voice acting for male / female category..
Spike is a joke, man. Andy Serkis was brilliant.
No Heavy Rain? Spike...I'm just going to block you. Tools.
Heavy Rain is on the Best PS3 game award category.
someone please help me out here, as i dont know what usually happens. Can GT5 be added later or will it be for the next VGA??? this is very unsettling
God of War 3!!!!
GT5 will be in next year. It will most probably not be forgotten like some here think at least not in the best racing game genre. I would be shocked if it was