Spike's detailed VGA Nominees for 2011
I personally picked UC3 but all the games on the list are deserving of being nominated and I wouldn't be mad if any of them won it. This has been one amazing year for gamers.
Me aswell and for the studio I picked ND since with all the mo cap stuff it must be harder for them and the fact they picked sand for U3 since it was the hardest thing to do...least then I know their pushing themselfs. Oh and can we please get Nolan North an award for voicing and acting out Nathan Drake, he lost last tikme to Jack Black ¬¬ <sigh>. We all love the character so much and yet I don't think he's ever won an award for it, lets not forget Emily Rose aswell.....even though she was hardly in it sadly
U3 and skyrim id say deserve it equally... but theyll choose skyrim just to be impartial..
I think people will pick Skyrim more because of hype to be honest
@WhiteLightning Have you played Skyrim yet? Have you played any Elder Scroll game? 1. Skyrim lives up to it's hype 2. The Elder Scroll series gets hype for a reason
Personally i really think Skyrim is GOTY contender for the sheer exploration the game allows. Gamers just like to explore and find new stuff in the game that they from previous playthroughs had not experienced yet. With that said, the game is technically flawed because of all the glitches and freezes. Uncharted 3 is the opposite; allows for zero freedom but the story is implemented in such a good way that it's a non-issue. We don't think about exploration as much in Uncharted 3 because the story is just too good. The game is technically a masterpiece and therefore it's really up to taste of genre and game style that will be the winning factor. If you like exploration and crafting your own experience, finding items and interacting with everything in the world through your own conditions then it's really Skyrim that is better. But if you like a technical showcase with movie like experience beyond anything else in the gaming industry and a story worthy of many more sequels, with characters that are truly lovable and set pieces that even Michael Bay couldn't think of then it's really Uncharted 3 that is better. Personally, i can't choose between the two. Both should get an award for what they accomplish. The graphic whore inside of me screams a GOTY vote for Uncharted 3 but the explorer inside me at the same time shouts Skyrim. Arghh! This year has been to great for me! Arghhh!!
Skyrim no doubt. GOTY if its not its pretty much a joke.
Yeah, I like Skyrim, but you need to understand that everyone doesn't have the same taste in games.
Everyone has different tastes and their view on game of year according to their personal view. But no one can doubt Skyrim is the most impressing game this year. Like it or not this game deserves all awards for the developers making this game . This game is absolutely on a different scale no game can match.
U3 and Skyrim are a tough match up. Game of the year will be one of the two for sure. Uncharted has good story telling and graphical design, no doubt Naughty Dog is one of the top game makers in this respect. Props to them. Skyrim makes so much improvements over oblivion as far as scripting for a open world. Making a open world of this size and scope takes a lot of dedication. You may not like rpg's but no game, rock star included, has made a more dedicated open world that feels alive. Personally, my nod for game of the year goes to Skyrim as well. But U3 does bring a challenge because Naughty Dog is a very talented game developer.
the favoritism in that show for views is effing ridiculous! everything was gears 3, bf3, and codmw3?? really? wheres killzone 3, resistance 3? best shooter: gears 3 bf3 codmw3 *rage* effing really? best online multiplayer: bf3 mw3 gears 3 *portal* are you effing serious? best driving game: forza 4? i thought there was a deadline? wasnt that the reason gt5 wasnt including last year? wow another shit vga show. this is why no one is taking the video game industry seriously. if you are going to play favoritism and unfairly exclude/include games.
I'm sorry, but if anybody picks any one over Stephen Merchant from Portal 2 as best performance by a human male, they are insane. He did a flawless performance and hit every single word perfectly. I don't think Portal 2 is goty or anything, but that man deserves an award for that spectacular performance.
but... me likes cave johnson
My pick for GOTY is Skyrim. And, umm, i think Red Orchestra 2 should be on the best PC game list. Its one of the best PC games released this year to be honest... @gamer234. Yeah, those games should definitely be in there! They're missing a lot of good games xP
Witcher 2 is the best pc game either way.
i couldn't see battlefield 3, kill-zone 3 and crysis 2 for best graphic category
Exactly mate, where are those 3. The best have been left out.
at least they got: best shooter, best online, which unfairly killzone 3 and resistance 3 was excluded
Game of the Year: Skyrim Studio of the Year: Bethesda Best Xbox360: Gears of War 3 Best PS3: Uncharted 3 Best Wii: n/a Best PC: Battlefield 3 Best Handheld/Mobile: n/a Best Shooter: Battlefield 3 Best Action/Adventure: Batman: Arkham City Best RPG: Skyrim Best Multi-player: Battlefield 3 Best Individual Sports game: n/a Best Team Sports game: NHL Best Driving game: Forza 4 Best Fighting game: n/a Best Motion game: Skyward Sword Best Indepentent game: Minecraft Best Adapted Video Game: Batman:AC Best Song in Game: Portal 2 Best Original Score: Portal 2 Best Graphics: RAGE Best Performance by Human Male: Mark Halim Best Performance by Human Female: Elena Fisher Best Downloadable Game: n/a (No From Dust? Best DLC: Fallout:NV Old World Blues Most Anticipated Game: Halo 4 Trailer of the Year: Dead Island I'm surprised Aaron Staton(Mad Men) didn't get nominated for his role as Cole Phelps in LA Noire. Disagree? Kindly reply with how you would've voted differently. (Some were tough choices; Rocksteady, and ND both worthy of SOTY)
I agree with your list. Almost looks like mine lol. And those who disagree don't know how to post replies. Most likely Sony fanboys that are mad that you didn't vote for UC3 as GOTY. Sad, sad people. :)
i dont disagree comlpletely but best graphics goes to bf3 dev of the year is always valve no matter how little they do lol i hear for sports, 2k12 was amazing human male performance goes to cave johnson most anticipated is not halo (nobody talks about it lol)
No BF3 to vote for in the graphics category? Spike always finds a way to mess it up.
BEST GRAPH1CS = Uncharted 3 %100
i cant believe you got disagrees. un3 has amazing graphics
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I'm going to predict the winners: Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Studio of the Year: Bethesda Game Studios Best Xbox 360 Game: Batman: Arkham City Best PS3 Game: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Best Wii Game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Best PC Game: Portal 2 Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Super Mario 3D Land Best Shooter: Gears of War 3 Best Action Adventure Game: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Best RPG: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Best Multi-Player Game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Best Individual Sports Game: Fight Night Champion Best Team Sports Game: FIFA Soccer 12 Best Driving Game: Forza Motorsport 4 Best Fighting Game: Mortal Kombat Best Motion Game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Best Independent Game: Bastion Best Adapted Video Game: Batman: Arkham City Best Song in a Game: "Want You Gone" by Jonathan Coulton - Portal 2 Best Original Score: Batman: Arkham City Best Graphics: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Best Performance by a Human Male: Nolan North as Nathan Drake - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Best Performance by a Human Female: Ellen McLain as GLaDOS Best Downloadable Game: Bastion Best DLC: Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues Most Anticipated Game: Mass Effect 3 GameTrailers.com Trailer of the Year: Dead Island - GDC 11 Cinematic Trailer Again, these are not the ones I want to win. They are the ones I think will win.
Complete biased filled list. Total garbage.
I'm really not seeing it. Something where Bastion pops up so frequently is okay with me.
Not saying that every category is awful, but there's some really bad ones. Bastion is definitely deserving. Dragon Age 2 being up for RPG of the Year makes it so I can't take this list seriously.
agreed. it was mostly set-up to attract the views with disregard to being fair to other games/developers.
Lost in Shadow for best Wii game? Damn, it has been a slow year for Wii. Ghost Trick for best Handheld? Faith in humanity slightly restored. Arrival up for best DLC? I actually liked it and there is still something very wrong with that. There had to have been better. I love that EVERYONE from Portal 2's cast is up for awards. Not a bad list. And the winners are picked by actual judges, so Battlefield and CoD won't win everything. Now if only the show itself were any good I might actually watch it.
i voted for uncharted 3 Best Graphics: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Best Performance by a Human Male: Nolan North as Nathan Drake - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Best RPG-Dragon Age 2? Not a snowballs chance in hell.
Whilst I consider Uncharted 3 to be truly worthy GoTY, Skyrim will undoubtedly be GoTY for VGA, if you look at their past award winners they tend to favour open world games.
My top 5 games that I said were gonna be GOTY, are the 5 that were nominated. Yay lol
loved all games this year but personally i would go for UC3.
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