Spike TV Video Games Awards: The Nominees

Spike TV has announced the nominees for its fifth annual Video Game Awards. The awards show will be airing live this year, which is probably a great improvement over the previous shows, which were pre-taped, so the winners were always given out earlier than the broadcast.

Game of the Year

* Gears of War 2
* Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
* Grand Theft Auto IV
* LittleBigPlanet
* Fallout 3

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morganfell3649d ago

Best Studio...and Kojima Productions, responsible for some of the most ground breaking, and recently THE most ground breaking game isn't on the list for Best Studio. Idiotic at best.

Spike TV. Go figure. Someone still has a Pearl Harbor grudge. "Let's drink some more Pabst Blue Ribbon while wrestlin' is on the TV."

Bangladesh3648d ago

Kojima blatantly ripped off a sh*t load of stuff from American movies creating the MGS series. The game might be fun, but they won't be winning any awards for being original.

Imo, either Fallout 3 or LBP will be GOTY. My vote goes to Fallout 3.

InMyOpinion3648d ago

Is that Snake Plissken in your avatar?

Elvfam5113648d ago

Gears of war won best studio of the year in 2006 and its not original why shouldn't kojima productions win saying because its not a original it shouldn't win I'm sorry gears is a hell of a game but should we take away that from any game no I don't think so plus morganfell is talking about best studio not GOTY

Bangladesh3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

Gears of War was a new I.P. in 2006. I'm also fairly certain that was the game the Unreal Engine 3 debuted with.

I know that he's talking about the Best Studio award. Do you think a studio whose biggest I.P. is borderline artistic plagerism is deserving of best studio?

BlackTar1873648d ago

that you hater wil bring it to any length to degrade a Playstation thing wow. It has always been none that Kojima makes MGs after a bunch of american movies he states it numerous times and does it because of his love for our movies. get a life you hater plagerism ohh it shouldnt get it lol you guys need to grow up. Go hate on something else like a sports team then its normal and doesnt look sad and pathetic

ThanatosDMC3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

It's gonna between MGS4 and Fallout 3 for the summation of the parts of the whole game.

LBP, Gears2, and GTA4 wont win GOTY but something else.

GTA4 is largely overshadowed by its graphically inferior older brother San Andreas. CJ pwns!

Razmossis3648d ago

Umm, Fallout 3 is a god awful game in every aspect,I dont see anything atall that could even make it considered for game of the year. It looks bad, it sounds bad, is terribly presented, there are no cinematics, its very glitchy, the gameplay consists of you walking to a place, asking some questions then walking to another place and asking some more questions, the enviroment is just massive areas of nothing,the story is decent but is hurt by the way its told, there is nothing cool about the combat system other than it lets you use less effort, but the enemies are just annoying and a chore to take out anyway, there was only one good part in the entire game and thats the simulation thing in vault 112, but apart from that the entire game is a big boring waste of time.

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Raoh3649d ago

agreed, i also have a problem with Criterion not being nominated. while many studios have delivered a great game.

Criterion continues to add value to burnout paradise even going into 2009.

sorry but while fallout 3 is a good game, its bug ridden on all 3 platforms. not that it takes away from it being a good game but i think criterion is more deserving of the nomination. as well as kojima.

morganfell3648d ago

Not only that but Fallout 3 was great for people that never played the original and thus realize how they bastardized that game.

vasilisk3648d ago

Excuse me but Fallout 3 is total CRAP. I tried playing the game on my PC And I was stuck trying to reach Jefferson Memorial during the main quest. Then I tried it on my PS3 and it freezes trying to reach the memorial AGAIN, stoping me from completing my main quest. Then I tried the game for the last time over at my best friend's house on his 360. Same thing AGAIN and AGAIN. I looked ovet the internet and there are a lot of people having the same problem as I, regardless console or PC. This game should have never been awarded with 90-95 for all the bugs it has, cause most of them are ones that destroy the game preventing you to go on. And there is no clearer evidence that reviewers don't play the whole game when they review it cause I find it hard to believe that none of them had the same problems as most gamers had with Fallout 3.

LeonSKennedy4Life3648d ago

Criterion really does deserve it. All this free stuff they add to the game...very few developers will do that.

The best indie game was either Braid or PixelJunk Eden, but they're obviously give it to Braid. Nothing else was even close to those two.

LightningPS33649d ago

Spike would get bombed by their viewers if they named LBP game of the year.

But believe me, the best game this year is Little Big Planet. There's nothing else like it.

Metal Gear Solid 4, Gears of War 2, seen it all before.

The Matrix3648d ago (Edited 3648d ago )

I just have a feeling the game of the year is going to be GTA IV. Not because I think it should be (I don't) but because of how highly rated it was. Even more highly rated than all of those other games.

ThanatosDMC3648d ago

For Best Game Based on a Movie or a TV Show nominee: I cant believe they didnt add Naruto Storm.

Guess, there's no Best PS3 or Wii or PC game awards. But they have Best 360... that sucks. We all ready know that Gears 2 will get that.

Kamikaze1353649d ago

I'm 100% sure that GTAIV will win. As much as I don't like's just too overhyeped and it's a multiplatform game. If I could personally pick a game to give the GOTY award to, I'd give it to MGS4. I've never been so amazed by a game before.

morganfell3648d ago

No doubt about it. The scope of that game is amazing. And as I have said before, the issues dealt with in that game are far beyond the norm. Perhaps that is the issue some detractors goes right over their heads.

Sales should not be a yardstick for GOTY but many outlets feel the need to give top sellers the nod in order to stand in line behind customers and shove them forward like Dawn of the Dead. At the end of September though, MGS4 was still second in sales over all and that does not include sales of the Collector's edition, copies bundled with the 80Gb PS3, or copies bundled with the MGS4 PS3.

It will likely end up 5th over all this year in sales.

qwertyuiopasdfghjkl3649d ago

Spike and G4 are a joke now, their programming lineup is for stupid people, plain and simple. Two prime examples why I don't watch TV anymore, downloading full seasons and visiting free video sites like is much more convenient. Commercials are almost alien to me.

We watch Cartoon Network every once in awhile while preparing dinner or something, that show Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack is hilarious. Reminds me of the good ol' days when cartoons were actually ya know... good.

LeonSKennedy4Life3648d ago

Effin' A, man!

I still watch Billy and Mandy too.

The player streams really fast AND it plays through the PS3...WITHOUT HAVING TO MOVE THE BAR BACK! It's fantastic!

ThanatosDMC3648d ago

Billy and Mandy's Chicken Ball Z FTW!!

I think they turned to crap since they have to abide but what their "constituents" want like politicians or else they would lose their supporters in this case $$$$.

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