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Gears 2 Up for Five Awards at VGAs

Just a few weeks outside of release, the first wave of accolades has rolled in: Gears 2 is up for a total of five awards at this year's Spike TV Video Game Awards. In addition to the crown jewel of the show-the Game of the Year award-Gears 2 is also up for Best Multiplayer Game, Best Xbox 360 Game, Best Graphics, and Best Shooter. Be sure to tune into the Spike TV VGAs on Sunday, December 14 to cheer on Gears 2 at the big bash.

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Simon_Brezhnev4243d ago

so true dis is the American media but we all know MGS4 is the best graphics console game dis year

PoSTedUP4243d ago (Edited 4243d ago )

lol wow thats embarrassing how biased the media really is. its just too obvious XD.

etownone4243d ago (Edited 4243d ago )

"we all know MGS4 is the best graphics console game dis year"

who is we? sony fans i assume.
because Gears 2 looks much better than that.

and if you go by reviewers, it will be GTA4...

but if you go by a game for being a true blockbuster badd azz game and NOT a blu-ray 10 hour+ movie, then I would give it to Gears 2 for GOTY

PoSTedUP4243d ago (Edited 4243d ago )

but of course they looked past all the bugs and glitches BECAUSE its a 360 exclusive and MS's money equals power. not to forget the biased media.

Simon_Brezhnev4243d ago

lol so u really think Gears looks better then MGS4 i guess u never saw it on a 1080p tv

Blademask4243d ago (Edited 4243d ago )

SERIOUSLY ANSWER THIS QUESTION:

Do you believe that the UNREAL ENGINE is technically superior compared to MGS4's graphics?

YES, or NO. No spin.

I think we can all decide whether or not to take anything you say seriously on this site, after you answer.

etownone4243d ago

"etownone, but the category is GRAPHICS. not STORY."

huh?....it's up for FIVE awards, including Graphics and GOTY, and HELL YEAH it looks better than MGS4..... the only game looking just as good, if not better, is Killzone 2.

nuff said...

(and pretty much all I can say cause i'm out of bubbles)

Danja4243d ago

LOL....I can't believe you actually tried to comapre Gears2 with KZ2 Graphically...there's no comparison

MGS4 looks way better than Gears 2...as someone said you've probably never seen it in 1080p...

ne ways....who actually watches Spikes TV VGA show anymore...that show is a joke..these days

Simon_Brezhnev4243d ago

oh yeah dont try to use gametrailers to compare graphics for MGS4 vs Gears 2 lol but u probably would

MURKERR4243d ago (Edited 4243d ago )

kz2 looks as good as gears are you retarded? gears 2 hardly looks any better than gears 1 unreal engine is played out, MGS4 absolutely destroys gears in the graphics department & the story department they should not even be mentioned in the same breath.

to even mention killzone you have totally shown your blinded fanboyness, 360 fanboys mention gears because thats all they got and to be honest its all hype,2009 god of war,killzone will distance itself from the pack! any neutral gamer seein gears and mgs4 run side by side would choose mgs4 actually we need a site to do a comparison to shut you fanboys up for good,deep down you know your bein stupid take a deep breath and be a man

ign do a side by side comparison please to shut up these delusional fanboys

BattleAxe4243d ago

Just like the last Spike TV Video Games Awards, I'm willing to bet that MS has already bought and paid for all of those awards.

Daz4243d ago

mgs4 is not all that great but hay everyone has a different opinion.

InMyOpinion4243d ago

Yeah, cause PS3 fanboys probably know more about which game looks the best than reviewers who play games on both consoles daily. Sounds reasonable.

Monchichi0254243d ago

Sure MGS4 has GREAT graphics.....too bad it's all CGI!!! I'll give credit to Killzone, but stop with all the nonsense!

But back to the topic, I'll be watching the show and rooting for Gears all the way. In MY OWN PERSONAL OPINION, it should win GOTY.

theEnemy4243d ago

lol yeah, MGS4 is purely CGI.

Every moment of it are all CGI. Even with the Boss Fights.

Oh wait!.

Rock Bottom4243d ago (Edited 4243d ago )

Remember guy those are not awards, gears got 5 nominees, MGS4 got 5 nominees(it also got nominated for Best Performance by a Human Female and male, which make a total of 7 nominees for MGS4), and so did LBP, it got 5 nominees + best developer for Media Molecule, the only bias I've seen in the nominees is Insomniac not getting nominated for Studio of the Year.

here is the nominees lest:

2008 Spike Video Game Awards Nominees

Best Independent Game:
World of Goo
PixelJunk Eden
Braid
Audiosurf

Studio of the Year:
Media Molecule
Rockstar North
Harmonix
Bethesda Game Studios

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

Best Team Sports Game:
FIFA Soccer 09
NBA 2K9
Madden NFL 09
NHL 09

Big Name in the Game Female:
Dame Judi Dench as "M"
Eliza Dushku As "Shaundi"
Liv Tyler As "Betty Ross"
Jenny McCarthy As "Tanya"

Big Name in the Game Male:
Liam Neeson As "Father"
Kiefer Sutherland As "Sgt. Roebuck"
Ricky Gervais As "Himself"
Daniel Craig As "James Bond"

Best Performance by a Human Female:
Debi Mae West As "Meryl Silverburgh"
Keeley Hawes As "Lara Croft"
Paula Tiso As "Silvia Christel"
Nathalie Cox As "Juno Eclipse"

Best Performance by a Human Male:
Stephen Fry As "The Narrator"
David Hayter As "Old Snake"
Jason Zumwalt As "Roman Bellic"
Michael Hollick As "Niko Bellic"

Best Multi-Player Game:
Call of Duty: World at War
Resistance 2
Left 4 Dead
Gears of War 2

Best Original Score:
LittleBigPlanet
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Spore
Fallout 3

Best PC Game:
Left 4 Dead
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
Crysis Warhead
Spore

Best PS3 Game:
Grand Theft Auto IV
LittleBigPlanet
Resistance 2
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Best Wii Game:
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
No More Heroes
Wii Fit
Boom Blox

Best Xbox 360 Game:
Fallout 3
Grand Theft Auto IV
Gears of War 2
Fable II

Best Soundtrack:
Guitar Hero World Tour
Rock Band 2
Grand Theft Auto IV
LittleBigPlanet

Best Action Adventure Game:
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Mirror's Edge
Grand Theft Auto IV
Dead Space

Best Driving Game:
Mario Kart Wii
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
PURE
Burnout Paradise

Best Music Game:
SingStar
Wii Music
Guitar Hero World Tour
Rock Band 2

Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show:
Naruto: The Broken Bond
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Quantum of Solace
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

Best Graphics:
LittleBigPlanet
Gears of War 2
Fallout 3
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Best Original Score:
* BioShock
God of War 2
Halo 3
Mass Effect

Best Handheld Game:
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Patapon
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
God of War: Chains of Olympus

Best Individual Sport Game:
Skate It
Wii Fit
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
Shaun White Snowboarding

Best Fighting Game:
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
Soul Calibur IV

Best RPG:
Fallout 3
The World Ends With You
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
Fable II

Best Shooter:
Gears of War 2
Left 4 Dead
Resistance 2
Far Cry 2

Why the F is Fallout 3 nominated for best graphics? :(

GWAVE4243d ago

Five nominations certainly is nice, but the fact that MGS4 and LBP both received seven nominations is a bit more newsworthy.

jtucker784243d ago

Nice to see Dead Space nominated in there.

Really enjoyed that game.

Doppy4243d ago

2008 Spike Video Game Awards Nominees

Best Independent Game: (This is going to be hard)

World of Goo
PixelJunk Eden
Braid
Audiosurf

Studio of the Year: (Insomniac should have replaced Harmonix)

Media Molecule

Game of the Year: (Yeah I said it)

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Best Team Sports Game: (Sports games not my thing you guys decide)

FIFA Soccer 09
NBA 2K9
Madden NFL 09
NHL 09

Big Name in the Game Female: (U decide)

Dame Judi Dench as "M"
Eliza Dushku As "Shaundi"
Liv Tyler As "Betty Ross"
Jenny McCarthy As "Tanya"

Big Name in the Game Male: (U decide)

Liam Neeson As "Father"
Kiefer Sutherland As "Sgt. Roebuck"
Ricky Gervais As "Himself"
Daniel Craig As "James Bond"

Best Performance by a Human Female: (I'd say Meryl, but I think they'll pick Lara)

Debi Mae West As "Meryl Silverburgh"
Keeley Hawes As "Lara Croft"

Best Performance by a Human Male: (I'd say Snake, but I feel GTA got this one)

Stephen Fry As "The Narrator"
David Hayter As "Old Snake"
Jason Zumwalt As "Roman Bellic"
Michael Hollick As "Niko Bellic"

Best Multi-Player Game: (R2 or Left 4 Dead, but it should be R2)

Resistance 2
Left 4 Dead

Best Original Score: (LBP music is adorable, and it just might win)

LittleBigPlanet

Best PC Game: (This is going to be hard)

Left 4 Dead
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
Crysis Warhead
Spore

Best PS3 Game: (GTA better not win, either MGS4 or LBP, probably MGS4)

Grand Theft Auto IV
LittleBigPlanet
Resistance 2
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Best Wii Game: (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
No More Heroes
Wii Fit
Boom Blox

Best Xbox 360 Game: (Gears 2)
Fallout 3
Grand Theft Auto IV
Gears of War 2
Fable II

Best Soundtrack: (Rock Band 2 I think MTV will pay 'em off)
Guitar Hero World Tour
Rock Band 2
Grand Theft Auto IV
LittleBigPlanet

Best Action Adventure Game: (MGS4 should win this, but I think it'll be GTA4 or Mirror's Edge for being new. Dead Space was great, but it came out against the best)

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Mirror's Edge
Grand Theft Auto IV
Dead Space

Best Driving Game: (PURE should be replaced with Motorstorm, and Midnight Club: LA should be replaced with Gran Turismo Prologue, but Burnout would still win)

Mario Kart Wii
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
PURE
Burnout Paradise

Best Music Game: (Rock Band, MTV has too much power not to win)

SingStar
Wii Music
Guitar Hero World Tour
Rock Band 2

Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show: (The PS3 Naruto game should have been used, but Star Wars or Lego has this)

Naruto: The Broken Bond
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Quantum of Solace
LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures

Best Graphics: (Fallout 3 and Little Big Planet look good, but should be on here. Where's Gran Turismo. But it's between MGS4 which looks amazing and Gears 2 which looks amazing. I'd have to give it to Gears 2 though.) (Next year Sony, has this Killzone 2, Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain, Gran Turismo 5, and God of War 3)

LittleBigPlanet
Gears of War 2
Fallout 3
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Best Original Score: (All these games are from last year???)

* BioShock
God of War 2
Halo 3
Mass Effect

Best Handheld Game: (God of War: COO)

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Patapon
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
God of War: Chains of Olympus

Best Individual Sport Game: (U decide)

Skate It
Wii Fit
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
Shaun White Snowboarding

Best Fighting Game: (Soul Calibur by default, DBZ will never win an award, SSBB is too arcadey so they won't pick it, and MK vs. DC is only decent)

Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
Soul Calibur IV

Best RPG: (Fallout 3)

Fallout 3
The World Ends With You
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
Fable II

Best Shooter: (This sucks, it's all a matter of preference, I don't think Far Cry is in the running, but overall it's between Gears 2 and R2. Personally I'd go with R2 the online is the best I've played in a shooter, except Warhawk, but Gears 2 is great.)

Gears of War 2
Left 4 Dead
Resistance 2
Far Cry 2

UltimateIdiot9114243d ago

MGS4 has few to little CGI. Many if not all the cutscenes are in game graphic. If you've played it, you would know this. Ex. What ever camouflage and mask you have on will appear in the cutscene and you can turn your camo off during cutscene.

xhairs94243d ago

"MGS is all CGI!"

That's awesome!!! So you mean when you can interact in every cut scene its CGI, meaning since it's interactive it's not a movie meaning the WHOLE game is CGI! OMG you finally proved that MGS4 has the best graphics since the whole game is in CGI running smoothly!!

Not to mention:
1) GeoW2 is all close combat everything is faded past a short distance.
2) MGS4 has steady framerate no matter how far into the distance you're looking.

Need I say more?

Rhoic4243d ago

You call him a fanboy yet you guys never look up any factual evidence AND you say he's wrong and correct him by telling him that the PS3's MGS4 is far superior.

Have any of you even SEEN what the Unreal Engine 3 is capable of? Even in it's early stages?

How about looking up some info instead of trying to tell someone they're wrong and only saying "MGS4 is clearly the winner." And I bet the majority of you have not even played both games. But please, go ahead and rate this down. As anything negative to SONY gets -50, as seen by etownone's post.

Both are nice looking games, period. MGS4's graphics would probably only be superior on some massive LCD TV with 1080p. Which the majority of people DO NOT OWN. So who do you think will get overall best graphics? The award goes to the game that can perform on all levels, and not to a certain group of people who can completely pull it out.

IaMs124243d ago

Gears 2 really doesnt have any glitchs that i have come across of... the textures load fine now not really any pop in's. Anyway yah i figured it would be up there

cherrypie4243d ago

"bugs and glitches"

Huh? All games have bugs and glitches at some level. Gears of War 2 doesnt have any worthy of note.

But, of course, you mean the "bugs and glitches" that only exist in the minds of PS3 owners.

xhairs94243d ago

I disagree, the best graphics is simply that, THE BEST GRAPHICS. Not which game can perform the best on all graphical settings. That's ludicrous. The best graphics are 1080p as of right now and which game performs better, which looks better, which can go farther in the distance, which has screen-tearing etc. etc.

ASTAROTH4243d ago

As a gamer for more than 20 years of my life, and owner of both the 360 and PS3...sorry the wii is just a Nintendo money making toy, its NOT for gaming...I have to said that this year I havent played a better game experience other than MGS4. I have played most of those games and the second game that wowed me as much is Little Big Planet. In the graphics dept MGS4 is way ahead of the competition...sure Gears2 looked amazing but so did the first Gears, theres too little improvement to wining this category. Before complaining go play the first Gears fans and compere the games. Everybody compares just the screenshots, but MGS4 needs to be played. You may see some higher res on Gears 2 but that means it looks graphically superior, what about ligthning, animation, characters, etc.

Second why nominating Gears 2 for online multiplayer with all the problems the title is confronting online. Common sense tells you that it doesnt deserves to be there...Socom isnt there. Anyway as much as I love Resistance 2 its multiplayer is kinda outdated. I felt thet cheaters are everywhere in its online part. and IMSOMNIAC...why do I need to fire almost all my bullets to kill someone else in this game? Ohh I miss the harcore team deathmathch of COD4. So this award must be for WAW.

Anyway we have to wait and see what happens, I think that besides the ommision of IMSOMNIAC as best developers and Valkyria Cronicles at best RPG, VGA at Spike made a great selection of games. Ohh where PACIFIC RIFT!!???damm it!!!!!!

shovelbum4242d ago

Candidate for MP of the year? Say what! Love the game but the MP is broken badly. It'll probably win the Spike for GOTY though but I'd say Fallout 3.

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rbluetank4243d ago (Edited 4243d ago )

1)Goty

Hell no! way to many glitches and the SP/MP are copy cats and bad/broke.

2) Best Multiplayer Game

Hell NO!! the Mp is badily broken. no comment if you already have the game then you know.

3) Best Xbox 360 Game

it might get this one but it will be close...

4) Best Graphics

Hell no! this is 2008 not 2006. there are still tearing,clippings and glicthes. the graphics are very minmal changes from gear1 and there are better games out this year that deserve it.

5) Best Shooter

Hell NO NO!! there is little to little happening is SP. You walking around in big world with little going on.. The Sp has so many copy cat moments that are done is such a bad way that it is not funny.

PoSTedUP4243d ago

i am ashamed to take part in such a corrupt console generation. (-_-)

Another One4243d ago (Edited 4243d ago )

that Gears shouldn't win most of those awards, your arguments against it are completely moronic. (aside from your MP comment. MP is a little annoying.)

Maybe you should explain your copy cat comments. Single player in Gears 2 is actually quite enjoyable. Have you played it? I'll guess no, and if you did, it was only for a few minutes at a friends house. Gears is by no means a bad game.

tehReaper4243d ago

"Hell NO NO!! there is little to little happening is SP. You walking around in big world with little going on.."

Buildings falling, locust coming from all directions, Reavers flying around, Brumaks walking around, and a giant worm = little going on?

Hmm...

tehReaper4243d ago

Wow, 3 disagrees for trying to prove a guy that probably has never played Gears 2 wrong.

For those who disagreed, care to explain how those things are "little"?

They're huge and you know it. It all adds to the value of things going on around you.

InMyOpinion4243d ago

Rule #1 of N4G - You never give positive comments about something 360 related.

Rule #2 of N4G - You NEVER give positive comments about something 360 related.

TheDude2dot04243d ago

@demon

Whining about disagrees usually results in you getting more disagrees.

tehReaper4242d ago (Edited 4242d ago )

Eh, I don't care about disagrees. They're virtual numbers. I just think it's lame people disagree without responding.

Just a bunch of fanboys wishing they had Gears on their system. :P

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DiabloRising4243d ago

Congrats to the team at Epic for their nominations.

I think GOTY is better fit for MGS4 personally.

Best graphics is tough. MGS4 for characters and animation, Gears 2 for environments and post processing effects. Should be a close one.

Best shooter? What does that even mean? Who are they up against?

Best Xbox 360 game of 2008? Definitely.

Best MP? Coop is awesome, so is Horde, but I think L4D will squeak by it.

MiloGarret4243d ago

There we go! First sensible comment.

I disagree with goty mgs4 however, I really don't think it deserves it, at all.

Best shooter of the year? I'm guessing it's any game that involves shooting stuff with some sort of weapon... In which case I personally feel Geow2 is only rivaled by Dead Space.

callahan094243d ago

I agree with everything you say, except my personal preference would put Fable 2 as the 360 game of the year. Just my own tastes, there. Subjectivity for the win!

fufotrufo4243d ago

corrupt?

the game is fuking awesome..wtf are you talking about?

It deserves at least a nomination

PoSTedUP4243d ago

i think i misunderstood... sorry. it says its only "nominated"? lol i though it said it won best in everything lolololol. my fault. *slowly walks away*

pp4243d ago

Gears of War 2 GOTY you ass hole droids.

Magic_The_Celt4243d ago

LittleBigPlanet GOTY you dumb sh*t

LBP nominated for SEVEN awards at VGA's

Boty4243d ago

MSG4,LBP,R2 GOTY

And if being a droid means not being someone like you then that's a complement.

REDZEV4243d ago

GEARS 2 definetly game of the year for 2008!!! by the way has Sony released the numbers yet for Resistance 2??? just curious ;)~

Deadman644243d ago

They won't release the numbers for resistance...it probably sold less than LBP :-\

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