Spike Video Game Awards announces nominees

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Well it is getting to be that time of year again. Many of the major games have already been released and the year 2011 is growing closer and closer. You know what that means. It is time for Spike TV to host the Video Game Awards of 2010. They have already released a list of all the nominees and categories that they were nominated for which you can check out below.

The most notable games are Mass Effect 2 with ten nominations, Red Dead Redemption with 9, and Halo Reach and Black Ops having seven each. It will be interesting to see if any game will sweep each category and end up coming up with the most awards of the show. Not quite sure if I agree with some of these nominations myself, nor how one can judge the most anticipated game of the upcoming year. But I digress; check out the list below.

Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • God of War III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Red Dead Redemption

Studio of the Year

  • BioWare
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Bungie Studios
  • Rockstar San Diego

Best Xbox 360 Game

  • Alan Wake
  • Fable III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2

Best PS3 Game

  • God of War 3
  • Heavy Rain
  • Modnation Racers
  • Red Dead Redemption

Best Wii Game

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn
  • Metroid Other M
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

Best PC Game

  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V
  • Starcraft II Wings of Liberty

Best Handheld Game

  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
  • Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
  • Super Scribblenauts

Best Shooter

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • BioShock 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Halo: Reach

Best Action Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
  • God of War III
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

Best RPG

  • Fable III
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Mass Effect 2

Best Multi-player

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Halo: Reach
  • Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Best Individual Sports Game

  • EA Sports MMA
  • Shaun White Skateboarding
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
  • UFC Undisputed 2010

Best Team Sports Game

  • FIFA Soccer 11
  • Madden NFL 11
  • NBA 2K11
  • MLB 10: The Show

Best Driving Game

  • Blur
  • Modnation Racers
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
  • Split/Second

Best Music Game

  • Dance Central
  • DJ Hero 2
  • Def Jam Rapstar
  • Rock Band 3

Best Soundtrack

  • Def Jam Rapstar
  • DJ Hero 2
  • Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
  • Rock Band 3

Best Song in a Game

  • “Basket Case”
  • “Black Rain”
  • “Far Away”
  • “GoldenEye”
  • “Won’t Back Down”
  • “Replay/Rude Boy Mashup”

Best Original Score

  • God of War III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Red Dead Redemption

Best Graphics

  • God of War III
  • Heavy Rain
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn
  • Red Dead Redemption

Best Adapted Video Game

  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
  • Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
  • Transformers: The War for Cybertron

Best Performance By A Human Male

  • Daniel Craig as James Bond (Blood Stone 007)
  • Gary Oldman as Sgt. Reznov (Call of Duty Black Ops)
  • John Cleese as Jasper (Fable III)
  • Martin Sheen as Illusive Man (Mass Effect 2)
  • Nathan Fillion as Sergeant Edward Buck (Halo Reach)
  • Neil Pattrick Harris as Peter Parker/Amazing Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
  • Rob Wiethoff as John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)
  • Sam Worthington as Alex Mason (Call of Duty Black Ops)

Best Performance by a Human Female

  • Dame Judi Dench as M in Blood Stone 007
  • Danica Patrick as Danica Patrick in Blur
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui as The Numbers Lady in Call of Duty Back Ops
  • Felicia Day as Veronica in Fallout New Vegas
  • Jennifer Hale as Commander Sheppard in Mass Effect 2
  • Kristin Bell as Lucy Stillman in Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  • Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrican in Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
  • Yvonne Strahovski as Miranda Lawson in Mass Effect 2

Best Downloadable Game

  • Costume Quest
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Best DLC

  • BioShock 2 “Minerva’s Den”
  • Borderlands “The Secret Armory of General Knoxx”
  • Mass Effect 2 “Lair of the Shadow Broker”
  • Red Dead Redemption “Undead Nightmare”

Best Independent Game

  • Joe Danger
  • Limbo
  • Super Meat Boy
  • The Misadventures of PB Winterbottom

Most Anticipated Game

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • BioShock: Infinite
  • Gears of War 3
  • Portal 2

Source: Spike TV

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