Thursday, December 6, 2012

VGA 2012 Nominees


Another year in gaming is coming to a close and it's time to award certain developers for their outstanding work that has made their game stand out in the crowd for one reason or another. The Video Game Awards will once again be hosted this year by Spike TV on TV on Dec. 7 at 6PM PST. Here are the nominees for all the categories for this year in gaming.

Game of the Year:
Assassins Creed 3: Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal
Dishonored: Bethesda / Arkane Studios
Journey: Sony computer Entertainment / ThatGameCompany
Mass Effect 3: Electronic Arts / BioWare
The Walking Dead: The Game: Telltale Games

Studio of the Year
343 Industries
Arkane Studios
Gearbox Software
Telltale Games

Best Xbox 360 Game
Assassins Creed 3: Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal 
Borderlands 2: 2K Games / Gearbox Software
Dishonored: Bethesda Softworks / Arkane Studios
Halo 4: Microsoft Studios / 343 Industries

Best PS3 Game
Assassins Creed 3: Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal 
Borderlands 2: 2K Games / Gearbox Software
Dishonored: Bethesda Softworks / Arkane Studios
Journey: Sony computer Entertainment / ThatGameCompany

Best Wii / Wii-U Game
New Super Mario Bros. U: Nintendo
The Last Story: Xseed Games / Mistwalker / AQ Interactive
Xenoblade Chronicles: Nintendo / Monolith Software
ZombiU: Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montpellier

Best PC Game
Diablo 3: Blizzard Entertainment 
Guild Wars 2: NCSoft / Arenanet
Torchlight 2: Runic Games
XCom: Enemy Unknown: 2K Games / Firaxis Games

Best Shooter
Borderlands 2: 2K Games / Gearbox Software
Call of Duty: Black Op 2: Activision / Treyarch
Halo 4: Microsoft Studios / 343 Industries
Max Payne 3: Rockstar Games

Best Action Adventure Game
Assassins Creed 3: Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal
Darksiders 2: THQ / Vigil Games
Dishonored: Bethesda Softworks / Arkane Studios
Sleeping Dogs: Square Enix / United Front Games

Best RPG
Diablo 3: Blizzard Entertainment
Mass Effect 3: Electronic Arts / Bioware
Torchlight 2: Runic Games
Xenoblade Chronicles: Nintendo / Monolith Software

Best Multi-Player Game
Borderlands 2: 2K Games / Gearbox Software
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2: Activision / Treyarch
Guild Wars 2: NCSoft / Arenanet
Halo 4: Microsoft Studios / 343 Industries

Best Individual Sports Game
Hot Shots Golf World Invitational: Sony Computer Entertainment / Clap Hanz
SSX: Electronics Arts / EA Canada 
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13: Electronics Arts / EA Tiburon
WWE '13: THQ / Yuke's Media Creations

Best Team Sports Game
FIFA Soccer 13: Electronic Arts / EA Canada
Madden NFL 13: Electronic Arts / EA Tiburon
NBA 2K13: 2K Sports / Visual Concepts
NHL 13: Electronic Arts / EA Canada

Best Driving Game
Dirt: Showdown: Codemasters
F1 2012: Codemasters
Forza Horizon: Microsoft Studios / Playground Games / Turn 10 Studios
Need for Speed Most Wanted: Electronic Arts / Criterion Games

Best Song in Game
"Castle of Glass" by Linkin Park: Medal of Honor Warfighter
"Cities" by Beck: Sound Shapes
"I Was Born For This" by Austin Wintory: Journey
"Tears" by Health: Max Payne 3

Best Original Score
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2: Activision / Treyarch
Halo 4: Microsoft Studios / 343 Industries
Journey: Sony Computer Entertainment / ThatGameCompany
Max Payne 3: Rockstar Games

Best Graphics
Assassins Creed 3: Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal
Dishonored: Bethesda Softworks / Arkane Studios
Halo 4: Microsoft Studios / 343 Studios
Journey: Sony Computer Entertainment / ThatGameCompany

Best Independent Game
Dust: An Elysian Tail: Humble Hearts
Fez: Polytron
Journey: ThatGameCompany
Mark of the Ninja: Klei Entertainment

Best Fighting Game
Dead or Alive 5: Tecmo / Team Ninja
Persona 4 Arena: Atlus / Arc System Works / Atlus
Street Fighter X Tekken: Capcom / Namco Bandai / Capcom
Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Namco Bandai

Best Handheld / Mobile Game
Gravity Rush: Sony Computer Entertainment / SCE Studios Japan
LittleBigPlanet PS Vita: Sony Computer Entertainment / Tarsier Studios / Double Eleven Studios
New Super Mario Bros. 2: Nintendo
Sound Shapes: Sony Computer Entertainment / Queasy Games

Best Performance by a Human Female
Emma Stone as Amanda Cartwright: Sleeping Dogs
Jen Taylor as Cortana: Halo 4
Jennifer Hale as Commander Shepard: Mass Effect 3
Melissa Hutchison as Clementine: The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Performance by a Human Male
Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack: Borderlands 2
Dave Fennoy as Lee Everret: The Walking Dead: The Game
James McCaffrey as Max Payne: Max Payne 3
Nolan North as Captain Martin Walker: Spec Ops: The Line

Best Adapted Video Game
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two: Disney Interactive Studios / Junction Point Studios
Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes: Warner Bros Interactive / Traveller's Tales
The Walking Dead: The Game: Telltale Games
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron: Activision / High Moon Studios

Best DLC
Dawnguard - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Bethesda Softworks / Bethesda Game Studios
Leviathan - Mass Effect 3: Electronic Arts / Bioware
Mechromancer Pack - Borderlands 2: 2K Games / Gearbox Software
Perpetual Testing Initiative - Portal 2: Valve

Best Downloadable Game
Fez: Microsoft Studios / Polytron
Journey: Sony Computer Entertainment / ThatGameCompany
Sound Shapes: Sony Computer Entertainment / Queasy Games
The Walking Dead: The Game: Telltale Games

Best Social Game
Draw Something: OMGPOP
Marvel: Avengers Alliance: Playdom
Simcity Social: Electronic Arts / Maxis / Playfish
You Don't Know Jack: Jellyvision Games

Alright folks those are the nominations for this years VGA's. Be sure to leave feedback as to which games should win in certain categories and which nominations you disagree with. 

Cameron Deao
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