Video Game Awards 2012 Nominees

7 December 2012
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Spike TV has announced the nominees of “VGA TEN” – the network’s tenth annual live televised event to celebrate the best in video games.

Leading “VGA TEN,” with seven nominations each are “Borderlands 2? (2K Games/Gearbox Software), “Halo 4″ (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries) and “Journey” (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany). Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed III,” is not far behind with six nominations while Bethesda Softworks’ “Dishonored,” EA’s “Mass Effect 3,” and Telltale Games’ “The Walking Dead: The Game” all have five nominations each.

Nominees for Spike TV’s “VGA TEN” were determined by the VGA Advisory Council, made up of a group of some of the most well-respected video game journalists from media outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, Game Informer, Joystiq, Kotaku, Polygon, IGN, GameTrailers, Gamespot, Wired.com, USA Today and Associated Press.

Below are several of the nominees and categories for Spike TV’s “VGA TEN.” For a full list, please go to VGA.spike.com.

Game of the Year

“Assassin’s Creed III” (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal)
“Dishonored” (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)
“Journey” (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)
“Mass Effect 3” (Electronic Arts/BioWare)
“The Walking Dead: The Game” (Telltale Games)

Best Action Adventure Game

“Assassin’s Creed III” (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal)
“Darksiders II” (THQ/Vigil Games)
“Dishonored” (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)
“Sleeping Dogs” (Square Enix/United Front Games)

Best Shooter

“Borderlands 2” (2K Games/Gearbox Software)
“Call of Duty: Black Ops II” (Activision/Treyarch)
“Halo 4” (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)
“Max Payne 3” (Rockstar Games)

Studio of the Year

343 Industries
Arkane Studios
Gearbox Software
Telltale Games

Most Anticipated Game

“BioShock Infinite” (2K Games/Irrational Games)
“Grand Theft Auto V” (Rockstar Games)
“South Park: The Stick of Truth” (THQ/Obsidian Entertainment)
“The Last of Us” (Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog)
“Tomb Raider” (Square Enix/Crystal Dynamics)

For additional information about other “VGA” world exclusives and announcements, fans can log onto VGA.spike.com and get updates via Twitter @SPIKETV as well as the hashtag #VGA.

What are your favorite video games of 2012?

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Ferry Groenendijk By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.


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