Spike TV Announces the Video Game Awards Nominees

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Samuel L Jackson Hosts the VGA TenI haven’t played a single one however millions have and, according to Spike TV, the following nominees represent the best of the best. The VGA Ten hosted by Samuel L Jackson and featuring musical performances by musical performances by Linkin Park and Tenacious D will air live on December 7, 2012 at 9pm on Spike TV, MTV 2, MTV Tr3s, Xbox LIVE, Spike.com and GameTrailers.com. Linkin Park’s set to perform “Castle of Glass” off of their Living Things album. Tenacious D, making their second appearance, will perform “Rize of the Fenix.”
 
“Borderlands 2,” “Halo 4” and “Journey” lead the pack of 2012 Video Game Awards nominees with seven nominations a piece. Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed III” collected six nominations and “Dishonored,” EA’s “Mass Effect 3,” and Telltale Games’ “The Walking Dead: The Game” followed close behind with five each.
 
Per Spike TV: “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.”
 
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 more on the nominees, visit VGA.spike.com.
 
Source: Spike TV
 
Posted by Rebecca Murray
 

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