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Spike Video Game Awards 2012 nominees announced – get the full lists!

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The tenth annual Spike Video Game Awards will take place on December 7th 2012 and will once again seek to recognise the year’s best achievements and accomplishments in the world of videogames, presented with the show’s signature bombast and flair.

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This year, the VGAs will once again be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson (who has hosted three times previously), who said of his hosting duties:

“I’m thrilled to once again preside over the biggest night of gaming. And to all the gamers out there ‒ you better circle the date right now and not make any plans that night ‒ you don’t want to be that one guy among your friends who misses this show.”

The Spike VGAs have previously hosted all kinds of Hollywood talent, from Hugh Jackman and Charlize Theron, to Jack Black and Dwayne Johnson, so it’ll be interesting to see who walks the carpet at this year’s event.

It’s not about who shows their faces, however, but about the games, and this year dozens of titles, add-on content and voice talents have been nominated – here’s the full list of nominees for the tenth annual Spike Video Game Awards ceremony:

Game of the Year:

  • Assassin’s Creed III

  • Dishonored

  • Journey

  • Mass Effect 3

  • The Walking Dead: The Game

Studio of the Year:

  • 343 Industries

  • Arkane Studios

  • Gearbox Software

  • Telltale Games

Best Xbox 360 Game:

  • Assassin’s Creed III

  • Borderlands 2

  • Dishonored

  • Halo 4

Best PlayStation 3 Game:

  • Assassin’s Creed III

  • Borderlands 2

  • Dishonored

  • Journey

Best Wii / Wii U Game:

  • New Super Mario Bros. U

  • The Last Story

  • Xenoblade Chronicles

  • ZombiU

Best PC Game:

  • Diablo III

  • Guild Wars 2

  • Torchlight II

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Best Shooter:

  • Borderlands 2

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

  • Halo 4

  • Max Payne 3

Best Action Adventure Game:

  • Assassin’s Creed III

  • Darksiders II

  • Dishonored

  • Sleeping Dogs

Best RPG:

  • Diablo III

  • Mass Effect 3

  • Torchlight II

  • Xenoblade Chronicles

Best Multiplayer Game:

  • Borderlands 2

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

  • Guild Wars 2

  • Halo 4

Best Individual Sports Game:

  • Hot Shots Gold World Invitational

  • SSX

  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13

  • WWE ‘13

Best Team Sports Game:

  • FIFA 13

  • Madden NFL 13

  • NBA 2K13

  • NHL 13

Best Driving Game:

  • DIRT: Showdown

  • F1 2012

  • Forza Horizon

  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted

Best Song in a 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

  • Halo 4

  • Journey

  • Max Payne 3

Best Graphics:

  • Assassin’s Creed III

  • Dishonored

  • Halo 4

  • Journey

Best Independent Game:

  • Dust: An Elysian Tail

  • Fez

  • Journey

  • Mark of the Ninja

Best Fighting Game:

  • Dead or Alive 5

  • Persona 4 Arena

  • Street Fighter X Tekken

  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Best Handheld/Mobile Game:

  • Gravity Rush

  • LittleBigPlanet PS Vita

  • New Super Mario Bros. 2

  • Sound Shapes

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)

Best Performance by a Human Male:

  • Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)

  • Dave Fennoy as Lee Everest (The Walking Dead)

  • James McCaffrey as Max Payne (Max Payne 3)

  • Nolan North as Captain Martin Walker (Spec Ops: The Line)

Best Adapted Videogame:

  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes

  • The Walking Dead: The Game

  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Best Downloadable Content:

  • Dawnguard – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

  • Leviathan – Mass Effect 3

  • Mechromancer Pack – Borderlands 2

  • Perpetual Testing Initiative – Portal 2

Best Downloadable Game:

  • Fez

  • Journey

  • Sounds Shapes

  • The Walking Dead: The Game

Best Social Game:

  • Draw Something

  • Marvel: Avenger’s Alliance

  • SimCity Social

  • You Don’t Know Jack

Most Anticipated Game:

  • Bioshock Infinite

  • Grand Theft Auto V

  • South Park: The Stick of Truth

  • The Last of Us

  • Tomb Raider

Which games do you think deserve to win? While the official awards will be voted on by a panel, you can cast your own vote at the Spike Video Game Awards site for the public voting portion of the show – visit here to have your say!

What have been your favourite games of 2012? What’s your most anticipated game of 2013?


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