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Spike TV announces VGA Nominees

TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
edited November 2008 in Games and Technology
I know, I know, I know.

But they get a little better every year, and this year there's no "Addictive game award brought to you by Gears of War" award.

The nominees are:
Game of the Year
Grand Theft Auto IV
LittleBigPlanet
Fallout 3
Metal Gear Solid 4
Gears of War 2

Studio of the Year
Media Molecule
Rockstar North
Harmonix
Bethesda Game Studios

Best Shooter
Far Cry 2
Resistance 2
Gears of War 2
Left 4 Dead

Best RPG
Fable II
Fallout 3
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
The World Ends With You

Best Fighting Game
SoulCalibir IV
Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit

Best Individual Sports Game
Shaun White Snowboarding
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
Wii Fit
Skate It

Best Handheld Game
God of War: Chains of Olympus
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Patapon
Castlevania Order of Eccelsia

Best Graphics
Gears of War 2
Fallout 3
LittleBigPlanet
Metal Gear Solid 4

Best Game Based on a Movie or a TV Show
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
Quantum of Solace
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Naruto: The Broken Bond

Best Music Game
Rock Band 2 (MTV Games/ Harmonix)
Guitar Hero World Tour (RedOctane/ Activision Publishing/ Neversoft Entertainment)
Wii Music (Nintendo/ Nintendo)
SingStar (Sony Computer Entertainment/ SCE Studios London)

Best Driving Game
Burout Paradise
Pure
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
Mario Kart Wii

Best Action Adventure Game
Grand Theft Auto IV
Dead Space
Mirror's Edge
Metal Gear Solid 4

Best Team Sports Game
NHL 09
Madden NFL 09
NBA 2K9
FIFA Soccer 09

Best Soundtrack
LittleBigPlanet
Grand Theft Auto IV
Rock Band 2
Guitar Hero World Tour

Best Xbox 360 Game
Fable II
Gears of War 2
Grand Theft Auto IV
Fallout 3

Best Wii Game
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Boom Blox
Wii Fit
No More Heroes

Best PS3 Game
Metal Gear Solid 4
Resistance 2
LittleBigPlanet
Grant Theft Auto IV

Best PC Game
Spore
Crysis Warhead
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
Left 4 Dead

Best Original Score
Fallout 3
Spore
Metal Gear Solid 4
LittleBigPlanet

Best Multiplayer Game
Gears of War 2
Left 4 Dead
Resistance 2
Call of Duty: World at War

Best Performance by a Human Male
Michael Hollick as Niko Bellic in GTA IV
David Hayter as Old Snake in MGS 4
Stephen Fry as The Narrator in LBP
Jason Zumwalt as Roman Bellic in GTA IV

Best Performance by a Human Female
Nathalie Cox as Juno Eclipse in The Force Unleashed
Debi Mae West as Meryl Silverburgh: MGS 4
Paula Tiso as Silvia Christel in No More Heroes
Keeley Hawes Lara Croft in Tomb Raider Underworld

Best Independent Game Fueled by Mountain Dew (Not a Judge Category)
World of Goo
PixelJunk Eden
Braid
Audio Surf

Now, let us commence bitching about the presence of games like Left 4 Dead which aren't out yet.

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    It's funny because you already predict what games are going to win each category from SpikeTV.

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  • chasehatesbearschasehatesbears Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Strange that WotLK is nowhere to be found.

  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Wow, a whole nomination for Dead Space, how generous.

  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Damn, I was hoping this would be dropped due to the "slowing-economy."

    Also, how did they pick LEGO: Indiana Jones over Batman? Like, was it a hat, or more of a dartboard setup?

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  • ChanceChance Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Never, ever mention the Spike "Video Game Awards" without quotation marks.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Hmm, if I had to choose from the options they provided, mine would go a little something like this.
    Taramoor wrote: »
    The nominees are:
    Game of the Year
    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Studio of the Year
    Harmonix

    Best Shooter
    Left 4 Dead

    Best RPG
    Fallout 3

    Best Fighting Game
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Best Individual Sports Game
    Skate It is not out yet, but I'm betting on this. Really bad year for this category.

    Best Handheld Game
    Castlevania Order of Eccelsia

    Best Graphics
    LittleBigPlanet

    Best Game Based on a Movie or a TV Show
    Quantum of Solace

    Best Music Game
    Rock Band 2 (MTV Games/ Harmonix)

    Best Driving Game
    Burnout Paradise

    Best Action Adventure Game
    Mirror's Edge

    Best Team Sports Game
    Madden NFL 09

    Best Soundtrack
    Rock Band 2

    Best Xbox 360 Game
    Fable II

    Best Wii Game
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Best PS3 Game
    LittleBigPlanet

    Best PC Game
    N/A

    Best Original Score
    Metal Gear Solid 4

    Best Multiplayer Game
    Left 4 Dead

    Best Performance by a Human Male
    Michael Hollick as Niko Bellic in GTA IV

    Best Performance by a Human Female
    Keeley Hawes Lara Croft in Tomb Raider Underworld

    Best Independent Game Fueled by Mountain Dew (Not a Judge Category)
    Braid

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  • GyralGyral Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I'm sorry but no nomination of Silent Hill Homecoming for soundtrack? Bollocks.

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  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Taramoor wrote: »
    Best Performance by a Human Female
    Nathalie Cox as Juno Eclipse in The Force Unleashed
    Keeley Hawes Lara Croft in Tomb Raider Underworld

    Speaking with an English accent is good voice acting now?

    Also love the "human" in there.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Cherrn wrote: »
    Taramoor wrote: »
    Best Performance by a Human Female
    Nathalie Cox as Juno Eclipse in The Force Unleashed
    Keeley Hawes Lara Croft in Tomb Raider Underworld

    Speaking with an English accent is good voice acting, I guess?

    Also love the "human" in there.

    Don't know why Nathalie Cox is in there, but I really enjoy Keeley Hawes as Lara Croft.

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  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Professor Layton for the handheld catagory? No offense to the game, but they really do use a dartboard.

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    It always kind of annoys me how a Rock Band or Guitar Hero is guaranteed to pick up every Best Soundtrack award. I don't know, just the fact that the soundtrack is the game seems to be rather unfair.

  • CherrnCherrn Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Cherrn wrote: »
    Taramoor wrote: »
    Best Performance by a Human Female
    Nathalie Cox as Juno Eclipse in The Force Unleashed
    Keeley Hawes Lara Croft in Tomb Raider Underworld

    Speaking with an English accent is good voice acting, I guess?

    Also love the "human" in there.

    Don't know why Nathalie Cox is in there, but I really enjoy Keeley Hawes as Lara Croft.

    I thought it was kind of a nondescript voice, but I suppose the girl actually has talent. Juno Eclipse doesn't belong anywhere near that category, though.

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  • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow YRP...in position It's showtime, girls.Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    darleysam wrote: »
    It always kind of annoys me how a Rock Band or Guitar Hero is guaranteed to pick up every Best Soundtrack award. I don't know, just the fact that the soundtrack is the game seems to be rather unfair.

    It's not impossible to do, some non-music game just needs a really kick-ass soundtrack.

    Even with all the Rock Bands and Guitar Heroes out, I'll still take the soundtracks of THPS3, THPS4 and Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX over them.

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  • angrylinuxgeekangrylinuxgeek Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Sucks that Left4Dead isn't out yet, it deserves a nomination for Studio and the Voicework categories. I don't really see why Harmonix is up there, another year another RB game :P

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    darleysam wrote: »
    It always kind of annoys me how a Rock Band or Guitar Hero is guaranteed to pick up every Best Soundtrack award. I don't know, just the fact that the soundtrack is the game seems to be rather unfair.

    It's not impossible to do, some non-music game just needs a really kick-ass soundtrack.

    Even with all the Rock Bands and Guitar Heroes out, I'll still take the soundtracks of THPS3, THPS4 and Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX over them.

    I think it's just that another game's licensed music is always going to be secondary to the game itself, so they can't afford as much or as much quality as a game where the music and soundtrack is the game itself. Yes I understand it's petty bitching about what's essentially a meaningless award, I know how inconsequential it is, but it irks me.

  • NickTheNewbieNickTheNewbie Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Patapon and Professor Layton for best handheld? O_o Well, that's... different.


    And Mortal Kombat VS DC isn't even out yet, is it?

    (Also, boo to no Persona 3 in RPG category, but that goes without saying for me.)


    I guess by their logic, they could put Persona 4 in there.

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  • HalfmexHalfmex Don't call me Mr. Scorpion. It's Mr. ScorpiO, but don't call me that either.Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Odd that Saints Row II isn't on that list. You'd think that'd be right up Spike's alley.

    Also
    Best Fighting Game
    SoulCalibir IV
    Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit
    Is MK vs. DC even out yet?

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  • angrylinuxgeekangrylinuxgeek Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    It's going to be really tough for them to choose best Wii game.

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  • CalaveronCalaveron Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Ctrl+f "valkryia chronicles" not found


    bullshit.

    Nor Tales of Vesperia

  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Why isn't The World Ends With You nominated for best handheld? It's the only handheld game nominated in any other category. You'd figure it'd say something for the game that it can compete on equal footing with console titles.

    Also, MLB Power Pros 2008 > Madden 09.

  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Crysis warhead only in the PC section, not in the graphics? Even without looking at the other catagories, the list is fail, though maybe not quite as fail as all those freaking sites which gave CoD4 the graphics awards last year.

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  • mugginnsmugginns Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    BubbaT wrote: »
    Also, NCAA 2009 > MLB Power Pros 2008 > Madden 09.
    Online dynasty called and fixed this for you

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    It's going to be really tough for them to choose best Wii game.

    See, it's funny because Wii = Not teh x-treme

  • RenzoRenzo Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Best Wii Game brought to you by Milk

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  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I don't care who wins or loses anything else, I just want to be able to say that Braid is fueled by Mountain Dew.

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  • seasleepyseasleepy Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Man, No More Heroes winning a video game award from Spike TV would be the most hilarious and/or meta thing ever.

    It was amusing to have Massachusetts as part of our country, but now, of course, like so much of the coastal nation, it no longer qualifies as America.
  • KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    LBP better win for best Soundtrack!

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  • urahonkyurahonky Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    seasleepy wrote: »
    Man, No More Heroes winning a video game award from Spike TV would be the best thing ever.

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  • TaramoorTaramoor Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Lunker wrote: »
    I don't care who wins or loses anything else, I just want to be able to say that Braid is fueled by Mountain Dew.

    That would explain the spastic time-travel aspect.

  • RemingtonRemington Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    How can you even compare Little Big Planet to the other three games on the Best Graphics list? That's stupid.

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I'm sorry, the year that Crysis: Warhead is out and it's not on "Best Graphics" list?




    What the fuck?

  • dragonsamadragonsama Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I think the awards will go down like this.
    Game of the Year
    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Studio of the Year
    Rockstar North

    Best Shooter
    Gears of War 2


    Best RPG
    Fallout 3

    Best Fighting Game
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Best Individual Sports Game
    Skate It

    Best Handheld Game
    God of War: Chains of Olympus

    Best Graphics
    Gears of War 2

    Best Game Based on a Movie or a TV Show
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    Best Music Game
    Guitar Hero World Tour (RedOctane/ Activision Publishing/ Neversoft Entertainment)

    Best Driving Game
    Midnight Club: Los Angeles

    Best Action Adventure Game
    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Best Team Sports Game
    Madden NFL 09

    Best Soundtrack
    Guitar Hero World Tour

    Best Xbox 360 Game
    Gears of War 2

    Best Wii Game
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Best PS3 Game
    Grant Theft Auto IV

    Best PC Game
    Spore

    Best Original Score
    Fallout 3

    Best Multiplayer Game
    Gears of War 2

    Best Performance by a Human Male
    Michael Hollick as Niko Bellic in GTA IV

    Best Performance by a Human Female
    Debi Mae West as Meryl Silverburgh: MGS 4

    Best Independent Game Fueled by Mountain Dew (Not a Judge Category)
    Audio Surf

    this is judging by their past award shows and the total douchebag element of most of their viewers.

  • FreakinchairFreakinchair Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Remington wrote: »
    How can you even compare Little Big Planet to the other three games on the Best Graphics list? That's stupid.

    Have... have you played gears of war 2?

    also wtf at crysis warhead not on the list lololol (nor dead space) and fallout 3 being there... Fallout 3 is pretty damn good looking BUT definitely not top tier.

    And where the hell is my damn dead space? Only one nomination!?! OUTRAGE

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  • angrylinuxgeekangrylinuxgeek Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Remington wrote: »
    How can you even compare Little Big Planet to the other three games on the Best Graphics list? That's stupid.


    What does this even mean? Are you saying LBP is better or worse?

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Seriously did they just not look at Crysis Warhead?

    Or play it on like, an old mac running bootcamp?


    Crysis: Warhead is a good leap above the other games for graphics.

  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Remington wrote: »
    How can you even compare Little Big Planet to the other three games on the Best Graphics list? That's stupid.

    It has better graphics than
    Gears of War: because it has more than 3 colors.
    Fallout3: because it's cardboard cutout NPCs animated with motor bolts are more realistically animated than the NPC Fallout.
    MGS: technically qualifies as a movie thus it isn't eligible for any video game rewards.

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  • FirmSkaterFirmSkater Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Fallout 3 is a shoe in for GOTY, and I have proof of a guy saying he would eat his hat if Fallout 3 got GOTY from one of the threads here.

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  • OtakuD00DOtakuD00D Too stupid to feel pain. San DiegoRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    It's Spike TV. So....
    Game of the Year
    Gears of War 2

    Studio of the Year
    Harmonix

    Best Shooter
    Gears of War 2

    Best RPG
    Fallout 3

    Best Fighting Game
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl

    Best Individual Sports Game
    Skate It

    Best Handheld Game
    God of War: Chains of Olympus

    Best Graphics
    Gears of War 2

    Best Game Based on a Movie or a TV Show
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

    Best Music Game
    Rock Band 2 (MTV Games/ Harmonix)

    Best Driving Game
    Midnight Club: Los Angeles

    Best Action Adventure Game
    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Best Team Sports Game
    Madden NFL 09

    Best Soundtrack
    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Best Xbox 360 Game
    Gears of War 2

    Best Wii Game
    No More Heroes

    Best PS3 Game
    Metal Gear Solid 4

    Best PC Game
    Spore

    Best Original Score
    Metal Gear Solid 4

    Best Multiplayer Game
    Gears of War 2

    Best Performance by a Human Male
    David Hayter as Old Snake in MGS 4

    Best Performance by a Human Female
    Keeley Hawes Lara Croft in Tomb Raider Underworld

    Best Independent Game Fueled by Mountain Dew (Not a Judge Category)
    Audio Surf

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    TheStig wrote: »
    Remington wrote: »
    How can you even compare Little Big Planet to the other three games on the Best Graphics list? That's stupid.

    It has better graphics than
    Gears of War: because it has more than 3 colors.
    Fallout3: because it's cardboard cutout NPCs animated with motor bolts are more realistically animated than the NPC Fallout.
    MGS: technically qualifies as a movie thus it isn't eligible for any video game rewards.

    Yeah, fuck all that brown.
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