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Spike TV announces VGA Nominees

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  • mugginnsmugginns Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Gears 2 is a great game and deserves whatever awards it wins.

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  • XtarathXtarath Registered User
    edited November 2008
    mugginns wrote: »
    Gears 2 is a great game and deserves whatever awards it wins.



    But I'm pretty sure it's not the best game.

  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    MichaelLC wrote: »
    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?

    Isn't the LEGO Batman game based on the comic books and neither the movies or TV show? Granted, the demo at least used the Tim Burton Batman music, but I don't think that was it's inspiration...

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  • EndomaticEndomatic Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Xtarath wrote: »
    mugginns wrote: »
    Gears 2 is a great game and deserves whatever awards it wins.



    But I'm pretty sure it's not the best game.

    You have a gift for understatement. If there was a best story category I'm sure GoW 2 would be right up there.

  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Xtarath wrote: »
    mugginns wrote: »
    Gears 2 is a great game and deserves whatever awards it wins.



    But I'm pretty sure it's not the best game.

    I respectfully disagree. Act 4 spoilers:

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  • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The absence of Banjo is regrettable but not unexpected. I expect that game to be the surprise hit of the year.

    I'm also greatly saddened by the complete lack of Geometry Wars 2 and Castle Crashers. I'd vote Geometry Wars 2 as one of the best games of the year period so the fact that it didn't show up anywhere is pathetic.

  • FugaFuga Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The fuck, Wii music actually made it to being a nominee?

  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Fuga wrote: »
    The fuck, Wii music actually made it to being a nominee?

    Can you name another music game worthy of being nominated that wasn't called Guitar Hero: somethingorother?

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Fuga wrote: »
    The fuck, Wii music actually made it to being a nominee?

    Can you name another music game worthy of being nominated that wasn't called Guitar Hero: somethingorother?

    At least they didn't nominate a DDR.

    There's DJ MAX Fever, but that's still two months away.

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  • LunkerLunker Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    The absence of Banjo is regrettable but not unexpected. I expect that game to be the surprise hit of the year.

    I'm also greatly saddened by the complete lack of Geometry Wars 2 and Castle Crashers. I'd vote Geometry Wars 2 as one of the best games of the year period so the fact that it didn't show up anywhere is pathetic.

    I don't really expect DD titles to ever get mainstream recognition, and even amongst enthusiast websites the best I can hope for is a specialized category, but I agree. I don't typically try to rank my games, but if I did I'm sure Geo Wars 2 and Braid would be near the top of my list.

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  • BubbaTBubbaT Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Fuga wrote: »
    The fuck, Wii music actually made it to being a nominee?

    Can you name another music game worthy of being nominated that wasn't called Guitar Hero: somethingorother?

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  • SkyGheNeSkyGheNe Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Lunker wrote: »
    Xtarath wrote: »
    mugginns wrote: »
    Gears 2 is a great game and deserves whatever awards it wins.



    But I'm pretty sure it's not the best game.

    I respectfully disagree. Act 4 spoilers:

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    Gears of War 2's writing and story are laughable in comparison to others. Really, it's like a shitty action movie that you're supposed to laugh at...or a B movie. Even their emotionally driven scenes are kind of meh for me.

    Their villains are caricatures who we fail to empathize with at any level and their heroes...well...meh.

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  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    List fails for lack of Braid and Castle Crashers.

  • ViscountalphaViscountalpha Registered User
    edited November 2008
    The absence of Banjo is regrettable but not unexpected. I expect that game to be the surprise hit of the year.

    I'm also greatly saddened by the complete lack of Geometry Wars 2 and Castle Crashers. I'd vote Geometry Wars 2 as one of the best games of the year period so the fact that it didn't show up anywhere is pathetic.

    That is because spike is full of idiots who don't like downloadable games.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    BTP wrote: »
    I find it interesting that there's no "Best New Technology" or "Best Breakthrough Technology" this year.

    That award would automatically have to go to "Guitar Hero: On Tour", for obvious reasons.

    More like "Best Breaking Technology"

  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    rayofash wrote: »
    List fails for lack of Braid and Castle Crashers.

    Braid is on there. At least, it is for the Mountain Dewing.

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  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Best Soundtrack
    LittleBigPlanet
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Rock Band 2
    Guitar Hero World Tour

    Did anybody else find this to be highly depressing, and/or a joke? Not to knock Michael Hunter's incidentals and theme work in GTA IV... but nearly 90% of the game's soundtrack are just licensed tracks. I have "Soviet Connection" on my ipod, heh.

    Same with Rock Band... and Guitar Hero World Tour.

    Best Soundtrack is just "Spike's Best iPod Playlist"

    Edit: Micheal Hunter is the dude who composed the other music from GTA IV.

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  • SorensonSorenson Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Best Soundtrack
    LittleBigPlanet
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Rock Band 2
    Guitar Hero World Tour

    Did anybody else find this to be highly depressing, and/or a joke? Not to knock Michael Hunter's incidentals and theme work... but nearly 90% of the game's soundtrack are just licensed tracks.

    Same with Rock Band... and Guitar Hero World Tour.

    Best Soundtrack is just "Spike's Best iPod Playlist"
    Didn't the 50 Cent game win this catagory one year? I certainely remember a great deal of mockery of that catagory one round.

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  • Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Best Soundtrack
    LittleBigPlanet
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Rock Band 2
    Guitar Hero World Tour

    Did anybody else find this to be highly depressing, and/or a joke? Not to knock Michael Hunter's incidentals and theme work... but nearly 90% of the game's soundtrack are just licensed tracks.

    Same with Rock Band... and Guitar Hero World Tour.

    Best Soundtrack is just "Spike's Best iPod Playlist"

    Isn't Spike the network with the show manSWERS? An apparently live action version of Maxim's trivia pages? I think my point is that SpikeTV sucks. Is that yours, too?

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  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Sorenson wrote: »
    Best Soundtrack
    LittleBigPlanet
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Rock Band 2
    Guitar Hero World Tour

    Did anybody else find this to be highly depressing, and/or a joke? Not to knock Michael Hunter's incidentals and theme work... but nearly 90% of the game's soundtrack are just licensed tracks.

    Same with Rock Band... and Guitar Hero World Tour.

    Best Soundtrack is just "Spike's Best iPod Playlist"
    Didn't the 50 Cent game win this catagory one year? I certainely remember a great deal of mockery of that catagory one round.

    Oh man, I just looked up the past winners. It seems that they had a category for scores... but this year there is no "Best Original Score" category? Go figure.

    2007: Best Original Score - Bioshock
    2006: Best Original Score - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Softworks)

    Looks like composers get another awards show on PBS.

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  • Shady3011Shady3011 they cant troll you if there dead Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Braid probably won't win since Soulja Boy (Tell 'Em) didn't like it. If only it weren't Mario in a business suit, then I'm sure it might have made it out on top.

  • tastydonutstastydonuts Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Shady3011 wrote: »
    Braid probably won't win since Soulja Boy (Tell 'Em) didn't like it. If only it weren't Mario in a business suit, then I'm sure it might have made it out on top.
    tbh, I didn't like Braid myself. :P

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  • Shady3011Shady3011 they cant troll you if there dead Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I thought the going back in time potion was pretty neat.

  • bigwahbigwah Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Lack of Left 4 Dead disturbs the Director. You wont like him when he's angry.

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  • The ListenerThe Listener Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Midnight club LA for best racer? Really? GRiD was a WAAAY better game than this one.

    GRiD was a VERY underrated game... the Demolition Derby mode was worth the price of admission alone, and I'd take the game's vast range of cars to play with over Midnight Club's fake Xtreme Drama presentation and promoting heavy cosmetic customization for performance upgrades any day.

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  • rayofashrayofash Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Shady3011 wrote: »
    Braid probably won't win since Soulja Boy (Tell 'Em) didn't like it. If only it weren't Mario in a business suit, then I'm sure it might have made it out on top.

    It was a lot deeper than that.

  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    But yeah, half of the male VA roles being from GTA?

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  • cj iwakuracj iwakura The Rhythm Rogue Coral Springs, FLRegistered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I'm surprised they nominated Sylvia from No More Heroes but not Travis.

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  • EliminationElimination Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Midnight club LA for best racer? Really? GRiD was a WAAAY better game than this one.

    GRiD was a VERY underrated game... the Demolition Derby mode was worth the price of admission alone, and I'd take the game's vast range of cars to play with over Midnight Club's fake Xtreme Drama presentation and promoting heavy cosmetic customization for performance upgrades any day.

    Yeah i can safely say GRiD was one of the best racing games i have ever played, i got it on PC and never regretted it one bit, its absolutely awesome and i am going to pick it up on 360 soon as well to play with some friends. It's just a really entertaining game all around. Drifting was my favourite even if i get stomped by those insane drifter nuts online.

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Best Soundtrack
    LittleBigPlanet
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Rock Band 2
    Guitar Hero World Tour

    Did anybody else find this to be highly depressing, and/or a joke? Not to knock Michael Hunter's incidentals and theme work... but nearly 90% of the game's soundtrack are just licensed tracks.

    Same with Rock Band... and Guitar Hero World Tour.

    Best Soundtrack is just "Spike's Best iPod Playlist"

    Isn't Spike the network with the show manSWERS? An apparently live action version of Maxim's trivia pages? I think my point is that SpikeTV sucks. Is that yours, too?

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  • KhavallKhavall Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    cj iwakura wrote: »
    I'm surprised they nominated Sylvia from No More Heroes but not Travis.

    Anything No More Heroes from Spike is still pretty crazy.


    Also Travis had awful voice acting if you didn't "get" the game.

  • EliminationElimination Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    darleysam wrote: »
    Best Soundtrack
    LittleBigPlanet
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Rock Band 2
    Guitar Hero World Tour

    Did anybody else find this to be highly depressing, and/or a joke? Not to knock Michael Hunter's incidentals and theme work... but nearly 90% of the game's soundtrack are just licensed tracks.

    Same with Rock Band... and Guitar Hero World Tour.

    Best Soundtrack is just "Spike's Best iPod Playlist"

    Isn't Spike the network with the show manSWERS? An apparently live action version of Maxim's trivia pages? I think my point is that SpikeTV sucks. Is that yours, too?

    HEY

    are you ready to feel SO INQUISITIVE

    these aren't your grandma's answers

    these are MEN ANSWERS

    MANSWERS

    It's pretty much the channel for the borderline retarded.

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  • darleysamdarleysam Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    I will have to link to Powerthirst adverts if you didn't get the reference.

  • EliminationElimination Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    darleysam wrote: »
    I will have to link to Powerthirst adverts if you didn't get the reference.


    Does it now come in women? With gun flavour?

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  • psyck0psyck0 Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Well, that is a horrible list IMHO and stupidly biased towards FPS-and-boob-loving-males, but then again that is pretty much Spike's entire audience, so it makes sense.

    I will just ignore these like I do every year.

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  • pogo1250pogo1250 Registered User
    edited November 2008
    idk how i feel about super smash brothers brawl being in the same category as a game like soul calibur IV.

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  • mugginnsmugginns Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    Xtarath wrote: »
    mugginns wrote: »
    Gears 2 is a great game and deserves whatever awards it wins.



    But I'm pretty sure it's not the best game.
    I'd say Left 4 Dead will be, but I could see how some would say Gears is. Nobody plays Gears for the story, they play it for MP.

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  • Shady3011Shady3011 they cant troll you if there dead Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    pogo1250 wrote: »
    idk how i feel about super smash brothers brawl being in the same category as a game like soul calibur IV.

    SC lost its touch to me at least. Brawl is a better fighter IMO.

  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited November 2008
    psyck0 wrote: »
    Well, that is a horrible list IMHO and stupidly biased towards FPS-and-boob-loving-males, but then again that is pretty much Spike's entire audience, so it makes sense.

    I will just ignore these like I do every year.

    But really, how different do you expect all the other lists to be?

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  • pogo1250pogo1250 Registered User
    edited November 2008
    Shady3011 wrote: »
    pogo1250 wrote: »
    idk how i feel about super smash brothers brawl being in the same category as a game like soul calibur IV.

    SC lost its touch to me at least. Brawl is a better fighter IMO.

    im not talking about which is the better game im talking about how much different Brawl is from a traditional fighting games like soul calibur

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