Spike VGX 2013 Gaming Awards Nominations Revealed

vgx awardsAnother year, another video gaming awards conference held by Spike; this time rebranded as the VGX. This event has been decidedly more game marketing than awarding game developers honors in the past, but it is the biggest event when it comes to reveal trailers for the hottest upcoming video games. Some of those included Metal Gear Solid V masquerading as “Moby Dick Games” production “Phantom Pain,” Dark Souls II and The Elder Scrolls IV: Skyrim.

This year’s VGX awards will be a 3-hour event live-streamed, and the nominations have already been revealed. Here are the games up for nomination, and their categories. Your votes only count for “Most Anticipated Game,” but the remaining categories and their respective voting may shape how the Advisory Council votes come for the VGX Awards come December 7th at 6 PM ET.

Game of the Year

BioShock Infinite
Grand Theft Auto 5
Super Mario 3D World
The Last of Us
Tomb Raider

Studio of the Year

Irrational Games
Naughty Dog
Rockstar North
The Fullbright Company

Best Shooter

Battlefield 4
BioShock Infinite
Call of Duty: Ghosts
Metro: Last Light

Best Action Adventure Game

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
Grand Theft Auto 5
The Last of Us
Tomb Raider

Best Sports Game

MLB 13: The Show
NBA 2K14
NHL 14

Best Independent Game

Gone Home
Kentucky Route Zero
Papers, Please
The Stanley Parable

Best RPG

Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Pokemon X/Y

Best Fighting Game

Injustice: Gods Among Us
Killer Instinct
Tekken Revolution

Best Driving Game

F1 2013
Grid 2
Forza Motorsport 5
Need for Speed Rivals

Best DLC

Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep
Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
Mass Effect 3: Citadel

Best Xbox Game

BioShock Infinite
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
Grand Theft Auto 5
Tomb Raider

Best PlayStation Game

Grand Theft Auto 5
Rayman Legends
The Last of Us
Tomb Raider

Best Nintendo Game

Pikmin 3
Rayman Legends
Super Mario 3D World
The Wonderful 101

Best PC Game

Battlefield 4
Gone Home
Papers, Please
The Stanley Parable

Best Handheld Game

Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Pokemon X/Y
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best Casual Game

Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Disney Infinity
Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time
Skylanders Swap Force

Best Voice Actor

Troy Baker as Joel in The Last of Us
Troy Baker as Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite
Steven Ogg as Trevor Philips in Grand Theft Auto 5
Willem Dafoe as Nathan Dawkins in Beyond: Two Souls

Best Voice Actress

Ashely Johnson as Ellie in The Last of Us
Courtnee Draper as Elizabeth in BioShock Infinite
Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
Ellen Page as Jodie Holmes in Beyond: Two Souls

Best Soundtrack

BioShock Infinite
Grand Theft Auto 5
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
The Last of Us

Best Song in a Game

“ADHD” by Kendrick Lamar (Grand Theft Auto 5)
“Sleepwalking” by The Chain Gang of 1974 (Grand Theft Auto 5)
“Survival” by Eminem (Call of Duty: Ghosts)
“Will the Circle be Unbroken” by Courtnee Draper & Troy Baker (BioShock Infinite)

Most Anticipated Game

South Park: The Stick of Truth
Watch Dogs
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


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Topics: Gaming Awards, VGX, Video Games

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