Spike Announces VGA Nominees & Honors Legend Of Zelda With First Ever Video Game Hall Of Fame Award
by Gregory Laporte Editor Vice President on November 16, 2011 at 01:00 PM EDT

Today we have the full list of all the nominees that are up for awards at the Spike Video Game awards. Without Further Ado here are the full list of nominees!

Studio of the Year

Bethesda Game Studios
Naughty Dog
Rocksteady Studios
Valve

Best Xbox 360 Game

Batman: Arkham City
Forza Motorsport 4
Gears of War 3
Portal 2

Best PS3 Game

inFamous 2
Killzone 3
LittleBigPlanet 2
Uncharted 3

Best Wii Game

Epic Mickey
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
Lost in Shadow
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best PC Game

Battlefield 3
Minecraft
The Witcher 2
Portal 2

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Infinity Blade
Super Mario 3D Land
Jetpack Joyride

Best Shooter

Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Gears of War 3
RAGE

Best Action Adventure Game

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best RPG

Dark Souls
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dragon Age II
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Multiplayer

Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Gears of War 3
Portal 2

Best Individual Sports Game

Fight Night Champion
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
Top Spin 4
Virtua Tennis 4

Best Team Sports Game

FIFA Soccer 12
NBA 2K12
NHL 12
MLB ’11: The Show

Best Driving Game

DiRT 3
Driver: San Francisco
Forza Motorsport 4
Need for Speed: The Run

Best Fighting Game

The King of Fighters XIII
Marvel vs. Capcom 3
Mortal Kombat
WWE All Stars

Best Motion Game

Child of Eden
Dance Central 2
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The Gunstringer

Best Independent Game

Bastion
Minecraft
Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP
The Binding of Isaac

Best Adapted Video Game

Back to the Future: The Game
Batman: Arkham City
Captain America: Super Soldier
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Best Original Game

Bastion
Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Portal 2

Best Graphics

Batman: Arkham City
L.A. Noire
RAGE
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Performance By a Human Male

J.K. Simmons as Cave Johnson – Portal 2
Mark Hamill as the Joker – Batman: Arkham City
Nolan North as Nathan Drake – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Stephen Merchant as Wheatley – Portal 2

Best Downloadable Game

Bastion
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Stacking
Trenched

Best DLC

Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues
Mass Effect 2 – Arrival
Mortal Kombat – Freddy Krueger
Portal 2 – Peer Review

GameTrailers.com Trailer of the Year

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations – E3 2011 Trailer
Batman: Arkham City – Hugo Strange Reveal Trailer
Dark Souls – Ignite ’11 Debut Trailer
Dead Island – GDC 11 Cinematic Trailer
Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Purity First Infomercial
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – In-Game Debut Trailoer
Hitman: Absolution – E3 2011 Trailer
Prey 2 – E3 2011 Trailer
Tomb Raider – E3 2011 Trailer
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – E3 2011 Trailer

Best Original Score

Bastion
Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Portal 2

Most Anticipated Game

BioShock: Infinite
Diablo III
Halo 4
Mass Effect 3
The Last Guardian

Game of the Year

Batman: Arkham City
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

New York, NY, November 16, 2011 – Spike TV today announced the creation of its first ever Video Game Hall of Fame Award.  This annual honor will recognize the most memorable and innovative video game franchises in history.  The inaugural recipient, “The Legend of Zelda,™” is one of the most influential and beloved gaming franchises of all time.  The legendary series will take its rightful place as the first entry into the Video Game Hall of Fame, with a special tribute at the 2011 “Video Game Awards” (#VGA) – the network’s ninth annual live televised event to celebrate the best in games.  Telecasting from Los Angeles, CA and featuring some of the most notable names in video games, Hollywood, music, sports and more, the two-hour event honoring the outstanding achievements within the video game industry over the past year will premiere LIVEon Spike TV, MTV 2 and Spike.com on Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT.

“The ‘VGAs’ always celebrate the best games of the year and preview the future with world premieres,” said Casey Patterson executive producer of the “VGAs” and executive vice president of event production for Viacom Media Networks Entertainment Group. “Now our Video Game Hall of Fame will recognize the game franchises throughout history that have brought the industry to where it is today.”

“It is only natural to start with ‘Zelda,’” said Geoff Keighley, executive in charge, publisher relations, Spike. “‘The Legend of Zelda’ is a franchise that inspired many of us to see the potential of games when it debuted 25 years ago, one that has successfully transitioned from one game console generation to the next and has continually shown the narrative and artistic potential of the medium.”

“All of us at Nintendo are truly honored to have ‘The Legend of Zelda’ as the first inductee into Spike’s Video Game Hall of Fame,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of sales & marketing. “As we mark the 25th anniversary of the ‘Zelda’ series, we look forward to the December 10th ‘VGA’ event as a very special way to celebrate with fans and SPIKE viewers around the globe.”

The 2011 “Video Game Awards” will feature world premieres of the most anticipated games of 2012 and beyond.  In addition to the previously announced exclusives debuts of BioWare’s next project, the next “Alan Wake” game and “Metal Gear Solid: Rising,” this year’s viewers will get the first look at footage from “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Patriots,” “Transformers: Fall of Cybertron” and Most Anticipated Game nominee, “BioShock Infinite.”  Additional exclusives will be announced in the coming weeks.

For additional information about other “VGA” world exclusives and announcements, fans can log onto VGA.spike.com and get updates via Twitter @SPIKE_TV as well as the hashtag #VGA.

Leading the way with 12 nominations is “Portal 2” by Valve.  Rocksteady Studios’ second adventure featuring the Dark Knight, “Batman: Arkham City” garnered 10 nominations, while the third chapter in the Nathan Drake adventure, “Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception” by Naughty Dog and independent game “Bastion” rounded out the top most nominated games with 9 and 5 nods each, respectively.

Nominees for Spike TV’s 2011 “Video Game Awards” 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 WeeklyUSA TodayGame Informer Magazine, Kotaku, Joystiq, GameSpot, IGN and WIRED.

Source: Spike Press Release

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  • http://twitter.com/theownerz Gregory Laporte

    so many nominees!

  • dumbfounded

    RAGE. best graphics.

    AHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA  this is surely a joke?

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  • Reid Lochmiller

    Skyrim not up for best graphics?

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