Spike Video Game Awards 2010 Nominations Go Live

Spike Video Game Awards 2010Boom, sucker! Coming at you like a whole week’s worth of cliched masculine programming, it’s the list of nominees for the 2010 edition of the Spike Video Game Awards. All joking about Spike TV’s lineup aside, the VGAs are gaming’s only legitimate awards show and we need to lavish it with our praise, hoping that it will one day become less of a gong show. Hopefully this year they won’t troop out the troglodytes from the Jersey Shore again.

This year’s list of contenders is actually very solid, with some impressive choices filling out each category. While the big names fill in most of the lists, Spike gave due attention to all walks of gaming from the big Triple-A titles to the indie darlings that captured our cold, jaded hearts.

If you want to see the full list, hit the jump.

Studio of the Year

– BioWare
– Blizzard Entertainment
– Bungie Studios
– Rockstar San Diego

Best Wii Game

– Donkey Kong Country Returns
– Kirby’s Epic Yarn
– Metroid: Other M
– Super Mario Galaxy 2

Best Xbox 360 Game

– Alan Wake
– Fable III
– Halo: Reach
– Mass Effect 2

Best PS3 Game

– God of War III
– Heavy Rain
– ModNation Racers
– Red Dead Redemption

Best PC Game

– Fallout: New Vegas
– Mass Effect 2
– Sid Meier’s Civilization V
– StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

Best Handheld Game

– God of War: Ghost of Sparta
– Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
– Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
– Super Scribblenauts

Best Shooter

– Battlefield: Bad Company 2
– BioShock 2
– Call of Duty: Black Ops
– Halo: Reach

Best Action-Adventure Game

– Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
– God of War III
– Red Dead Redemption
– Super Mario Galaxy 2

Best RPG

– Fable III
– Fallout: New Vegas
– Final Fantasy XIII
– Mass Effect 2

Best Multiplayer Game

– Battlefield: Bad Company 2
– Call of Duty: Black Ops
– Halo: Reach
– StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

Best Individual Sports Game

– EA Sports MMA
– Shaun White Skateboarding
– Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
– UFC Undisputed 2010

Best Team Sports Game

– FIFA Soccer 11
– Madden NFL 11
– NBA 2K11
– MLB ’10: The Show

Best Driving Game

– Blur
– ModNation Racers
– Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
– Split/Second

Best Music Game

– Dance Central
– DJ Hero 2
– Def Jam Rapstar
– Rock Band 3

Best Soundtrack

– Def Jam Rapstar
– DJ Hero 2
– Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
– Rock Band 3

Best Song in a Game

– Basket Case by Green Day
– Black Rain by Soundgarden
– Far Away by José González
– GoldenEye by Nicole Scherzinger
– Replay/Rude Boy Mashup by Iyaz & Rihanna
– Won’t Back Down by Eminem

Best Original Score

– God of War III
– Halo: Reach
– Mass Effect 2
– Red Dead Redemption

Best Graphics

– God of War III
– Heavy Rain
– Kirby’s Epic Yarn
– Red Dead Redemption

Best Adapted Video Game

– LEGO: Harry Potter: Years 1-4
– Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game
– Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
– Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
– Transformers: War for Cybertron

Best Performance by a Human Male

– Daniel Craig as James Bond
– Gary Oldman as Sgt. Reznov
– John Cleese as Jasper
– Martin Sheen as Illusive Man
– Nathan Fillion as Sergeant Edward Buck
– Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker/Amazing Spider-Man
– Rob Wiethoff as John Marston
– Sam Worthington as Alex Mason

Best Performance by a Human Female

– Dame Judi Dench as M
– Danica Patrick as Herself
– Emmanuelle Chriqui as The Numbers Lady
– Felicia Day as Veronica
– Jennifer Hale as Commander Sheppard
– Kristen Bell as Lucy Stillman
– Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrigan
– Yvonne Strahovski as Miranda Lawson

Best Downloadable Game

– Costume Quest
– Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
– Monday Night Combat
– Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game

Best DLC

– BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den
– Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx
– Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker
– Red Dead Redemption – Undead Nightmare

Best Independent Game

– Joe Danger
– Limbo
– Super Meat Boy
– The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

Most Anticipated Game

– Batman: Arkham City
– BioShock: Infinite
– Gears of War 3
– Portal 2

Game of the Year

– Call of Duty: Black Ops
– God of War III
– Halo: Reach
– Mass Effect 2
– Red Dead Redemption

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Wow, that’s a lot of scrolling! Now that you’re down here, you may as well tell us your thoughts on this year’s hopefuls. Who’s got your vote, and for what? Anything left off the list? Any nominations that don’t make sense?

If you want to vote, go to the Spike Video Game Awards website.

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5 thoughts on “Spike Video Game Awards 2010 Nominations Go Live”

  1. Im crossing my fingers that Far Away from Jose Gonzalez wins but I have a feeling its not gonna happen.

    Sam Worthington was Alex Mason? lol

  2. I really hope that Rob Wiethoff wins he was great as John Marston also why is RDR a nominee for best ps3 game ? not complaining just curious.

  3. This is what I’ll be voting for once Spike opens up all the categories

    Studio of the year – Bioware
    Wii game – Kirby’s Epic Yarn
    Xbox 360 game – Mass Effect 2
    PS3 game – Red Dead Redemption
    PC game – Mass Effect 2
    Handheld game – Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
    Shooter – Halo: Reach
    Action-Adventure game – Red Dead Redemption
    RPG – Mass Effect 2
    Multiplayer game – Halo: Reach
    Individual Sports game – UFC Undisputed 2010
    Team Sports game – FIFA Soccer 2011
    Driving game – Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
    Music game – Rock Band 3
    Best soundtrack – Rock Band 3
    Best Song in a game – Basket Case, Greenday
    Best original score – Mass Effect 2
    Graphics – Red Dead Redemption
    Adapted game – Scott Pilgram
    Performance by a Male – Martin Sheen as Illusive Man
    Performance by a Female – Jennifer Hale as Commander Shepard
    Downloadable Game – Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
    DLC – Mass Effect 2 – Lair of the Shadow Broker
    Independent game – Limbo
    Most Anticipated game – Portal 2

    Game Of The Year – Mass Effect 2

    Kinda weird that RDR wasn’t on the Xbox list as well, I probably would have swapped it in for Fable III.
    I also think its a bit soon to be nominating Black Ops for awards when its only been out a couple of weeks or so.
    Its good to see Kirby in the Best Graphics category, but I had to go RDR.
    A few categories I haven’t played any of the games that were nominated so I’m just voting based on word-of-mouth/hearsay

  4. I’m really surprised that Starcraft II didn’t end up on the best games of the year nominee list.

    Also, I get that everyone loves Nathan Fillion, but was he really nominated for best voice acting for his 5 minute cameo in Halo: Reach? Seems a little ludicrous.

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