It's that time of year again.
Today, Spike TV has announced the nominees for "VGA TEN," or the 10th annual Video Game Awards, to be hosted once again by Samuel L. Jackson. The event will also feature musical performances by Linkin Park and Tenacious D. If you want to catch it, tune in to Spike TV on Friday, December 7 at 9:00 p.m. EST/6:00 pm. PST; it will also simultaneously air on MTV2, MTV Tr3s, Xbox LIVE, Spike.com and GameTrailers.com.
Borderlands 2 , Halo 4 , and Journey lead the nomination haul, as each title has garnered seven. Assassin's Creed III nabbed six and Dishonored , Mass Effect 3 , and The Walking Dead: The Game got five nominations apiece. You can also expect to see several exclusive world premieres, including Naughty Dog's The Last of Us , Epic Games' Gears of War: Judgment , and Obsidian Entertainment's South Park: The Stick of Truth .
For the full list of nominations, head over to the official site . But here are the most significant categories:
Game of the Year
Best Action Adventure Game
Studio of the Year
Most Anticipated Game