The Spike TV Video Game Awards kick off on Saturday, December 10 at 8:00 p.m. EST, and it's time to check out the major nominees.
They were determined by the VGA Advisory Council, comprised of "some of the most well-respected video game journalists from media outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Game Informer Magazine, Kotaku, Joystiq, GameSpot, IGN and Wired." No, we at PSXE aren't special enough to be involved.
This year, Valve's tremendous Portal 2 leads the charge with 12 total nominations, while Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham City has 10 and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception garnered 9. Bastion landed 5 nominations. Here are the nominees for Game of the Year, Studio of the Year, Best Shooter, and Best Independent Game:
GAME OF THE YEAR
STUDIO OF THE YEAR
BEST INDEPENDENT GAME
We still say Killzone 3 doesn't get anywhere near enough respect and we had hoped to see more from L.A. Noire , but other than that, the nominations make sense.