Thursday, November 17, 2011

VGA Nominees Announced! (And Predictons!)

December 10th marks the Spike TV VGA's. This year looks to be one of the toughest competitions, and it will definitely have some surprising results. Also, look to see some new announcements for games and features, and new trailers. The VGA's are on at 8:00 Eastern Time, so that makes it 7:00 Central Time on Spike TV. My picks are the screenshots.


 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

Even though Uncharted 3 was amazing, I think Skyrim will pull this one off.
  
STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Bethesda Game Studios
Naughty Dog
Rocksteady Studios
Valve

With Brink, Rage, and Skyrim, Bethesda has this one in the bag.
  
BEST XBOX 360 GAME
Batman: Arkham City
Forza Motorsport 4
Gears of War 3
Portal 2

I feel like it should only be an exclusive, so this should win.

BEST PS3 GAME
inFAMOUS 2
Killzone 3
LittleBigPlanet 2
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Hands down. Even though Infamous 2 was awesome.

BEST Wii GAME
Disney's Epic Mickey
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Lost in Shadow
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

This shouldn't have problems winning.

BEST PC GAME
Battlefield 3
Minecraft
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Portal 2

Graphics and gameplay should win on this level.

BEST HANDHELD/MOBILE GAME
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Infinity Blade
Super Mario 3D Land
Jetpack Joyride

Even though I hate Nintendo, this game will probably win.

BEST SHOOTER
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Gears of War 3
Rage

I'll hate if Modern Warfare wins. No.

BEST ACTION ADVENTURE GAME
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Batman should win at least one thing.

BEST RPG
Dark Souls
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Dragon Age II
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
 
Duh.

BEST MULTI-PLAYER
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Gears of War 3
Portal 2

Basically again, best shooter.

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

Not really a pressing category.
 
BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME
FIFA Soccer 12
NBA 2K12
NHL 12
MLB '11: The Show

This game is usually a shoe in. PUNS

BEST DRIVING GAME
DiRT 3
Driver: San Francisco
Forza Motorsport 4
Need For Speed: The Run

Looks beautiful, should win.

BEST FIGHTING GAME
The King of Fighters XIII
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
Mortal Kombat
WWE All Stars

Most fun and balanced fighting game this year by far.

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

Should be an easy win.

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

No other game has come close to popularity of Minecraft.

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

Easily the best out of these choices.

BEST SONG IN A GAME
"Build that Wall (Zia's Theme)" by Darren Korb – Bastion
"Exile Vilify" by The National – Portal 2
"I'm Not Calling You a Liar" by Florence + the Machine – Dragon Age II
"Setting Sail, Coming Home (End Theme)" by Darren Korb – Bastion
"Want You Gone" by Jonathan Coulton – Portal 2

One of the two songs from this game should win.
  
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Bastion
Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Portal 2

Again, Portal 2 had an awesome soundtrack.

BEST GRAPHICS
Batman: Arkham City
LA Noire
Rage
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

This game looked beautiful altogether. L.A. Noire looked good for animations, but struggled a bit with other features.

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

Nolan North deserves awards for everything he does.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN FEMALE
Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer – Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Ellen McLain as GLaDOS – Portal 2
Emily Rose as Elena Fisher – Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Tara Strong as Harley Quinn – Batman: Arkham City

Just because she looks like Elena.

BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME
Bastion
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Stacking
Trenched

No judgement on this one, having not played any of these games. Guessing Bastion though.

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

Since its an expansion, rather than just a character.
 
MOST ANTICIPATED GAME
BioShock: Infinite
Diablo III
Halo 4
Mass Effect 3
The Last Guardian

Just because its so close, I think this will win.
 Let everyone know what you think will win, should win, or shouldn't win in the comments! I want to hear your opinions!

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