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Nominees For The 2010 Spike TV Video Game Awards Revealed – Can't Say I Agree

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Spike TV’s annual Video Game awards are coming around again and they have now revealed all of their nominees.

The winners will be announced on December 11 and they will unfortunately not be presented with tiaras and flowers. While I seem to agree with most of the nominees, I found a few of the nominees to be a little out of place, or just plain undeserving of their spot.

Hit the jump for the full list and you will see what I mean.

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

What do you guys think of the nominees? There is a ton of stuff that I disagree with here but I’ll leave it for discussion in the comments. Tell us what you think.

You can visit the official awards website here.

Source: nintendoeverything

Last Updated: November 18, 2010


  1. ME 2 definitely gets my vote for GOTY one of the best games of this generation. PS3 fans need not support this game in 2011 so that ME3 can be epic.


  2. Uberutang

    November 18, 2010 at 09:11

    ME2 is fab.

    And BF BC2 deserves plenty of prizes 🙂

    No GT5…? 😉


  3. lans

    November 18, 2010 at 09:25

    gt still not released or reviewed, but its already won games-com game of the year and game trailers best racing game of e3 2010, so i guess that’s enough.

    How come Kojima gets a lifetime achievement award so early compared to Kaz!


  4. Rez

    November 18, 2010 at 09:32

    Alan Wake for Xbox Game of the year.

    They should have a multiplatform game award and then strip multiplatform from the individual console categories.


  5. Fox1

    November 18, 2010 at 09:37

    Kaz’s award shall be delayed :angel:


  6. lordkhaan

    November 18, 2010 at 09:52

    yeah Im with BHW on ME 2. However I think black ops is going to take it. in the GOTY section. But I must be honest all the games in this section are fantastic!
    Batman gets my vote for most anticipated.


  7. Ndibu

    November 18, 2010 at 10:05

    GT5 isn’t out yet, we DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS WORTH THE NOD
    The other nominations have at least been released to the critics for reviews. Spike are probably not sure if GT5 will even release this year
    Lol @Fox1 comment of the year


  8. christo le grange

    November 18, 2010 at 10:27

    WHy are we even having the GT5 discussion. I tink the game is going to own but its EXACTLY the same as saying, “The Green Lantern movie isn’t out yet but it should get the MTV Movie of the year Award based based on the teaser.”

    I Think the nominees look good, remember The SPike VGA’s are similiar to the MTV award shows, the awards are given to the really big players in the scene…
    Yes, i just indirectly compared Halo: Reach to Rihanna…
    Always a cool show to watch though.

    And why is Red dead Redemption suddenly ‘a PS3 game’?


  9. lans

    November 18, 2010 at 11:13



  10. Fox1

    November 18, 2010 at 12:04



  11. D4RKL1NG

    November 18, 2010 at 12:29

    I have a feeling that Red Dead Redemption will rape the competition this year!


  12. Parker

    November 18, 2010 at 12:46

    And it deserves to, definitely my pick for GOTY.

    Best shooter, Black Ops and Best Graphics Heavy Rain, the only games I feel should win their respective categories. The rest can go anywhere.

    Though a Best Story category would be nice.


  13. V@mp

    November 18, 2010 at 18:19

    Why is Red Dead not under Xbox as well? It’s a conspiracy I tell ya.
    Think it’ll be an epic slug-fest between Red Dead and
    ME2. Both games deserve it,but I’ll have to go with
    Red Dead. 🙂


  14. darthdad

    November 18, 2010 at 19:17

    ME2 for me. I enjoyed RDR, but ME2 drew me in more, especially being able to carry over your decisions from ME1. Best shooter and mp for me is between Reach and BFBC2, and I can’t choose between the two if I’m honest.


  15. Karl Thomson

    November 18, 2010 at 20:16

    Why is AC:Brotherhood on that list?

    Hax, I tell you.


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