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

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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