The PlayStation 3 game received seven nominations in such categories as best graphics, independent game, original score and Game of the Year.

The nominations are:

Best Social Game

  • Draw Something
  • Marvel: Avengers Alliance
  • SimCity Social
  • You Don’t Know Jack
Best Driving Game

  • DiRT: Showdown
  • F1 2012
  • Forza Horizon
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Best Individual Sports Game

  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  • SSX
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13
  • WWE ’13
Best Team Sports Game
  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • Madden NFL 13
  • NBA 2K13
  • NHL 13
Best Shooter
  • Borderlands 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Halo 4
  • Max Payne 3
Best RPG
  • Diablo III
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Torchlight II
  • Xenoblade Chronicles
Best Fighting Game
  • Dead or Alive 5
  • Persona 4 Arena
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Best Song in a Game

  • “Castle of Glass” by Linkin Park, Medal of Honor: Warfighter
  • “Cities” by Beck, Sound Shapes
  • “I Was Born For This” by Austin Wintory, Journey
  • “Tears” by Health, Max Payne 3
Best Original Score
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Halo 4
  • Journey
  • Max Payne 3
Best Graphics
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Dishonored
  • Halo 4
  • Journey
Best Multiplayer Game
  • Borderlands 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Guild Wars 2
  • Halo 4
Best Male Character
  • Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack, Borderlands 2
  • Dave Fennoy as Lee Everret, The Walking Dead: The Game
  • James McCaffrey as Max Payne, Max Payne 3
  • Nolan North as Captain Martin Walker, Spec Ops: The Line
Best Female Character
  • Emma Stone as Amanda Cartwright, Sleeping Dogs
  • Jen Taylor as Cortana, Halo 4
  • Jennifer Hale as Commander Shepard (female version), Mass Effect 3
  • Melissa Hutchinson as Clementine, The Walking Dead: The Game
Character of the Year
  • Connor Kenway, Assassin’s Creed III
  • Commander Shepard, Mass Effect 3
  • Clap Trap, Borderlands 2
  • Master Chief, Halo 4
  • Raul Menendez, Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Best Handheld Mobile Game
  • Gravity Rush
  • LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Sound Shapes

Most Anticipated Game
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • The Last of Us
  • Tomb Raider
Best Adapted Video Game
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • The Walking Dead: The Game
  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Best DLC
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard
  • Mass Effect 3 – Leviathan
  • Borderlands 2 – Mechromancer Pack
  • Portal 2 – Perpetual Testing Initiative
Best PC Game
  • Diablo III
  • Guild Wars 2
  • Torchlight II
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Best Wii (U) Game
  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • The Last Story
  • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • ZombiU
Best Xbox 360 Game
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Borderlands 2
  • Dishonored
  • Halo 4
Best Downloadable Game
  • Fez
  • Journey
  • Sound Shapes
  • The Walking Dead: The Game
Best Independent Game
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail
  • Fez
  • Journey
  • Mark of the Ninja
Best PS3 Game
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Borderlands 2
  • Dishonored
  • Journey
Best Studio
  • 343 Industries, Halo 4
  • Arkane Studios, Dishonored
  • Gearbox Software, Borderlands 2
  • Telltale Games, The Walking Dead: The Game
Game of the Year
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Dishonored
  • Journey
  • Mass Effect 3
  • The Walking Dead: The Game

December 7th’s 10th annual Spike VGAs will be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson and broadcast live on Spike and Xbox Live. The Spike VGAs will also feature debut footage from such upcoming games as The Last of Us and Gears of War: Judgment. There will also be musical performances by Linkin Park and Tenacious D.

Sidenote: Thatgamecompany, Bioware and Ubisoft were not nominated for Best Studio despite having a Game of the Year nomination. If this were the Academy Awards, it would show unlikely chances of the games winning GOTY.

Now you may begin all your rampant ranting.

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