Spike VGA award nominations announced

Tom Hatfield

New Bioware game

Gamerfitnation have spotted the list of Spike VGA awards nominations and, as ever, there's are some unusual decisions. Minecraft grabs a nominations for PC game of the year while indie favourite Bastion picked up a surprising five nominations, meanwhile Deus Ex: Human Revolution misses out on a nomination for Game of the Year and, most bizarrely of all, Battlefield 3 isn't nominated for Best Graphics.

The Spike VGA awards will take place on the 10th of December, and will see the unveiling of a new Bioware game (pictured above). Check inside for a breakdown of the relevant nominations:

Let the arguments commence!

Studio of the Year

  • Bethesda Game Studios
  • Naughty Dog
  • Rocksteady Studios
  • Valve

Best PC Game

  • Battlefield 3
  • Minecraft
  • The Witcher 2
  • Portal 2

Best Shooter

  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Gears of War 3
  • Rage

Best Action Adventure Game

  • Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Best RPG

  • Dark Souls
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Dragon Age II
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Multiplayer

  • Battlefield 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Gears of War 3
  • Portal 2

Best Driving Game

  • DiRT 3
  • Driver: San Francisco
  • Forza Motorsport 4
  • Need for Speed: The Run

Best Independent Game

  • Bastion
  • Minecraft
  • Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP
  • The Binding of Isaac

Best Adapted Video Game

  • Back to the Future: The Game
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Captain America: Super Soldier
  • LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

Best Graphics

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • L.A. Noire
  • RAGE
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

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

Best Performance By a Human Female

  • Claudia Black as Chloe Frazer - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  • Ellen McClain as Glados - Portal 2
  • Emily Rose as Elena Fisher - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  • Tara Strong as Harley Quinn - Batman: Arkham City

Best DLC

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

Best Original Score

  • Bastion
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Portal 2

Most Anticipated Game

  • BioShock: Infinite
  • Diablo III
  • Halo 4
  • Mass Effect 3
  • The Last Guardian

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

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