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And the Destructoid Show awards' special nominees are...

4:00 PM on 12.15.2010 // Jonathan Holmes

Hey everybody! We're going to have a two-part awards special on our fledgling Internet television show. We put together the nominees pretty quickly, and have encouraged the Destructoid staff (our voting pool) to use write-ins as often as often as they like. Just because you don't see a game listed here doesn't mean it might not win as a write in.

So please, check out our categories and nominees below. I can't wait to hear what you think of them. There is also a reader's choice nominee for you to get on.

This exciting as hell! I'm sort of freaking out.

1) Best Polygon-based Graphics

Mass Effect 2
Kirby's Epic Yarn
God of War 3
Halo: Reach

2) Best Non-polygon-based Graphics

Shantae: Risky's Revenge
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift

Cave Story WiiWare
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

3) Best Co-op experience

Monster Hunter Tri
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Rock Band 3
Halo: Reach

4) Hardest to put down

Super Meat Boy
StarCraft 2
Fallout: New Vegas
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

5) Best Virtual Acting

Red Dead Redemption
No More Heroes 2
Alan Wake
Mass Effect 2

6) Best Storytelling

Heavy Rain
Mass Effect 2
999: 9 hours, 9 persons, 9 doors
Alan Wake

7) Biggest Disappointment

Force Unleashed 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Other M
Epic Mickey
Kane and Lynch 2

8) Best DLC

Red Dead Redemption
: Undead Nightmare
Super Meat Boy: Teh Internets
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
Wario Ware: D.I.Y. (free games by famous developers)
Monster Hunter Tri (free quests with unique weapons, free online in U.S.)

9) Best Score

Super Meat Boy
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
Red Dead Redemption

10) Most improved series

Dragon Quest
No More Heroes
Assassin's Creed
Dead Rising

11) Best New Intellectual Property

Deadly Premonition
Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom

12) Best remake/revival

Persona 3: Portable
Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX

13) Best competitive experience

Halo Reach
Super Street Fighter 4
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom

14) Most surprising announcement

Duke Nukem Forever is real now
Treyarch to make the next Call of Duty
Inafune leaves Capcom
Nintendo announces 3DS/3DS has a gigantic line-up of games
Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is finally happening

15) Reader's choice

OK, so here's how this is going to work. To vote tweet " My @dtoid game of the year vote is: #dtoid-(blank) " but without the quotation marks, and with the name of your game in place of (blank). Spell your name in all lowercase, with no spaces or punctuation (Example: #dtoid-haloreach).

If you can't remember what games came out this year, check out GotY post for a nice list. You have until this Sunday to vote, you can only vote once, so get cracking!

Jonathan Holmes, Bad Joke Uncle
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