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Nominees for Spike Video Game Awards 2010 revealed

10:48 AM on 11.17.2010 // Nick Chester

Spike TV has revealed the nominees for the Spike TV Video Game Awards 2010 today. BioWare's Mass Effect 2 looks like a big winner this year, with ten nominations. Red Dead Redemption trails behind with nine, and Halo Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops each have seven.

The full list of nominations can be found after the jump, and our comments section is for complaining and such. Full disclosure: I'm on a panel of the VGA judges this year, and played my part by submitting my own list of nominees late last month. But please note, that doesn't mean I handpicked all of these games; some of the choices are quite surprising and a bit confusing for me as well.

Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • God of War III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Red Dead Redemption

Studio of the Year

  • BioWare
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Bungie Studios
  • Rockstar San Diego

Best Xbox 360 Game

  • Alan Wake
  • Fable III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2

Best PS3 Game

  • God of War 3
  • Heavy Rain
  • Modnation Racers
  • Red Dead Redemption

Best Wii Game

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn
  • Metroid Other M
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

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 Multi-player

  • 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"
  • "Black Rain"
  • "Far Away"
  • "GoldenEye"
  • "Won't Back Down"
  • "Replay/Rude Boy Mashup"

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
  • Transformers: The War for Cybertron

Best Performance By A Human Male

  • Daniel Craig as James Bond (Blood Stone 007)
  • Gary Oldman as Sgt. Reznov (Call of Duty Black Ops)
  • John Cleese as Jasper (Fable III)
  • Martin Sheen as Illusive Man (Mass Effect 2)
  • Nathan Fillion as Sergeant Edward Buck (Halo Reach)
  • Neil Pattrick Harris as Peter Parker/Amazing Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions)
  • Rob Wiethoff as John Marston (Red Dead Redemption)
  • Sam Worthington as Alex Mason (Call of Duty Black Ops)

Best Performance by a Human Female

  • Dame Judi Dench as M (Blood Stone 007)
  • Danica Patrick as Danica Patrick (Blur)
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui as The Numbers Lady (Call of Duty Back Ops)
  • Felicia Day as Veronica (Fallout New Vegas)
  • Jennifer Hale as Commander Sheppard (Mass Effect 2)
  • Kristin Bell as Lucy Stillman (Assassin's Creed Brotherhood)
  • Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrican (Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty)
  • Yvonne Strahovski as Miranda Lawson (Mass Effect 2)

Best Downloadable Game

  • Costume Quest
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

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 PB Winterbottom

Most Anticipated Game

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • BioShock: Infinite
  • Gears of War 3
  • Portal 2


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