Come watch the Spike VGAs with Destructoid! (Live blog and more)

We’re moments away from the televised broadcast of the 2008 Spike Video Game Awards, live from Los Angeles, California. 

Now despite the fact that I am on the 2008 VGA Advisory Council this year, helping to pick both nominees and award winners, I’m not able to attend in person. That honor goes to our very own Chad Concelmo, who just a few moments ago text messaged me “ZOMG FAMOUS PEOPLE!” after seeing what I can only assume to be be actual “famous people.”

And since you can’t be there either, here’s what we at Destructoid propose — we all watch it together! The show is airing live on Spike TV (check your local listings) at 9 PM EST. If you don’t have cable or are too lazy to turn on your television, you can also check the broadcast from four different angles online

Hit the jump for our full live blog, along with a list of nominees (and my own personal choices as a VGA Advisory Council member — yes, I expect to get flamed for some of them).

Fun things are fun!

[Update: Long-time Dtoider and swell guy Electro Lemon will be streaming the broadcast live, and has set up a chat stream via We’ll all be in there watching the show … come join us!]

[Update 2: The show is over, as is the live chat, which quickly turned into close to 200 people just yelling at each other. Thanks for watching along with us. We’ll be posting all of the world premiere trailers over the next day, so be sure to check back.

Winners (in bold) after the jump.]

Game of the Year
Grand Theft Auto IV
(Nick’s pick)
Fallout 3
Metal Gear Solid 4
Gears of War 2

Studio of the Year
Media Molecule

Rockstar North
Bethesda Game Studios (Nick’s pick)

Best Shooter
Far Cry 2
Resistance 2
Gears of War 2 (Nick’s pick)
Left 4 Dead

Best RPG
Fable II
Fallout 3 (Nick’s pick)
Warhammer: Age of Reckoning
The World Ends With You

Best Fighting Game
SoulCalibur IV (Nick’s pick)
Mortal Kombat Vs. DC Universe
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit

Best Individual Sports Game
Shaun White Snowboarding (Nick’s pick)
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09
Wii Fit
Skate It

Best Handheld Game
God of War: Chains of Olympus (Nick’s pick)
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Castlevania Order of Eccelsia

Best Graphics
Gears of War 2 (Nick’s pick)
Fallout 3
Metal Gear Solid 4

Best Game Based on a Movie or a TV Show
Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
Quantum of Solace (Nick’s pick)
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Naruto: The Broken Bond

Best Music Game
Rock Band 2 (MTV Games/ Harmonix) (Nick’s pick)
Guitar Hero World Tour (RedOctane/ Activision Publishing/ Neversoft Entertainment)
Wii Music (Nintendo/ Nintendo)
SingStar (Sony Computer Entertainment/ SCE Studios London)

Best Driving Game
Burnout Paradise (Nick’s pick)
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
Mario Kart Wii

Best Action Adventure Game
Grand Theft Auto IV (Nick’s pick)
Dead Space
Mirror’s Edge
Metal Gear Solid 4

Best Team Sports Game
NHL 09 (Nick’s pick)
Madden NFL 09
FIFA Soccer 09

Best Soundtrack
Grand Theft Auto IV
Rock Band 2 (Nick’s pick)
Guitar Hero World Tour

Best Xbox 360 Game
Fable II
Gears of War 2
Grand Theft Auto IV (Nick’s pick)
Fallout 3

Best Wii Game
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Boom Blox (Nick’s pick)
Wii Fit
No More Heroes

Best PS3 Game
Metal Gear Solid 4
Resistance 2
LittleBigPlanet (Nick’s pick)
Grant Theft Auto IV

Best PC Game
Crysis Warhead
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
Left 4 Dead (Nick’s pick)

Best Original Score
Fallout 3
Metal Gear Solid 4 (Nick’s pick)

Best Multiplayer Game
Gears of War 2 (Nick’s pick)
Left 4 Dead
Resistance 2
Call of Duty: World at War

Best Performance by a Human Male
Michael Hollick as Niko Bellic in GTA IV
David Hayter as Old Snake in MGS 4
Stephen Fry as The Narrator in LBP
Jason Zumwalt as Roman Bellic in GTA IV (Nick’s pick)

Best Performance by a Human Female
Nathalie Cox as Juno Eclipse in The Force Unleashed
Debi Mae West as Meryl Silverburgh: MGS 4
Paula Tiso as Silvia Christel in No More Heroes (Nick’s pick)
Keeley Hawes Lara Croft in Tomb Raider Underworld

Best Independent Game Fueled by Mountain Dew (Chosen by viewers)
World of Goo
PixelJunk Eden

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