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Video Game Awards Nominees Announced

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(Asterisks *** denote my picks and mostly does not reflect Game Revolution's picks.)


Game of the Year

Batman: Akrham City
***The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Rejected: Assassin's Creed Revelations, Battefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Studio of the Year

***Besthesda Game Studios (Skyrim)
Naughty Dog (Uncharted 3)
Rocksteady (Batman: Arkham City)
Valve (Portal 2)

Best Xbox 360 Game

***Batman: Arkham City
Forza Motorsport 4
Gears of War 3
Portal 2

Best PS3 Game

inFAMOUS 2
Killzone 3
LittleBigPlanet 2
***Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Best Wii Game

Disney's Epic Mickey
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Lost in Shadow
***The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best PC Game

Battlefield 3
***Minecraft
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Portal 2

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective
Infinity Blade
***Super Mario 3D Land
Jetpack Joyride

Best Shooter

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

Rejected: Killzone 3

Best Action Adventure Game

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

Rejected: L.A. Noire, Saints Row: The Third

Best RPG

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

Best Multi-Player

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

Best Individual Sports Game

***Fight Night Champion
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters
Top Spin 4
Virtua Tennis 4

Best Team Sports Game

FIFA Soccer 12
NBA 2K12
***NHL 12
MLB '11: The Show

Rejected: Madden NFL 2012

Best Driving Game

***Dirt 3
Driver: San Francisco
Forza Motorsport 4
Need for Speed: The Run

Best Fighting Game

The King of Fighters XIII
Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
***Mortal Kombat
WWE All Stars

Best Motion Game

Child of Eden
Dance Central 2
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
***The Gunstringer

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 Song in a Game

"Build That Wall (Zia's Theme)" by Darren Korb - Bastion
"Exile Vilify" by The National - Portal 2
"I'm Not Calling You A Liar" by Florance + The Machine - Dragon Age II
"Setting Sail, Coming Home (End Theme)" by Darren Korb - Bastion
***"Want You Gone" by Jonathan Coulton - Portal 2

Best Original Score

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

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 McLain as GLaDOS - Portal 2
Emily Rose as Elena Fisher - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Tara Strong as Harley Quinn - Batman: Arkham City

Best Downloadable Game

***Bastion
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Stacking
Trenched

Rejected: From Dust

Best DLC

Fallout: New Vegas - Old World Blues
Mass Effect 2: Arrival
Mortal Kombat: Freddy Krueger (REALLY?)
***Portal 2 Peer Review

Viewer Voted - Most Anticipated

Bioshock: Infinite
Diablo III
Halo 4
***Mass Effect 3
The Last Guardian

Viewer Voted - Best Trailer of the Year (sponsored by GameTrailers)

Assassin's Creed: Revelations E3 2011 Trailer
Batman: Arkham City Hugo Strange Reveal Trailer
Dark Souls IGNITE '11 Debut Trailer
***Dead Island GDC 11 Cinematic Trailer
Deus Ex: Human Revelations Purity First Infomercial
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim In-Game Debut Trailer
Hitman: Absolution E3 2011 Trailer
Prey 2 E3 2011 Trailer
Tomb Raider E3 2011 Trailer
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception E3 2011 Trailer

(P.S. What? No Most Innovative Game?)
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