Spike Announces 2012 Video Game Award Nominees

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Wait Assassin's Creed 3 is on the list for game of the year? It just came out and from what I head it's decent at best. Do people just litteraly buy the nomination? I know it's Spike so standards are low but at least have some!

Baldry:
And Spec ops: the line only gets one nomination. *Sigh* This makes me really damn sad, it's a meaningful game and just gets swept under by the sort of games it was trying to satire.li

I can't find it at all. What category is/was it under?

SL33TBL1ND:

EmperorSubcutaneous:

SL33TBL1ND:
Considering the terrible critical reception of Assassin's Creed 3, I have no idea how that was nominated.

"Generally average or slightly above average" is "terrible"?

Most of the games journos I follow on twitter/pay attention to have said it's a disaster.

Sounds like they're kind of extremist, then.

The majority of reviews I've read have said that it's the worst entry in the series but certainly not terrible.

EmperorSubcutaneous:

SL33TBL1ND:

EmperorSubcutaneous:

"Generally average or slightly above average" is "terrible"?

Most of the games journos I follow on twitter/pay attention to have said it's a disaster.

Sounds like they're kind of extremist, then.

The majority of reviews I've read have said that it's the worst entry in the series but certainly not terrible.

That's not how games reviewing works. You find people who's tastes and opinions line up with yours and listen to them. Calling them "extremist" is ridiculous.

doggie015:

Baldry:
And Spec ops: the line only gets one nomination. *Sigh* This makes me really damn sad, it's a meaningful game and just gets swept under by the sort of games it was trying to satire.li

I can't find it at all. What category is/was it under?

Best character or something like that.

Here it is. http://www.spike.com/events/video-game-awards-2012-nominees/voting/best-performance-by-a-human-male

Its not even for the game it's for the character, who was a douche. But then again that was the idea.

well at least the walking dead is on the list of GOTY about time telltale got some recognition after all the years of game that were actually good

Why is this so laughable? It's not like any of the other big awards ceremonies in other medium are any better.

The awards seem a little trite but blow it up a little and have it running for a few more years and it'll probably garner as much respect as the other award shows.

Captcha: dollar bill

Seems appropriate.

SL33TBL1ND:
That's not how games reviewing works. You find people who's tastes and opinions line up with yours and listen to them. Calling them "extremist" is ridiculous.

I thought you were supposed to listen to a diverse spectrum of opinions, not just the people who agree with you, but what do I know.

And yes, I'd say people who consider Assassin's Creed 3 to be "terrible" are on the extremist side, because they are exaggerating.

Regardless, listening only to those people you already agree with and then declaring that the critical response was terrible is a silly thing to do.

(For the record, I don't care about the series.)

EmperorSubcutaneous:

SL33TBL1ND:
That's not how games reviewing works. You find people who's tastes and opinions line up with yours and listen to them. Calling them "extremist" is ridiculous.

I thought you were supposed to listen to a diverse spectrum of opinions, not just the people who agree with you, but what do I know.

And yes, I'd say people who consider Assassin's Creed 3 to be "terrible" are on the extremist side, because they are exaggerating.

(For the record, I don't care about the series.)

If you're using a review as a buyer's guide (which is generally their purpose) the best advice you can get is the people who like the same things as you.

Someone calling Assassin's Creed 3 terrible isn't "extremist" it's someone saying they didn't like the game at all.

Stop being ridiculous.

SL33TBL1ND:

EmperorSubcutaneous:

SL33TBL1ND:
That's not how games reviewing works. You find people who's tastes and opinions line up with yours and listen to them. Calling them "extremist" is ridiculous.

I thought you were supposed to listen to a diverse spectrum of opinions, not just the people who agree with you, but what do I know.

And yes, I'd say people who consider Assassin's Creed 3 to be "terrible" are on the extremist side, because they are exaggerating.

(For the record, I don't care about the series.)

If you're using a review as a buyer's guide (which is generally their purpose) the best advice you can get is the people who like the same things as you.

Someone calling Assassin's Creed 3 terrible isn't "extremist" it's someone saying they didn't like the game at all.

Stop being ridiculous.

I am being ridiculous, I forgot to add my point to my last post. I edited it, but here it is again:

"Regardless, listening only to those people you already agree with and then declaring that the critical response was terrible is a silly thing to do."

EmperorSubcutaneous:

SL33TBL1ND:

EmperorSubcutaneous:

I thought you were supposed to listen to a diverse spectrum of opinions, not just the people who agree with you, but what do I know.

And yes, I'd say people who consider Assassin's Creed 3 to be "terrible" are on the extremist side, because they are exaggerating.

(For the record, I don't care about the series.)

If you're using a review as a buyer's guide (which is generally their purpose) the best advice you can get is the people who like the same things as you.

Someone calling Assassin's Creed 3 terrible isn't "extremist" it's someone saying they didn't like the game at all.

Stop being ridiculous.

I am being ridiculous, I forgot to add my point to my last post. I edited it, but here it is again:

"Regardless, listening only to those people you already agree with and then declaring that the critical response was terrible is a silly thing to do."

It was a reasonable number of people who said this, so I just assumed it was fairly representative.

I guess what they say about assuming things is true, huh? (heh)

Assassin's Creed 3 JUST came out!! What about games which came out in January through May? Oh wait, I guess that would be Mass Effect 3...by the way, Role Playing Games. That category is likely going to be ME3 if its present at all. I'm surprised Black Ops 2 isn't in the running for GotY honestly...oh Spike

I can't wait for the VGAs: It's always fun to ignore them by either working or, playing video games.

drthmik:
Don't they know that Black Ops II is not a shooter, it is a spunkgargleweewee game!
come to think on it all four of them are spunkgargleweewee games
they don't have a shooter category it's a spunkgargleweewee category.

Fellow reader of 19th century gaming news ?

If Clementine won't get prize for best Female Performance...

I think it's too early to add a game like AC3. They're just tossing that one there because it's AC. Same with Blops2. But whatever, I'll play along. My picks are:

Game of the Year

Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)

Best Action Adventure Game

Dishonored (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)

Best Shooter

Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software)

Studio of the Year

(I can only recognize two of those studios so no pick from me)

Most Anticipated Game (viewer voted)

BioShock Infinite (2K Games/Irrational Games)
and
The Last of Us (Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog)

You know, it's sad this is kind of the most well-know and only videogame nomination event we have. I know there's others but I never realize when they happen or where they are transmitted.

God, I hate that channel with their macho, retarded programs. And you know its being transmitted there because games for guyssss! Chicks don't play games, screw that! Guyz all the way! UFC, RED BULL AND AXE! YEAAAAAH!

Jesus Christ.

It amazes me that Claptrap, Master Chief and the latest generic Asscreed guy are up for Character of the Year, but actual characters - Max Payne (or even Raul Passos, and yes, I know, my fanboy is showing), Geralt or Adam Jensen - are nowhere to be seen. I know there's only so much room, but Claptrap? Come on.

In my opinion the only game that shouldnīt be in the "game of the Year" is AC3, because lets face it (it was crappy), ME3 (yes BIg 3xA game, shoter with RPG elements, EA is evil, yada-yada) even with-out the retake ME3 movement, it was a relly significant game and it wasn't a bad game eather, besides if you add all the fuss around the ending it gets really temting to call it "game of the year" ( not so much for being the best game of the year but well). And on that logic, even so i did't play it because i dont have an X-box Halo 4 should be in that category to

(hugh, ican't belive i writte that. even so i did watch all full walktrow, because im a big RvB fan and i have to say it may be one of the best Halo's stories)

Dishonored deserves the spot can't say much, but the Walking Dead? "Sing hallelujah and rape eachother in thanks" my personal Favorite for BGY, and its not even done yet with ep 5 in, well 5 days it too much good. even/specially if they kill Lee (PLS DONīT LET THAT HAPPEN) its such a great game

The Walking Dead game is good, but Journey was an experience.

It really doesn't need saying just how ridiculous the entire concept of a 'most anticipated game' award is does it?

... does it?

Other than that, I may dare to feel cautiously optimistic about this one. Blops 2 being up for an award after only being out for two days is ridiculous (and it will win anyway because Call of Duty), but that was to be expected. I'm disappointed that Spec Ops: The Line isn't nominated for anything. I wouldn't expect it to win anything from Spike even if it was but it should at least have had a mention for fucks sake. However, I am seriously excited to see Dishonored up for 2 awards, and Arkane up for best studio. If even one of these nominations go their way, I will walk away a happ-well, a slightly less pissed off man. Seeing South Park potentially win most anticipated would be good for a laugh as well.

Oh boy! More infantile jokes, teabagging, and impossibly un-funny bits slathered over a big marketing circle-jerk disguised as an awards show. I can hardly wait for the highlights this year. Perhaps they will just announce the winners while flinging dogshit at Shigeru Miyamoto.... because here in America our gamers love feces and grandfathers of the industry, amirite?

Now if you'll excuse me I've got a date with a coma. Wake me when it's over.

InaquiTheArgentinian:
In my opinion the only game that shouldnīt be in the "game of the Year" is AC3, because lets face it (it was crappy), ME3 (yes BIg 3xA game, shoter with RPG elements, EA is evil, yada-yada) even with-out the retake ME3 movement, it was a relly significant game and it wasn't a bad game eather, besides if you add all the fuss around the ending it gets really temting to call it "game of the year" ( not so much for being the best game of the year but well). And on that logic, even so i did't play it because i dont have an X-box Halo 4 should be in that category to

(hugh, ican't belive i writte that. even so i did watch all full walktrow, because im a big RvB fan and i have to say it may be one of the best Halo's stories)

Dishonored deserves the spot can't say much, but the Walking Dead? "Sing hallelujah and rape eachother in thanks" my personal Favorite for BGY, and its not even done yet with ep 5 in, well 5 days it too much good. even/specially if they kill Lee (PLS DONīT LET THAT HAPPEN) its such a great game

I was slightly surprised and disappointed that Halo 4 wasn't up for GotY. However, I suppose they already have a whole separate shooter category, and CoD isn't nominated for GotY either, so that's acceptable.

I agree the fact that Journey is nominated for GOTY (by people associated by Spite tv no less) is surprising, but it was also nominated 5 more times. Best original score, best song, best graphics, best downloadable, best indie. Very nice. I'm actually impressed that the manly-man channel crowd even gave notice *clapclapclap*

But really, why do we have WiiU titles even nominated? I thought the console hasn't been released yet, and we got New Super Mario Bros U and ZombiU as well. I know it was slim pickings for the Wii this year, but it still looks weird. Xenoblade Chronicles and The Last Story at least made sense (even though Xenoblade technically isn't a 2012 game, even in English speaking nations).

Andy Chalk:
It amazes me that Claptrap, Master Chief and the latest generic Asscreed guy are up for Character of the Year, but actual characters - Max Payne (or even Raul Passos, and yes, I know, my fanboy is showing), Geralt or Adam Jensen - are nowhere to be seen. I know there's only so much room, but Claptrap? Come on.

Well, technically Adam Jensen was last year (and he wasn't all that interesting for me anyway tbh, it was the world around him that was interesting).

Also to the next person I hear say the Master Chief isn't a character, especially after Halo 4, I promise their will be pistols at dawn! (yes, I know, fanboy. But you started it :P)

I'm glad to see Xenoblade Chronicles in the best RPG section, but no Persona 4: Golden?! At least Persona 4: Arena is in Best Fighting Game, but knowing Spike TV, Dead or Alive is going to win. You know why that is...

Also, I'm not complaining about Journey's inclusion in many of these categories. That game was pretty good. Better than Call of Duty, that's for sure, even though CoD is gonna beat it hands-down for Game of the Year.

Game of the Year
Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal)(the only game on this list I've played.My vote is for them)
Dishonored (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)
Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)
Mass Effect 3 (Electronic Arts/BioWare)
The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)

Best Action Adventure Game
Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal)
Darksiders II (THQ/Vigil Games)(I want this to win so THQ doesn't go bankrupt)
Dishonored (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)
Sleeping Dogs (Square Enix/United Front Games)

Best Shooter
Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision/Treyarch)
Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)(I want them to win)
Max Payne 3 (Rockstar Games)

Studio of the Year
343 Industries(they should win)
Arkane Studios
Gearbox Software
Telltale Games

Most Anticipated Game (viewer voted)
BioShock Infinite (2K Games/Irrational Games)
Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games)(That 2nd trailer looks awesome)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (THQ/Obsidian Entertainment)
The Last of Us (Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog)
Tomb Raider (Square Enix/Crystal Dynamics)

Spike is showing remarkable restraint by not nominating Halo 4 and BlOps 2 for GotY. Genuinely a little surprised to see Journey in there, one would think it doesn't fit in their *ahem* demographic.

At first I interpreted the Journey entry as "Fable: The Journey" and was like "da fuck.....?"

Is it possible to give a negative amount of fucks because I think I just did.

Andy Chalk:
It amazes me that Claptrap, Master Chief and the latest generic Asscreed guy are up for Character of the Year, but actual characters - Max Payne (or even Raul Passos, and yes, I know, my fanboy is showing), Geralt or Adam Jensen - are nowhere to be seen. I know there's only so much room, but Claptrap? Come on.

It's Spike TV, they wouldn't know a good character if they hopped out of a game and back handed them

NinjaDeathSlap:

Well, technically Adam Jensen was last year (and he wasn't all that interesting for me anyway tbh, it was the world around him that was interesting).

Also to the next person I hear say the Master Chief isn't a character, especially after Halo 4, I promise their will be pistols at dawn! (yes, I know, fanboy. But you started it :P)

to be fair, he wasn't till 4. yes yes, i know, the book and expanded universe, THERE he's an actual flushed out character, but be honest, how many Halo fans you think read those?

The lack of Borderlands 2 under GOTY is highly disappointing to me. Out of those I would vote for Mass Effect 3 (yes I liked the game a lot actually). Journey was way too short for me to consider it GOTY material. Just my opinion though. ACIII is another one I don't think really deserves to be up there. Sure it's fun but the story and characters leave a lot to be desired IMO.

Who the fuck would vote dishonoured as GOTY???
It was fun, but it also had a crap story, it was short, and Blink broke the game on any difficulty.
Hell, who would vote for Assassins Creed 3? Again, it was ok, but it was also repetitive, simple, padded, lacking in the story department and ridiculously easy!

GRRRRRRR...

Only the games everyone and their mother has heard of is on that list, no slightly "under the radar" games at all...

Also, Black Ops 2, for a game released 2 days ago, I think it was on that list before it was released.

Baldry:
And Spec ops: the line only gets one nomination. *Sigh* This makes me really damn sad, it's a meaningful game and just gets swept under by the sort of games it was trying to satire.li

I voted to at least put my contribution against this great injustice. It certainly deserves more attention. Still, at least it wasn't totally ignored. I was worried it wasn't going to be anywhere at all, let alone crediting mainly the voice actor, not that he did a bad job, mind you, but I'd rather "best shooter" or, if there was, "Best story" have Spec ops: The line as an entry...

What the fuuuuuuck Spike?

The formula is NOT

Popular = good.

The entire game industry is not staffed by DUDEBROS.

If anyone needs me, I'll be in the angry dome.

Well... Sucks that Borderlands 2 isn't for GOTY, cause in reality, that's my GOTY, but I guess if that's out, then I'm going with Dishonored. Then again, this whole fucking thing is a buncha bull (like how COD came out 2 days ago and is already a fucking nominee), but whatever, we play the cards we're dealt. Yay for money grubbing!

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