Spike Video Game Awards gets an upgrade!!

The VGA is now VGX

The VGA is now VGX

ATTENTION GAMERS!! The time is nearly upon us! We are close to that epic moment in gaming—the annual Spike Video Game Awards!! However, this awesome Oscars show for Gaming has been rebranded this year as VGX and what we have here is the announced 2013 nominees. Up for the Game of the Year award are BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto 5, The Last of Us, Tomb Raider and Super Mario 3D World.

GTA 5 has a strong representation in several other categories including Studio of the Year, Best Action Adventure Game, Best Xbox Game, Best PlayStation Game, Best Voice Actor, Best Soundtrack and Best Song in a Game. BioShock Infinite also has its feet in a number of categories: Studio of the Year, Best Shooter, Best Xbox Game, Best Voice Actor, Best Voice Actress, Best Soundtrack and Best Song in a Game. Also garnering seven nominations is Naughty Dog and its PlayStation 3 exclusive, The Last of Us and Crystal Dynamics’ Tomb Raider also has nominations in several catergories.

This year’s Spike video game awards show will follow a different format from years past, featuring extended demos of next-generation games, one-on-one interviews and “a more intimate studio setting.” However, the VGX show promises the standard world-premiere game trailers that make it a draw each December. Downside, this year’s show will be livestreamed online instead of broadcasting on Spike. VGX will be streamed on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Twitch, iOS and Android devices, as well as on GameTrailers.com and the websites of Spike, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV2 and BET. Oh well. The three hour event happens on Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.

And now the Spike VGX 2013 Award Nominees

Game of the Year Nominees (LtoR): BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, Super Mario 3D World, Last of Us, Tomb Raider

Game of the Year Nominees (LtoR): BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, Super Mario 3D World, Last of Us, Tomb Raider


Game of the Year
•BioShock Infinite
•Grand Theft Auto 5
•Super Mario 3D World
•The Last of Us
•Tomb Raider

Studio of the Year
•Irrational Games
•Naughty Dog
•Rockstar North
•The Fullbright Company

Best Shooter
•Battlefield 4
•BioShock Infinite
•Call of Duty: Ghosts
•Metro: Last Light

Assassin's Creed 4 has a spot for Best Action Title

Assassin’s Creed 4 has a spot for Best Action Title

Best Action Adventure Game
•Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
•Grand Theft Auto 5
•The Last of Us
•Tomb Raider

Best Sports Game
•FIFA 14
•MLB 13: The Show
•NBA 2K14
•NHL 14

Best Independent Game
•Gone Home
•Kentucky Route Zero
•Papers, Please
•The Stanley Parable

Best RPG
•Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn
•Fire Emblem: Awakening
•Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
•Pokemon X/Y

Best Fighting Game
•Divekick
•Injustice: Gods Among Us
•Killer Instinct
•Tekken Revolution

Best Driving Game
•F1 2013
•Grid 2
•Forza Motorsport 5
•Need for Speed Rivals

Best DLC
•Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep
•Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
•Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
•Mass Effect 3: Citadel

Best Xbox Game
•BioShock Infinite
•Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
•Grand Theft Auto 5
•Tomb Raider

Best PlayStation Game
•Grand Theft Auto 5
•Rayman Legends
•The Last of Us
•Tomb Raider

Mario and company claw their way into two nomination spots including Game of the Year.

Mario and company claw their way into two nomination spots including Game of the Year.

Best Nintendo Game
•Pikmin 3
•Rayman Legends
•Super Mario 3D World
•The Wonderful 101

Best PC Game
•Battlefield 4
•Gone Home
•Papers, Please
•The Stanley Parable

Best Handheld Game
•Animal Crossing: New Leaf
•Pokemon X/Y
•Tearaway
•The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best Casual Game
•Animal Crossing: New Leaf
•Disney Infinity
•Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time
•Skylanders Swap Force

Best Voice Actor
•Troy Baker as Joel in The Last of Us
•Troy Baker as Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite
•Steven Ogg as Trevor Philips in Grand Theft Auto 5
•Willem Dafoe as Nathan Dawkins in Beyond: Two Souls

Best Voice Actress
•Ashely Johnson as Ellie in The Last of Us
•Courtnee Draper as Elizabeth in BioShock Infinite
•Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
•Ellen Page as Jodie Holmes in Beyond: Two Souls

Best Soundtrack
•BioShock Infinite
•Grand Theft Auto 5
•Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
•The Last of Us

Best Song in a Game
•”ADHD” by Kendrick Lamar (Grand Theft Auto 5)
•”Sleepwalking” by The Chain Gang of 1974 (Grand Theft Auto 5)
•”Survival” by Eminem (Call of Duty: Ghosts)
•”Will the Circle be Unbroken” by Courtnee Draper & Troy Baker (BioShock Infinite)

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Most Anticipated Game
•South Park: The Stick of Truth
•Destiny
•Watch Dogs
•Titanfall
•The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Check out the review of last year’s event celebrating 10 years of VGA!!

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