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    It's time to get hyped for The VGAs The Game Awards. Join us on IRC during the broadcast to discuss this grand celebration of video gaming, Doritos, and Mountain Dew! The show starts on December 5 at 6 pm PT / 9 pm ET / 125 .beats. You'll be able to watch it here on their website, or at pretty much any other place that does streaming video. Twitch, Gamespot, Niconico, Youtube, etc.

    Here are the nominees:

    GAME OF THE YEAR
    • Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games/Nintendo)
    • Dark Souls 2 (From Software/Bandai Namco Games)
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/Electronic Arts)
    • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
    • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

    DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR
    • Blizzard Entertainment
    • Monolith Productions
    • Nintendo
    • Telltale Games
    • Ubisoft Montreal

    BEST INDEPENDENT GAME
    • Broken Age: Act 1 (Double Fine Productions)
    • Monument Valley (Ustwo)
    • Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games)
    • Transistor (Supergiant Games)
    • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts)

    BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD GAME
    • Bravely Default (Silicon Studio/Square Enix/Nintendo)
    • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
    • Monument Valley (Ustwo)
    • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Sora Ltd/Bandai Namco Games/Nintendo)
    • Threes! (Sirvo)

    BEST NARRATIVE
    • South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/Ubisoft)
    • The Walking Dead: Season Two (Telltale Games)
    • The Wolf Among Us (Telltale Games)
    • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft)
    • Wolfenstein: The New Order (MachineGames/Bethesda Softworks)

    BEST SCORE/SOUNDTRACK
    • Alien: Isolation (Christian Henson, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith/The Creative Assembly)
    • Child of Light (Coeur de pirate/Ubisoft Montreal)
    • Destiny (Marty O'Donnell/Bungie)
    • Sunset Overdrive (Boris Salchow/Insomniac Games)
    • Transistor (Darren Korb/Supergiant Games)

    BEST PERFORMANCE
    • Adam Harrington as Bigby Wolf, The Wolf Among Us (Telltale Games)
    • Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)
    • Melissa Hutchison as Clementine, The Walking Dead: Season Two (Telltale Games)
    • Trey Parker as Various Voices, South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/Ubisoft)
    • Troy Baker as Talion, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

    GAMES FOR CHANGE
    • Never Alone (Upper One Games/E-Line Media)
    • The Last of Us: Left Behind (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    • Mountain (David O'Reilly/Double Fine Presents)
    • This War of Mine (11 bit studios)
    • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft)

    BEST SHOOTER
    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer/Activision)
    • Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
    • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
    • Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
    • Wolfenstein: The New Order (MachineGames/Bethesda Softworks)

    BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE
    • Alien: Isolation (The Creative Assembly/Sega)
    • Assassin's Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
    • Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games/Nintendo)
    • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    • Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac Games/Microsoft Studios)

    BEST ROLE-PLAYING GAME
    • Bravely Default (Silicon Studio/Square Enix/Nintendo)
    • Dark Souls 2 (From Software/Bandai Namco Games)
    • Divinity: Original Sin (Larian Studios)
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/Electronic Arts)
    • South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/Ubisoft)

    BEST FIGHTING GAME
    • Killer Instinct: Season 2 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios)
    • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Arc System Works/Atlus)
    • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Sora Ltd/Bandai Namco Games/Nintendo)
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Sora Ltd/Bandai Namco Games/Nintendo)
    • Ultra Street Fighter 4 (Capcom)

    BEST FAMILY GAME
    • Disney Infinity 2.0 (Avalanche Software/Disney Interactive)
    • Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive)
    • Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
    • Skylanders Trap Team (Toys for Bob/Activision)
    • Tomodachi Life (Nintendo SPD/Nintendo)

    BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME
    • FIFA 15 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
    • Forza Horizon 2 (Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios)
    • Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
    • NBA 2K15 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
    • Trials Fusion (RedLynx/Ubisoft)

    BEST ONLINE EXPERIENCE
    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)
    • Dark Souls 2 (From Software/Bandai Namco Games)
    • Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
    • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
    • Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)

    BEST REMASTER
    • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)
    • Halo: The Master Chief Collection (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios)
    • Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (Game Freak/The Pokemon Company/Nintendo)
    • The Last of Us Remastered (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)

    MOST ANTICIPATED GAME
    • Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    • Bloodborne (From Software/Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    • Evolve (Turtle Rock Studios/2K Games)
    • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America)

    ESPORTS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    • Martin "Rekkles" Larsson (League of Legends)
    • Xu "Fy" Linsen (Dota 2)
    • James "Firebat" Kostesich (Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft)
    • Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
    • Matt "NaDeSHoT" Haag (Call of Duty)

    ESPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR
    • Samsung White (League of Legends)
    • Evil Geniuses (Dota 2)
    • Edward Gaming (League of Legends)
    • Newbee (Dota 2)
    • Ninjas in Pajamas (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

    TRENDING GAMER
    • Evan "Vanoss" Fong
    • Jeff Gerstmann
    • PewDiePie
    • StampyLongHead
    • TotalBiscuit

    BEST FAN CREATION
    • "BEST Zelda Rap EVER!!" By Egoraptor
    • Luigi Death Stare by CZBwoi and Rizupicorr
    • "Mine the Diamond (Minecraft Song)" by Tobuscus
    • Minecraft - Titan City by Colonial Puppet
    • Twitch Plays Pokemon by Anonymous

  2. Well, these awards are already messed up since Forza Horizon 2 is the hands down game of the year. Evil Within is a close second. Also, that Middle of Earth: Shadow of Mordor game is GOOD, but it's way over hyped for what it actually is. I'm shocked to see it get so much "game of the year" type praise.
    Last edited by magnifiedplaid; 05 Dec 2014 at 02:54 AM.

  3. Oooh, lets play should win, will win.

    Quote Originally Posted by bVork View Post
    GAME OF THE YEAR
    • Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games/Nintendo) SHOULD WIN
    • Dark Souls 2 (From Software/Bandai Namco Games)
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/Electronic Arts) WILL WIN (I'm ok with this, I'm really enjoying DA:I)
    • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
    • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

    DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR
    • Blizzard Entertainment
    • Monolith Productions
    • Nintendo Should Win, Will Win.
    • Telltale Games
    • Ubisoft Montreal

    BEST INDEPENDENT GAME
    • Broken Age: Act 1 (Double Fine Productions) Will Win
    • Monument Valley (Ustwo)
    • Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games) Should Win
    • Transistor (Supergiant Games)
    • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts)

    BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD GAME
    • Bravely Default (Silicon Studio/Square Enix/Nintendo) Should Win (Even though I hated it after the incident)
    • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
    • Monument Valley (Ustwo)
    • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Sora Ltd/Bandai Namco Games/Nintendo) Will Win
    • Threes! (Sirvo)

    BEST NARRATIVE
    • South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/Ubisoft) Will Win
    • The Walking Dead: Season Two (Telltale Games)
    • The Wolf Among Us (Telltale Games)
    • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft) Should Win
    • Wolfenstein: The New Order (MachineGames/Bethesda Softworks)

    BEST SCORE/SOUNDTRACK
    • Alien: Isolation (Christian Henson, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith/The Creative Assembly)
    • Child of Light (Coeur de pirate/Ubisoft Montreal)
    • Destiny (Marty O'Donnell/Bungie) Should Win, Will Win. The game is not so great, but the music is fantastic.
    • Sunset Overdrive (Boris Salchow/Insomniac Games)
    • Transistor (Darren Korb/Supergiant Games)

    BEST PERFORMANCE
    • Adam Harrington as Bigby Wolf, The Wolf Among Us (Telltale Games)
    • Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision) Will Win, won't show up.
    • Melissa Hutchison as Clementine, The Walking Dead: Season Two (Telltale Games)
    • Trey Parker as Various Voices, South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/Ubisoft)
    • Troy Baker as Talion, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) Should Win

    GAMES FOR CHANGE
    • Never Alone (Upper One Games/E-Line Media) Should Win
    • The Last of Us: Left Behind (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America) Will Win
    • Mountain (David O'Reilly/Double Fine Presents)
    • This War of Mine (11 bit studios)
    • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft)

    BEST SHOOTER
    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer/Activision)
    • Destiny (Bungie/Activision) Should Win, Will win. (Again, story is shit, gameplay isn't.)
    • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
    • Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
    • Wolfenstein: The New Order (MachineGames/Bethesda Softworks)

    BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE
    • Alien: Isolation (The Creative Assembly/Sega)
    • Assassin's Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft) Will win
    • Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games/Nintendo) Should Win
    • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    • Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac Games/Microsoft Studios)

    BEST ROLE-PLAYING GAME
    • Bravely Default (Silicon Studio/Square Enix/Nintendo) Should Win
    • Dark Souls 2 (From Software/Bandai Namco Games)
    • Divinity: Original Sin (Larian Studios)
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/Electronic Arts)
    • South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/Ubisoft) Will Win

    BEST FIGHTING GAME
    • Killer Instinct: Season 2 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios) Should Win
    • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Arc System Works/Atlus)
    • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Sora Ltd/Bandai Namco Games/Nintendo)
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Sora Ltd/Bandai Namco Games/Nintendo) Will win (Honestly, 2 of the same fucking game? Lazy)
    • Ultra Street Fighter 4 (Capcom)

    BEST FAMILY GAME
    • Disney Infinity 2.0 (Avalanche Software/Disney Interactive)
    • Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive)
    • Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo) Will Win, Should win.
    • Skylanders Trap Team (Toys for Bob/Activision)
    • Tomodachi Life (Nintendo SPD/Nintendo)

    BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME
    • FIFA 15 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
    • Forza Horizon 2 (Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios) Should Win
    • Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
    • NBA 2K15 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports) Will Win
    • Trials Fusion (RedLynx/Ubisoft)

    BEST ONLINE EXPERIENCE
    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)
    • Dark Souls 2 (From Software/Bandai Namco Games)
    • Destiny (Bungie/Activision) Will Win
    • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment) Should Win
    • Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)

    BEST REMASTER
    • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games) Should Win
    • Halo: The Master Chief Collection (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios)
    • Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (Game Freak/The Pokemon Company/Nintendo)
    • The Last of Us Remastered (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America) Will Win
    • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)

    MOST ANTICIPATED GAME
    • Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    • Bloodborne (From Software/Sony Computer Entertainment America) Should Win
    • Evolve (Turtle Rock Studios/2K Games)
    • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America) Will Win

    ESPORTS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
    • Martin "Rekkles" Larsson (League of Legends)
    • Xu "Fy" Linsen (Dota 2)
    • James "Firebat" Kostesich (Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft)
    • Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
    • Matt "NaDeSHoT" Haag (Call of Duty)

    ESPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR
    • Samsung White (League of Legends)
    • Evil Geniuses (Dota 2)
    • Edward Gaming (League of Legends)
    • Newbee (Dota 2)
    • Ninjas in Pajamas (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

    TRENDING GAMER
    • Evan "Vanoss" Fong
    • Jeff Gerstmann
    • PewDiePie
    • StampyLongHead
    • TotalBiscuit

    BEST FAN CREATION
    • "BEST Zelda Rap EVER!!" By Egoraptor
    • Luigi Death Stare by CZBwoi and Rizupicorr
    • "Mine the Diamond (Minecraft Song)" by Tobuscus
    • Minecraft - Titan City by Colonial Puppet
    • Twitch Plays Pokemon by Anonymous
    Fuck the last 4 categories.
    Last edited by Chux; 05 Dec 2014 at 02:55 AM.

  4. best fan creation is vgcw so this show is a sham already

  5. Quote Originally Posted by bVork View Post

    GAME OF THE YEAR
    • Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games/Nintendo)
    • Dark Souls 2 (From Software/Bandai Namco Games)
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/Electronic Arts) SHOULD WIN, WILL WIN
    • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
    • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

    DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR
    • Blizzard Entertainment
    • Monolith Productions
    • Nintendo SHOULD WIN
    • Telltale Games
    • Ubisoft Montreal WILL WIN

    BEST INDEPENDENT GAME
    • Broken Age: Act 1 (Double Fine Productions)
    • Monument Valley (Ustwo)
    • Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games) SHOULD WIN, WILL WIN
    • Transistor (Supergiant Games)
    • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts)

    BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD GAME
    • Bravely Default (Silicon Studio/Square Enix/Nintendo) SHOULD WIN
    • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
    • Monument Valley (Ustwo)
    • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Sora Ltd/Bandai Namco Games/Nintendo) WILL WIN
    • Threes! (Sirvo)

    BEST NARRATIVE
    • South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/Ubisoft)
    • The Walking Dead: Season Two (Telltale Games)
    • The Wolf Among Us (Telltale Games)
    • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft) SHOULD WIN
    • Wolfenstein: The New Order (MachineGames/Bethesda Softworks) WILL WIN

    BEST SCORE/SOUNDTRACK
    • Alien: Isolation (Christian Henson, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith/The Creative Assembly)
    • Child of Light (Coeur de pirate/Ubisoft Montreal)
    • Destiny (Marty O'Donnell/Bungie) WILL WIN
    • Sunset Overdrive (Boris Salchow/Insomniac Games)
    • Transistor (Darren Korb/Supergiant Games) SHOULD WIN

    BEST PERFORMANCE
    • Adam Harrington as Bigby Wolf, The Wolf Among Us (Telltale Games)
    • Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)SHOULD WIN, WILL WIN
    • Melissa Hutchison as Clementine, The Walking Dead: Season Two (Telltale Games)
    • Trey Parker as Various Voices, South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/Ubisoft)
    • Troy Baker as Talion, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

    GAMES FOR CHANGE
    • Never Alone (Upper One Games/E-Line Media)
    • The Last of Us: Left Behind (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America) WILL WIN
    • Mountain (David O'Reilly/Double Fine Presents)
    • This War of Mine (11 bit studios)
    • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft) SHOULD WIN

    BEST SHOOTER
    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer/Activision) WILL WIN
    • Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
    • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
    • Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
    • Wolfenstein: The New Order (MachineGames/Bethesda Softworks) SHOULD WIN

    BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE
    • Alien: Isolation (The Creative Assembly/Sega)
    • Assassin's Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
    • Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games/Nintendo) SHOULD WIN
    • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) WILL WIN
    • Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac Games/Microsoft Studios)

    BEST ROLE-PLAYING GAME
    • Bravely Default (Silicon Studio/Square Enix/Nintendo)
    • Dark Souls 2 (From Software/Bandai Namco Games)
    • Divinity: Original Sin (Larian Studios)
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/Electronic Arts) SHOULD WIN, WILL WIN
    • South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/Ubisoft)

    BEST FIGHTING GAME
    • Killer Instinct: Season 2 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios) SHOULD WIN
    • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Arc System Works/Atlus)
    • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Sora Ltd/Bandai Namco Games/Nintendo)
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Sora Ltd/Bandai Namco Games/Nintendo) WILL WIN
    • Ultra Street Fighter 4 (Capcom)

    BEST FAMILY GAME
    • Disney Infinity 2.0 (Avalanche Software/Disney Interactive) WILL WIN
    • Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive)
    • Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo) SHOULD WIN
    • Skylanders Trap Team (Toys for Bob/Activision)
    • Tomodachi Life (Nintendo SPD/Nintendo)

    BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME
    • FIFA 15 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
    • Forza Horizon 2 (Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios) SHOULD WIN
    • Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo) WILL WIN
    • NBA 2K15 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
    • Trials Fusion (RedLynx/Ubisoft)

    BEST ONLINE EXPERIENCE
    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)
    • Dark Souls 2 (From Software/Bandai Namco Games)
    • Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
    • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
    • Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts) SHOULD WIN, WILL WIN

    BEST REMASTER
    • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)
    • Halo: The Master Chief Collection (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios) SHOULD WIN, WILL WIN
    • Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (Game Freak/The Pokemon Company/Nintendo)
    • The Last of Us Remastered (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)

    MOST ANTICIPATED GAME
    • Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    • Bloodborne (From Software/Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    • Evolve (Turtle Rock Studios/2K Games)
    • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) SHOULD WIN
    • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America) WILL WIN

  6. #6
    It's painful to play the guessing game because a lot of my picks for each category aren't even nominated. And what the hell is up with the lack of a "strategy" category!? There were more than enough excellent strategy games in 2014 to fill out a nomination list. Anyway, going just by what they chose to list, here are my picks for should and will win:

    GAME OF THE YEAR
    • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) - should and will win. It's a tough call between this and Bayonetta 2 for me, and this edges out Bayonetta 2 because of how much fun I find the Nemesis system and how it affects the way you approach situations, even though Bayonetta 2's basic gameplay is definitely superior. And on the Game Awards side, this is the safe pick because it does do some pretty innovative things while retaining the focus-tested-and-critic-approved gameplay of AC and Batman.

    DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR
    • Monolith Productions - will win. Rarely do these types of award shows ever give developer of the year to one that didn't also win GOTY.
    • Nintendo - should win.
    • Ubisoft Montreal - lol are you kidding me.

    BEST INDEPENDENT GAME
    • Broken Age: Act 1 (Double Fine Productions) - will win. Double Fine is still a critical darling.
    • Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games) - should win. But I bet it's too hard for a generation of critics that think Ducktales Remastered is punishingly difficult.

    BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD GAME
    • Bravely Default (Silicon Studio/Square Enix/Nintendo) - might end up being a dark horse victory since I doubt most critics actually played more than half of it.
    • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment) - will win. Blizzard knows how to pander to the lowest common denominator.
    • Monument Valley (Ustwo) - should win. Echochrome but better.

    BEST NARRATIVE
    • The Walking Dead: Season Two (Telltale Games) - are you fucking joking.
    • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft) - will win. It manages to be serious and emotional in a genuine fashion, as opposed to the clunky attempts of its sister game, Child of Light. Even though you can see the "twists" a mile away.
    • Wolfenstein: The New Order (MachineGames/Bethesda Softworks) - should win. It won't win because it's still Wolfenstein in all its jetpack Nazi goofy nonsense, but the game does an amazing job of grounding the insanity and really bringing verisimilitude to its Nazi-ruled future. Screw horror games, this was the scariest game I played all year.

    BEST SCORE/SOUNDTRACK
    • Transistor (Darren Korb/Supergiant Games) - should and will win.

    BEST PERFORMANCE
    • Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision) - will win. Virtual Kevin Spacey is an uncanny valley nightmare and I bet the critics love it.
    • Melissa Hutchison as Clementine, The Walking Dead: Season Two (Telltale Games) - should win. Probably the one bright spot of that disappointing second season.

    GAMES FOR CHANGE - So basically the "the Citizen Kane of gaming" award to appease narrativist hipsters even though most of these don't work very well as actual games.
    • The Last of Us: Left Behind (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America) - will win. It's fucking Naughty Dog, the most overrated developer on the planet.
    • This War of Mine (11 bit studios) - should win. It's the only one of these games to properly intertwine its serious setting and its gameplay. Forcing you to make tough decisions and weigh risks with serious gameplay repercussions beats out scripted stories that might occasionally offer you the illusion of choice. The narrative of your survival in this game is the one you tell through your own actions, not through a pre-scripted story.

    BEST SHOOTER
    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer/Activision) - will win. It's the same old Call of Duty, and Call of Duty does what it does very, very well.
    • Wolfenstein: The New Order (MachineGames/Bethesda Softworks) - should win. It won't because it has no multiplayer, but the singleplayer campaign is fantastic and definitely my best FPS experience of the year.

    BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE
    • Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games/Nintendo) - will win. I'm betting that critics are going to give this one to Bayonetta 2 as a consolation prize for failing to win GOTY.
    • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) - should win.

    BEST ROLE-PLAYING GAME
    • Divinity: Original Sin (Larian Studios) - should win. Why the hell isn't this in the indie category too? Anyway, definitely the best RPG of the year.
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/Electronic Arts) - will win.

    BEST FIGHTING GAME
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Sora Ltd/Bandai Namco Games/Nintendo) - should and will win. Everything else is just an updated version of a previous game.

    BEST FAMILY GAME
    • Disney Infinity 2.0 (Avalanche Software/Disney Interactive)
    • Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive)
    • Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
    • Skylanders Trap Team (Toys for Bob/Activision)
    • Tomodachi Life (Nintendo SPD/Nintendo)

    BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME
    • Forza Horizon 2 (Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios) - should and will win. What a dire category.

    BEST ONLINE EXPERIENCE
    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision) - should and will win.

    BEST REMASTER
    • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games) - should and will win.
    • Halo: The Master Chief Collection (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios) - if this didn't continue to have serious problems that they haven't properly patched yet, it would deserve to win. That's a hell of a lot of game in one package.

    MOST ANTICIPATED GAME
    • Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) - apparently the demos shown at E3 had serious framerate issues, which I bet will cost this one a win.
    • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) - should win. Well, it's MY most anticipated game...
    • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America) - critics are going to play it safe, and they love Naughty Dog for some incomprehensible reason.

    ESPORTS PLAYER OF THE YEAR Garbage.
    ESPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR Garbage.
    TRENDING GAMER Garbage.
    BEST FAN CREATION Garbage.

  7. #7
    GAME OF THE YEAR

    • Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games/Nintendo)
    • Dark Souls 2 (From Software/Bandai Namco Games)
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/Electronic Arts)
    • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
    • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)


    DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR

    • Blizzard Entertainment
    • Monolith Productions
    • Nintendo
    • Telltale Games
    • Ubisoft Montreal


    BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

    • Broken Age: Act 1 (Double Fine Productions)
    • Monument Valley (Ustwo)
    • Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games)
    • Transistor (Supergiant Games)
    • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts)


    BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD GAME

    • Bravely Default (Silicon Studio/Square Enix/Nintendo)
    • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
    • Monument Valley (Ustwo)
    • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Sora Ltd/Bandai Namco Games/Nintendo)
    • Threes! (Sirvo)


    BEST NARRATIVE

    • South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/Ubisoft)
    • The Walking Dead: Season Two (Telltale Games)
    • The Wolf Among Us (Telltale Games)
    • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft)
    • Wolfenstein: The New Order (MachineGames/Bethesda Softworks)


    BEST SCORE/SOUNDTRACK

    • Alien: Isolation (Christian Henson, Joe Henson and Alexis Smith/The Creative Assembly)
    • Child of Light (Coeur de pirate/Ubisoft Montreal)
    • Destiny (Marty O'Donnell/Bungie)
    • Sunset Overdrive (Boris Salchow/Insomniac Games)
    • Transistor (Darren Korb/Supergiant Games)


    BEST PERFORMANCE

    • Adam Harrington as Bigby Wolf, The Wolf Among Us (Telltale Games)
    • Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)
    • Melissa Hutchison as Clementine, The Walking Dead: Season Two (Telltale Games)
    • Trey Parker as Various Voices, South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/Ubisoft)
    • Troy Baker as Talion, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)


    GAMES FOR CHANGE

    • Never Alone (Upper One Games/E-Line Media)
    • The Last of Us: Left Behind (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    • Mountain (David O'Reilly/Double Fine Presents)
    • This War of Mine (11 bit studios)
    • Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft)


    BEST SHOOTER

    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer/Activision)
    • Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
    • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
    • Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
    • Wolfenstein: The New Order (MachineGames/Bethesda Softworks)


    BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE

    • Alien: Isolation (The Creative Assembly/Sega)
    • Assassin's Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
    • Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games/Nintendo)
    • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    • Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac Games/Microsoft Studios)


    BEST ROLE-PLAYING GAME

    • Bravely Default (Silicon Studio/Square Enix/Nintendo)
    • Dark Souls 2 (From Software/Bandai Namco Games)
    • Divinity: Original Sin (Larian Studios)
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/Electronic Arts)
    • South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/Ubisoft)


    BEST FIGHTING GAME

    • Killer Instinct: Season 2 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios)
    • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Arc System Works/Atlus)
    • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Sora Ltd/Bandai Namco Games/Nintendo)
    • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Sora Ltd/Bandai Namco Games/Nintendo)
    • Ultra Street Fighter 4 (Capcom)


    BEST FAMILY GAME

    • Disney Infinity 2.0 (Avalanche Software/Disney Interactive)
    • Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive)
    • Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
    • Skylanders Trap Team (Toys for Bob/Activision)
    • Tomodachi Life (Nintendo SPD/Nintendo)


    BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME

    • FIFA 15 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
    • Forza Horizon 2 (Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios)
    • Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
    • NBA 2K15 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
    • Trials Fusion (RedLynx/Ubisoft)


    BEST ONLINE EXPERIENCE

    • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)
    • Dark Souls 2 (From Software/Bandai Namco Games)
    • Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
    • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
    • Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)


    BEST REMASTER

    • Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)
    • Halo: The Master Chief Collection (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios)
    • Pokémon Omega Ruby/Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (Game Freak/The Pokemon Company/Nintendo)
    • The Last of Us Remastered (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)


    MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

    • Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    • Bloodborne (From Software/Sony Computer Entertainment America)
    • Evolve (Turtle Rock Studios/2K Games)
    • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
    • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment America)


    ESPORTS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

    • Martin "Rekkles" Larsson (League of Legends)
    • Xu "Fy" Linsen (Dota 2)
    • James "Firebat" Kostesich (Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft)
    • Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
    • Matt "NaDeSHoT" Haag (Call of Duty)


    ESPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR

    • Samsung White (League of Legends)
    • Evil Geniuses (Dota 2)
    • Edward Gaming (League of Legends)
    • Newbee (Dota 2)
    • Ninjas in Pajamas (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)


    TRENDING GAMER

    • Evan "Vanoss" Fong
    • Jeff Gerstmann
    • PewDiePie
    • StampyLongHead
    • TotalBiscuit


    BEST FAN CREATION

    • "BEST Zelda Rap EVER!!" By Egoraptor
    • Luigi Death Stare by CZBwoi and Rizupicorr
    • "Mine the Diamond (Minecraft Song)" by Tobuscus
    • Minecraft - Titan City by Colonial Puppet
    • Twitch Plays Pokemon by Anonymous



    Fixed.
    Last edited by YellerDog; 05 Dec 2014 at 04:01 AM. Reason: Quit watching this shit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Ramon View Post
    I don't even the rage I mean )#@($@IU_+FJ$(U#()IRFK)_#
    Quote Originally Posted by Some Stupid Japanese Name View Post
    I'm sure whatever Yeller wrote is fascinating!

  8. #8
    I enjoy bad things if they are bad but still entertaining. It's the same reason I make sure to carefully read all of your posts.

  9. #9
    I look forward to you finding a healthier pastime, like slamming heroin into your tearducts.
    Quote Originally Posted by Razor Ramon View Post
    I don't even the rage I mean )#@($@IU_+FJ$(U#()IRFK)_#
    Quote Originally Posted by Some Stupid Japanese Name View Post
    I'm sure whatever Yeller wrote is fascinating!

  10. Hey.

    Don't knock it until you try it.

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