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Your 2013 Spike Video Game Award Nominees list, now called VGX

 
The Spike Video Game Awards got a makeover since last year, the new awards show will now SPIKE VGX, because it’s so extreme we assume. The list has your expected installments from 2013 including ‘The Last of Us’ and ‘Grand Theft Auto V’, with earlier works liKE ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Bioshock Infinite’ also taking top spots.
 
Leading the pack is GTA V, nominated in quite a few categories this year and front-runner for winning the most awards. At the top of the awards pile is the Game of the Year award which has BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto 5, The Last of Us, Tomb Raider and Super Mario 3D World fighting for dominance.
 
The show will be a bit more like a special than an awards show, featuring interviews and demos that aim to fill up more air-time than before. Odds are all that marketing and promotional use will earn Spike more coin than Mario did in Super Mario 3D World. You will also get more trailers and more behind the scene work than you did last year.
 
Since Direct TV and other content hosts have caused issues with the award shows and the network in the past, the new VGX will be streamed to the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Twitch, iOS and Android devices. GameTrailers.com and other Spike, Comedy Central, MTV, MTV2 and BET websites will also carry it. The event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 7, beginning at 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT.
 
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
 
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
 
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)
 
Most Anticipated Game
 
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Destiny
Watch Dogs
Titanfall
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
 
 
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