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2011 Video Game Awards

On the recent Lock and Load podcast you heard the host’s pick their winners for the 2011 VGA’s, and maybe you didn’t listen until the end as they asked for your picks. So to make it easier, we have added all the categories and nominees below. Be sure to check out the recent episode of Lock and Load and also checkout Spike’s VGA’s website and cast your votes and let you voice be heard!

Now a lot of people feel that the VGA’s really don’t count for anything, but I do know I love watching all the trailers for upcoming games, and here is one trailer I am looking forward to, and as some of you know I had a love hate relationship with the first game in the series, but none the less I can’t wait to see Death brought back to life.

Darksiders II

Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, embarks upon a quest to restore mankind, and redeem his brother’s name. Along the way, the Horseman discovers that there are far worse things than an earthly Apocalypse, and that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation . . . Can DEATH really become mankind’s savior? The original Darksiders, released in January 2010, received critical acclaim including the Best Fantasy Game 2010 award from IGN. Darksiders followed the story of WAR, wrongly accused of starting the apocalypse, on a quest to reclaim lost honor and take revenge on those who wronged him.

And one more thing before I head off and vote, where is Gears of War 3 for Game of the Year!

The VGA’s air tonight 12/10/2011, 8pm Eastern Standard Time/5pm Pacific Standard Time on SPIKE TV.

GAME OF THE YEAR

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

STUDIO OF THE YEAR

Bethesda Game Studios
Naughty Dog
Rocksteady Studios
Valve

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

BEST ACTION ADVENTURE GAME

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

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

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 Gunstringer
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

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 Florence + 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
LA 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

BEST DLC

Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues
Mass Effect 2: Arrival
Mortal Kombat: Freddy Krueger
Portal 2 Peer Review

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

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

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