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Nominees Announced for Spike's 2013 VGX Awards

Source: Spike
November 19, 2013

The slate of nominees for VGX, the new live digital multi-platform gaming event, was announced today. Close to 50 video game franchises from more than 20 publishers were nominated. At the head of the franchise pack is Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games), which nabbed nine nominations including Game of the Year, Best Action Adventure Game and Best Soundtrack. BioShock Infinite (2K Games) scored eight nominations, while The Last of Us (Sony Computer Entertainment) pulled in seven nods. All titles join Tomb Raider (Square Enix) and Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo) to round out the nominee list for Game of the Year.

VGX will be live streamed for three-hours on Saturday, December 7, beginning at 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT. VGX will continue the tradition of showcasing world premiere game trailers but for the first time ever, the show will offer extended demos of the next generation of games, 1-on-1 interviews and panels.

Below are the nominees and categories for VGX.

Game of the Year
BioShock Infinite
Grand Theft Auto V
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 IV Black Flag
Grand Theft Auto V
The Last of Us
Tomb Raider

Best Sports Game
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 XIV Online: A Realm Reborn
Fire Emblem: Awakening
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Pokemon X/Y

Best Fighting Game
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 V
Tomb Raider

Best PlayStation Game
Grand Theft Auto V
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
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 - The Last of Us
Troy Baker as Booker DeWitt - BioShock Infinite
Steven Ogg as Trevor Philips - Grand Theft Auto V
Willem Dafoe as Nathan Dawkins - BEYOND: Two Souls

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

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

Best Song in a Game
"A.D.H.D." performed by Kendrick Lamar - Grand Theft Auto V
"Sleepwalking" performed by The Chain Gang of 1974 - Grand Theft Auto V
"Survival" performed by Eminem - Call of Duty: Ghosts
"Will the Circle be Unbroken" performed by Courtnee Draper & Troy Baker - BioShock Infinite

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

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