Further to details that BioWare would be showing off their upcoming, unannounced new title at the annual SpikeTV Video Game Awards on December 11, is a full list of the awards' categories and the subsequent nominees in each.
Some of these are a bit silly, but for the most part, the event seems to be maturing to be taken a bit more seriously, and I'd actually agree with a lot of these. Honourable mentions are Mass Effect 2 with nine nominations, Red Dead Redemption which has six and Call of Duty: Black Ops which has four, all three of which are up for Game of the Year among other contenders.
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Posted 12:31pm 18/11/10
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Posted 01:03pm 18/11/10
Granted, at least they have Rob Wiethoff in the for Red Dead, but the rest of the A-list celebrity noms are basically a spit in the face to all the other hard working voice actors in the games industry - they are clearly only nominated for their star power. I mean Sam Worthington is nominated for his role in Black Ops (and that terrible attempt at an America accent, are you kidding me?) yet Robert Clotworthy (Jim Raynor in SC2) or Roger Craig Smith (Ezio in Assassins Creed) don't even get a mention -- obviously because they're just not well-known enough and the VGA organises want to pad out their attendees with as many movie stars as they can.
Posted 01:23pm 18/11/10
Posted 01:31pm 18/11/10
games with an original score are the only ones that should matter.
*edit* actually that Jose Gonzalez song from Red Dead was pretty f*****g cool. but f*** it was for all of 5 minutes in the actual game.
Posted 01:57pm 18/11/10
And yeah, I agree Dan. Though I think it should just be more evenly split, because some actors do a good job supplying their voice to games - Michael Ironside is a good example. It just should be less weighted and far more even.
Also, what's up with the Most Anticipated?!? There're several games that should be in that category that aren't, such as Dead Space 2, MVC3, Homefront, Diablo III etc
Posted 07:19pm 18/11/10
What the hell does "Studio of the year" mean? And If I were to interperate it appropriately, why the hell isn't Valve on there? There's so many games that are hands down greater than any of these that aren't anywhere to be seen. Alien Swarm? It's not even on the Downloadable Game catagory.
For me, the game of the year was Team Fortress 2. Sure it came out four years ago, but it's CONSTANTLY being updated and evolving into completely different experiences. We've reached a point where games are not just one off releases, but products that last for several years thanks to the internet and new design models. The gaming press seem to be stuck in an age of about ten years ago and don't know how to review or award games in this new era of entertainment. Hence why I don't care anymore.
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Posted 11:51am 19/11/10