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Spike VGAs

Postby Fluffy_the_ic » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:56 pm

It's that time of year again, guys. The Spike Video Game Awards are next month, and they've revealed all of their nominees. The list is, for the most part, pretty good, but they screwed up big time again, like they always do. Battlefield 3 is not a best graphics nominee, and anyone with eyes should see a problem there. Skyward Sword is also absent from best score, and that's Zelda. Other than those two problems, it's a pretty good-seeming list. Anyway, here is the page: Click!
I have my predictions here:
Hidden/Spoiler:
GotY: Portal 2 (It has the most nominations even though it's extremely overrated, Skyrim should win)
Studio: Valve (My pick is Bethesda, but Valve will win)
Best XBox: GoW3
Best PS3: Uncharted 3
Best Wii: Skyward Sword
Best PC: Probably will go to Portal 2, but I desperately want BF3 or Minecraft to win
Best Handheld: Super Mario 3D Land
Best Shooter: Battlefield 3
Best Action/Adventure: Batman: Arkham City (I hope it's Skyward Sword, but Arkham will win)
Best RPG: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Best Multiplayer: Battlefield 3 (I wish Minecraft were a Nominee, I'd vote that)
Best Individual Sports: Fight Night Champion, because it's boxing
Best Team Sports: NHL 12
Best Racing: Forza 4
Best Fighting: Mortal Kombat
Best Motion: LoZ: Skyward Sword
Best Indie: 100% Chance of Minecraft without pure hax
Best Adapted: Arkham City
Best Song: Exile Vilify from Portal 2
Best Original Score: Portal 2 (Should be between Skyward and Skyrim, but neither a nominees. Harumph.)
Best Graphics: Rage/Uncharted, the other two don't even make sense as nominees. LA Noire is not an especially good-looking game beyond the creepy mouths and AA is only Average. Should have BF3 and then GoW3 or Skyrim instead.
Best Performance from a Human Male: J.K. Simmons as Cave Johnson (Hard to choose between him and wheatley)
Best Performance from a Human Female: Tara Strong as Harley Quinn
Best Downloadable: Bastion (Where be Minecraft?)
Best DLC: Portal 2 Peer Review (I would prefer Arrival to win, but Portal 2 is Portal 2 therefore it'll win everything that other GotY nominees for this year aren't an option on)
For the last two, since our votes count, I'm saying what I voted and NOT a prediction:
Most anticipated: Mass Effect 3
Best Trailer: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

So what are your thoughts and predictions for this year's VGAs on December 10th?
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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby Dinomight » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:34 pm

Well your being rather cynical, besides i would never describe portal 2 as garbage.

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby Fluffy_the_ic » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:59 pm

I am a rather cynical person, but I fixed my description of Portal 2, it's not garbage, per say, but it's not GotY quality for sure.

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby Twilight_Warrior » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:19 pm

It saddens me that Assassin's Creed: Revelations is nowhere on that list.

Anywho, I'm not a huge supporter of the VGAs. Last year's was a total disappointment, and the only reason I watched the one two years ago was for the "mysterious Star Wars game announcement" which turned out to be the biggest waste of $60 I've ever spent. It's a money-making sham by Spike hosted by celebrities who may or may not play games, or have even heard about the games they are announcing. It's mainly just advertising for the biggest budget games of the year so that more people will buy them if they haven't already.

(and yes, my opinion has been affected by Extra Credits.)
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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby Fingerfood » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:44 pm

*Sees lacking of Deus Ex*
*Is disappoint*

Seriously though, I am kind of surprised by some of their choices. Not that I can think of better ones for all of them, but they still did surprise me.

Also, lol at MW3 being on there at all.

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby THEWULFMAN » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:50 pm

Being someone who has Portal 2 and Skyrim, and I love both to death. I pick Portal 2. For many reasons, yes Skyrim is awesome, but Portal 2 is pretty much flawless. Literally, very very few bugs. Skyrim has a lot of bugs, which is expected from a TES game, but some I felt are a little too big. I just came across a very fun bug I'll talk about on the Skyrim thread.

Portal 2 has a better story, hands down, and better graphics, in my opinion. Skyrim is beautiful, but man do they love their paralax. It's a little over the top at times.
Portal 2 makes me laugh, and make me gape in awe.
Skyrim makes me giggle in excitement like a little girl, but not laugh. Gaping in awe is an expected side effect.
Portal 2 has better characters. You can't beat Chell, GLaDOS, Wheatley, and Cave Johnson.


So while I love both, Portal 2 deserves to win in my humble opinion.

Fingerfood wrote:Also, lol at MW3 being on there at all.


This.

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby RED51 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:07 am

I've learnt to just watch all the new previews and trailers at this point. The VGAs were nice at first, but now...

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby Nihillo » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:44 pm

I share TW's opinion, I don't think of the VGAs as the most credible and fair award ceremony. Not really looking forward to it.

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby Fusion » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:41 pm

I'll watch for the trailers, nothing else. :P

Who knows, we might actually get something good this year seeing as they're not advertising any "THRILLING NEW GAME ANNOUNCEMENTS."

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby THEWULFMAN » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:07 pm

Twilight_Warrior wrote:It saddens me that Assassin's Creed: Revelations is nowhere on that list.

Anywho, I'm not a huge supporter of the VGAs. Last year's was a total disappointment, and the only reason I watched the one two years ago was for the "mysterious Star Wars game announcement" which turned out to be the biggest waste of $60 I've ever spent. It's a money-making sham by Spike hosted by celebrities who may or may not play games, or have even heard about the games they are announcing. It's mainly just advertising for the biggest budget games of the year so that more people will buy them if they haven't already.



Oh yeah, forgot to mention. I agree here. I care for Xplay's awards, but not much else(certainly not the VGA's). I was only stating my opinion on the Portal 2/Slyrim debate.

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby Moving_Target » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:28 am

I hate the VGAs. They were fine at first, but now it's just crap and they don't know how to pick nominees anyways.

Like previously stated, I watch just for trailers and announcements, which even now is pointless. Just wait til the morning and watch them on gametrailers or other gaming sites.

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby DeathRow » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:54 am

I want Battlefield 3 to beat MW3, but with the amount of fanboys surrounding MW3 I think it'll win whatever categories.

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby Moving_Target » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:53 pm

Five days til show time. Rumored that Half life 3 will be announced.

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby Grev » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:03 pm

Moving_Target wrote:Five days til show time. Rumored that Half life 3 will be announced.

If so, it'll be some totally obscure 7 second teaser. Don't hold your breath.

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby THEWULFMAN » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:13 pm

Moving_Target wrote:Five days til show time. Rumored that Half life 3 will be announced.



*clears throat*

As a certified Half Life/Portal theorist, it's my opinion there will never be a Half Life 3. What I, and others of my kind believe, is that Portal and Half Life will combine into a new series with a new name(which will not have a 3rd game in the series. Remember, Valve can't count to three(HL2 Episode 3 doesn't count).

Just my two cents.

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby Teancum » Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:36 pm

Twilight_Warrior wrote:It saddens me that Assassin's Creed: Revelations is nowhere on that list.


It was good, but not nomination-worthy good.

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby Fusion » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:28 pm

So there's been confirmation from Frank O'Connor that there will be no Halo 4 trailer at the VGAs. Oh well.

I'm still interested to see if this is when Spark Unlimited's publisher will allow them to reveal their project that has been, "the best on all fronts." This seems like a good time to reveal whatever it is, as they were only allowed to reveal it in, "a time or place that could be close or far, far away."

Not that I'm insinuating anything there. No, seriously, it could be a complete coincidence. Don't bring any speculation in here please.

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby Twilight_Warrior » Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:27 am

Teancum wrote:
Twilight_Warrior wrote:It saddens me that Assassin's Creed: Revelations is nowhere on that list.


It was good, but not nomination-worthy good.

And now that ive given it a full play through, I have to agree. Story felt rushed, even overly-simplified at times, I didn't like the atmosphere of Constantinople as much as Rome (though, I'm slightly biased towards Italy), the side-quests were lacking, and the soundtrack was less moving.

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby Teancum » Tue Dec 06, 2011 7:02 am

Agreed. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but everything you said is everything I felt. I didn't like the Tower Defense sequences either. They felt very out of place.

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Re: Spike VGAs

Postby Moving_Target » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:39 am

Grev wrote:
Moving_Target wrote:Five days til show time. Rumored that Half life 3 will be announced.

If so, it'll be some totally obscure 7 second teaser. Don't hold your breath.


Oh I don't doubt that and that's probably what it'll be. It might just be like Skyrim's last year. Story catch up with CGI everywhere and the first release date before valve time kicks into action. Still it's a start.

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