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2012 VGA Nominees Revealed, The Walking Dead Up for Game of the Year

November 15, 2012 Written by Jason Dunning

Hosted by Afro Samurai himself, Samuel L. Jackson, the 2012 Spike TV VGAs will air on December 7th at 6PM PST. Along with a bunch of different gameplay videos and announcements, it will hand out quite a few awards.

While I personally disagree with a lot of the nominees (best PS3 game features 4 nominees and only one of them is exclusive), you can check out some of the more notable ones below:

Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Dishonored
  • Journey
  • Mass Effect 3
  • The Walking Dead

Best PS3 Game

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Dishonored
  • Borderlands 2
  • Journey

Studio of the Year

  • 343 Industries
  • Arkane Studios
  • Gearbox Software
  • Telltale Games

Best Downloadable Game

  • Fez
  • Journey
  • Sound Shapes
  • The Walking Dead

Best Shooter

  • Borderlands 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Halo 4
  • Max Payne 3

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

  • Gravity Rush
  • LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
  • New Super Mario Bros. 2
  • Sound Shapes

The full list of nominees is available on their website and you can even vote on your favorites, though aside from most anticipated game of 2013 and character of the year, it will have no bearing on who actually wins.

Do you think the voting committee will pick The Walking Dead for game of the year? Or will they go for Assassin’s Creed III? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.