Spike’s Video Games Awards list of nominees is out

Personally I can’t figure out why a cable network is doing an awards show for video games but I guess that those of us not living in basements of spending fortunes on man-caves aren’t meant to understand. However the yearly Spike Video Game Awards appear to be a pretty big deal and their list of nominees has hit the web.

So here you go folks – this years nominees courtesy of 1UP.com

Studio of the Year

  • BioWare
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Bungie Studios
  • Rockstar San Diego

Best Xbox 360 Game

  • Alan Wake
  • Fable 3
  • Halo Reach
  • Mass Effect 2

Best PS3 Game

  • God of War 3
  • Heavy Rain
  • ModNation Racers
  • Red Dead Redemption

Best Wii Game

  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn
  • Metroid: Other M
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

Best PC Game

  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Civilization V
  • StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty

Best Handheld Game

  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
  • Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
  • Super Scribblenauts

Best Shooter

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • BioShock 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Halo Reach

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
  • God of War 3
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2

Best RPG

  • Fable 3
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Mass Effect 2

Best Multiplayer

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Halo Reach
  • StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty

Best Individual Sports Game

  • EA Sports MMA
  • Shaun White Skateboarding
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11
  • UFC Undisputed 2010

Best Team Sports Game

  • FIFA Soccer 11
  • Madden NFL 11
  • NBA 2K11
  • MLB10: The Show

Best Driving Game

  • Blur
  • ModNation Racers
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
  • Split/Second

Best Music Game

  • Dance Central
  • DJ Hero 2
  • Def Jam Rapstar
  • Rock Band 3

Best Soundtrack

  • Def Jam Rapstar
  • Dj Hero 2
  • Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
  • Rock Band 3

Best Song in a Game

  • Basket Case (Green Day Rock Band)
  • Far Away (Red Dead Redemption)
  • Goldeneye (Goldeneye 007)
  • Won’t Back Down (Black Ops)
  • Replay / Rude Boy Mashup (DJ Hero 2)

Best Original Score

  • God of War 3
  • Halo Reac
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Red Dead Redemption

Best Graphics

  • God of War 3
  • Heavy Rain
  • Kirby’s Epic Yarn
  • Red Dead Redemption

Best Adapted Video Game

  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World
  • Spider-Man Shattered Dimensions
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2
  • Transformers: War for Cybertron

Best Performance by a Human Male

  • Daniel Craig as James Bond
  • Gary Oldman as Sgt Reznov
  • John Cleese as Jasper
  • Martin Sheen as The Illusive Man
  • Nathan Fillion as Sgt Edward Buck
  • Neil Patrick Harris as Spider-Man
  • Rob Wiethoff as John Marston
  • Sam Worthington as Alex Mason

Best Performance by a Human Female

  • Dame Judi Dench as M
  • Danica Patrick as Herself
  • Emmanuelle Chriqui as The Numbers Lady
  • Felicia Day as Veronica
  • Jennifer Hale as Commander Sheppard
  • Kristen Bell as Lucy Stillman
  • Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrigan
  • Yvonne Strahovski as Miranda Lawson

Best Downloadable Game

  • Costume Quest
  • Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
  • Monday Night Combat
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World

Best DLC

  • BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den
  • Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx
  • Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker
  • Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

Best Independent Game

  • Joe Danger
  • Limbo
  • Super Meat Boy
  • The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

Most Anticipated Game

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Gears of War 3
  • Portal 2