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BIGGEST NEWS OF 2011

Most Disappointing Delay

  1. The Last Guardian
  2. Mass Effect 3
  3. Twisted Metal
  4. Splinter Cell HD
  5. Ghost Recon Future Soldier

Most Surprising Headline

  1. The Last of Us
  2. Grand Theft Auto 5 Announced
  3. Halo 4, 5, and 6 Announced
  4. Mass Effect 3 Multiplayer

Biggest Industry Headline

  1. Playstation Network Hacked
  2. Harmonix Sold for Cheap
  3. Nintendo’s Miyamoto retires, but not really
  4. Supreme Court denies video game censorship

Biggest Product Headline

  1. Wii U Unveiled
  2. NGP/PS Vita Announced, Detailed
  3. 3DS’ Lackluster Launch
  4. Duke Nukem Forever Goes Gold, Gets Released

Most Controversial Headline

  1. Battlefield 3 vs. Modern Warfare 3
  2. Nintendo Adds 3DS Analog peripheral…sold separately
  3. Duke Nukem Forever includes “Babe Slapping” mode
  4. Fox News Lashes Out Against Bulletstorm
  5. Modern Warfare 3 includes another disturbing scene


Special Achievement

Best Story Nominees

  1. Portal 2
  2. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  3. Catherine
  4. L.A. Noire
  5. Batman: Arkham City

Best Soundtrack/Score Nominees

  1. Bastion
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  4. Assassin's Creed Revelations
  5. Crysis 2

Best Sequel Nominees

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  2. Portal 2
  3. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  4. Dead Space 2
  5. Gears of War 3

Best Multiplayer Game Nominees

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  2. Battlefield 3
  3. Portal 2
  4. Gears of War 3
  5. Mario Kart 7

Best Graphics Nominees

  1. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  2. L.A. Noire
  3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  4. The Witcher 2
  5. Crysis 2

Best New Character Nominees

  1. Wheatly - Portal 2
  2. Vincent - Catherine
  3. Cole Phelps - L.A. Noire
  4. Adam Jenson - Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  5. Garcia Hotspur - Shadows of the Damned

Best Voice Actor Nominees

  1. Nolan North as Nathan Drake - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  2. Mark Hamill as The Joker - Batman: Arkham City
  3. Logan Cunningham as narrator - Bastion
  4. Kevin Conroy as Batman - Batman: Arkham City
  5. Aaron Station as Cole Phelps - L.A. Noire

Best Developer Nominees

  1. Valve - Portal 2
  2. Bethesda - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  3. Naughty Dog - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  4. Rocksteady Studios - Batman: Arkham City
  5. Epic - Gears of War 3

 

Genre Awards

Best Action/Adventure Game Nominees

  1. Batman: Arkham City
  2. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  3. Saints Row: The Third
  4. Dead Space 2
  5. Assassin's Creed: Revelations

Best Shooting Game Nominees

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  2. Battlefield 3
  3. Resistance 3
  4. Gears of War 3
  5. Crysis 2

Best Sports Game Nominees

  1. FIFA Soccer '12
  2. NBA 2K12
  3. MLB 11: The Show
  4. Top Spin 4

Best Racing/Driving Game Nominees

  1. Test Drive Unlimited 2
  2. Forza Motorsport 4
  3. Mario Kart 7
  4. Motorstorm Apocalypse
  5. F1 2011

Best Role-Playing Game Nominees

  1. Dues Ex: Human Revolution
  2. Dark Souls
  3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  4. The Witcher 2

Best Puzzle Game Nominees

  1. Catherine
  2. Portal 2
  3. Professor Layton and the Last Specter
  4. Pushmo
  5. Tetris: Axis

PLATFORM AWARDS

Best DS/3DS Game Nominees

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
  2. Super Mario 3D Land
  3. Mario Kart 7
  4. Professor Layton and the Last Specter
  5. Pokémon Black and White

Best PSP Game Nominees

  1. The 3rd Birthday
  2. Patapon 3
  3. Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy
  4. Corpse Party

Best PC Game Nominees

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  2. The Witcher 2
  3. Total War: Shogun 2
  4. Minecraft
  5. Portal 2

Best Wii Game Nominees

  1. Xenoblade Chronicles
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  3. Rayman Origins
  4. Lost in Shadow

Best Playstation 3 Game Nominees

  1. LittleBigPlanet 2
  2. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  3. Dark Souls
  4. Batman: Arkham City
  5. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Xbox 360 Game Nominees

  1. Batman: Arkham City
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  3. Portal 2
  4. Gears of War 3
  5. Dead Space 2

 

BEST OF THE BEST - "GAME OF THE YEAR"

  1. L.A. Noire
  2. Portal 2
  3. Batman: Arkham City
  4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  5. Gears of War 3
  6. Dark Souls
  7. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
  8. Dead Space 2
  9. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  10. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

 

MISCELLANEOUS AWARDS

Best Portable/Mobile Platform

  1. PSP
  2. DS
  3. 3DS
  4. Android
  5. iPhone

Best Console

  1. Xbox 360
  2. Playstation 3
  3. Wii

Most Disappointing Game

  1. Brink
  2. Dragon Age II
  3. Asphalt 3D
  4. Duke Nukem Forever

Game that Should Not Have Been Made

  1. Duke Nukem Forever
  2. Cave Story 3D
  3. Brink

Battlefield 3 vs. Modern Warfare 3

Best Use of Nude Animated Characters

  1. Catherine
  2. L.A. Noire
  3. Saints Row The Third
  4. Duke Nukem Forever

Most Memorable Moment - TBA due to spoilers

Best Trailer

  1. Dead Island
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. The Last of Us
  4. Assassin’s Creed Revelations
  5. Tomb Raider

Most Anticipated 2012 Game - TBA

Most Violent/Gory Game

  1. Dead Space 2
  2. Mortal Kombat
  3. Corpse Party
  4. Gears of War 3

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