VGX 2013 Awards/Vote Now!

VGX

I think we’re all pretty familiar with the bad rap that goes along with Spike’s Video Game Awards, but this year things are going to be done a little different. The award show has been rebranded as VGX 2013, and instead of being streamed on cable, the 3-hour show will be streamed online and will include behind-the-scenes interviews with developers and will also feature other exclusive, early access awesomeness.

I’ve always enjoyed at least voting for my favorite games, although I can’t say I’ve ever really sat down and, erm, watched the award show. But hey, it sounds like the big wigs have been listening and are working to incorporate some much-needed changes, so I think I’ll make a real effort to watch this year! The nominees have been announced, and you can now vote! The show is set to air December 7th, 2013 and I’m sure more details are to follow. Below are the nominees and I’ve bolded the game I voted for. Thanks GameRant for the list!

TLOU

Game of the Year – Oooh, this was a toss-up between The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite. (I haven’t played much GTA V, Tomb Raider was a GREAT game but it didn’t blow my mind into a million chunks, and Super Mario 3D World is going to be Super Mario 3D World ALTHOUGH I have heard it’s quite amazing.) BioShock Infinite is a fan-fucking-tastic game, and isone of the most immersive I’ve ever played, not to mention Elizabeth is quite possibly the most realistic and helpful AI I’ve interacted with. But The Last of Us is unlike anything I had ever played before in terms of how cinematic the game is, and everything from the voice acting  to level design is nothing sort of superb.  DO WANT DLC.

  • BioShock Infinite
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • The Last of Us
  • Tomb Raider

naughty dog

Studio of the Year – I had to go with Naughty Dog, but I’d be very happy if Irrational Games won.

  • Irrational Games
  • Naughty Dog
  • Rockstar North
  • The Fullbright Company

bioshock

Best Shooter – NO. BRAINER. Paired with the insanely beautiful environment, innovative Vigors and great story BioShock Infinite is one of the best shooters I’ve ever played.

  • Battlefield 4
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Metro: Last Light

tomb raider

Best Action Adventure Game – This is tricky because I haven’t played AC:4 or much of GTA V, but I believe Tomb Raider had more action/adventure in it than The Last of Us. When I think of Tomb Raider I think of constant doing, as opposed to the frequent cinematic walking/talking/observing scenes found in The Last of Us. So, Tomb Raider gets my love.

  • Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • The Last of Us
  • Tomb Raider

sports

Best Sports Game – I don’t play sports games, so I voted for FIFA because that’s what all of the cool kids play and because I’ve played that a few times in my day. ::puffs chest out::

  • FIFA 14
  • MLB 13: The Show
  • NBA 2K14
  • NHL 14

Best Independent Game – I’m not much of an indie gamer and haven’t touched any of these titles, so I didn’t vote. I’ve heard great things about Gone Home, though!

  • Gone Home
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • Papers, Please
  • The Stanley Parable

pokemon x y

Best RPG – GAH! Usually RPGs are my jam, and I’m saddened and disappointed I haven’t played the majority of these. I’ve dinked around with Final Fantasy XIV quite a bit, and from what I’ve heard Pokemon X/Y is nothing short of sex, sooo….I’m going to have to be a girl and vote for Pokemon X/Y BECAUSE I LOVE MY POKEMANZ. >___< (And also because I’m picking up the game on Friday with my 3DS!)

  • Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Pokemon X/Y

Best Fighting Game – I no play the fighting gamez. I skipz this vote.

  • Divekick
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Killer Instinct
  • Tekken Revolution

Best Driving Game – I no play driving gamez. I skipz this one too.

  • F1 2013
  • Grid 2
  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • Need for Speed Rivals

ME3

Best DLC – Because I love my Mass Effect crew, that’s why.

  • Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep
  • Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Mass Effect 3: Citadel

bioshock

Best Xbox Game 

  • BioShock Infinite
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Tomb Raider

TLOU

Best PlayStation Game

  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Rayman Legends
  • The Last of Us
  • Tomb Raider

super mario 3d world

Best Nintendo Game – Uhhhhhhhhh. This is slightly awkward since I haven’t played any of these. Well, seeing as I’m going to pick up Super Mario 3D World on Friday and seeing as the reviews are positive as hell I’ll give it my vote.

  • Pikmin 3
  • Rayman Legends
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • The Wonderful 101

Best PC Game – Can’t really vote for any of these, either! MAN! I’m such a slacker.

  • Battlefield 4
  • Gone Home
  • Papers, Please
  • The Stanley Parable
Link

BWAHAHAHAHA. I’m so sorry.

Best Handheld Game –  OKAY WORLD I GET IT. YOU WANT TO RUB THE FACT THAT I HAVE YET TO PICK UP A 3DS IN MY FACE. WELL FINE. I’M GETTING ONE FRIDAY, OKAY?! Also I’m voting for Zelda.

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Pokemon X/Y
  • Tearaway
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

new leaf

Best Casual Game – Animal Crossing. It’s like crack. Not buttcrack, but the addictive stuff. I mean, I guess buttcrack can be addictive.

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Disney Infinity
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time
  • Skylanders Swap Force

troy baker

Best Voice Actor – I gotta roll with my homeboy Troy. Don’t get me wrong, everyone nominated is talented as hell, but Troy is just phenomenal.

  • Troy Baker as Joel in The Last of Us
  • Troy Baker as Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite
  • Steven Ogg as Trevor Philips in Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Willem Dafoe as Nathan Dawkins in Beyond: Two Souls

camilla

Best Voice Actress – ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! HNNNGHHHHHHHH. This is like asking to choose from my favorite video game collectible. Or something. That was a terrible reference. Alright, I gotta go with Camilla. That lady is just so stinkin’ hot and her voice — the main focus here — is not only just as hot, it could read me bedtime stories every night for the rest of my life and I would not complain. TALK TO ME LARA.

  • Ashely Johnson as Ellie in The Last of Us
  • Courtnee Draper as Elizabeth in BioShock Infinite
  • Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
  • Ellen Page as Jodie Holmes in Beyond: Two Souls

bioshock

Best Soundtrack – BioShock Infinite f’sho. The first thing that comes to mind are all of the old record players scattered throughout the game and how neat it was to just stand there and listen for a while.

  • BioShock Infinite
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • The Last of Us

eminem

Best Song in a Game – Will the Circle be Ubroken is a BEAUTIFUL song, but it’s a bit slow. So I shall go with my boy Eminem! <3

  • “ADHD” performed by Kendrick Lamar (Grand Theft Auto 5)
  • “Sleepwalking” performed by The Chain Gang of 1974 (Grand Theft Auto 5)
  • “Survival” performed by Eminem (Call of Duty: Ghosts)
  • “Will the Circle be Unbroken” performed by Courtnee Draper & Troy Baker (BioShock Infinite)

south park

Most Anticipated Game – South Park. While I’m undeniably excited for Titanfall and Destiny, I feel like…well….like I’ve already played those types of games before and I know what to expect from them. Not that that’s a bad thing, but South Park: The Stick of Truth looks like something I’ve never played before. It’s going to be rude, crude, hilarious and push boundaries. AND PLUS IT’S FREAKIN’ SOUTH PARK.

HONORABLE MENTION: The Witcher 3. I haven’t blogged about this yet, but I recently completed both The Witcher and The Witcher 2, and uh, where have they been my entire life?! In short, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is probably my most anticipated game of 2014 other than Dragon Age: Inquisition. But again, I have an idea of what Wild Hunt will be bringing to my doorstep (which will be nothing short of awesomeness) so I had to vote for South Park. Even though I’m more excited for The Witcher. Does that make sense? It makes sense in my head. Right.

  • South Park: The Stick of Truth 
  • Destiny
  • Watch Dogs
  • Titanfall
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

MY BRAIN HURTS. If you decide to vote, let me know what you voted for and if you plan to watch the show this year!

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