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Win “Achievements”: We are covering the Spike VGA Awards

Streaming Live Sat 12/11 8pm EST

With no more major releases slated for 2010 (sans Cataclysm), our gaming year is officially over.

Nerd Appropriate is covering the 2010 Spike VGA awards with a live stream, some pizza, and hopefully some toilet humor. (Sat 12/11 8pm EST)

Even if you can’t attend the party itself we are going to give away “Achievements” to the folks that can guess the winners in a wide variety of categories.  What are these “achievements” you speak of?  You’ll have to wait and see.

How do you cast your vote? Simple, copy and paste the list below and select a winner for each category.  Paste your answers in this thread and you’re done. Like I tell my students, even if you don’t know the answer or don’t have an opinion, guess! Like you were really “working” at your desk anyway?

The actual VGA’s have around 30 different categories, but we narrowed our list down to 10.  Good luck!

1) Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty Black Ops
  • God of War III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Red Dead Redemption

2) Studio of the Year

  • Bioware: Mass Effect 2
  • Blizzard : Starcraft 2
  • Bungie: Halo Reach
  • Rockstar San Diego: Red Dead Redemption

3) Best XBOX 360 Game

  • Alan Wake
  • Fable III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2

4) Best Sports Game

  • FIFA Soccer 2011
  • Madden NFL 2011
  • NBA 2K11
  • MLB 10: The Show

5) Best Shooter

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Bioshock 2
  • Call of Duty: Black OPS
  • Halo: Reach

6) Best Action Adventure Game

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

7) Best RPG

  • Fable III
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Final Fantasy XIII (sigh)
  • Mass Effect 2

8 ) Best Original Score

  • God of War III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Red Dead Redemption

9) Best Adapted Video Game

  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
  • Scott Pilgrim: The Game
  • Spider Man: Shattered Dimensions
  • Star Wars: The Foce Unleashed 2, even more unleashed
  • Transformers: War For Cybertron

10) Most Anticipated Game

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


  • Ash

    My Votes:

    1) Game of the Year

    Mass Effect 2

    2) Studio of the Year

    Bioware: Mass Effect 2

    3) Best XBOX 360 Game

    Mass Effect 2

    4) Best Sports Game

    Madden NFL 2011

    5) Best Shooter

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    6) Best Action Adventure Game

    Red Dead Redemption

    7) Best RPG

    Mass Effect 2

    8 ) Best Original Score

    Red Dead Redemption

    9) Best Adapted Video Game

    Transformers: War For Cybertron

    10) Most Anticipated Game

    Gears of War 3

  • haleyxvader

    1) Game of the Year

    Red Dead Redemption

    2) Studio of the Year

    Bioware: Mass Effect 2

    3) Best XBOX 360 Game

    Mass Effect 2

    4) Best Sports Game

    FIFA Soccer 2011 (I don’t play sports games so I just picked the sport I liked to watch the best)

    5) Best Shooter

    Call of Duty: Black OPS

    6) Best Action Adventure Game

    Super Mario Galaxy 2

    7) Best RPG

    Mass Effect 2

    8 ) Best Original Score

    Red Dead Redemption

    9) Best Adapted Video Game

    Star Wars: The Foce Unleashed 2, even more unleashed

    10) Most Anticipated Game

    Gears of War 3 (Even though my most anticipated is Bioshock, I think the general gaming population is really stoked on this)

  • Ash

    Good votes Haley! We shall see!

  • helloscientist

    1) Game of the Year
    Mass Effect 2

    2) Studio of the Year
    Bioware: Mass Effect 2

    3) Best XBOX 360 Game
    Mass Effect 2

    4) Best Sports Game
    Madden NFL 2011 (I guess?)

    5) Best Shooter
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    6) Best Action Adventure Game
    Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

    7) Best RPG
    Mass Effect 2 (Why is Final Fantasy XIII even a choice?)

    8 ) Best Original Score
    Mass Effect 2

    9) Best Adapted Video Game
    Transformers: War For Cybertron

    10) Most Anticipated Game
    Gears of War 3 (This was a tough one I’m excited for them all)

  • Madson

    1) Game of the Year
    Call of Duty Black Ops

    2) Studio of the Year
    Bioware: Mass Effect 2

    3) Best XBOX 360 Game
    Mass Effect 2

    4) Best Sports Game
    Madden NFL 2011

    5) Best Shooter
    Call of Duty: Black OPS

    6) Best Action Adventure Game
    God of War III

    7) Best RPG
    Mass Effect 2

    8 ) Best Original Score
    Halo: Reach

    9) Best Adapted Video Game
    Spider Man: Shattered Dimensions

    10) Most Anticipated Game
    Gears of War 3

    I’m voting to win, not voicing my opinions!

  • Micah G

    Pretty much the same as Ash. We are one soul in two bodies.

    1) Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2
    2) Studio of the Year: Bioware: Mass Effect 2
    3) Best XBOX 360 Game: Mass Effect 2
    4) Best Sports Game: FIFA Soccer 2011
    5) Best Shooter: Battlefield: Bad Company 2
    6) Best Action Adventure Game: Red Dead Redemption
    7) Best RPG: Mass Effect 2
    8 ) Best Original Score: Red Dead Redemption (Civilization isn’t an option?)
    9) Best Adapted Video Game: Transformers: War For Cybertron
    10) Most Anticipated Game: Gears of War 3

  • Pilx

    This is my mix of things I’d like to see and things I think I’ll see…I didn’t play nearly enough of them to make the best decisions.

    1) Game of the Year
    Red Dead Redemption
    2) Studio of the Year
    Bioware: Mass Effect 2
    3) Best XBOX 360 Game
    Halo: Reach
    4) Best Sports Game
    Madden NFL 2011
    5) Best Shooter
    Call of Duty: Black OPS
    6) Best Action Adventure Game
    Red Dead Redemption
    7) Best RPG
    Mass Effect 2
    8 ) Best Original Score
    Red Dead Redemption
    9) Best Adapted Video Game
    Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
    10) Most Anticipated Game
    Portal 2

  • ames

    My Votes! : )

    1) Game of the Year
    Red Dead Redemption

    2) Studio of the Year
    Blizzard : Starcraft 2

    3) Best XBOX 360 Game
    Mass Effect 2

    4) Best Sports Game
    Madden NFL 2011

    5) Best Shooter
    Bioshock 2

    6) Best Action Adventure Game
    Red Dead Redemption

    7) Best RPG
    Mass Effect 2

    8 ) Best Original Score
    Red Dead Redemption

    9) Best Adapted Video Game
    Star Wars: The Foce Unleashed 2, even more unleashed

    10) Most Anticipated Game
    Portal 2

  • 1) Game of the Year
    Mass Effect 2

    2) Studio of the Year
    Blizzard : Starcraft 2

    3) Best XBOX 360 Game
    Mass Effect 2

    4) Best Sports Game
    NBA 2K11

    5) Best Shooter
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2

    6) Best Action Adventure Game
    God of War III

    7) Best RPG
    Mass Effect 2

    8 ) Best Original Score
    Red Dead Redemption

    9) Best Adapted Video Game
    Scott Pilgrim: The Game

    10) Most Anticipated Game
    Bioshock: Infinite

  • Ash

    Awesome! Keep em coming guys! The more votes we get the more amazing the prize will be (digs through old comic con swag boxes)

  • I tried to predict as the spike demo hive-mind, so:

    1) Game of the Year
    • Call of Duty Black Ops

    2) Studio of the Year
    • Bioware: Mass Effect 2

    3) Best XBOX 360 Game
    • Mass Effect 2

    4) Best Sports Game
    • NBA 2K11

    5) Best Shooter
    • Call of Duty: Black OPS

    6) Best Action Adventure Game
    • Red Dead Redemption

    7) Best RPG
    • Mass Effect 2

    8 ) Best Original Score
    • Red Dead Redemption

    9) Best Adapted Video Game
    • Transformers: War For Cybertron

    10) Most Anticipated Game
    • Gears of War 3

  • matt

    1) Game of the Year
    – Mass Effect 2

    2) Studio of the Year
    – Bungie: Halo Reach

    3) Best XBOX 360 Game
    – Mass Effect 2

    4) Best Sports Game
    – Madden NFL 2011

    5) Best Shooter
    – Halo: Reach

    6) Best Action Adventure Game
    – Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

    7) Best RPG
    – Mass Effect 2

    8 ) Best Original Score
    – Red Dead Redemption

    9) Best Adapted Video Game
    – Transformers: War For Cybertron

    10) Most Anticipated Game
    – Gears of War 3
    (not my most anticipated, but I think this wins out)

  • CAS

    …mostly I wish there was a Best Story category so Deadly Premonition could get its props.

    • Ash

      CAS, there are actually a bunch of categories we didn’t put in. Best writing and best voice acting are two of them I believe.

  • 1) Game of the Year
    Red Dead Redemption

    2) Studio of the Year
    Rockstar San Diego: Red Dead Redemption

    3) Best XBOX 360 Game
    Mass Effect 2

    4) Best Sports Game
    FIFA Soccer 2011

    5) Best Shooter
    Call of Duty: Black OPS

    6) Best Action Adventure Game
    Red Dead Redemption

    7) Best RPG
    Mass Effect 2

    8 ) Best Original Score
    Red Dead Redemption

    9) Best Adapted Video Game
    Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4

    10) Most Anticipated Game
    Gears of War 3

  • Jenn

    Yay…games!

    1) Game of the Year
    •Call of Duty Black Ops

    2) Studio of the Year
    •Bungie: Halo Reach

    3) Best XBOX 360 Game
    •Fable III

    4) Best Sports Game
    •FIFA Soccer 2011

    5) Best Shooter
    •Bioshock 2

    6) Best Action Adventure Game
    •Super Mario Galaxy 2

    7) Best RPG
    •Fallout: New Vegas

    8 ) Best Original Score
    •God of War III

    9) Best Adapted Video Game
    •Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4

    10) Most Anticipated Game
    •Batman: Arkham City

  • Hayley

    1) Game of the Year
    – Mass Effect 2

    2) Studio of the Year
    – Bioware: Mass Effect 2

    3) Best XBOX 360 Game
    – Mass Effect 2

    4) Best Sports Game
    – FIFA Soccer 2011

    5) Best Shooter
    – Bioshock 2

    6) Best Action Adventure Game
    – Super Mario Galaxy 2

    7) Best RPG
    – Mass Effect 2

    8 ) Best Original Score
    – Red Dead Redemption

    9) Best Adapted Video Game
    – Star Wars: The Foce Unleashed 2, even more unleashed

    10) Most Anticipated Game
    – Portal 2