MACHINIMA.COM ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR SECOND ANNUAL INSIDE GAMING AWARDS

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We’re proud to announce the nominees for the 2010 Inside Gaming Awards as picked by the Machinima.com staff. The winners will be revealed on December 10 in Los Angeles, CA at our annual awards ceremony. Click here for a PDF version of the list of nominees.

Game of the Year

IGAs-games-acbrotherhoodUbisoft Montreal, Ubisoft

IGAs-games-blackopsTreyarch, Activision

IGAs-games-godofwar3Sony Santa Monica, SCEA

IGAs-games-haloreachBungie, Microsoft Game Studios

IGAs-games-masseffect2
BioWare, EA

IGAs-games-reddeadredemptionRockstar San Diego, Rockstar Games

IGAs-games-starcraft2Blizzard Entertainment

IGAs-games-mariogalaxy2Nintendo

Best Trailer

IGAs-games-deusex-e3trailerEidos Montreal, Square Enix

IGAs-games-haloreachtrailerBungie, Microsoft Game Studios

IGAs-games-homefronttrailerKAOS Studios, THQ

IGAs-games-starwarstor-e3trailerBioWare Austin, LucasArts

IGAs-games-wowcata-trailerBlizzard Entertainment

Best Multiplayer

IGAs-games-acbrotherhoodUbisoft Montreal, Ubisoft

IGAs-games-blurBizarre Creations, Activision

IGAs-games-blackopsTreyarch, Activision

IGAs-games-haloreachBungie, Microsoft Game Studios

IGAs-games-starcraft2Blizzard Entertainment

Best Narrative

AlanWakeRemedy Entertainment, Microsoft Game Studios

IGAs-games-blackopsTreyarch, Activision

EnslavedNinja Theory, Namco Bandai

IGAs-games-heavyrainQuantic Dream, SCEA

IGAs-games-reddeadredemptionRockstar San Diego, Rockstar Games

Best Art Direction

IGAs-games-Castlevania-LordsofShadowMercurySteam, Konami

EnslavedNinja Theory, Namco Bandai

IGAs-games-godofwar3Sony Santa Monica, SCEA

IGAs-games-KirbysEpicYarnGood-Feel, Nintendo

LimboPlaydead Studios, Microsoft Game Studios

Best Animation

IGAs-games-bayonettaPlatinum Games, Sega

IGAs-games-blackopsTreyarch, Activision

IGAs-games-godofwar3Sony Santa Monica, SCEA

IGAs-games-reddeadredemptionRockstar San Diego, Rockstar Games

IGAs-games-shankKlei Entertainment, EA

Best Game Cinematography

IGAs-games-Castlevania-LordsofShadowMercurySteam, Konami

IGAs-games-godofwar3Sony Santa Monica, SCEA

IGAs-games-haloreachBungie, Microsoft Game Studios

IGAs-games-heavyrainQuantic Dream, SCEA

IGAs-games-TomClancysSplinterCellConvictionUbisoft Montreal, Ubisoft

Best Indie Game

IGAs-games-Amnesia-TheDarkDescentFrictional Games

LimboPlaydead Studios, Microsoft Game Studios

IGAs-games-minecraftMojang Specifications

SuperMeatBoyTeam Meat

IGAs-games-VVVVVVTerry Cavanagh

Most Compelling Character

AlanWake_AlanWakeRemedy Entertainment, Microsoft Game Studios

IGAs-games-EthanMars-HeavyRainQuantic Dream, SCEA

IGAs-games-masseffect2-jackBioWare, EA

IGAs-games-johnmartson-reddeadredemptionRockstar San Diego, Rockstar Games

IGAs-games-starcraft2-jimraynorBlizzard Entertainment

Best DLC

Bioshock2_MinersDen2K Marin, 2K Games

Borderlands_TheSecretArmoryGearbox Software, 2K Games

Left4Dead2_TheSacrificeValve Software

MassEffect2_LairOfTheShadowBrokerBioWare, EA

IGAs-games-reddeadredemption-undeadRockstar San Diego, Rockstar Games

Best Downloadable Game

DeadRising2_CaseZeroBlue Castle Games, Capcom

LaraCroftAndGuardingOfLightCrystal Dynamics, Square Enix

LimboPlaydead Studios, Microsoft Game Studios

MondayNightCombatUber Entertainment, Microsoft Game Studios

Pinball_FX2Zen Studios, Microsoft Game Studios

Most Original Game

IGAs-games-heavyrainQuantic Dream, SCEA

IGAs-games-KirbysEpicYarnGood-Feel, Nintendo

LimboPlaydead Studios, Microsoft Game Studios

IGAs-games-minecraftMojang Specifications

SpaceInvaders_InfinityGeneTaito, Square Enix

Best Control

IGAs-games-blackopsTreyarch, Activision

EASports_MMAEA Canada, EA

IGAs-games-godofwar3Sony Santa Monica, SCEA

IGAs-games-haloreachBungie, Microsoft Game Studios

SuperMeatBoyTeam Meat

Best Innovation in Game Design

IGAs-games-blackops-wagermatchesTreyarch, Activision

DanceCentralHarmonix, MTV Games

IGAs-games-haloreach-forge2Bungie, Microsoft Game Studios

IGAs-games-heavyrain-interactiveSony Santa Monica, SCEA

RockBand3_ProGuitarModeHarmonix, MTV Games

Best Original Score

EnslavedNinja Theory, Namco Bandai

FinalFantasyXIIISquare Enix

IGAs-games-godofwar3Sony Santa Monica, SCEA

IGAs-games-masseffect2
BioWare, EA

IGAs-games-reddeadredemptionRockstar San Diego, Rockstar Games

Best Weapon

Bayonetta_ScarboroughFairPlatinum Games, Sega

Bioshock2_DrillArm2K Marin, 2K Games

DeadRising2_ChainsawBikeBlue Castle Games, Capcom

JustCause2_GrapplingHookAvalanche Studios, Square Enix

IGAs-games-reddeadredemption-LassoRockstar San Diego, Rockstar Games

Best Sound Design

AlanWakeRemedy Entertainment, Microsoft Game Studios

Bioshock2

LimboPlaydead Studios, Microsoft Game Studios

MedalOfHonorEALA/DICE, EA

IGAs-games-reddeadredemptionRockstar San Diego, Rockstar Games


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MACHINIMA.COM ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR SECOND ANNUAL

INSIDE GAMING AWARDS

Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption, Microsoft Games Studio’s Halo: Reach and

Activision’s Call of Duty®: Black Ops Lead in Nominations

Los Angeles, CA – November 19, 2010 – Machinima.com — the next generation video entertainment network for videogamers that draws over 37 million monthly unique visitors — today announced the nominees and voting process for the second annual Inside Gaming Awards. The show will take place on December 10, 2010 at a private event in Hollywood, CA. Machinima.com’s flagship show ‘Inside Gaming’ will air a special nominations episode starting on Saturday, November 20, 2010. Wrap-up footage of the awards, winners and other behind the scenes events will premiere on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 and a second show debuts on December 18, 2010, all on www.youtube.com/machinima.

Inside Gaming Awards’ nominees may receive two different types of awards – the official ‘Inside Gaming Awards’ (17 categories) voted on by the Machinima.com staff, and ‘Gamers’ Choice Awards’ (11 categories) voted on by the consumers. The categories include Game of the Year; Best Trailer; Best Multiplayer; Best Narrative; Best Art Direction; Best Animation; Best Sound Design; Best Game Cinematography; Best Original Score; Best Innovation in Game Design; Most Original Game; Best Downloadable Game; Best Indie game; Most Compelling Character; Best DLC; Best Control; and Best Weapon. Community voting for the ‘Gamers’ Choice Awards’ kicks off on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, and will be tallied based on the number of views each nominee’s video receives until December 9, 2010, while the ‘Gamers’ Choice’ Game of the Year will be decided via Twitter votes. Red Dead Redemption leads with eight nominations, while Halo: Reach and Call of Duty®: Black Ops both have six nods each. The full list of nominees can be found at http://www.insidegamingdaily.com.

The Inside Gaming Awards was established to provide an alternative look at the current year’s highlights in gaming and is tailored to appeal to the vast community of global gamers who engage and interact across Machinima.com’s network. Inside Gaming Awards footage will air on Machinima.com’s YouTube Channel, which is the #1 entertainment channel of all time on YouTube with more than 1.7+ billion video views thus far in 2010.

“With Machinima.com reaching so many 18-34 males interested in videogames, we are focused on delivering an awards show that provides a different view of the year in gaming, in a format that is most accessible for the massive global audience who live predominantly online,” said Allen Debevoise, CEO of Machinima.com. “The Inside Gaming Awards celebrates the titles, developers and publishers about whom our community is already very passionate, therefore activating our highly engaged audience for a more interactive experience that surpasses the traditional format award shows.”

Inside Gaming has delivered comprehensive coverage of the most important industry and consumer events including Game Developers Conference (GDC), Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), PAX East and West, GamesCom, and Comic Con. Machinima.com’s coverage of 2010’s major gaming events garnered an average of 45 million video views during the week of the respective events, and has delivered unmatched marketing opportunities for advertisers associating with Machinima.com during this time.  Inside Gaming is set to cover all of the major industry events for gamers in 2011.

About Machinima.com

Machinima.com is the next generation video entertainment network for videogamers, providing comprehensive gaming-focused editorial and community programming to the hard-to-reach core 18 – 34 year old male demographic. Across our global network, over 37 million unique gamers view in excess of 289 million videos every month, making us the number one all-time Entertainment Channel on YouTube.  Machinima.com properties are found across the largest global distribution platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, iOS and Android.

In addition to producing expansive editorial content, the company’s suite of applications, tools, and technologies motivates players to be highly engaged and active with their favorite games. We build enthusiastic communities around and in between game launches and DLC releases, distributing “official” videos and producing custom content, creating the world’s most powerful gamer network.

The word “machinima” is a loose hybrid of the words “machine” and “cinema” and is used to describe the process of creating real-time animation by manipulating a videogame’s engine and assets.

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  1. Minecraft woho!

  2. Why is Fallout: New Vegas not on here???

  3. I have a feeling that RDR will be taking home a fair share of awards.
    Personally, once I get bored with Black Ops, I’m going right back to RDR.

  4. No Fallout: New Vegas? By far, the best game i’ve played all year

  5. You know what will win……

    *SPOILER*
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………
    Call of Duty Black Ops – even if it doesn’t deserve it.

  6. if minecraft doesn’t win atleast one thing, then i’m afraid i have lost all faith in this world…
    also, how can Minecraft not be a nominee for “Best Downloadable Game” ???

  7. FO doesnt deserve it, IMO, nothing exciting.

    But I agree with a lot of things here. Nicely done.

  8. No Bad Company 2 on best sound design. Way to go, guys. Cod it up as always.

  9. i don’t understand limbo getting a sound design nod. i guess the omission of sound is nod-worthy? oh well, MoH or Red Dead should take that category anyway.

  10. @Vic

    “No Bad Company 2 on best sound design. Way to go, guys. Cod it up as always.”

    CoD wasn’t even nominated for best sound design, maybe you read Medal of Honor wrong or something.

  11. @Vic

    “No Bad Company 2 on best sound design. Way to go, guys. Cod it up as always.”

    CoD wasn’t even nominated for best sound design, maybe you read Medal of Honor wrong or something.

  12. I really like bad company and bops :)

  13. I’m with Vic on the Best Sound Design.
    Guess BC2 got forgotten with all games coming this fall….

    Game of the year is a though one.
    Assassins Creed Brotherhood – SC2 – Halo:Reach imo would be the top ones.
    Sorry CoD fans but the campaign was terrible.

  14. MINECRAFT! NEEDS MOAR NOMINATIONS! But seriously, Minecraft for both of the wins. Let your voice be heard, SeaNanners! I know you will pick correctly!

  15. grand theft auto 4 why didnt they put grand theft auto 4!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  16. machinima sucks

  17. It’s to early to nominate Minecraft! I love it, but remember – it’s still in alpha. Nominate it when it’s done!

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  19. I think that from the multiplayer perspective, cod has a much wider fan base, and therefore, could win on that front, whereas titles such as Fallout New Vegas and Red Dead Redemption have a much more developed single player game. Halo Reach has a solid game in both areas, being yet another chapter in the Halo universe, along with their iconic multiplayer, Reach covers a lot of ground. Assassin’s Creed also has branched out to the mulitplayer scene, but the fan base for their mulitplayer just doesn’t exist to the extent of cod or Halo. My vote for Game of the Year goes to Red Dead Redemption, although it was a close contender with Mass Effect 2. The ability to have a rich game, with good graphics, an Online Mulitplayer, and a compelling story, along with the fact that you can take those days where you sit down with the game and just kill npcs, this game made my 2010.

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