Machinima.com Announces Nominees for Inside Gaming Awards 2011

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We’re proud today to announce the nominees that we’re honoring in the Inside Gaming Awards 2011. Though the winners will be announced at the Inside Gaming Awards in Los Angeles on December 9, 2011, the list of categories and nominees are as follows:

GAME OF THE YEAR

BEST TRAILER

BEST MULTIPLAYER

BEST NARRATIVE

BEST ART DIRECTION

BEST ANIMATION

BEST GAME CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST INDIE GAME

[Confused about the lack of Minecraft?]

MOST COMPELLING CHARACTER

BEST DLC

BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME

MOST ORIGINAL GAME

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

BEST SOUND DESIGN

Here are some interesting facts for you – there’s a tie for the most nominations. Both Portal 2 and Uncharted 3 are up for consideration in seven different categories, which is astounding. Electronic Arts has the most diverse roster in the nominations, with five of their games released in 2011 earning nominations: Battlefield 3, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Crysis 2, Dead Space 2, and Dragon Age II. All in all it was an incredible year for video games, which oddly makes the deliberation of the awards all the more difficult.

Here’s the full press release:

MACHINIMA TO HOST LIVE THIRD ANNUAL INSIDE GAMING AWARDS ON DECEMBER 9TH

LOS ANGELES, CA – November 29, 2011 – Machinima, the number one video
entertainment brand for gamers around the world, today announced that it
will again host the annual Inside Gaming Awards, live on December 9th on
Machinima’s YouTube Channel (www.YouTube.com/Machinima). This will mark
the second time Machinima has live-streamed the popular awards show,
which was created to honor the best of the video-gaming industry and the
developers who created the year’s standout game experiences. This year’s
selections again feature The Gamer’s Choice Award, sponsored by Verizon,
which lets fans vote on their favorite game of the year.  The
announcement was made by Allen DeBevoise, Chairman and CEO of Machinima.

“Machinima has grown exponentially this year, partly as a result of our
strong engagement with, and devotion to, core gaming and the
intersection of gaming with the rise of online video and social media,”
said DeBevoise.  “Our audience is the largest community of gamers around
the world who demonstrate deeper engagement, in terms of minutes of
video watched, than any other property on the internet, from Vevo to
Facebook.  We’re thrilled to celebrate a great year in video gaming,
with our third annual Inside Gaming Awards – from the amazing developers
and publishers that produce them to the fans that make them possible.”

The 2011 Inside Gaming Awards will be held at The Music Box in
Hollywood.  Machinima will live-stream the red carpet arrivals, awards
ceremony, post-awards party, gaming tournaments, and interviews with
special guests. The show will also feature a live performance by
world-renowned producer Porter Robinson.  In addition, the trailer for
THQ’s latest shooter, which is coming soon to XBLA, PSN, and Steam, will
debut during the ceremony.

Last year’s leading award recipient was Rockstar Games’ Red Dead
Redemption, garnering five official Inside Gaming Awards including Game
of the Year, Best Narrative, Most Compelling Character, Best Original
Score, and Best Sound Design. Activision’s Call of Duty(r): Black Ops
and Sony Computer Entertainment’s God of War(r) III both received two
awards, while Mojang Specifications’ Minecraft won the Gamers’ Choice
Game of the Year as voted for by Machinima’s viewers.

About Machinima

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  1. Lets see, based on what I’ve played, My pics would be:

    Saints Row The Third
    Saints Row The Third announcement trailer
    Battlefield 3
    Portal 2
    Skyrim: (havn’t played but the game looks beautiful)
    Uncharted 3
    Uncharted 3 (again)
    Bastion
    Nathan Drake
    Rezzurection: (god I love me some ZAMBIES!!)
    Catherine (doesn’t get more original than this)
    Portal 2 (music was just amazing)
    Battlefield 3 (actually thought terrorists were invading my house at one point)

    What are all of your pics?

  2. I patiently await the IGAs. They better be streamed this year like last year. Good choices though, I agree with 97% of them. :P

  3. I’m really looking forward to see who wins, but I’m also worried that there will biased votes to the more popular games like Call of Duty and Battlefield. Not to say they are bad games, just saying there are just as good games that might not get the praise they deserve. Well, I guess we will have to wait and see!

  4. Good selection of games, I am glad to see Bastion up there as well it’s truly an original and wonderful game.

  5. Most Compelling Character = Bruce Wayne/Batman

    Sorry but that’s just the way it is.

  6. Woulda thought Crysis 2 would be on there somewhere else besides best trailer. That game is amazing.

  7. Kind of disappointed that Deus Ex: Human Revolution isn’t in the Best Trailer list.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA_-mhoksL8

  8. great picks, i would have liked a best shooter, fighter, platformer, adventure etc. however, still bound to be 100000000000000 times better than the VGAs

  9. Okay, here’s what i hope the winners are

    According to the list:
    - Either Skyrim or Portal 2
    - Assassins Creed Revealation
    - BF3 or MW3 (never played them, but i hear the multiplayer its the reason people buy it :))
    - Portal2
    - Deux Ex or Portal 2
    - Uncharted 3
    - Uncharted 3
    - Bastion
    - Wheatly
    - Portal 2 peer review (i think u realize im a portal fan)
    - Bastion
    - Catherine (if u havn’t played it, play it)
    - Portal 2 or Skyrim
    - Dead Space 2, Portal 2 or Uncharted 3

    Can’t wait till they announce the results

  10. Will the people be able to vote like last year? cause that would be pretty awesome.

    My picks in order:
    Batman
    GOW3
    BF3
    Batman
    Deus EX
    L.A Noire
    Dead Space 2
    Bastion
    Adam Jensen (Tough one here Between Isaac, drake and Jensen)
    COD b-ops rezurrection
    Orcs Must Die
    Bastion
    Skyrim
    Dead Space 2

  11. Deus Ex should be in the best narrative category.

  12. It makes me sad to know most people won’t take Skyward Sword seriously as it is a wii game.

  13. they made a mistake on the best narrative they wrote “uncharted 3 : drake’s fortune”

  14. remember thar “THE CAKE IS A LIE”

  15. Most compelling charter
    you should have placed freom MW3 soap, or captain price

    • Soap was one of the best characters in any game I have ever played and I’m not a big CoD fan… but he had a heavy impact on me in MW3, Makarov was intense… the writing for his character and the way the actor’s voice played in it was just amazing.

  16. In order
    -Gears of War 3
    -Saints Row thw third trailer
    -Battlefield 3
    -Portal 2
    -Skyrim
    -Batman: Arkham City
    -N/A
    -Nathan Drake- Uncharted 3
    -Portal 2
    -Orcs Must Die
    -From Dust
    -Skyrim
    -Battlefield 3
    -

  17. I can’t decide on a single game for some of these topics, so I’ll eliminate the ones I’m not rooting for.

    Game Of The Year
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Batman: Arkham City

    Trailer
    Dead Island – Official Announcement Trailer
    Saints Row the Third Announcement Trailer

    Multiplayer
    Battlefield 3

    Narrative
    L.A. Noire
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Fortune

    Art Direction
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Animation
    L.A. Noire
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

    Cinematography
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

    Indie
    Bastion

    Character
    Nathan Drake – Uncharted 3
    Wheatley – Portal 2

    DLC
    Fallout New Vegas – Old World Blues

    Downloadable
    Bastion

    Original
    L.A. Noire
    Bastion

    Original Score
    Bastion
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Sound Design
    Battlefield 3
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

    Great picks guys! I can’t wait until the show.

  18. Pretty good list.

    My picks are:
    -Uncharted 3
    -Saints Row The Third Announcement Trailer
    -Modern Warfare 3 or Battlefield 3
    -The Witcher 2
    -Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (Because I loved Wind Waker)
    -Arkham City
    -Uncharted 3
    -The Binding of Issac
    -Nathan Drake – Uncharted 3
    -Fallout New Vegas Old World Blues
    -Warhammer 40000 Dawn Of War 2 Retribution
    -From Dust
    -Uncharted 3

  19. Love it, good luck uncharted!

  20. Uh…. WHERE IS MINECRAFT?!

  21. you be hating best of the year assassins creed it’s only in one

  22. Why is MW3 a nominee?

  23. WHY IS THERE NO MINECREAFT!!!

  24. I must say, that is one beautiful graphic right up there.

  25. To those angry about Minecraft – it was in the IGAs last year under the express provision that we wouldn’t consider it for awards again THIS year.

    Yes I know it didn’t actually “release” until this year. Sometimes you gotta calls it like you sees it.

  26. not mw3, and anything involving Portal 2

  27. WHERE IS MINECRAFT? I nominated for best game of the year and best indie game of the year.

  28. GOTY : ES5: Skyrim
    BT: Dead Island
    BM: CoD:MW3
    BN: Portal 2
    BAD: Skyrim
    BA: Batman
    BGC: Uncharted 3
    BI: Bastion
    MCC: Nathan Drake
    BDLC: Cod:BO
    BDG: Bastion
    MOG: Catherine
    BOS: Zelda
    BSD: BF3

  29. WHAT?!?!?!? NO MINECRAFT!!! epic sad face D:

  30. GOTY : Skyrim
    BT: Saint’s Row the Third announcement
    BM: Gears 3
    BN: Portal 2
    BAD: Deus Ex:HR
    BA: Arkham City
    BGC: Arkham City
    BI: Bastion
    MCC:Wheatley
    BDLC: Old World Blues
    BDG: Bastion
    MOG: Bastion
    BOS: Bastion
    BSD: Bastion (Bastion FTW)

  31. why no minecraft? which did release this year

  32. My picks (as if anyone cares)

    Game Of The Year: Either Skyrim or Arkham City. All the ones listed are great games, but I feel like Skyrim and AC are the two best executed out of the choices.

    Best Trailer: Dead Island had an amazing trailer that was better than the actual game. Gotta go with that one.

    Best Multiplayer: I really love the multiplayer of both BF3 and MW3, but I’d prefer that MW3 get it, since BF3 is probably going to rake in awards in other sections.

    Best Narrative: L.A. Noire or Arkham City. I’m leaning towards L.A. Noire on this one, seeing as how it’s overall a longer story, and it doesn’t have the luxury of having characters everyone already knows, so it did a great job of developing the new ones they came up with.

    Best Art Direction: Gotta go with Deus Ex on this one. It’s art direction, while heavily borrowing from generic sci-fi, was really excellently executed.

    Best Animation: It’s no contest, L.A. Noire has to land this one. The facial animation is so far ahead of any other games on the market and so revolutionary on it’s own, it would be a crime to give it to any of the other nominees.

    Best Game Cinematography: Hm, this is a tough choice, but I’m gonna go with Dead Space 2, simply because they built it like a movie and it showed, especially with how the characters were modeled after their voice actors.

    Best Indie Game: Bastion is gonna get this one for sure.

    Most Compelling Character: A weird batch of characters for the nominees, but I’m gonna go with Wheatley. Who didn’t love that little guy?

    Best DLC: Fallout: New Vegas – Old World Blues is my pick for this one. It was so hilarious and well written, but at the same time added so many interesting characters and plot points to the base game, along with giving you a ton of really awesome loot in the process.

    Best Downloadable Game: It’s a toss up between Bastion and Orcs Must Die. Leaning towards Bastion, since that got a GOTY nomination and Orcs Must Die didn’t, which means Bastion is probably a favorite of you guys at the machinima office.

    Most Original Game: As much as I love L.A. Noire and think it was amazingly original, Catherine probably takes the award for sheer craziness and originality.

    Best Original Score: Portal 2 has to take this one. The soundtrack is amazing, and I still love listening to it despite the fact that I don’t play the game itself that much anymore.

    Best Sound Design: Dead Space 2 had some great sound design, right down to the sound Isaac’s armor makes when it seals around him, but Battlefield 3 really takes the cake. I love to pop in some headphones and just listen to all of the different guns and how they echo around me, and how great the explosions and even the footsteps sound and feel in the game.

    Just my two cents on the nominees.

  33. Daget’s nominees:

    Game of the year: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (even though I’ve never played it!)

    Best multiplayer: Gears of War 3

    Best trailer: Assassin’s Creed Revelations E3 trailer

    Best animation: L.A. Noire (was there ever any doubt?)

    Most Original: From Dust

    …and maybe some more, I’m tired now…

  34. Ergh, Why is Modern Warfare 3 even nominated.

    Anyway, my picks:

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – Anyone playing it would know why

    Assassin’s Creed Revelations E3 Trailer – That was really the only one I kept playing over and over again, the music fit perfectly, the fighting was awesome, and it just really made me feel like this was Ezio’s last stand.

    Gears of War 3 – Honestly it’s the only one im still playing. The others got pretty boring pretty fast… and Gears 3 isn’t even all that spectacular.

    Batman: Arkham City – Maybe im just a Batman nerd, but I held onto everything that was said, done and happening like my life depended on it :D

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – Remember people, Art direction… Art. Not graphics, Art.

    L.A. Noire – As if I even need to explain.

    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – One of the very few gmaes that’s as entertaining to watch as it is to play, and probably the best. It may as well be a movie… though that’ll fuck it up.

    Bastion – Still playing it. Best one I’ve played in a while.

    Wheatley – Portal 2 – Him or Nathan Drake, but I put Wheatley infront just cause he’s a little more entertaining.

    Portal 2 – Peer Review – Anything that adds replayability into Portal is amazing, so this did it’s job spectacularly.

    Bastion – God damn I love it.

    Catherine – I have not played anything like it, and probably wont again… and I still have no idea what to think of it.

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – It seperated itself from the awesome greats of Zelda games in the past, yet somehow remained Zelda and probably turned out better… How could it not be.

    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – There’s just so much shit happening everywhere, you play this game with surround sound and it’ll just blow you away.

  35. Mortal Kombat for best multiplayer? Lol wtf?

  36. I think the game of the year is totally skyrim

  37. WOW, Bastion as game of the year nomination. I love the game to death but even I know that Game of the year will not go to it(best India will go to it, maybe download and maybe original score if Portal 2 doesn’t get it) Skyrim will get best game. So Bastion will one at lest 1 if not more categories but it will not win game of the year.

  38. Best indie game: MINECRAFT

  39. Hmmmm I’m leaning towards Skyward Sword to have the best score.

    Now that they’ve orchestrated everything, the music sounds more sincere.
    The music they made is a lot more powerful and swelled up a lot more emotion than most classical musicish stuff I listen to. I would do anything to play a section of the “Ballad of the Goddess”.
    Haha I’m more of a musician than a gamer so this’ll be the only thing I can be confident about.

  40. For me. I’d go with

    Game of The Year
    Gears of War 3

    Best Trailer
    Gears of War 3

    Best Multiplayer
    Gears of War 3

    Best Narrative
    Portal 2

    Best Art Direction
    Skyrim

    Best Animation
    L.A. Noire

    Best Game Cinematography
    probably Uncharted 3

    Best Indie Game
    No idea…

    Most Compelling Character
    Has to be Wheatley.

    Best DLC
    No idea again… I’ll go with Portal 2.

    Best Downloadable Game
    No idea.

    Most Original Game
    I’ll just pick L.A. Noire

    Best Original Score
    Not sure what that means really

    Best Sound Design
    I’ll go with Battlefield 3. I’m sure it’s got great sound…

  41. Game of the year :
    Skyrim

    Best Trailer:
    Dead Island

    Best Multiplayer:
    BF3

    Best Narrative:
    Portal2

    Best Art Direction:
    Skyrim

    Best Animation:
    Batzorman :D

    Best game Cinematography:
    Ace combat

    Best indie game:
    Bastion

    Most compelling character:
    Wheatly – portal 2

    Best DLC:
    Portal 2

    Best downloadable game:
    Bastion

    Most original game:
    L.A Noire

    Best original score:
    Skyrim

    Best sound design:
    Obviously bf3.

    beeeep!

  42. Explain me why Assassins Creed Revolutions isn’t in the Best Multiplayer nominees! It’s one of the best and most inovative multiplayers of this year! If Uncharted 3 it’s in this category, why isn’t Assassins Creed Revelations?!

  43. GOTY:
    Skyrim or BF3

    Best trailer:
    Dead Island

    Best Multiplayer:
    BF3

    Best Indie Game:
    Bastion

    Best DLC:
    Old world blues

    Best Original Score:
    Skyrim

    Best Sound Design:
    BF3

  44. From top to bottom:

    - Battlefield 3

    - Dead island

    - Battlefield 3

    - Portal 2

    - The elder scrolls V: Skyrim

    - Dead space 2

    - Magicka (should be added)

    - Whealty: Portal 2

    - Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam

    - Bastion

    - From Dust

    - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    - Battlefield 3

  45. Game of the Year – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Best Trailer – Dead Island – Official Announcement Trailer
    Best Multiplayer – Battlefield 3
    Best Narrative – L.A. Noire
    Best Art Direction – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Best Animation – Dead Space 2
    Best Game Cinematography – Don’t know played only Dead Space so i can’t judge.
    Best Indie Game – Bastion
    Most Compelling Character – Wheatley – Portal 2
    Best DLC – Fallout New Vegas – Old World Blues
    Best Downloadable Game – Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution
    Most Original Games – L.A. Noire
    Best Sound Design – Battlefield 3

  46. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Assassin’s Creed Revelations E3 Trailer
    Battlefield 3
    The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Dead Space 2
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Bastion
    Wheatley – Portal 2
    Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam
    Bastion
    Catherine
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Dead Space 2

  47. I don’t actually care for this awardas. This year was plenty of great games and I don’t know wich to choose because I played 90% of them and I konw that all of them are great games and I don’t care wich one is the best. Remember we are gamers and we are supposed to play games and have fun with them and not judge games saying: “this game sucks” or “this game is epic”. We should let people think what they want and not shout at each other. I know that what the IG crew decides it is going to be what they think. But that doesn’t mean that if Skyrim losses for best game of the year that I can’t have more fun with Skyrim than with the winning game.
    :-)

  48. Game of the Year – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Best Trailer – Assassin’s Creed Revelations E3 Trailer
    Best Multiplayer – Battlefield 3
    Best Narrative – Portal 2
    Best Art Direction – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Best Animation – L.A. Noire
    Best Game Cinematography – Gears of War 3
    Best Indie Game – Bastion
    Most Compelling Character – Adam Jensen
    Best DLC – Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam
    Best Downloadable Game – Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution
    Most Original Game – From Dust
    Best Original Score – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Best Sound Design – Battlefield 3

  49. I’m putting my money on the WITCHER and DEUS EX (best art direction).

  50. Really tricky this year!

    Game of the Year – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim or Portal 2
    Best Trailer – Assassins Creed Revelations
    Best Multiplayer – Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
    Best Narrative – Portal 2
    Best Art Direction – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Best Animation – Rage
    Best Game Cinematography – Uncharted 3
    Best Indie Game – Bastion
    Most Compelling Character – Wheatley – Portal 2
    Best DLC – Black Ops
    Best Downloadable Game – Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution
    Most Original Games – L.A. Noire
    Best Original Score – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Best Sound Design – Battlefield 3

  51. Portal 2

    Dead Island – Official Announcement Trailer

    Battlefield 3

    Portal 2

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    L.A. Noire

    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

    Bastion

    Varric Tethras – Dragon Age II

    Fallout New Vegas – Old World Blues

    Orcs Must Die

    L.A. Noire

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Battlefield 3

  52. My Nominees For ”Game Of The Year”

    SKYRIM
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    SKYRIM
    SKYRIM
    SKYRIM
    SKYRIM
    SKYRIM
    SKYRIM
    SKYRIM

  53. Oh God I can’t Decided on Arkham City Skyrim or Uncharted 3 for GOTY..

  54. SKYRIM
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      thats 1 / 1000000 of it

  55. have to give Gears 3 the multiplayer

  56. OMG Halo combat evolved anniversary should have been nominated for best original game, U stupid or something, Inside Gaming? Unsub. Thumbsed down.

    Seriously though, I agree with all nominations there abouts. I don’t think MW3 should be in for Game of the Year because it’s not quite polished enough on the multiplayer front, but it’s popular and I can’t dispute that. Same with Battlefield 3 (well, console version) to an extent, both are alright but I don’t think in their current state they are GOTY worthy.

    And it’s tough between BC2: Vietnam and Portal 2: Peer review for best DLC, Vietnam was a fantastic expansion, but Peer Review was free, and pretty good…

  57. Why isn’t the Power Trailer of SR3 used for Trailer of the Year? It’s awesome.

  58. Skyrim
    Assassins Creed
    BF 3
    Portal 2
    Skyrim
    -
    -
    -
    Deus Ex
    Portal 2
    Orcs Must Die
    -
    Skyrim
    Portal 2

  59. yey hope Bastion can win something :p and best multiplayer… Battlefield or mortal kombat… mmm decisions decisions

  60. WHY IS MINECRAFT NOT NOMINATED FOR BEST INDIE GAME..OR ANYTHING IN FACT

    Skyrim better win best game, and I haven’t even played it yet.

    • Minecraft is hardly a very innovative or creative game. The concept is simple. The soundtrack is pathetic, to the point where it hardly exists. The graphics, while certainly not critical to gameplay, are still pretty lame. The game is a fad that will die out eventually, and perhaps more people realize this than are sucked into Mojang’s money-magnet of a game.

  61. Portal 2

    Dead Island – Official Announcement Trailer

    Battlefield 3

    Portal 2

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    L.A. Noire

    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

    Bastion

    Varric Tethras – Dragon Age II

    Fallout New Vegas – Old World Blues

    Orcs Must Die

    L.A. Noire

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Battlefield 3

  62. Um.. Whats with Saints Row 3 only being nominated for a trailer?

    That 9.5 it got obviously means fuck all.

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  64. Also, having the awards in december is pretty messed up.

    SWTOR?

    • There’s always next year. Besides, if SWTOR is anything like WOW, the game is going to change a lot over the game’s first year.

  65. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for Game of the Year

  66. Best Game of the Year : Skyrim
    Best Trailer: Dead Island
    Best Multiplayer: Battlefield 3
    Best Art Director: Skyrim
    Best Studio Desing: battlefield 3

  67. Best Multiplayer should be given to “Battlefield 3″!!!

  68. I swear if MW3 get’s game of the wear or best Multi, I’ll shot myself XD.
    I don’t have anything against the game, but I think MW3 is the focal point at where the gamers are starting to realise that the game engine is outdated (using a modified version of IDtec 3 back from the 90′s I believe) and the multiplayer is outdated and nothing innovative.

    I’m hoping that Activision and their Dev’s wake up and see that the franchise needs to go in a new direction for it to remain popular like it was back in the COD4 days.

  69. kave-man yes it's a K

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Assassin’s Creed Revelations E3 Trailer

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    L.A. Noire

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    L.A. Noire

    Bastion

    Wheatley – Portal 2

    Call of Duty: Black Ops – Rezurrection

    Bastion

    Catherine

    Portal 2

    Dead Space 2

    PS: Not enough AssAssins creed.

    PPS: I hope I can work in the machinima office one day.

  70. Battlefield 3, imo, deserves the multiplayer, although GOTY is between Arkham City, SKYRIM! and Uncharted 3, but Skyrim will win GOTY though, but I think it will be close

  71. Game of the year: Skyrim
    Best Trailer: Skyrim
    Best Narrative: Ok, not skyrim……
    Best Multiplayer: OMG TOTALLY SKYRIM!!!!!!!
    Best Art Direction: Skyrim
    Best Animation: Skyrim
    Best Game Cinematography:
    Best Indie Game: Minecraft
    Most Compelling Character: John (My Skyrim Character)
    Best DLC: Whats DLC?
    Best Downloadable Game: What about gamestop? FEED THE CHILDREN!!!!!!!
    Most Original Game: Skyrim
    The rest = Non other than
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    SKYRIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  72. Skyrim’s art is the same as another other TES game.
    Bastion deserve that spot.

    • The reason Skyrim is in it for art is the way things were done, the Nordic armors, the writing and drawing on the walls, and the non-human (dragons, khajiits, wild game) were well made. I don’t think it will win, but it does have great art.

  73. ARKHAM CITY FTW

  74. G.O.Y- battlefield 3/skyrim
    trailer – gears of war 3/assassin creed
    multiplayer- battlefield 3
    Narrative- portal 2
    art style – portal 2
    animation – Rage
    best cinematography- ace combat assault horizon
    best indie game – bastion
    most compelling character- wheatly/isaac
    best dlc- bfbc2 vietnam
    best downloadable game – iron brigade
    orignal game – from dust/catherine
    most ORIGNAL score ace combat (skyrim best score but in no way orignal)
    best sound design- Battlefield 3

  75. Am I the only one who can’t see the categores and only the nominees?

  76. Zelda
    Zelda
    Zelda
    Zelda
    Zelda
    Zelda
    Zelda
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  77. Wow… You guys completely screwed Darks Souls….

  78. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Dead Island – Official Announcement Trailer

    Battlefield 3

    Batman: Arkham City

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Batman: Arkham City

    Batman: Arkham City

    Don’t play those…

    Wheatley – Portal 2

    Fallout New Vegas – Old World Blues

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    From Dust

    Portal 2

    Portal 2

  79. well for Game of the Year i really just was 3 contenders. Skyrim, Deus Ex and the Witcher 2. sad that witcher didnt make the list but BF3 and MW3 did

  80. More than one choice for GotY?
    FUS RO DAH!

  81. NITRONIC RUSH!!!!

  82. well my opinion:
    Game of the year- Skyrim (cmon! who didnt see that one coming?)
    Best trailer- Dead island
    Multiplayer- Battlefield 3
    Narrative- Portal 2
    Art direction- Deus ex
    Animation- Rage
    Cinematography- Batman:Arkham city
    indie game- Bastion
    Compelling character- Wheatly: Portal 2
    DLC- Black ops rezurrection
    Downloadable game- Orcs must die
    original game- From dust
    Original score- Skyrim
    Sound design- Battlefield 3

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  84. Skyward sword isn’t up for overall game of the year even though many sites gave it a 10, and you gave it a 9.5. Not Voting

  85. Not trying to have a go at you mark, but how can you say that cod was popular back in the cod 4 days but not now, when it has smashed so many selling records?

    Also….GOTY has to go to skrim,

    best multiplayer I’d like to say mw3 but it has a lot of glitches so ill say bf3

    Best trailer: dead island

    Best art direction: skyrim – its beautiful… And not too sure about the rest.

  86. where is assassins creed revelations?!!!!! fuck skyrim! portal 2 , or deus ex for game of the year!!!

  87. some say…………………….SKYRIM???????????????????????????????

  88. please make the video game awards live stream available on mobile (youtube) you can do that. i might not be near my computer this year.

  89. mw3 for game of the year???? Fanboys much? Oh, and they better not give mw3 best multiplayer, because battlefield 3′s is sooooo much better……

    • fanboy much??? I agree that BF3 is better, but MW3 has a completely different multiplayer experience that I play for fun (FFA, Barebones, Mosh Pit, and HCTT)… I play BF3 when I am playing with my clan and friends. It is more serious and more intense action.

  90. Is Anyone else amazed Skyrim hasn’t been nominated for more?

  91. I think Skyrim is a fantastic game but good god, some of their fanboys can incredibly annoying.

  92. Why isn’t the skyrim trailer in there? I think everybody still gets chills when he says fus-ro-DAH!

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  94. Skyrim
    SR the 3rd
    MW3
    Portal 2
    Skyrim
    L.A. Noire
    Batman: Arkham City
    Bastion
    Wheatley – Portal 2
    Fallout New Vegas – Old World Blues
    Bastion
    Bastion
    Skyrim
    Bastion

  95. BASTION FOR EVERYTHING!

  96. Skyrim deserves game of the year.

  97. I must admit I’m really dissapointed to not see Dark Souls anywhere. When I got it I expected it just to keep me busy until Skyrim came out but I’m still playing it almost daily. But besides that I can agree with almost every nominee on the list but I’m going to have to give my GOTY vote to Skyrim.

  98. MW3 game of the year!
    obv!

  99. Game of the year: Dead Space 2
    Best trailer: Dead Island
    Best multiplayer: Battlefield 3
    Best narrative: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
    Best art direction: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Best animation: Dead Space 2
    Best game cinematography: Dead Space 2
    Best indie game:-
    Most compelling character: Isaac Clarke-Dead Space 2
    Best DLC:-
    Best downloadable game:-
    Most original game: Catherine
    Best original score: Skyrim
    Best sound design: Dead Space 2

    NOBODY give Dead Sapce 2 a SHOUT!!

  100. A game which is not multiplatform has no right to be a nominee

  101. Game of the year:skyrim
    Best trailer:Dead island
    Best multiplayer:Battlefield 3
    Best Narrative:Portal 2
    Best art Direction:The Elder Scrolls V:skyrim
    Best Animation:Uncharted 3(whay is’nt Battlefield 3 with)
    Best Game cinematography:Batman:Arkham City
    Best Indie Game:Bastion
    Most Compelling character:Wheatly
    Best dlc:Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam
    BEST DOWNLOADABLE game:Bastion
    Most original game:from dust
    best original score:The Elder Schrolls V:skyrim
    Best soumd design:battlefield 3

    • I totally agree! Skyrim for Game of the Year! Bthesda made Oblivion (GOTY2006) and Fallout 3 (GOTY2008) so I think that Skyrim is definitely going to be GOTY 2011!

    • In my opinion, Skyrim wins Game of Year. There is so much to do in the game, and I have been playing the game for about 2 hours a day, and I still have only gotten through about 10% of the whole map. Other obvious wins (in my opinion) is that Best DLC is Rezurrection and best multiplayer is Battlefield 3.

  102. DEUS EX:HR FOR GOTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i’ll be a very sad individual if DX3 does not win GotY,and i will be sad if Adam Jensen does not win “Most Compelling Char.”.end of story.

    • Im hoping for the same thing

    • DEHR for GOTY? No way. It’s a game with reasonable stealth mechanics, but marred but a design that favours only stealth and hacking despite it claims that it supports all play-styles (and I did a pacifist playthrough), writing that foreshadows all the “twists” hours beforehand, a stupid zombie-filled late game, and an appalling ending. I enjoyed the stealth aspects of its gameplay and I will applaud it for allowing decent stealth until I’m blue in the face, but its many other flaws mean it’s not GOTY material.

      Also, Adam Jensen is about as compelling as a brick. He has about as much character as someone from Skyrim, which isn’t saying much. The fact that he spends half the game acting like a complete idiot when the player (and as a result Jensen himself) can easily know exactly what is going on make his reactions completely disconnected from your experience and making him look like an ignorant moron.

  103. Game of the Year: Batman: Arkham City
    Best Trailer: Assassin’s Creed Revelations E3 Trailer
    Best Multiplayer: Battlefield 3
    Best Narrative: Portal 2
    Best Art Direction: Skyrim
    Best Animation: Rage
    Best Game Cinematography: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Best Indie Game: Bastion
    Most Compelling Character: Nathan Drake- Uncharted 3
    Best DLC: Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam
    Best Downloadable Game: Orcs Must Die
    Most Original Game: From Dust
    Best Original Score: Skyrim
    Best Sound Design: Battlefield 3

  104. My Humble Opinion

    Game Of The Year: Portal 2
    Best Trailer: Assassin’s Creed Revelations
    Best Multiplayer: Battlefield 3
    Best Narrative: Portal 2
    Best Art Direction: Portal 2
    Best Animation: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Best Game Cinematography: Gears Of War 3
    Best Indie Game: Bastion
    Most Compelling Character: Wheatley
    Best DLC: Portal 2 – Peer Review
    Best Downloadable Game: Bastion
    Most Original Game: Catherine
    Best Original Score: Portal 2
    Best Sound Design: Portal 2

  105. Game of the year:skyrim
    Best trailer:Dead island
    Best multiplayer:Battlefield 3
    Best Narrative:Portal 2
    Best art Direction:The Elder Scrolls V:skyrim
    Best Animation: Rage ( y no Battlefield 3??)
    Best Game cinematography:Batman:Arkham City
    Best Indie Game:Bastion
    Most Compelling character: Varric
    Best dlc:Battlefield Bad Company 2 Vietnam
    BEST DOWNLOADABLE game:Bastion
    Most original game:from dust
    best original score:The Elder Schrolls V:skyrim
    Best soumd design:battlefield 3

  106. Game of the year:Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Best trailer:Dead island!!!
    Best multiplayer:Battlefield 3
    Best Narrative:Portal 2
    Best art Direction:Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Best Animation: Uncharted 3
    Best Game cinematography: Dead Space 2
    Best Indie Game:Bastion
    Most Compelling character: Wheatley!
    Best DLC: Either Rezzurection or Peer Review
    BEST DOWNLOADABLE game: Bastion
    Most original game: From Dust
    best original score: Portal 2 – Want you gone.
    Best soumd design: Dead Space 2

  107. Game of the year:Skyrim
    Best trailer:Dead island
    Best multiplayer:MW3
    Best Narrative:Skyrim
    Best art Direction: Skyward Sword
    Best Animation:Rage
    Best Game cinematography:Batman:Arkham City
    Best Indie Game:Bastion
    Most Compelling character:Clarke
    Best dlc:Black Ops
    BEST DOWNLOADABLE game: MTG
    Most original game:from dust
    best original score:The Elder Schrolls V:skyrim
    Best sound design:Portal 2

  108. Man would I love to see Deus Ex win something, but wow there are SO MANY GOOD GAMES this year its gonna be IMPOSSIBLE to choose!

    I never asked for this ;D

  109. The comments work! Yay!! I have also not finished any of these games to make a proper judgement. AHHHHH!

  110. GOTY : MW3 (i dont like skyrim because of the open world theme)
    Trailer : Saints Row The Third
    Best Multiplayer : BF3
    Best Narrative : Portal 2
    Best Art Direction : TLOZ : Skyward Sword
    Best Animation : Uncharted 3 (just random)
    Best Cinematic : GOW 3
    Best Idie Game : Binding Of Isaac
    Compelling : Wheatley
    DLC : Rezzurection
    Downloadable : Bastion
    Original : Catherine
    Original Score : TLOZ : Skyward Sword
    Sound : BF3

  111. In my opinion:
    Game Of The Year: Uncharted 3 : Drake’s Deception
    Best Trailer: Assassin’s Creed Revelations
    Best Multiplayer: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Best Narrative: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Best Art Direction: Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
    Best Animation: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Best Game Cinematography: Gears Of War 3
    Best Indie Game: Bastion
    Most Compelling Character: Wheatley
    Best DLC: Portal 2 – Peer Review
    Best Downloadable Game: Bastion
    Most Original Game: L.A Noire
    Best Original Score: Portal 2
    Best Sound Design: Battlefield 3

  112. Game of the year: Portal 2
    Best trailer: Assassin’s Creed: Revalations

    Best Narrative: Portal 2
    Best art Direction: Portal 2
    Best Animation: Uncharted 3 Drake’s Deception
    Best Game cinematography: Uncharted 3 Drake’s Deception

    Most Compelling character: Varric Tethras (Dragon Age 2)
    Best DLC: Portal 2 Peer Review

    Most original game: Catherine
    Best original score: Portal 2
    Best sound design: Portal 2

  113. MW3? what the fuck?

  114. I don’t know about you guys but the best trailer is GTA V trailer :P
    and yeah skyrim will win i think

  115. GOTY: Batman: Arkham City
    Best Trailer: Dead Island
    Best Multiplayer: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    Best Narrative: L.A. Noire
    Best Art Direction: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
    Best Animation: Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Best Game Cinematography: Gears of War 3
    Best Indie Game: Bastion
    Most Compelling Character: Wheatly – Portal 2
    Best DLC: Call of Duty: Black Ops – Rezurrection
    Best Downloadable Game: Bastion
    Most Original Game: Catherine
    Best Original Score: The Legend of Zelda” Skyward Sword
    Best Sound Design: Portal 2

  116. People hate on MW3 too much, most of you never played it (or play it constantly “hypocrites”) and you are just on the bandwagon of CoD hate… The story is magnificent the online is, not amazing,but it is a nice fall back to other games. I don’t think it will win anything but stop with the hate, there is a reason it sold more games on launch day than BF3 sold in the first month, it appeals to a wider audience and ALOT of BF3 player enjoy it.

  117. Game of the year: Portal 2
    Best trailer: Assassins Creed Revelations E3 Trailer
    Best Multiplayer: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3
    Best Narrative: Portal 2
    Best Art Direction: The Elder Scrolls V:SKYRIM
    Best Animation: L.A. Noire
    Best Game Cinematography: Gears of War 3
    Best Indie Game: Bastion
    Most Compelling Charcter: Wheatley- Portal 2
    Best DLC: Call of Duty Black Ops- Rezurrection
    Best Downloadable Game: Orcs Must Die!
    Most Orginal Game: From Dust
    Best Original Score: Portal 2
    Best Sound Desing: Battlefield 3 (why no gears of war 3?)

  118. Game of the Year: Skyward Sword
    Best Art Direction: Skyward Sword
    Best Original Score: Skyward Sword
    Best Game Cinematography: Skyward Sword (even though it’s not nominated)
    Best Sound Design: Skyward Sword (I mean, come on! the entire soundtrack is orchestrated!!!)

  119. Game of the Year Skyward Sword.

  120. I honestly think that Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword deserved more love. But the winners were all well deserved.

  121. GOTY:Batman arkham city
    nothing else BLA BLA BLA

  122. As long as Bastion wins best OST I’m fine.
    I know that the Skyrim and Skyward Sword OST’s are pretty good and all, but seriously, have you f-kin’ heard the Bastion OST? I’d go so far as to call it at least one of the top 10 OST’s of all time. Maybe that one’s just me, though.

    My personal votes:
    Best game: Skyrim or deus ex, probably
    Best narrative: I’m pretty sad Bastion wasn’t nominated for this. I guess it’s the difference between narrative meaning story or story telling. I have to go with Deus ex, maybe skyward sword on this one.
    Indie game: bastion.
    Character: wheatley
    DLC: peer review or vietnam
    Original score: bastion
    Sound design: Maybe bastion to make up for the narrative snub (VO counting as sound design then?), otherwise Portal

  123. GOTY: Skyrim, even on youtube and other game forums the majority all say the same thing.
    I find it well deserved, even the music was breath taking and well put in to any situation.
    Theres soo much to do in this its mind blowing.
    I play other games too all of them are great in their specific genre, we all should be thankfull this year for the amazing work all game companies have done for us this year.

    So as a fellow gamer i speak to all game creators, ‘thank you soo soo much.’

  124. Varric Tethras outdoes every other damn character in that list. The others are actually pretty compelling but out of all the bad things Dragon Age 2 offers, it makes up for at least some of those with Varric. And he’s a dwarf. ’nuff said.

    Best narrative for me would be The Witcher 2, from that list. And GOTY would be down to DX:HR simply because I believe the GOTY needs to incorporate all the aspects of a great game (which would include all the current award categories). Skyrim is a good game, it has better gameplay than DX:HR (in my opinion), but it has an incredibly piss-poor storyline, a lot more bugs (most of which are funny, but still bugs) and I still prefer DX:HR’s art direction.

    Just my personal opinion, of course. I’ll be happy so long as DX:HR or Skyrim get GOTY. Both games have their goods and bads, I just feel DX:HR has more of them.

  125. Okay, I know a lot of you have serious gripes with DAII, but how could it not be nominated for best score!!! The music in that game is wonderful!

  126. Why the heck Word War III is not on the “most original” list? It is far more innovative than 90% of the games there. And for a change, it makes you think…

  127. Huh..

    I was up all night playing bf3 when I finally realized that red dead redemption finally was playable on PC

    Been playing for 40h straight now xD

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