Vote now for the Spike VGX game of the year awards

You can also suggest games for the other award categories.

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The VGX awards show (formerly known as the Spike VGAs) is coming December 7, and you can vote for the show's game of the year awards right now.

While the only viewer voted choice will be most anticpated game, the site says you can "tell the VGX Advisory Council who you think should be named" for each of the other awards by voting for your favorite. There is no option for a write-in vote.

This year's VGX awards and nominees.

Most Anticipated Game (the one your votes directly influence)

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

Game of the Year

Studio of the Year

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

Best Shooter

Best Independent Game

Best Action Adventure Game

Best Sports Game

Best RPG

Best Fighting Game

Best Driving Game

Best DLC

Best Xbox Game

Best PlayStation Game

Best Nintendo Game

Best PC Game

Best Handheld Game

Best Casual Game

Best Voice Actor

Best Voice Actress

Best Soundtrack

Best Song in a Game

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

The show will be streamed across a number of consoles and devices as well as available to watch online starting at 6PM ET (or 3PM PT). According to the show's official site, the VGX promises "world-premiere game trailers, in-depth extended demos of the next generation of games, and interactive one-on-one interviews."

Are any of your favorite games missing from the nominees above? Let us know in the comments below!

Discussion

143 comments
castleperry
castleperry

Though I'm rooting for The Last of Us for GOTY, popular votes will probably make GTAV win instead.

soulless4now
soulless4now

Guess I'll be watching instead of studying for finals. 

CriticalCritic
CriticalCritic

Amazing Frog should win every category. Screw everything else.

max-hit
max-hit

Went there to vote.

Saw Tomb Raider in the GOTY list.

Laughed my ass off.

Didn't vote.

Don't care.

divinejester
divinejester

I find the lack of Gran Turismo 6 disturbing, it comes out in Dec, why is Forza on the list but not GT? Forza is not out yet either.

Also the fighting category is garbage. Where is Amensia Machine for Pigs? It should be on PC and indie.



deeppix3l
deeppix3l

What the hell is with these nominees? Why is Troy Baker nominated TWICE? Why is Mario 3D land, a game that's not even out yet, nominated for so many things? Why are there cross platform games in the best Playstation and Xbox game categories? How is Meta Gear Rising: Revengence NOT IN BEST SOUNDTRACK OR DLC?Speaking of dlc, where's 400 days? Where the hell is State of Decay or Samurai Gunn for Indie Games? Why is the best song category FILLED WITH LICENSED MUSIC?

R083R70
R083R70

Though my most anticipated game (The Witcher 3) is in the list I think there's a lot of games missing from there like MGS V, DA: I, Fallout 4 (though it makes sense why its not there), Infamous: SS, Thief, etc..

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

Slightly off topic but, If you like the last of us there's a PBS interview with the creator discussing the deep literary themes of the game. It has some spoilers though. They're mostly minor.

youtube.com/watch?v=tKovsNkPntI

kingliono
kingliono

The RPG category is a horrible travesty. Not a single decent western RPG in 2013.

Markey010
Markey010

Absolutely tonnes of great games this year But my GOTY has to be 'The Last Of Us'

Not to try to stir anything but wouldn't it be funny if TLOU did get GOTY after Gamespot defended the 8 out of 10 they gave it? 

Triton
Triton

Wow, if 32 million watched league of legends, I guess over a billion people will vote in this...

atakanovic
atakanovic

There should also be an award for the most overrated game of all time which goes to GTAV.

WheelerJared
WheelerJared

For me TLOU was game of the year. Everything else I kind of got bored with after a while.

Jay2528
Jay2528

Due to sheer number of people who have GTA 5 (many of which will likely vote for it), I think it is safe to say it will win GOTY. I have GTA 5 and it is fun, but I really don't think it is GOTY. I doubt my favorite game this year Tomb Raider will win GOTY, but it would be nice to see a game other than GTA 5 get it.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Geoff Keighley is the best videogame journalist ever, but this list, come on....

Renegade__angel
Renegade__angel

The Last of Us. GTAV did nothing to make me want to pick it up. I look at it and think "Oh cool! I want to pick it up!" And then I'll see videos of it and think "This is really unpolished and broken, I don't think it's worth it".


I could buy it, but I've only got 800$ free spending money, and thats if I don't put it into my savings. Not buying a new console for a while, all the launch titles suck. I'm not even getting a PS4 till KH3 or Uncharted come out. I'll spend some money on the Steam Winter Sale, and a few parts to upgrade my gaming rig, but when you have a ton of money to spend on games, and 60$ isn't worth dipping into over something, you know it's really just not that good. If GTA5 wins I'll be very disappointed. Mark it down to 2014 GOTY, because it won't be finished until then. The only people I see satisfied with GTA5 are my friends with 360's who only play COD (the only thing worth owning on a 360). I've got everything but a PS4, WiiU and soon to be Xbox One, and my gaming life is still satisfied with plenty of titles from this year, but GTAV just doesn't interest me. It's pretty ugly.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Terrible choices and list.

The Last of Us - awful game, so boring, i feel slept after playing during 30 minutes.

GTA V - a school of crime, this game should be banned.

Super Mario 3D World - Mario is all the same since SNES.

Bioshock Infinite - terrible game, terrible ending, Ken Levine has no talent at all.

Tomb Raider - boring, worst game since Uncharted. Lara Croft is so immature.

Now the real best games of this year:

- Battlefield 4

- Call of Duty: Ghosts

- World of Warcraft

- World of Tanks

- League of Legends or DOTA 2.

Worst platform of the year: PC (only broken or boring exclusives).

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

Hmm, i only really voted for Witcher 3. The rest is kinda meh to me, except the soundtracks and actors.

Anyways, hype for Witcher 3.

NTM23
NTM23

This was actually kind of hard, because they put some good contenders on. I mean, I chose The Last of Us as best game. The thing is, while I would nominate a lot of those games as some of the best, what made it hard was that, for instance, best soundtrack, none of those were my favorite. My favorite soundtrack of the year was Bloody Dragon. I chose Infinite, though I really like The Last of Us soundtrack, so that was somewhat difficult. I wish I had played Metro, and Tomb Raider as well as Citadel. 

I think Troy Baker did better with Joel than Dewitt, due to adding a bit of an accent and how it was motion captured, but I ultimately chose Steven Ogg as best voice actor. I chose Ellie as best Ashley Johnson as best voice actress, though I think Courtney Draper did a fantastic job as well, and again, I wish I had played Tomb Raider. I do feel like I know of know what to expect out of that and Beyond though, and while both great, I believe I'd still choose Ellie.

I didn't choose on best shooter, because I only played Infinite, and honestly, while I think the shooting is a little more than adequate, it's not what I wanted out of Infinite, and it's not what excites me about that game.

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

The only game in the history of GOTY awards that actually deserved to win is The walking dead and that's why I never take this seriously.We all know GTA 5 is going to win even though TLOU deserves it the most.

berethor099
berethor099

I guess Troy already has two nominations for best voice actor, but I kinda feel like he deserves a third for his performance as the Joker in Arkham Origins.  

and Seriously? Most anticipated isn't even going to be a contest.  All the fanboys are going to vote for dumb Watch Dogs. smh 

And Finally, there should be 5 games in each category.  Where they hell do they get four? I would also argue that "Best PS3 and Best Xbox game" should be exclusives only, but I say that every year.  

Harbinger_CR
Harbinger_CR

Why is Mario 3d world in there? It hasn't been released yet and no far Cry 3?

Harbinger_CR
Harbinger_CR

Please don't allow Criminal Simulator 5 to win!!

(Its a good game, very fun, but not GOTY)

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

The Last Of Us for game of the year in my opinion.GTA 5 is highly overrated.It's sad that every ignoramus on the face of the planet will vote for GTA 5 because it's open world and it has a million hours of gameplay.But TLOU was more enjoyable overall as an experience.Great gameplay,great story,great soundtrack,great voice acting.

alexfrica
alexfrica

if u vote for gta 5 ur a true moron and know shix about a good game last of us should easily win

nichous77
nichous77

GTA is fun but gets very repetitive... drive to this marker, shoot a bunch of people, evade the police. The story is ok, but 3 characters and not an admirable quality among any. TLOU had a better story, characters you actually care about, and actual challenging gameplay that makes you strategize your resources and how you play. Both were very fun, but TLOU is so much more memorable after its over.

flyersfan87
flyersfan87

It doesn't matter anyway, the 'council' decides the game of the year, as well as pretty much 90% of the other categories.

Deadly_Nemesis
Deadly_Nemesis

@tom_zombyy

wut?O.o No it wasn't, not one bit this was a pretty lively year for gaming. Look outside the lists and see what has come out, it's been a pretty good year.

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

@Diegoctba I was like "WTF is this guy a moron?" for a second but then I finally got the sarcasm.At least I hope it is sarcasm.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I said the same damn thing. We can't vote because it has not been release.

HesamB
HesamB

@Sun-Tzu-GE yeah he sure is a moron . you should be banned from playing games not gta v . 

flyersfan87
flyersfan87

You'll know on December 7th, but just like last year...our votes mean nothing. They picked the Walking Dead point & click as GotY 2012. They pretty much do whatever they please and say fuck our opinions.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

@Sun-Tzu-GE @Diegoctba 

The Last of Us has awful characters, and a terrible narrative, for me it's like the movie Juno with zombies.

Sun-Tzu-GE
Sun-Tzu-GE

@Diegoctba @Sun-Tzu-GE You are sending mixed signals though.Super Mario really is the same since 1980's lol but TLOU boring and Call of duty one of the best games of the year?