Journey leads Spike nominees

Last updated 12:00 18/11/2012
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COME A LONG WAY, BABY: Thatgamecompany's downloadable game Journey takes players across a vast, moving wasteland.

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The artsy downloadable game Journey leads the pack of nominees for this year's Spike Video Game Awards.

The PlayStation 3 game received seven nods in such categories as best graphics, independent game, original score and game of the year.

Other game of the year nominees are Assassin's Creed III, Dishonored, Mass Effect 3 and The Walking Dead: The Game.

The nominees in the best shooter category are Borderlands 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Halo 4 and Max Payne 3.

The 10th annual ceremony on December 7 will be hosted by Samuel L Jackson and broadcast live on Spike.

The show will feature debut footage from such upcoming games as The Last of Us and Gears of War: Judgment, as well as musical performances by Linkin Park and Tenacious D.

SPIKE VGA NOMINEES

Game of the Year
· Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal)
· Dishonored (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)
· Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)
· Mass Effect 3 (Electronic Arts/BioWare)
· The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)

Best Action Adventure Game
· Assassin's Creed III (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal)
· Darksiders II (THQ/Vigil Games)
· Dishonored (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)
· Sleeping Dogs (Square Enix/United Front Games)

Best Shooter
· Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software)
· Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision/Treyarch)
· Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)
· Max Payne 3 (Rockstar Games)

Studio of the Year
· 343 Industries
· Arkane Studios
· Gearbox Software
· Telltale Games

Most Anticipated Game
· BioShock Infinite (2K Games/Irrational Games)
· Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games)
· South Park: The Stick of Truth (THQ/Obsidian Entertainment)
· The Last of Us (Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog)
· Tomb Raider (Square Enix/Crystal Dynamics)

For a full list of the nominees visit VGA.Spike.com.

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