Spike TV Video Game Awards (VGX) 2013 information and predictions

Sac City Gamer casts its votes

Spike VGX, 2013, Sac City GamerThe air date for the 2013 Spike TV Video Game Awards has been announced, as well as the list of nominees for each category. The three-hour show, dubbed VGX because, you know, it’s next-gen, will air on Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. Pacific Time.

According to Spike’s official website, the show will feature the usual awards, game announcements and, I’m sure, shenanigans.

“VGX will break news worldwide by showcasing world-premiere game trailers, in-depth extended demos of the next generation of games and interactive one-on-one interviews and panels all in an intimate studio setting,” states the website.

As the above suggests, the format for this year’s show is a little different as it will stream online and on a multitude of connected devices, including PS3 and Xbox 360, as opposed to airing on Spike’s television network. The company says it will show highlights from the stream on Dec. 9 at midnight on the network itself.

In addition to demos, interviews and trailers, the show will feature awards given by a council of judges in 20 categories as well as a fan-voted “Most Anticipated Game” category. Gamers can also tell the council who they’d like to win the rest of the categories, but those choices will ultimately be left up to the chosen few.

Click here to vote for the game you’re most looking forward to and hit the jump for our predictions (in bold).

Sac City Gamer will bring you a list of the winners as soon as its available so as always, keep it locked to your number one Sacramento gaming resource.

CLICK THE JUMP TO SEE OUR PREDICTIONS

Editor’s Note: The choices below are meant to be predictions. They may or may not represent the opinions of the SCG staff in terms of what we would chose as the winner for each category. This is simply based on what we think the results will be on Dec. 7. 

Game of the Year

  • BioShock Infinite
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • The Last of Us
  • Tomb Raider

Studio of the Year

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

Best Shooter

  • Battlefield 4
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Metro: Last Light

Best Action Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • The Last of Us
  • Tomb Raider

Best Sports Game

  • FIFA 14
  • MLB 13: The Show
  • NBA 2K14
  • NHL 14

Best Independent Game

  • Gone Home
  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • Papers, Please
  • The Stanley Parable

Best RPG

  • Final Fantasy 14: A Realm Reborn
  • Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Pokemon X/Y

Best Fighting Game

  • Divekick
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Killer Instinct
  • Tekken Revolution

Best Driving Game

  • F1 2013
  • Grid 2
  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • Need for Speed Rivals

Best DLC

  • Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep
  • Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Mass Effect 3: Citadel

Best Xbox Game

  • BioShock Infinite
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Tomb Raider

Best PlayStation Game

  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Rayman Legends
  • The Last of Us
  • Tomb Raider

Best Nintendo Game

  • Pikmin 3
  • Rayman Legends
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • The Wonderful 101

Best PC Game

  • Battlefield 4
  • Gone Home
  • Papers, Please
  • The Stanley Parable

Best Handheld Game

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Pokemon X/Y
  • Tearaway
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Best Casual Game

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • Disney Infinity
  • Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time
  • Skylanders Swap Force

Best Voice Actor

  • Troy Baker as Joel in The Last of Us
  • Troy Baker as Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite
  • Steven Ogg as Trevor Philips in Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Willem Dafoe as Nathan Dawkins in Beyond: Two Souls

Best Voice Actress

  • Ashely Johnson as Ellie in The Last of Us
  • Courtnee Draper as Elizabeth in BioShock Infinite
  • Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
  • Ellen Page as Jodie Holmes in Beyond: Two Souls

Best Soundtrack

  • BioShock Infinite
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • The Last of Us

Best Song in a Game

  • “ADHD” by Kendrick Lamar (Grand Theft Auto 5)
  • “Sleepwalking” by The Chain Gang of 1974 (Grand Theft Auto 5)
  • “Survival” by Eminem (Call of Duty: Ghosts)
  • “Will the Circle be Unbroken” by Courtnee Draper & Troy Baker (BioShock Infinite)

Most Anticipated Game

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

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