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2012 Gamers' Choice Awards nominees announced

2:49 PM, Dec 31, 2012   |    comments
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The nominees for the 2012 Gamers' Choice Awards have been revealed.  The Gamers' Choice Awards gives gamers worldwide a chance to weigh in and decide what the best games are in seven different genre categories, six console-specific categories, what the most anticipated game of 2013 is, and which game takes home the coveted Game of the Year award.

Below are the 2012 genre award categories and nominees:

Sports/Racing

  • F1 2012 (Codemasters/Codemasters)
  • NBA 2K13 (2K Sports/Visual Concepts)
  • Trials Evolution (Microsoft/Red Lynx)
  • Madden 13 (EA Sports/Tiburon)
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational (SCEA/Clap Hanz)

RPG

  • Disgaea 3: Absense of Detention (NISA/NIS)
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Square-Enix/Square-Enix)
  • Persona 4 Golden (Atlus/Atlus)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (Square-Enix/Square-Enix)
  • Mass Effect 3 (EA/BioWare)

Action/Adventure/Platformer

  • Dishonored (Bethesda/Arkane Studios)
  • Diablo III (Blizzard/Blizzard)
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail (Microsoft/Humble Hearts)
  • Fez (Microsoft/Polytron)
  • LittleBigPlanet Vita (SCEA/Double Eleven)

Puzzle/Strategy

  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Nintendo/Level-5)
  • Crush 3D (SEGA/Zoë Mode)
  • Escape Plan (SCEA/Fun Bits Interactive)
  • Naval War: Arctic Circle (Paradox Interactive/Turbo Tape Games)
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited (Nintendo/5th Cell)

Shooter

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Activision/Treyarch)
  • Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft/Ubisoft)
  • Sine Mora (Microsoft/Grasshopper Manufacture)
  • Halo 4 (Microsoft/343 Industries)
  • Borderlands 2 (2K/Gearbox Software)

Fighter

  • Persona 4 Arena (Atlus/Atlus & ARC System Works)
  • Street Fighter x Tekken (Capcom/Capcom)
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations (Namco Bandai/CyberConnect2)
  • Skullgirls (Autumn Games/Reverge Labs)
  • Soulcalibur V (Project Soul/Namco Bandai)

Licensed

  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (Activision/ High Moon Studios)
  • Jeopardy! (THQ/THQ)
  • London 2012 (SEGA/SEGA)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (Activision/Beenox)
  • Lego Lord of the Rings (WBIE/Traveller's Tales)

Below are the 2012 console-specific award categories and nominees:

PlayStation 3

  • Starhawk (SCEA/Lightbox Interactive)
  • Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition (Rising Star Games/G.Rev)
  • Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland (NISA/Gust)
  • Twisted Metal (SCEA/Eat Sleep Play)

PlayStation Portable/Vita

  • Disgaea 3: Absense of Detention (NISA/NIS)
  • Persona 4 Golden (Atlus/Atlus)
  • LittleBigPlanet Vita (SCEA/Double Eleven)
  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss (SCEA/Naughty Dog)

Xbox 360

  • Halo 4 (Microsoft/343 Industries)
  • Dust: An Elysian Tail (Microsoft/Humble Hearts)
  • Fez (Microsoft/Polytron)
  • Trials Evolution (Microsoft/Red Lynx)

Wii/Wii U

  • Nintendo Land (Nintendo/Nintendo)
  • New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo/Nintendo)
  • The Last Story (Xseed Games/Mistwalker)
  • Family Party: 30 Great Games Obstacle Arcade (D3 Publisher/Art Co.)

DS/3DS

  • Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (Square-Enix/Square-Enix)
  • Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (Nintendo/Level-5)
  • Crush 3D (SEGA/Zoë Mode)
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star (Nintendo/Nintendo)

PC/Mac

  • Diablo III (Blizzard/Blizzard)
  • Royal Trouble: Hidden Adventures (G5 Entertainment/Orchid Games)
  • War of the Roses (Paradox/FatShark)
  • Naval War: Arctic Circle (Paradox Interactive/Turbo Tape Games)

Below are the 2012 Editor's Choice nominees:

Game of the Year

  • Mass Effect 3 (EA/BioWare)
  • Dishonored (Bethesda/Arkane Studios)
  • Borderlands 2 (2K/Gearbox Software)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (Activision/Treyarch)
  • Diablo III (Blizzard/Blizzard)

Most Anticipated of 2013

  • Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar/Rockstar)
  • Crysis 3 (EA/Crytek)
  • Dead Space 3 (EA/Visceral Games)
  • The Last of Us (SCEA/Naughty Dog)
  • BioShock Infinite (2K/Irrational Games)

Voting begins midday on Monday, January 7.  A special link will be posted on news10.net as well as the News10GameGuys Facebook page at the time of the voting period's launch.

Award nominees were chosen among the more than 100 video games reviewed by the editors and writers for News10's Game Guys over the course of 2012.  Winning games will be announced near the end of January 2013.

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