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Nominees For 2014 Game Awards Announced

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It’s almost the end of the year, which means it’s almost time for the 2014 Game Awards, and after last years debacle, it’s nice to see a bit of fresh air for the award show.

The award of the night, Game of The Year, has a very eclectic list of nominees, as Bayonetta 2, Dark Souls II, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Hearthstone, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor taking the nominations this year.

Below are the nominees for this years award, which span 21 categories, and sees Nintendo leading the way with 12 nominations total. To be considered for any award, a game must have been released before November 25.

Game Of The Year: 

  • Bayonetta 2
  • Dark Souls II
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Hearthstone
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Best Narrative: 

  • South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • The Walking Dead – Season 2
  • The Wolf Among Us
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War
  • Wolfenstien: The New Order

Best Independent Game: 

  • Broken Age – Act 1
  • Monument Valley
  • Shovel Knight
  • Transistor
  • The Vanishing Of Ethan Carter

Best Remaster: 

  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
  • The Last of Us Remastered
  • The Master Chief Collection
  • Tomb Raider; Definitive Edition

Best Performance: 

  • Adam Harrington as Bigby Wolf- The Wolf Among Us
  • Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Melissa Hutchenson as Clementine- The Walking Dead – Season 2
  • Trey Parker as various voices- South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Troy Baker as Talion- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Best Fighting Game: 

  • Killer Instinct: Season 2
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV

Best Action/Adventure:

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Assassin’s Creed: Unity
  • Bayonetta 2
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Sunset Overdrive

Best Sports/Racing Game:

  • FIFA 15
  • Forza Horizon 2
  • Mario Kart 8
  • NBA 2k15
  • Trials Fusion

Best Shooter: 

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Destiny
  • Far Cry 4
  • Wolfenstien: The New Order

Best Role-Playing Game:

  • Bravely Default
  • Dark Souls II
  • Divinity
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth

Best Family Game: 

  • Disney Infinity 2.0
  • Fantasia: Music Evolved
  • Mario Kart 8
  • Skylanders: Trap Team
  • Tomodachi Life

Best Online Experience

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Dark Souls II
  • Destiny
  • Hearthstone
  • Titanfall

Best Mobile/Handheld Game:

  • Bravely Default
  • Hearthstone
  • Monument Valley
  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS
  • Threes!

Developer of the Year:

  • Blizzard
  • Monolith
  • Nintendo
  • Telltale
  • Ubisoft Montreal

Best Score/Soundtrack:

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Child of Light
  • Destiny
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Transistor

Games for Change: 

  • Mountain
  • Never Alone
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind
  • This War of Mine
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War

Most Anticipated Game: 

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Bloodborne
  • Evolve
  • The Witchers 3: Wild Hunt
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

eSports Player of the Year: 

  • Martin “Rekkles” Larsson (League of Legends)
  • Xu “Fy” Linsen (DOTA 2)
  • James “Firebat” Kostesich (Hearthstone)
  • Christopher “GeT_RiGhT” Alesund (Counter-Strike: GO)
  • Matt “NaDeSHoT” Haag (Call of Duty)

eSports Team of the Year: 

  • Samsung White (League of Legends)
  • Evil Geniuses (DOTA 2)
  • Edward Gaming (League of Legends)
  • Newbee (DOTA 2)
  • Ninjas In Pajamas (Counter-Strike: GO)

Trending Gamer: 

  • Evan “Vanoss” Fong
  • Jeff Gerstmann
  • PewDiePie
  • StampyLongHead
  • TotalBiscuit

Best Fan Creation: 

  • “BEST Zelda Rap EVER!!” By Egoraptor
  • “Luigi Death Stare” by CZBwoi and Rizupicorr
  • “Mine The Diamond (Minecraft Song)” by Tobuscus
  • “Minecraft — TITAN City” by Colonial Puppet
  • “Twitch Plays Pokemon” by Anonymous

The 2014 Game Awards will be held on December 5, starting at 6 PM PST/9 PM EST.

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