Geek News Network Video Gaming Awards Nominations

2013 GNN Gaming Awards

It’s that time of year again, when members of the Geek News Network Gaming Division team up to rank the best video games of 2013. Below are the nominations for this year’s awards, including a special contest related to our Reader’s Choice Awards. The winners will be announced next Wednesday, December 18th both here on GNN and on the Constantly Calibrating Podcast.

Without further rambling, here are the nominees:

BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME (i.e. XBL ARCADE, PSN)

  • Terraria XBL/PSN
  • Resogun
  • Halo Spartan Assault
  • Fables: The Wolf Among Us: Episode 1 – Faith
  • BattleBlock Theater

BEST SOUNDTRACK

  • BioShock Infinite
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Saints Row IV
  • DmC

FAVORITE CHARACTER

  • Trevor Grand Theft Auto V
  • Elizabeth BioShock Infinite
  • Edward Kenway in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Bill in The Last of Us
  • Black Beard in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

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BEST VOICE ACTING

  • Troy Baker as Joel in The Last of Us
  • Troy Baker as Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite
  • Courtnee Draper as Elizabeth in BioShock Infinite
  • Matt Ryan as Edward Kenway in Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Troy Baker as Joker in Batman: Arkham Origins

GAMING FAIL OF THE YEAR

  • SimCity
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
  • Alien: Colonial Marines
  • Killer Is Dead

Best Indie

  • Surgeon Simulator 2013
  • Rogue Legacy
  • Kerbal Space Program
  • Don’t Starve
  • Game Dev Tycoon

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BEST DLC or EXPANSION

  • XCOM: Enemy Within
  • Mass Effect 3: Citadel
  • Bioshock Infinite: Burial at Sea – Part 1
  • Far Cry 3 – Blood Dragon
  • Saints Row IV: Enter the Dominatrix

BEST HANDHELD

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

BEST PC

  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
  • Rome II: Total War
  • Leisure Suit Larry: Reloaded
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World
  • Batman: Arkham Origins

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BEST NINTENDO

  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
  • Pikmin 3
  • Wonderful 101

BEST PLAYSTATION 4 LAUNCH TITLE

  • Knack
  • Killzone
  • Resogun
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Warframe

BEST PLAYSTATION

  • Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix
  • Beyond Two Souls
  • Puppeteer
  • The Last of Us
  • God of War: Ascension

BEST XBOX ONE LAUNCH TITLE

  • Dead Rising 3
  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • Ryse: Son of Rome
  • Zoo Tycoon
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

BEST XBOX

  • Gears of War: Judgement
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Tomb Raider
  • Batman: Arkham Origins

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BEST WRITING

  • Deadpool
  • The Cave
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Remember Me
  • The Last of Us

BEST SHOOTER

  • Call of Duty Ghosts
  • Battlefield 4
  • Payday 2
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE

  • BioShock Infinite
  • The Last of Us
  • Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Batman Arkham Origins
  • Grand Theft Auto V

BEST RPG

  • Fire Emblem: Awakening
  • Path of Exile
  • Ni no Kuni
  • Dragon’s Crown
  • Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

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MOST ANTICIPATED (2014)

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
  • Destiny
  • Watch Dogs
  • TitanFall

GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • The Last of Us

Reader’s Choice Award for Game of the Year & “The Strangly”

Now here is where you all come in:

Starting today and continuing until the end of Sunday, December 15th will we be running a contest. You may enter below, on Geek News Network’s Facebook page, or on Constantly Calibrating’s Facebook page. To enter, simply tell us what your Game of the Year is and which character from this year in gaming deserves to be strangled. Games submitted must be from 2013; all other games will be ignored.

Why should you enter? Well, if you win our little contest I will buy you your choice of EITHER one (1) copy of our (the judges) choice of Game of the Year OR the reader’s chosen Game of the Year. This may be the exact same game, it may be something you already own, but either way if you win you will be getting one of two viable (up to $60) games for free!

Entry is only open to residents of the United States, unless you wish to pay for shipping yourself.

Now onto the contest form:

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Best of luck to everyone!

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