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The Game Awards 2014
The nominees for the 2014 Game Awards have finally been announced!

The Game Awards 2014, which will be held on Friday 5 December (6 PM Pacific / 9 PM Eastern / 1 AM UK), have announced the nominees who are up to grab awards.

Dragon Age: Inquisition, Bayonetta 2, Dark Souls II, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor and Hearthstone are all up for the overall top prize of Game of the Year. Nintendo was also the most nominated publisher with 12 nominations. You go Nintendo!

The nominees were selected by a jury of 28 international media, and games must have been released commercially by 25 November. Below are the categories with each nominee stated underneath: 

Game of the Year:

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

Best Independent Game:

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

Best Narrative:

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

Best Performance:

  • Adam Harrington as Bigby Wolf — The Wolf Among Us
  • Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons — Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Melissa Hutchinson 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 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 Action/Adventure:

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

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 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
  • Titanfall
  • Wolfenstein: 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. for 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 Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

eSports Player of the Year:

  • Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larsson (League of Legends)
  • Xu “Fy” Linsen (DOTA2)
  • 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 (DOTA2)
  • Edward Gaming (League of Legends)
  • Newbee (DOTA2)
  • 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

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