Spike TV’s 2005 Video Game Awards Nominees Announced…


Spike TV’s Video Game Awards show is returning this year, and it’s bringing some actors, rappers, and rockers with it. The 2005 edition of the awards show will take place Friday, November 18 in Los Angeles. The show praises the best in the business, as voted on by industry vets, and is accompanied by celebrities and musicians.

Fight Night Round 2 (Electronic Arts)
Soul Calibur III (Namco Hometek Inc.)
Tekken 5 (Namco Hometek Inc.)
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower (Capcom)
Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (Midway)

One of these is not like the others. :-P

Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks isn’t a tournament/one-on-one fighting game. It’s an action/adventure game, or as my friend Josh put it, a “beat-em-up adventure”. Personally, I think it should have gone under “Best Action Game”, if any. Then again, looking at this list, the whole damn thing is suspect, to put it mildly. One game that was nominated, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, was only released yesterday. Two others, Perfect Dark Zero and Peter Jackson’s King Kong, aren’t even out yet. (PD0 is a launch title for the X-Box 360.)

*sigh* The only reason I posted it on MK Online is the fact that Spike TV is a big name, so to speak. Otherwise, I wouldn’t touch this with a ten foot cattle prod.

EDIT (9:00 PM): Aeon Flux. 50 Cent: Bulletproof. True Crime: New York City. James Bond 007: From Russia With Love. Mark Ecko’s Getting Up. NONE of these games have been released and yet they’re nominated. I’m sorry, but that is just disgusting. I certainly hope they don’t contact us at MK Online for assistance in getting the word out; they’d have to give us a very satisfactory explanation as to why we should give this awards ceremony ANY degree of legitimacy before we’d lift a finger to help.

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