Spike TV today announced the nominees, categories, and live performances for its upcoming 2nd annual Video Game Awards. The awards will take place in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on December 14
Leading the way with five nominations apiece are Microsoft's Halo 2, Vivendi Universal's Half-Life 2, and Rockstar's Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Those games cross paths in the Game of the Year category. Other GOTY nominees include Konami's Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and Electronic Arts' Burnout 3: Takedown.
San Andreas has been nominated for 5 awards, as has Halo 2 and Half-Life 2, San Andreas is up for the following awards:
- Game of the Year
- Best Performance by a human male (Samuel L. Jackson - Officer Frank Tenpenny)
- Best Action Game
- Best Soundtrack
- Designer of the year (Sam Houser and Rockstar North)