Canadian Videogame Awards Finalists Revealed

April 15, 2011 -

Finalists for the Canadian Videogame Awards have been announced. The winners of this year's awards in 12 categories will be revealed in Vancouver on May 18 at the Centre for the Performing Arts. Assassin's Creed Brotherhood and Mass Effect 2 lead the pack with 7 nominations each. Other notable nominations include Dead Rising 2, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction and FIFA 11.

The general public can vote for Canadian Game of the Year at www.canadianvideogameawards.com. The CVA's are sponsored by Kinect for XBOX 360, G4 Canada, Sony PlayStation, Nintendo 3DS, Entertainment Software Association of Canada, The Georgia Straight and the Canadian Studios of Electronic Arts.

Full list of finalists in various categories can be found below:

Game of the Year:
• Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
• Dead Rising 2
• FIFA 11
• Mass Effect 2
• Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Best Console Game
• Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
• Dead Rising 2
• FIFA 11
• Mass Effect 2
• Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Best Game on the Go
• Lil' Pirates
• Osmos for iPad
• Scrabble for iPad
• A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks
• Trainyard

Best Downloadable Game
• Dead Rising 2: Case Zero
• Deathspank
• HOARD
• Shank
• A Space Shooter for 2 Bucks

Best Audio
• Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
• Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising
• Mass Effect 2
• Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
• Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Best Social/Casual Game
• Dex Hamilton: Alien Entomologist
• GardenMind
• Mercenaries of War
• Pocket God on Facebook
• Pot Farm

Best Game Design
• Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
• Deathspank
• Mass Effect 2
• Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
• Trainyard

Best Technology
• Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
• Kinect for XBOX 360
• Mass Effect 2
• Scrabble for iPad
• Your Shape Fitness Evolved

Best Visual Arts
• Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
• Mass Effect 2
• Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
• Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
• Tron: Evolution

Best Writing
• Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
• Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising
• Mass Effect 2
• Prince of Persia - The Forgotten Sands
• Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction

Best Student Game
• Codex
• Ginkgo
• Hootlin
• WOMP!

Innovation Award
• Kinect Joy Ride
• ModNation Racers
• Scrabble for iPad
• Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions
• Your Shape Fitness Evolved

Source: No High Scores

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Andrew EisenYou're misinterpreting the argument it's putting forward.07/01/2015 - 3:13pm
Goth_SkunkThere's no point in reading the article further. Unless it's a poorly written article, it will focus on trying to justify the argument it put forward. As I believe there is no justification, there is no reason for me to continue reading.07/01/2015 - 3:05pm
Andrew EisenEspecially if you refuse to listen to what they have to say. As an example, had you read the article (and you're under no obligation to do so, mind), you'd learn that she isn't saying a scene is bad simply because it depicts or describes rape.07/01/2015 - 3:02pm
Goth_SkunkI never said their position was less valid than mine. I'm just saying they will never convince me away from my stance, so there's no point in trying.07/01/2015 - 2:57pm
Matthew Wilsonhttp://blog.twitch.tv/2015/06/html5-chat-is-live/ now only if we could get videos as html 5 instead of crappy flash.07/01/2015 - 2:55pm
james_fudgeSee what i'm saying?07/01/2015 - 2:48pm
james_fudgeI also am not a PoC and don't understand how a word with hundreds of years of history behind it affects them.07/01/2015 - 2:48pm
james_fudgeWe should also stop pretending that we understand someone else's perspective. I am not a woman nor a rape survivor and I have no idea how this stuff affects them.07/01/2015 - 2:48pm
james_fudgeThe trick is - can people talk about these things without losing their cool?07/01/2015 - 2:46pm
james_fudgetheir position is just as valid as yours07/01/2015 - 2:46pm
Goth_SkunkAs far as I'm concerned, there is no justification for such a stance.07/01/2015 - 2:45pm
Goth_SkunkThe theme of the writer's article is "People shouldn't write rape scenes in their creative works, even though they can." I disagree with the premise on its face, and don't care how one tries to justify it.07/01/2015 - 2:44pm
Goth_Skunk@eZeek: Last I checked, rape was supposed to be offensive. I don't see how it could be anything else. But to call a scene 'bad' just for having implicit or explicit rape in it is ridiculous.07/01/2015 - 2:42pm
TechnogeekThe constant conflation of "you shouldn't do this" as a personal guideline and "you shouldn't do this" as something with the force of law is really getting tiresome. Lawful Neutral was garbage in D&D, and it's garbage in real life.07/01/2015 - 12:24pm
PHX Corphttp://kotaku.com/sources-warner-bros-knew-that-arkham-knight-pc-was-a-1714915219 Sources: Warner Bros. Knew That Arkham Knight PC Was A Mess For Months07/01/2015 - 11:49am
Andrew EisenIf you do, I hope you can provide some examples of people (again, other than random no-name numbnuts on Twitter) who are genuinely trying to dictate what should and should not be allowed so far as themes, topics, language, plot devices, etc. go.07/01/2015 - 9:43am
MattsworknameI'd go into why I think it's a bigger problem then most realize, but nows not the time really. I'll catch up with everyone later07/01/2015 - 9:42am
Andrew EisenThat's the thing though, rarely is anyone (again, other than random numbnuts on Twitter) attempting to dictate what can and cannot be said or done.07/01/2015 - 9:39am
Andrew Eisen"Don't write rape scenes" is being offered as advice (along with reasons for that advice) not a mandate.07/01/2015 - 9:37am
MattsworknameOh, on that last one andrew I wasn't talking about the article, I was being more general, lately it seems like all the news and media is trying to decide what is and isn't proper to say. Thats what i was refering to.07/01/2015 - 9:37am
 

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