The nominees for this year's Spike Video Game Awards have been outed, featuring a cavalcade of 2012's best titles. Journey
led the pack with seven nods this year, including Game of the Year. Other stand-outs include The Walking Dead
, Assassin's Creed 3
, which are each nominated for five awards. The complete list of nominees and special "Viewer Voted" categories are available on Spike's award page
In addition to being broadcast on television, the Spike VGAs will be presented on Xbox Live with special SmartGlass
functionality. Viewers can check out the festivities through their Xbox 360 on December 7 at 9pm ET when Samuel L. Jackson takes the stage as host.