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Journey leads Spike nominees

Los Angeles - The artsy downloadable game Journey leads the pack of nominees for this year's Spike Video Game Awards.

The PlayStation 3 game received seven nods in such categories as best graphics, independent game, original score and game of the year.

Journey created by Thatgamecompany and released last year as a download to Sony PlayStation 3 consoles claimed six Game Developers Choice Awards, including Game of the Year.

Other game of the year nominees are Assassin's Creed III, Dishonored, Mass Effect 3 and The Walking Dead: The Game.

The nominees in the best shooter category are Borderlands 2, Call Of Duty: Black Ops II, 'Halo 4 and Max Payne 3.

The 10th annual ceremony on December 7 will be hosted by Samuel L. Jackson and broadcast live on Spike.

The show will feature debut footage from such upcoming games as The Last Of Us and Gears Of War: Judgment, as well as musical performances by Linkin Park and Tenacious D. - Sapa-AP

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