Spike's just announced the nominations for this year's Video Game Awards.
Mass Effect 2 leads the pack with ten nominations, followed by nine for Red Dead Redemption and seven for Call of Duty: Black Ops and Halo: Reach.
All of the titles above, as well as God of War III, will contend for the Game of the Year award.
It was also formally confirmed that Guillermo del Toro's "franchise" with THQ will be unveiled at the event alongside Batman: Arkham City and the it's-so-bloody-mysterious-no-one-knows-what-it-is new project from BioWare.
Some of the categories are below. There's a full list at Joystiq.
GAME OF THE YEAR
“Call of Duty: Black Ops” (Activision/Treyarch)
“God of War III” (Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Studios Santa Monica)
“Halo: Reach” (Microsoft/Bungie Studios)
“Mass Effect 2” (Electronic Arts/BioWare)
“Red Dead Redemption” (Rockstar Games/Rockstar San Diego)
STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Rockstar San Diego
“Battlefield: Bad Company 2” (Electronic Arts / DICE)
“BioShock 2” (2K Games / 2K Marin)
“Call of Duty: Black Ops” (Activision / Treyarch)
“Halo: Reach” (Microsoft / Bungie Studios)
BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME
“EA Sports MMA” (Electronic Arts / EA Tiburon)
“Shaun White Skateboarding” (Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal)
“Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11” (Electronic Arts / EA Tiburon)
“UFC Undisputed 2010” (THQ / Yuke's Media Creations)