The biggest nominees include the "Best PSN Exclusive" group: inFamous Festival of Blood, PixelJunk Shooter 2, and ... Tetris; the "Best PSN Game" group: inFamous Festival of Blood, Plants vs. Zombies, and Resident Evil 4. The title of Best PSP game is between Tactics Ogre, Dissidia Final Fantasy, and, uh, the Dissidia Final Fantasy demo.
Voting for this stuff reaps benefits other than recognition for your favorite games: following the announcement of winners on March 6, each winning game will be discounted 30%, or 50% for PS Plus users.
February 27, 2012 – Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced the nominees for the 2012 PlayStation®Network (PSN) Gamers' Choice Awards, designed to recognize the best downloadable games on PSN. This year, SCEA introduces six new voting categories, expanding the total to 10, featuring some of the highest user-rated games released on PSN in 2011.
Starting tomorrow, PSN users will have one week to cast their vote for their favorite games in nine of the 10 categories by visiting the PlayStation®Store and will receive a free Gamers' Choice Awards XMB™(XrossMediaBar) theme for each vote cast. New this year, PlayStation fans will also be able to cast their vote online for one special community category, Best PSN Indie, and will receive a voucher code to be redeemed in the PlayStation Store for a free exclusive XMB theme.
The winning games in each category will be announced on the PlayStation Blog on March 6, 2012, and each winning title will be discounted 30% in the PlayStation®Store starting that same day for one week through March 12, with a special 50% discount for PlayStation®Plus subscribers*.
The 2012 nominees for PSN Gamers' Choice Awards are:
· Best PSN Exclusive: inFAMOUS Festival of Blood (PS3), PixelJunk Shooter 2 (PS3), TETRIS (PS3)
· Best PSN Game: inFAMOUS Festival of Blood (PS3), Plants vs. Zombies (PS3), Resident Evil 4 (PS3)
· Best PSN Game Playable Online: Hard Corps: Uprising (PS3), Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition (PS3), TETRIS (PS3)
· Best PS3 Full Game: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (PS3), Assassin's Creed II: Deluxe Edition (PS3), Midnight Club LA Complete Edition (PS3)
· Best PlayStation®Move Game: 4Elements HD (PS3), Dungeon Defenders (PS3), Dungeon Hunter: Alliance (PS3)
· Best 3D Game: Dungeon Defenders (PS3), God of War: Origins Collection (PS3), The Sly Collection (PS3)
· Best PlayStation® Classic: Chrono Trigger (PS3/PSP), Parasite Eve (PS3/PSP), Xenogears (PS3/PSP)
· Best Mini Game: Angry Birds (PS3/PSP), The Impossible Game (PS3/PSP), PAC-MAN Championship Edition (PS3/PSP)
· Best PSP®(PlayStation®Portable) Game: DISSIDIA 012 [duodecim] FINAL FANTASY (PSP/PS Vita), DISSIDIA 012 Prologus FINAL FANTASY (PSP/PS Vita), TACTICS OGRE: Let Us Cling Together (PSP/PS Vita)
· PlayStation Community Award – Best Indie: Dungeon Defenders (PS3), LIMBO (PS3), PixelJunk Shooter 2 (PS3)
For more information about the 2012 PSN Gamers' Choice Awards and to vote for the PlayStation Community Award – Best Indie, please visit: http://us.playstation.com/psn/gamers-choice-awards/.