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[12/09/06 - 10:54 PM]
Spike TV Announces 2006 Video Game Awards Winners
"The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" (Bethesda Softworks) took home five awards, the most of the night, including "Game of the Year" and "Most Addictive."

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Announces 2006 Video Game Awards Winners

4th Annual Awards Show Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson Premieres on Spike TV Wednesday, December 13 at 10 PM, ET/PT

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Wins 'Game of the Year' Honors And Is The Evening's Most Celebrated Game With Five Awards;

Show Features Performances by Tenacious D and AFI; Appearances by 50 Cent, Eva Mendes, Sarah Silverman, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Seth Green, Brandon Routh, James Gandolfini and More; Family Guy Creator, Seth MacFarlane, Served As Voice of the VGAs

Includes The Exclusive World Premiere Of Blizzard Entertainment(R)'s Opening Cinematic Movie For World Of Warcraft(R): The Burning Crusade(TM)

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 -- Winners were announced tonight during the 4th annual Spike TV Video Game Awards held at the University of Southern California's Galen Center in Los Angeles. Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the year's biggest celebration for gamers premieres on Spike TV Wednesday, December 13 (10:00 PM-Midnight, ET/PT).

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Softworks) took home five awards, the most of the night, including "Game of the Year" and "Most Addictive." Gears of War (Microsoft/Epic Games) racked up four awards including "Studio of the Year" for Epic Games.

Spike TV's 2006 Video Game Awards featured musical performances by Tenacious D and AFI and show appearances by 50 Cent, Eva Mendes, Sarah Silverman, Seth Green, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Brandon Routh, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tony Hawk, Michael Irvin, Method Man, Maria Menounos, Tyrese, Xzibit, James Gandolfini, Kurt Angle, among others. In character as Stewie Griffin and Tom Tucker from Family Guy, Seth MacFarlane served as the voice of the VGAs.

The show also featured the World Premiere of Blizzard Entertainment(R)'s opening cinematic movie for its highly anticipated upcoming expansion set, World of Warcraft(R): The Burning Crusade(TM). The three-minute clip debuts exclusively on Spike TV. World of Warcraft is the world's most popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game, with more than 7.5 million players worldwide.

The show pays tribute to the outstanding achievements of games, designers, animation, breakthrough technology, music and performances of the past year in the world of video games. The awards also provide a glimpse at the future of gaming - including exclusive sneak peeks and world premiere footage of some of the hottest and most anticipated games of 2007 and beyond.

A full list of winners is included below:

GAME OF THE YEAR The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Softworks)

BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME Tony Hawk Project 8 (Activision/Neversoft)

BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME NBA2K7 (2K Sports/Visual Concepts)

BEST SONG "Lights and Sounds" by YellowCard in Burnout Revenge-XBOX 360 (Electronic Arts/Criterion Games)

BEST SOUNDTRACK Guitar Hero II (Red Octane/Harmonix)

STUDIO OF THE YEAR Epic Games (Gears of War)

BEST WIRELESS GAME SWAT Force (Vivendi/KAOLink)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN - MALE Patrick Stewart in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Softworks)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN - FEMALE Vida Guerra in Scarface: The World is Yours (Vivendi/Radical Entertainment)

BEST CAST Family Guy (2K Games/High Voltage Software)

MOST ADDICTIVE The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Softworks)

CRITIC'S CHOICE The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo/Nintendo EAD)

BEST DRIVING GAME AWARD Burnout Revenge-XBOX 360 (Electronic Arts/Criterion Games)

BEST ACTION GAME Dead Rising (Capcom)

CYBER VIXEN OF THE YEAR Alyx Vance - Half-Life 2: Episode 1 (Valve)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Softworks)

BEST FIGHTING GAME Mortal Kombat Armageddon (Midway Games)

BEST PC GAME Company of Heroes (THQ/Relic)

BEST RPG The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Softworks)

BEST SHOOTER Gears of War (Microsoft/Epic Games)

BEST MILITARY GAME Company of Heroes (THQ/Relic)

BEST GRAPHICS Gears of War (Microsoft/Epic Games)

BEST HANDHELD GAME New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo/Nintendo EAD)

BEST MULTI-PLAYER GAME Gears of War (Microsoft/Epic Games)

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY WII (Nintendo)

BEST GAME BASED ON A MOVIE OR TV SHOW Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LucasArts/Traveller's Tales)

BEST SUPPORTING MALE PERFORMANCE James Gandolfini in The Sopranos: Road to Respect (THQ/7 Studios)

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE PERFORMANCE Rachel Leigh Cook in Kingdom Hearts II (Square Enix)

GAMERS CHOICE: BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE Rosario Dawson in Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (Atari/The Collective)

GAMERS CHOICE: CHARACTER OF THE YEAR "Jack Sparrow" portrayed by Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Jack Sparrow (Bethesda Softworks/7Studios/Buena Vista Games)

The official sponsors of Spike TV's 2006 Video Game Awards are Burger King(R), Mountain Dew, Pontiac, Stride(TM) Gum, U.S. Air Force and Verizon Wireless.

Albie Hecht and Casey Patterson serve as Executive Producers of Spike TV's 2006 Video Game Awards. Alicia Portugal is Producer and Scott Fishman is the Executive in Charge of Production. Beth McCarthy serves as director.

Spike TV is available in 90 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks is a division of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B).

SOURCE Spike TV
http://www.spiketv.com





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