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[12/11/10 - 07:31 PM]
Spike TV Announces 2010 "Video Game Awards" Winners
The cable channel details the winners from its eighth annual event.

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Announces 2010 "Video Game Awards" Winners

"Red Dead Redemption" Takes Home Game of the Year Honors, Winning Four Vector Monkeys in All

LIVE Show Unveils World Premiere Footage From Thirteen Of The Gaming Industry's Most Anticipated Titles

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2010 -- Spike TV's eighth annual "Video Game Awards" was a night to remember, as industry giants gathered to celebrate the outstanding artistic and technical achievements in the world of gaming over the past year. Hosted by acclaimed television, film, stage and video game star Neil Patrick Harris and featuring world premiere footage from thirteen highly anticipated releases, the two-hour event premiered LIVE, BOTH COASTS, on Spike TV Saturday, December 11 at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT from The LA Convention Center in downtown Los Angeles.

"This was a huge night for the gaming universe," said Casey Patterson, executive producer Spike TV's "Video Game Awards." "We honored the best and previewed the future of games next year with incredible world premieres."

A host of gaming industry developers and other luminaries from all over the entertainment world witnessed Rockstar Games' "Red Dead Redemption" net four awards including "Game of the Year," "Best Song," "Best Original Score," and "Best DLC."

Other multiple winners included "Mass Effect 2" which took home three prominent awards, including "Studio of the Year" for the game's developer BioWare, "Best Xbox 360 Game" and "Best RPG," and "God of War III" which won "Best PS3 Game" and "Best Graphics."

The show featured use of ground breaking augmented reality technology, conceived by Done and Dusted; with Lee Lodge, in partnership with Weider Design, Full Mental Jacket, and Orad.

Among the star-studded list of presenters, attendees and nominees at Spike TV's "VGAs 2010" were AnnaLynne McCord, "Thor: God of Thunder" video game star Chris Hemsworth, Dane Cook, Olivia Munn, Dominic Monaghan, Michael Chiklis, Academy Award nominated film director Guillermo Del Toro, "Halo: Reach" star and VGA 2010 nominee Nathan Fillion, Nick Swardson, Tony Hawk and the cast from the hit series "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" Danny DeVito, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney. The night also featured a performance by Grammy Award-winning rock band and "Gran Turismo 5" soundtrack contributors My Chemical Romance, who performed "Planetary (GO!)" from their new album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.

The 2010 "VGAs" featured thirteen exclusive world premieres, including "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception," "Batman: Arkham City," "Resistance 3," "Thor: God of Thunder," and "Most Anticipated Game" award winner "Portal 2."

The "VGAs" 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 of the future of gaming � including exclusive sneak peeks and world premiere footage of some of the hottest and most anticipated games of 2011 and beyond.

A full list of winners is included below:

GAME OF THE YEAR Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Games / Rockstar San Diego)

STUDIO OF THE YEAR BioWare

BEST XBOX 360 GAME Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts / BioWare)

BEST PS3 GAME God of War III (Sony Computer Entertainment / SCE Studios Santa Monica)

BEST Wii GAME Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo / Nintendo)

BEST PC GAME StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard Entertainment / Blizzard Entertainment)

BEST HANDHELD GAME God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Sony Computer Entertainment / Ready At Dawn Studios)

BEST SHOOTER Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision / Treyarch)

BEST ACTION ADVENTURE GAME Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal)

BEST RPG Mass Effect 2 (Electronic Arts / BioWare)

BEST MULTI-PLAYER Halo: Reach (Microsoft / Bungie Studios)

BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 (Electronic Arts / EA Tiburon)

BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME NBA 2K11 (2K Sports / Visual Concepts)

BEST DRIVING GAME Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (Electronic Arts / Criterion Games)

BEST MUSIC GAME Rock Band 3 (MTV Games / Harmonix)

BEST SOUNDTRACK DJ Hero 2 (Activision / FreeStyleGames)

BEST SONG IN A GAME Far Away by Jose Gonzalez (Red Dead Redemption)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Games / Rockstar San Diego)

BEST GRAPHICS God of War III (Sony Computer Entertainment / SCE Studios Santa Monica)

BEST ADAPTED VIDEO GAME Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game (Ubisoft / Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft Chengdu)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN MALE Neil Patrick Harris as Peter Parker / Amazing Spider-Man (Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions / Activision)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN FEMALE Tricia Helfer as Sarah Kerrigan (StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty / Blizzard Entertainment)

BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME Costume Quest (THQ / Double Fine Productions)

BEST DLC Red Dead Redemption - Undead Nightmare (Rockstar Games / Rockstar San Diego)

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME Limbo (PlayDead)

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME Portal 2 (Valve / Valve)

Director Hamish Hamilton ("The 82nd Annual Academy Awards," "Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show," "2010 MTV Video Music Awards"), Ian Stewart ("The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show," "Laureus World Sports Awards") and Casey Patterson, senior vice president, event production, talent development and studio relations for Spike TV, served as executive producers of Spike TV's 2010 "Video Game Awards." The 2010 "Video Game Awards" was produced by Done and Dusted Inc.

The official sponsors of Spike TV's "Video Game Awards 2010" are Burger King Corporation, Dell Alienware M11x, Dr Pepper, Energizer� Ultimate Lithium, GameStop Corp., Jeep�, STRIDE� Gum and U.S. Army.

Spike TV is available in 99.4 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com.





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