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 /PRNewswire/ -- 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

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