Spike TV Announces Winners of 'Video Game Awards 2004' Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Wins Four Awards:

'Game of the Year;' 'Best Action Game;' 'Best Soundtrack;' And 'Best

Performance by a Human-Male'

More Than 4.6 Million Viewers Voted For Their Favorite Video Games of 2004



Annual Awards Show, Hosted By Snoop Dogg Will Re-Air on Spike TV Saturday,

Dec. 18 (2:00-4:00 PM, ET/PT & 1:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT) and Monday, Dec. 20 (11:00

PM-1:00 AM, ET/PT)



Show Included LIVE Performances by Snoop Dogg & Pharrell; Motley Crue,

Ludacris; Sum 41 and Busta Rhymes, Method Man & Red Man In First-Ever 'Def

Jam: Fight For New York' Performance



    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ --
 - Winners in 24 categories
 were announced tonight during the LIVE telecast (9:00-11:00 PM ET) of Spike TV
 "Video Game Awards 2004." Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" was
 the big winner of the second annual awards, taking home four "Vector Monkey"
 trophies.  The Spike TV "Video Game Awards" were hosted by Snoop Dogg and
 encore telecasts of the show can be seen on Saturday, Dec. 18 (2:00-4:00 PM,
 ET/PT & 1:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT) and Monday, Dec. 20 (11:00 PM-1:00 AM, ET/PT).
 
     Categories and winners for the Spike TV Video Game Awards 2004 are:
 
     GAME OF THE YEAR
     Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games)
 
     BEST GAME BASED ON A MOVIE
     The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay (Vivendi Universal
      Games)
 
     BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN -                                - FEMALE
     Brooke Burke -                 - Need for Speed Underground 2 (Electronic
 Arts)
 
     BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN -                                - MALE
     Samuel L. Jackson -                      - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
 (Rockstar Games)
 
     CYBER VIXEN OF THE YEAR
     BloodRayne -               - BloodRayne 2 (Majesco Games)
 
     BEST DRIVING GAME
     Burnout 3: Takedown (Electronic Arts)
 
     BEST SPORTS GAME
     Madden NFL 2005 (Electronic Arts)
 
     BEST FIGHTING GAME
     Mortal Kombat: Deception (Midway)
 
     BEST ACTION GAME
     Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games)
 
     BEST FIRST PERSON ACTION
     Halo 2 (Microsoft Game Studios)
 
     BEST SONG IN A VIDEO GAME
     Green Day "American Idiot" -                               - Madden NFL 2005
 (Electronic Arts)
 
     BEST SOUNDTRACK
     Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games)
 
     DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
     Jason Jones and Bungie Studios, for Halo 2 (Microsoft Game Studios /
      Bungie Studios)
 
     MOST ADDICTIVE GAME -                        - VIEWERS CHOICE
     Burnout 3: Takedown (Electronic Arts)
 
     BEST GAMING PUBLICATION -                            - FAN FAVORITE
     Game Informer
 
     BEST GAMING WEB SITE -                         - FAN FAVORITE
     www.gamespot.com
 
     BEST MILITARY GAME
     Call of Duty: Finest Hour (Activision)
 
     BEST PC GAME
     Half-Life 2 (Vivendi Universal Games)
 
     BEST WIRELESS GAME
     Might and Magic (Gameloft)
 
     BEST GRAPHICS
     Half-Life 2 (Vivendi Universal Games)
 
     BEST NEW TECHNOLOGY
     Nintendo DS (Nintendo)
 
     BEST HANDHELD
     Metroid: Zero Mission (Nintendo)
 
     BEST MASS MULTI-PLAYER GAME
     City of Heroes (NCsoft)
 
     BEST RPG
     Fable (Microsoft Game Studios)
 
     Winners for the Spike TV Video Game Awards were determined by votes from
 Spike TV's Advisory Board, made up of a group of gaming industry experts, and
 consumer voting.  Viewers exclusively determined the winner in three award
 categories --            - the Fan Favorite awards of "Best Gaming Publication"
 and "Best
 Gaming Website" and the Viewers Choice award for "Most Addictive Game."  More
 than 4.6 million gamers and Spike TV viewers logged on to cast their votes for
 their favorite games.
     In addition to presenting awards for the best games of 2004, the show
 featured a sneak peek to some of the most anticipated and talked about games
 for 2005.  The Spike TV Video Game Awards 2004 featured the exclusive World
 Premiere game play & footage of two video games of 2005 -- Midway Games' "Fear
 & Respect" from John Singelton and Electronic Arts' "The Godfather."  Also
 showcased the upcoming "Need for Speed Underground Rivals" for the Sony PSP,
 available in 2005.
     The show included LIVE musical performance by Snoop Dogg & Pharrell;
 Motley Crue, Ludacris, Sum 41 and Busta Rhymes, Method Man & Red Man in first-
 ever "Def Jam: Fight For New York" performance.  Celebrity appearances
 included Brooke Burke, Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Green Day, Giovanni
 Ribisi, Gabrielle Union, Tara Reid, Papa Roach, Tony Hawk, John Singleton,
 Danny Masterson, Frankie Muniz, Bai Ling, Ron Perlman, Bam Margera, Freddy
 Adu, Fabolous, Bobby Crosby & Barry Zito and Michelle Rodriguez among others.
     Sponsors of the Spike TV "Video Game Awards 2004" are America Online,
 Campbell's(R) Chunky Soup, Dentyne Tango(TM), Pontiac, Mountain Dew,
 RadioShack, Taco Bell(TM) and Virgin Mobile.
     Spike TV President Albie Hecht served as Spike TV "Video Game Awards 2004"
 Executive Producer.  Casey Patterson was Co-Executive Producer with Scott
 Fishman and Magda Liolis as Producers.  Jim Burns is the Executive In Charge
 of Production for Spike TV.
 
     Spike TV, the first network for men, is available in 87 million homes and
 is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom
 International Inc. (NYSE:   VIA, VIA.B), owns and operates the following
 television programming services -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, mtvU, VHI,
 NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, MTV
 INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 12 digital
 services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also has
 licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its
 programming services can be seen worldwide.
 
 
 

SOURCE Spike TV

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