NEWS - Monday, December 11, 2006

Oblivion Tops Spike TV Game Awards

Oblivion earned the most awards for a total of five, including Game of the Year. Microsoft and developer Epic’s Gears of War won awards including Best Graphics and Best Shooter, while RedOctane and Harmonix’s Guitar Hero II snagged the best soundtrack out of all nominated games. On the hardware end, the Nintendo Wii won the award for breakthrough technology. A wide range of celebrities appeared at the awards, which were hosted by Samuel L. Jackson. Tenacious D, 50 Cent, Rachael Leigh Cook and Tony Hawk were a few other celebs that were on-hand. The awards will air on Spike TV on December 13 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. See the complete list of winners 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)


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