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Gears of War Sweeps EMA Awards

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) has announced the winners of its 2007 Video Game Home Entertainment Awards, with Gears of War taking home four awards including game of the year, and Guitar Hero II winning the most innovative ca
The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) has announced the winners of its 2007 Video Game Home Entertainment Awards, with Gears of War taking home four awards, including game of the year, and Guitar Hero II winning the most innovative category. Gears of War and Guitar Hero II were just two of the multiple award winners, with LucasArts' Lego Star Wars II and World of Warcraft expansion The Burning Crusade also taking home more than one prize. Games nominated for the Video Game Home Entertainment Awards are nominated by a committee of game retailers and distributors, and must have been released between April 1, 2006 and March 31, 2007. Said EMA president Bo Andersen, “EMA is pleased to recognize the best of today’s interactive entertainment. The winners of our 2007 Video Game Home Entertainment Awards truly are outstanding examples of the high technology, innovation, and artistry that characterize the current generations of computer and video games.” The full list of award winners follows: DS Game of the Year Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy - LucasArts PC Game of the Year World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade - Blizzard PS2 Game of the Year Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy - LucasArts PS3 Game of the Year Resistance: Fall of Man - Insomniac Games PSP Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto: Vice City - Rockstar Games Wii Game of the Year The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Nintendo Xbox 360 Game of the Year Gears of War - Microsoft Action/Adventure Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories - Rockstar Games Casual Game of the Year Guitar Hero II - Red Octane Family/Children’s Game of the Year Cars - THQ Fighting Game of the Year WWE Smackdown! Vs. RAW 2007 - THQ Racing Game of the Year Need for Speed - Electronic Arts RPG/Strategy Game of the Year World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade - Blizzard Shooter/Military Game of the Year Gears of War - Microsoft Sports Game of the Year Madden NFL 07 - Electronic Arts Best Game Graphics of the Year Gears of War - Microsoft Most Innovative Game of the Year Guitar Hero II - Red Octane Game of the Year Gears of War - Microsoft

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