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Oblivion Tops Spike TV Game Awards

North American television channel Spike TV has revealed the winners of its 2006 VGA Video Game Awards, held in Los Angeles and introduced once again by movie actor Samuel L. Jackson, with Oblivion besting the competition in several categories.
North American television channel Spike TV, the self-proclaimed “First Network for Men”, has revealed the winners of its 2006 VGA Video Game Awards, held in Los Angeles and introduced once again by movie actor Samuel L. Jackson. Bethesda Softworks’ The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion on PC and Xbox 360 won a total of five awards on the night, including the top Game of the Year award and the Most Addictive Game award voted by the public. Epic Games’ Gears of War on Xbox 360 was the second biggest winner with four awards, including Best Shooter, Best Graphics and Best Multiplayer Game. The Critics’ Choice Award, for games released after the November 7th cut-off date, went to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on Wii/GameCube. Although the event is oft-criticized by hardcore fans for its irreverent attitude and an audience that often seems disinterested in the subject matter, the televised awards show did feature exclusive new footage of Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon: Advance Warfighter 2, TNA Wrestling and the CGI intro for World of WarCraft: The Burning Crusade. The full list of award winners is as follows, and further information can be found on the Spike TV website: Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda) Critic’s Choice: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo) Best Driving Game: Burnout Revenge (Electronic Arts) Best Individual Sports Game: Tony Hawk's Project 8 (Activision) Best Action Game: Dead Rising (Capcom) Best Team Sports Game: NBA 2K7 (2K Sports) Cyber Vixen Of The Year: Alyx Vance - Half-Life 2: Episode One (Valve) Best Song: Lights and Sounds by YellowCard - Burnout Revenge (Electronic Arts) Best Soundtrack: Guitar Hero II (Red Octane) Studio Of The Year: Cliff Bleszinski/Epic Games (Gears of War) Best Original Score: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda) Best Fighting Game: Mortal Kombat Armageddon (Midway) Best Shooter: Gears of War (Microsoft) Best Military Game: Company of Heroes (THQ) Best Graphics: Gears of War (Microsoft) Best Handheld Game: New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) Best Wireless Game: SWAT Force (Vivendi) Best Multiplayer Game: Gears of War (Microsoft) Breakthrough Technology: Wii (Nintendo) Best PC Game: Company of Heroes (THQ) Best RPG: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda) Best Game Based On A Movie Or TV Show: Lego Star Wars II (LucasArts) Best Performance By A Human (Male): Patrick Stewart in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda) Best Supporting Male Performance: James Gandolfini in The Sopranos (THQ) Best Performance By A Human (Female): Vida Guerra in Scarface (Vivendi) Best Supporting Female Performance: Rachel Leigh Cook in Kingdom Hearts II (Square Enix) Best Cast In A Game: Family Guy (2K Games) Most Addictive Game: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda)

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