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Spike TV 'Video Game Awards' Announces 2003 Winners

by Rainier on Dec. 3, 2003 @ 10:10 a.m. PST

The first annual Spike TV "Video Game Awards" (VGAs), hosted by David Spade, were held last night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and revealed winners in sixteen wide-ranging video game categories. The two-hour fete will telecast on Spike TV this Thursday, December 4 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

The categories and winners for the first annual Spike TV "VGAs" are:

  • Best Animation
    • Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball (Tecmo)
  • Best Performance By A Human
    • Ray Liotta in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Rockstar)
  • Best Game Based on a Movie
    • Enter the Matrix (Atari)
  • Most Addictive
    • Soul Calibur II (Namco)
  • Best Action Game
    • True Crime: Streets of LA (Activision)
  • Pontiac/GTO Driving Award
    • Nascar Thunder 2004 (EA Sports)
  • Best Fantasy Game
    • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Lucas Arts)
  • Best Sports Game
    • Tony Hawk's Underground (Activision)
  • Best Fighting Game
    • WWE Smackdown! Here Comes the Pain (THQ)
  • Most Anticipated Game
    • Halo 2 (Microsoft)
  • Best Handheld Game
    • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (Ubi Soft)
  • Best Online Game
    • Final Fantasy XI (Square Enix)
  • Best 1st Person Action
    • Call of Duty (Activision)
  • Best PC Game
    • Halo: Combat Evolved (Microsoft)
  • Game of the Year
    • Madden NFL 2004 (EA Sports)
  • Best Music
    • Def Jam Vendetta (EA Big)

The first annual Spike TV "VGAs" included musical performances by Kelis, P.O.D., Bubba Sparxx and Travis from Blink 182, Andrew W.K. and DMX. Celebrity appearances included: Pamela Anderson, Shaquille O'Neal, Lil' Kim, Ray Liotta, Jamie Pressly, Orlando Jones, Steve-O, Cedric The Entertainer, Penn & Teller, George Lopez, Gilbert Gottfried, Penny Hardaway, Tony Hawk and the Boom Boom Huck Jam, DJ Funkmaster Flex, John Henson, The Oakland Raiderettes, the DOA Volleyball Girls, 100 official "Star Wars" Stormtroopers and WWE wrestlers Chris Jerico, Rey Mysterio, Trish and Victoria.

Spike TV, the first network for men, is available in 87 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks owns and operates the cable television programming services MTV: Music Television, MTV2, Nickelodeon/Nick at Nite, TV Land, VH1, CMT: Country Music Television, and Spike TV, as well as The Digital Suite from MTV Networks, a package of thirteen digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also operates and offers joint ventures, licensing agreements and syndication deals whereby its programming can be seen worldwide.

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