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Spike TV 'Video Game Awards 2005' Winners Announced

by Rainier on Nov. 19, 2005 @ 3:23 a.m. PST

Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the two-hour show will air on Spike TV Saturday, December 10 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT). Capcom's Resident Evil 4 got crowned Game of the Year, as well as Best Graphics. Ubisoft's King Kong won three awards including, Best Performance by a Human -- Male for Jack Black; Best Game Based on a Movie and Best Cast, while Blizzard's World of Warcraft won four awards including Best Multiplayer Game and Best PC Game.

The Spike TV "Video Game Awards 2005" ceremony featured musical performances by 50 Cent, Def Leppard and Missy Elliott and show appearances by Charlize Theron, Kiefer Sutherland, Jack Black, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Rock, Vin Diesel, Carson Daly, Donald Faison, Jaime Pressly, Josie Maran, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, Carmen Electra, Natasha Bedinfield and Dane Cook, among others.

The show also featured the Television World Premieres of 24: The Game (2K Games), Spyhunter: Nowhere to Run (Midway Games) and Star Wars: Empire of War (Lucas Arts) Scarface (Vivendi Universal) as well as a 25th anniversary comic tribute to Pac Man (Namco).

Categories and winners for the Spike TV "Video Game Awards 2005" are:

  • GAME OF THE YEAR : Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
  • BEST ACTION GAME : God of War (Sony Computer Entertainment America)
  • BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME : Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Activision, Inc.)
  • BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME: Madden NFL 06 (Electronic Arts)
  • CYBER VIXEN OF THE YEAR: Maria Menounos as Eva in James Bond 007: From Russia With Love (Electronic Arts)
  • BEST GAME BASED ON A MOVIE: Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (Ubisoft)
  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN -- MALE: Jack Black in Peter Jackson's King Kong (Ubisoft)
  • BEST SUPPORTING MALE PERFORMANCE: Christopher Walken in True Crime: New York City (Activision, Inc.)
  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN -- FEMALE: Charlize Theron in Aeon Flux (Majesco Entertainment)
  • BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE PERFORMANCE: Traci Lords in True Crime: New York City (Activision, Inc.)
  • BEST CAST: Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (Ubisoft)
  • BEST ORIGINAL SONG: "Maybe We Crazy" by 50 Cent in 50 Cent: Bulletproof (Vivendi Universal Games)
  • BEST SOUNDTRACK: Guitar Hero (RedOctane)
  • BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: We Love Katamari (Namco Hometek Inc.)
  • DESIGNER OF THE YEAR: David Jaffe for God of War (Sony Computer Entertainment America)
  • PONTIAC BEST DRIVING GAME AWARD (Viewer's Choice): Burnout Revenge (Electronic Arts)
  • MOST ADDICTIVE GAME FUELED BY DEW (Viewer's Choice): World of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • BEST WIRELESS GAME (Viewer's Choice): Marc Ecko's Getting Up (Atari, Inc. & Glu)
  • BEST FIGHTING GAME: Fight Night Round 2 (Electronic Arts)
  • BEST FIRST PERSON ACTION: F.E.A.R. (Vivendi Universal Games)
  • BEST MILITARY GAME: Call of Duty 2 (Activision, Inc.)
  • BEST GRAPHICS: Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
  • BEST HANDHELD GAME: Lumines (Ubisoft)
  • BEST MULTI-PLAYER GAME: World of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • BEST BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGYL: Sony PSP (Sony Computer Entertainment America)
  • BEST PC GAME: World of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • BEST RPG: World of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)

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