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Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Irrational Games
Release Date: Aug. 21, 2007

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'BioShock' (X360/PC) Takes Top Prize at 2007 Video Game Awards

by Rainier on Dec. 8, 2007 @ 3:17 p.m. PST

BioShock is a hybrid first-person shooter that combines elements of sci-fi and role-playing genres. Going beyond run-and-gun corridors, monster-closet AIs, and static worlds, BioShock creates an unpredictable FPS experience.

The 2007 "Video Game Awards" featured memorable musical and comedic performances. Four time Grammy award winners and fresh off receiving five more Grammy nods earlier this week, Foo Fighters rocked the stage, and Kid Rock delivered a stirring three song medley, while comics Patton Oswalt, Ralphie May and Brian Posehn provided nonstop laughs for those in attendance during their performances. The world's leading video game concert series, Video Games Live, made its national television debut. The night also featured award presentations and appearances by Criss Angel, "TNA" wrestling stars Kurt and Karen Angle, actress Tia Carrere, "Chuck" stars Joshua Gomez and Zachary Levi, skateboarding legend Tony Hawk, former NFL star Rocket Ismail, UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, "The Ultimate Fighter 1" winner Forrest Griffin, legendary boxing promoter Don King, MTV reality couple Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, NFL quarterback and Heisman trophy winner Matt Leinart, rock star Dave Navarro, comedian Patton Oswalt, comedian and Comedy Central star Brian Posehn, and MTV's Tila Tequila.

The show pays tribute to the outstanding achievements of games, designers, animation, breakthrough technology, music and performances of the past year in the world of video games. The awards also provide a forecast of the future of gaming -- including exclusive sneak peeks and world premiere footage of some of the hottest and most anticipated games of 2008 and beyond.

A full list of winners is included below:

  • GAME OF THE YEAR: BioShock (2K Games/ 2K Boston - 2K Australia)
  • STUDIO OF THE YEAR: Harmonix
  • BEST SHOOTER: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision/ Infinity Ward)
  • BEST RPG: Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios/ BioWare)
  • BEST MILITARY GAME: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision/ Infinity Ward)
  • BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME: skate (Electronic Arts/ EA Black Box)
  • BEST HANDHELD GAME: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo/ Nintendo)
  • BEST GRAPHICS: Crysis (Electronic Arts/ Crytek)
  • BEST GAME BASED ON A MOVIE OR TV SHOW: The Simpsons Game (Electronic Arts/ EA Redwood Shores)
  • BEST RHYTHM GAME: Rock Band (MTV Games/ Harmonix)
  • BEST DRIVING GAME: DiRT (Codemasters/ Codemasters)
  • BEST ACTION GAME: Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo/ Nintendo)
  • BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME: Madden NFL 08 (Electronic Arts/ EA Tiburon)
  • BEST SOUNDTRACK: Rock Band (MTV Games/ Harmonix)
  • BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY: The Orange Box/ Portal (Valve/ Valve)
  • BEST XBOX 360 GAME: BioShock (2K Games/ 2K Boston - 2K Australia)
  • BEST WII GAME: Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo/ Nintendo)
  • BEST PS3 GAME: Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (Sony Computer Entertainment/ Insomniac Games)
  • BEST PC GAME: The Orange Box (Valve/ Valve)
  • BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: BioShock (2K Games/ 2K Boston - 2K Australia)
  • BEST MULTI-PLAYER GAME: Halo 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/ Bungie Studios)
  • MOST ADDICTIVE VIDEO GAME FUELED BY DEW: Halo 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/ Bungie Studios)

Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the 2007 "Video Game Awards" will premiere on Spike TV Sunday, December 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

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