Published December 11, 2006
LOS ANGELES – "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion," a fantasy role-playing game, was the top winner at the Spike TV Video Game Awards in Los Angeles on Friday, taking home five prizes, including "Game of the Year" and "Most Addictive."
"Gears of War," an alien shooting title, captured four honors, including "Studio of the Year" for developer Epic Games.
Nintendo Co. Ltd.'s new Wii video game console, which has wooed gamers with its intuitive one-handed motion sensing controller, took home the prize for "Breakthrough Technology."
The awards show will air on Viacom's (VIA) Spike TV on December 13.
A partial list of winners follows:
Studio of the Year: "Gears of War" developer Epic Games
Best Performance by a Human — Male: Patrick Stewart in "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion"
Most Addictive: "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion"
Critics' Choice: "The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess" (Nintendo)
Cyber Vixen of the Year: "Alyx Vance" in "Half-Life 2: Episode 1" (Valve)
Best Original Score: "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion"
Best Graphics: "Gears of War" (Microsoft Corp. (MSFT)/Epic Games)
Breakthrough Technology: Nintendo Wii