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Old 12-14-2008, 10:13 PM   #1
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SPIKE 2008 Video Game Awards Winners

Here are the winners of the SPIKE 2008 Video Game Awards.
  • Best Independent Game: World of Goo (2D Boy)
  • Studio of the Year: Media Molecule (LittleBigPlanet)
  • Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar Games)
  • Best Team Sports Game: NHL 09 (EA Canada)
  • Big Name in the Game Female: Jenny McCarthy (C&C: Red Alert 3)
  • Big Name in the Game Male: Kiefer Sutherland (CoD: World at War)
  • Best Performance by a Human Female: Debbie Mae West (MGS4)
  • Best Performance by a Human Male: Michael Hollick (GTA IV)
  • Best Multi-Player Game: Left 4 Dead (Valve)
  • Best Original Score: Metal Gear Solid 4 (Kojima Productions)
  • Best PC Game: Left 4 Dead (Valve)
  • Best PS3 Game: LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)
  • Best Wii Game: Boom Blox (EA Casual Studios)
  • Best Xbox 360 Game: Gears of War 2 (Epic Games)
  • Best Soundtrack: Rock Band 2 (Harmonix)
  • Best Action Adventure Game: Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar Games)
  • Best Driving Game: Burnout Paradise (Criterion)
  • Best Music Game: Rock Band 2 (Harmonix)
  • Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show: LEGO Indiana Jones (Traveller's Tales)
  • Best Graphics: Metal Gear Solid 4 (Kojima Productions)
  • Best Handheld Game: Professor Layton and the Curios Village (Level 5)
  • Best Individual Sports Game: Shaun White Snowboarding (Ubisoft Montreal)
  • Best Fighting Game: Soul Calibur IV (Project Soul)
  • Best RPG: Fallout 3 (Bethesda Game Studios)
  • Best Shooter: Gears of War 2 (Epic Games)
Could there possibly be a pick or two that you might not agree with?
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:24 PM   #2
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There were alot better games that deserved Game of the Year better then GTA IV...but perhaps that's just me.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:30 PM   #3
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What happened to the Most Xtreme Game Fueled by Mountain Dew award?

I guess we will have to pick our own.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:36 PM   #4
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Its just you. Game of the Year shouldn't necessarily be the game any one individual or segment enjoyed the most. No other game had more effort put into its development than GTA 4. It may not be your cup of tea, but in shear scope of accomplishments its in a class of its own. My personal pick would be Fallout 3, but I don't disagree with Spike's pick.

I'm really surprised that Spike got everything right with this years awards. Every pick is spot on except their Best PS3 game pick.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:37 PM   #5
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What happened to the Most Xtreme Game Fueled by Mountain Dew award?

I guess we will have to pick our own.
Haha. Sounds like someone didn't pay their ad fees this year. It probably would have been GoW2 or something super XTREME if they had.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:47 PM   #6
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What happened to the Most Xtreme Game Fueled by Mountain Dew award?

I guess we will have to pick our own.
World of Goo won the Best Independent Game Fueled By Dew award (voted on by the public).

I decided yes to Goo and screw the Dew when I wrote the list.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:55 PM   #7
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No matter who won, the audience lost. The whole show stunk...BAD. I've heard about these VGA shows before, and hoped that somehow it wouldn't be as bad this year. Wow. And you wonder why the media gives little respect to the video game industry.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:57 PM   #8
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I'm really surprised that Spike got everything right with this years awards. Every pick is spot on except their Best PS3 game pick.
LOL, whean I read LBP won best PS3 game I nearly fell out of my chair.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:24 PM   #9
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best handheld game: The World Ends With You
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:26 PM   #10
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i just got it in 2008 so it qualifies!
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:37 PM   #11
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World of Goo won the Best Independent Game Fueled By Dew award (voted on by the public).

I decided yes to Goo and screw the Dew when I wrote the list.
You are just not Xtreme enough. A little part of you must have just died.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:39 PM   #12
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LOL, whean I read LBP won best PS3 game I nearly fell out of my chair.
Strap yourself securely in that chair before you read this...

They also gave Media Molecule the Studio of the Year award for LBP.
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Old 12-14-2008, 11:46 PM   #13
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No matter who won, the audience lost. The whole show stunk...BAD. I've heard about these VGA shows before, and hoped that somehow it wouldn't be as bad this year. Wow. And you wonder why the media gives little respect to the video game industry.
Funny, as this was way better than last year's show. Jack Black stole the show with some truly funny bits. The rest seemed like an infomercial targeted at the usual Spike "demographic".

It got me excited for Brutal Legend, gave me a peek at Uncharted 2 and God of War 3, and introduce me to Dante's Inferno... named after my cat. So I was pleased.
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Most confusing mess of a game maybe. I still don't understand how that game qualifies as an RPG and not some messed up rhythm game.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:05 AM   #15
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[list][*]Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar Games)
what? really?
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Most confusing mess of a game maybe. I still don't understand how that game qualifies as an RPG and not some messed up rhythm game.
But...no. Just...no.

It's got a pretty steep learning curve, what with having to control two characters at once...but it's not that bad and certainly nothing like a rhythm game.
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:37 AM   #17
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But...no. Just...no.

It's got a pretty steep learning curve, what with having to control two characters at once...but it's not that bad and certainly nothing like a rhythm game.
It can come off seeming like a rhythm game on the surface. That doesn't mean I enjoyed it, but I can see where he's coming from.
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So, did a bunch of 14 year olds vote for the winners or how did they come up with these results? I mean, opinions are opinions, but GTA IV getting game of the year and Gears of War 2 getting shooter of the year... That, and LBP with PS3 game of the year. Guess marketing pays off sometimes.
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Among the VGA's many sins, I've gotta go with "Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show" as most offensive thing sticking in my craw at the moment.

What a shit category.
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Among the VGA's many sins, I've gotta go with "Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show" as most offensive thing sticking in my craw at the moment.

What a shit category.
These are also shit:
# Big Name in the Game Female: Jenny McCarthy (C&C: Red Alert 3)
# Big Name in the Game Male: Kiefer Sutherland (CoD: World at War)
# Best Performance by a Human Female: Debbie Mae West (MGS4)
# Best Performance by a Human Male: Michael Hollick (GTA IV)
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