or


[12/14/04 - 12:00 AM]
Spike TV Announces Winners of 'Video Game Awards 2004'

[via press release from Spike TV]

Spike TV Announces Winners of 'Video Game Awards 2004'

Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Wins Four Awards: 'Game of the Year;' 'Best Action Game;' 'Best Soundtrack;' And 'Best Performance by a Human-Male'

More Than 4.6 Million Viewers Voted For Their Favorite Video Games of 2004

Annual Awards Show, Hosted By Snoop Dogg Will Re-Air on Spike TV Saturday, Dec. 18 (2:00-4:00 PM, ET/PT & 1:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT) and Monday, Dec. 20 (11:00 PM-1:00 AM, ET/PT)

Show Included LIVE Performances by Snoop Dogg & Pharrell; Motley Crue, Ludacris; Sum 41 and Busta Rhymes, Method Man & Red Man In First-Ever 'Def Jam: Fight For New York' Performance

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 14 -- - Winners in 24 categories were announced tonight during the LIVE telecast (9:00-11:00 PM ET) of Spike TV "Video Game Awards 2004." Rockstar Games' "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" was the big winner of the second annual awards, taking home four "Vector Monkey" trophies. The Spike TV "Video Game Awards" were hosted by Snoop Dogg and encore telecasts of the show can be seen on Saturday, Dec. 18 (2:00-4:00 PM, ET/PT & 1:00-3:00 AM, ET/PT) and Monday, Dec. 20 (11:00 PM-1:00 AM, ET/PT).

Categories and winners for the Spike TV Video Game Awards 2004 are:

GAME OF THE YEAR
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games)

BEST GAME BASED ON A MOVIE
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay (Vivendi Universal Games)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN - - FEMALE
Brooke Burke - - Need for Speed Underground 2 (Electronic Arts)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN - - MALE
Samuel L. Jackson - - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games)

CYBER VIXEN OF THE YEAR
BloodRayne - - BloodRayne 2 (Majesco Games)

BEST DRIVING GAME
Burnout 3: Takedown (Electronic Arts)

BEST SPORTS GAME
Madden NFL 2005 (Electronic Arts)

BEST FIGHTING GAME
Mortal Kombat: Deception (Midway)

BEST ACTION GAME
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games)

BEST FIRST PERSON ACTION
Halo 2 (Microsoft Game Studios)

BEST SONG IN A VIDEO GAME
Green Day "American Idiot" - - Madden NFL 2005 (Electronic Arts)

BEST SOUNDTRACK
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games)

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Jason Jones and Bungie Studios, for Halo 2 (Microsoft Game Studios / Bungie Studios)

MOST ADDICTIVE GAME - - VIEWERS CHOICE
Burnout 3: Takedown (Electronic Arts)

BEST GAMING PUBLICATION - - FAN FAVORITE
Game Informer

BEST GAMING WEB SITE - - FAN FAVORITE
http://www.gamespot.com

BEST MILITARY GAME
Call of Duty: Finest Hour (Activision)

BEST PC GAME
Half-Life 2 (Vivendi Universal Games)

BEST WIRELESS GAME
Might and Magic (Gameloft)

BEST GRAPHICS
Half-Life 2 (Vivendi Universal Games)

BEST NEW TECHNOLOGY
Nintendo DS (Nintendo)

BEST HANDHELD
Metroid: Zero Mission (Nintendo)

BEST MASS MULTI-PLAYER GAME
City of Heroes (NCsoft)

BEST RPG
Fable (Microsoft Game Studios)

Winners for the Spike TV Video Game Awards were determined by votes from Spike TV's Advisory Board, made up of a group of gaming industry experts, and consumer voting. Viewers exclusively determined the winner in three award categories -- - the Fan Favorite awards of "Best Gaming Publication" and "Best Gaming Website" and the Viewers Choice award for "Most Addictive Game." More than 4.6 million gamers and Spike TV viewers logged on to cast their votes for their favorite games.

In addition to presenting awards for the best games of 2004, the show featured a sneak peek to some of the most anticipated and talked about games for 2005. The Spike TV Video Game Awards 2004 featured the exclusive World Premiere game play & footage of two video games of 2005 -- Midway Games' "Fear & Respect" from John Singelton and Electronic Arts' "The Godfather." Also showcased the upcoming "Need for Speed Underground Rivals" for the Sony PSP, available in 2005.

The show included LIVE musical performance by Snoop Dogg & Pharrell; Motley Crue, Ludacris, Sum 41 and Busta Rhymes, Method Man & Red Man in first- ever "Def Jam: Fight For New York" performance. Celebrity appearances included Brooke Burke, Samuel L. Jackson, Vin Diesel, Green Day, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabrielle Union, Tara Reid, Papa Roach, Tony Hawk, John Singleton, Danny Masterson, Frankie Muniz, Bai Ling, Ron Perlman, Bam Margera, Freddy Adu, Fabolous, Bobby Crosby & Barry Zito and Michelle Rodriguez among others.

Sponsors of the Spike TV "Video Game Awards 2004" are America Online, Campbell's(R) Chunky Soup, Dentyne Tango(TM), Pontiac, Mountain Dew, RadioShack, Taco Bell(TM) and Virgin Mobile.

Spike TV President Albie Hecht served as Spike TV "Video Game Awards 2004" Executive Producer. Casey Patterson was Co-Executive Producer with Scott Fishman and Magda Liolis as Producers. Jim Burns is the Executive In Charge of Production for Spike TV.

Spike TV, the first network for men, is available in 87 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), owns and operates the following television programming services -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, mtvU, VHI, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, MTV INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 12 digital services, all of which are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

SOURCE Spike TV
Web Site: http://www.spiketv.com





  [december 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[11/25/14 - 05:08 PM]
Remaining Episodes of "Selfie" Will Be Available Weekly Starting Today on Hulu with a Plus Subscription
The series previously aired Tuesday nights at 8:00/7:00c on ABC.

[11/25/14 - 01:52 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Countdown to Christmas" Is the Most Watched Network Among Women 25-54 for 4th Consecutive Weekend
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, November 22 and Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 01:35 PM]
Video: Six New Videos for "Archer" Season Six
The electrifying new season of "Archer" premieres January 8 on FX.

[11/25/14 - 01:17 PM]
"Homeland" and "The Affair" Deliver Their Highest Rated Episodes and Total Nights of the Season
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 12:18 PM]
Video: "Real World: Skeletons" Trailer
The franchise's 30th installment rolls out on Tuesday, December 16 at 10:00/9:00c.

[11/25/14 - 11:55 AM]
Nickelodeon Tops Basic Cable with Kids and Total Viewers
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/14 - 11:54 AM]
MTV to Air Two New Specials "True Life Presents: Crazy Young Love" on Tuesday, December 2nd at 10 PM ET/PT and "Growing Up Greek" on Wednesday, December 3rd at 11 PM ET/PT
The former docudrama special follows three couples as they document the highs and lows of being young and obsessively in love.

[11/25/14 - 11:33 AM]
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Cast to Be Announced Live On Air During Logo TV's 2014 "New Now Next Awards"
The shroud of secrecy surrounding the 14 elite drag performers who'll comprise the seventh season cast will be lifted via a series of OMFG interstitials interspersed throughout the "New Now Next" telecast on Sunday, December 7.

[11/25/14 - 11:19 AM]
The CW Gives "Hart of Dixie" Fans an Early Holiday Present
Look for the season premiere to now debut on Monday, December 15 at 8:00/7:00c.

[11/25/14 - 11:14 AM]
CMT Keeps the Party Going as 1.3 Million Viewers Tune in for Premieres of "Party Down South 2" and "Drunksgiving" Special
CMT spins the numbers for Wednesday, November 19 and Thursday, November 20.

[11/25/14 - 10:43 AM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 and Men 18-24
Turner spins the numbers for the week of November 17-23.

[11/25/14 - 10:37 AM]
Syfy Invites You Inside "The Bazillion Dollar Club"
The high-adrenaline, high-stakes docu-series immerses viewers in the brilliant and cut-throat world of today's forward thinking innovators.

[11/25/14 - 10:23 AM]
Video: WGN America Releases Spellbinding Teaser for Season Two of "Salem," Set to Return in April
In season two, the Grand Rite triggered at the end of last season is now underway and death is in the air.

[11/25/14 - 09:28 AM]
"60 Minutes" Makes the Top 10 for the Fifth Straight Week
CBS spins the numbers for Sunday, November 23.

[11/25/14 - 09:03 AM]
BBC America's Critically-Acclaimed Original Series "Orphan Black" Adds to Cast
Justin Chatwin and James Frain join the channel's hit original drama for its third season, which is currently in production and set to return in 2015.