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[12/08/09 - 12:17 PM]
Television's Most Watched Video Game Series Announces Nominees for the Seventh Annual "X-Play Best of 2009 Awards"
Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb host the special, airing Tuesday, December 15 at 6:00/5:00c.

[via press release from G4]

TELEVISION'S MOST WATCHED VIDEO GAME SERIES ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THE SEVENTH ANNUAL "X-PLAY BEST OF 2009 AWARDS"

Special One-Hour Awards Show Premieres Tuesday, December 15 at 6:00PM on G4

Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 2009 - "X-Play," the most watched video game series on television, announces its award nominees for the seventh annual "X-Play Best of 2009 Awards" as selected by G4's team of gaming experts. This year has delivered some of the biggest game titles in history, ensuring intense competition in each of the 20 categories, which include Best Original Game, Best Gameplay Innovation, Best New Character and Best Sound Design. In a special one-hour awards show, "X-Play" takes fans through each category to reveal the winners, finally culminating with the highly coveted Game of the Year award. Hosts Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb present "X-Play Best of 2009 Awards" premiering Tuesday, December 15, 2009 at 6:00PM ET/PT, only on G4.

"2009 was a standout year in terms of the breadth and quality of games released. The creativity in the industry is strong and is well reflected in these shortlists," said Adam Sessler, Host and Editor-in-Chief, "X-Play." "It was nothing short of pleasurable to afford these games the acclaim they so deserve."

"'X-Play' has been working hard to nominate the best games in every category, from best soundtrack, to most original new character, to the big one � game of the year," says Morgan Webb, Host, "X-Play." "We know we have a responsibility to our audience, so we've been putting the year's biggest games under a microscope to make sure the right titles get recognized."

"X-Play Best of 2009 Awards" categories and nominees include:

Game of the Year
Assassin's Creed II
Borderlands
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
inFamous
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Original Game
Borderlands
Brutal Legend
Flower
Scribblenauts
Shadow Complex

Best Gameplay Innovation
Borderlands (Gun Tech)
Demon's Souls (Multiplayer)
Modern Warfare 2 (Death Perks)
Red Faction: Guerilla (New Geo-Modding)
Scribblenauts (Vocabulary)

Best Multiplayer Game
Borderlands
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Halo 3: ODST
Left 4 Dead 2
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Action/Adventure Game
Assassin's Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
inFamous
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Shooter
Borderlands
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Halo 3: ODST
Killzone 2
Left 4 Dead 2

Best New Character
Chloe (Uncharted 2: Among Thieves)
Cole (inFamous)
Claptrap (Borderlands)
Eddie (Brutal Legend)
Ezio (Assassin's Creed II)

Best Art Direction
Assassin's Creed II
The Beatles: Rock Band
Borderlands
Brutal Legend
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Animation
Assassin's Creed II
Fight Night Round 4
Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
Street Fighter IV
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Writing
Assassin's Creed II
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Brutal Legend
GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Original Soundtrack
Assassin's Creed II
Flower
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Halo 3: ODST
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Sound Design
The Beatles: Rock Band
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Killzone 2
Left 4 Dead 2
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Best Downloadable Game
1 vs. 100
Battlefield 1943
Flower
Shadow Complex
'Splosion Man

Best DLC
Burnout Paradise: Big Surf Island
Fallout 3: Broken Steel
Fallout 3: Point Lookout
GTA IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
GTA IV: The Lost & Damned

Best Racing Game
Dirt 2
Forza Motorsport 3
Fuel
Need for Speed: Shift

Best Role-playing Game
Demon's Souls
Dragon Age: Origins
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor
Torchlight

Best Music Game
The Beatles: Rock Band
DJ Hero
Guitar Hero 5
LEGO Rock Band
Rock Band Unplugged
Best Fighting Game
Street Fighter IV
Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny
BlazBlue

Best Handheld Game
GTA: Chinatown Wars (DS)
LittleBigPlanet Portable (PSP)
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box
Rock Band Unplugged

Best Sports Game
FIFA 10
Fight Night Round 4
MLB 09: The Show
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 (Wii)
Wii Sports Resort

For more information on each nominee and the awards, including exclusive content, personal "Best of 2009" lists from the entire G4 editorial staff and more, please visit http://g4tv.com/bestof2009

About Comcast Entertainment Group

Based in Los Angeles, Comcast Entertainment Group operates E! Entertainment Television, the 24-hour network with programming dedicated to the world of entertainment, and E! Online; The Style Network, the destination for women 18-49 with a passion for the best in relatable, inspiring and transformational lifestyle programming; G4, offering the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity and "geek culture" for the male 18-34 demo; and FEARnet, the world's premier horror and thriller destination on demand, online and on mobile devices. E! is currently available to 97 million cable and direct broadcast satellite subscribers in the U.S. and the E! Everywhere initiative underscores the company's dedication to making E! content available on all new media platforms any time and anywhere from online to broadband video to wireless to radio to VOD. The Style Network currently counts 66 million cable and satellite subscribers and G4, the #1 podcasted cable network in America, is available in 67 million cable and satellite homes nationwide. FEARnet is a joint venture between Comcast, Sony Pictures Television and Lionsgate. FEARnet.com ranks as the number one horror web site and FEARnet On Demand is one of the top five VOD networks.





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