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[12/08/10 - 03:10 PM]
G4's "X-Play," Television's Most Watched Video Game Series Announces Nominees for the Eighth Annual "X-Play Best of 2010 Awards"
The one-hour special airs Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00/5:00c on the network.

[via press release from G4]

G4's "X-PLAY," TELEVISION'S MOST WATCHED VIDEO GAME SERIES ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THE EIGHTH ANNUAL "X-PLAY BEST OF 2010 AWARDS"

Special One-Hour Award Show Premieres Tuesday, December 14 at 6:00PM on G4

Los Angeles, CA, December 8, 2010 - "X-Play," the most watched video game series on television, announces the nominees for the eighth annual "X-Play Best of 2010 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 21 categories, which include Best Original Game, Best Gameplay Innovation, Best Racing Game and Best Multiplayer. Rockstar Games epic open-world western Red Dead Redemption leads all nominees with 8 nods while BioWare/EA's RPG Mass Effect 2 secured 6 nominations. In a special one-hour show, "X-Play" takes fans through each category to reveal the winners, ultimately culminating with the highly coveted Game of the Year award. In addition, "X-Play" will reveal the winner of G4tv.com's Videogame Deathmatch where the fans decide what is their favorite game of 2010. The battle began with 32 contenders and now is down to only two: Mass Effect 2 vs. Starcraft II. Don't miss this epic hour of television when hosts Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb present "X-Play Best of 2010 Awards" premiering Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at 6:00PM ET/PT, only on G4.

"As the recognized games suggest, 2010 has been a year of consistent achievement from beginning to end -- that both broadened the industry's appeal and indulged the aficionados -- and it only looks to get better from here," says Adam Sessler, Host and Editor-in-Chief, "X-Play."

"2010 was a year full of both innovation and perfection. We saw new ways to interact with games as well as the maturation of fan favorite franchises," says Morgan Webb, Host, "X-Play." "As the medium of interactive entertainment evolves and expands, it's more important than ever to recognize outstanding achievement in the field."

"X-Play Best of 2010 Awards" categories and nominees include:

Game of the Year
1. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
2. Disney Epic Mickey
3. Mass Effect II
4. NBA 2K11
5. Red Dead Redemption
6. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Most Original Game
1. Deadly Premonition
2. Heavy Rain
3. Limbo
4. Minecraft
5. Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale

Best Gameplay Innovation
1. Heavy Rain
2. Kinect
3. Mass Effect Saves
4. Rock Band Network
5. Rock Band Pro Mode

Best Multiplayer Game
1. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
3. Halo: Reach
4. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
5. Super Street Fighter IV

Best Action/Adventure Game
1. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
2. Bayonetta
3. Disney Epic Mickey
4. God of War III
5. Red Dead Redemption

Best Shooter
1. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
2. Bioshock 2
3. Call of Duty: Black Ops
4. Halo: Reach
5. Medal of Honor

Best Fighting Game
1. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
2. Super Street Fighter IV
3. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

Best Art Direction
1. Bayonetta
2. Disney Epic Mickey
3. God of War III
4. Limbo
5. Red Dead Redemption

Best Animation
1. Bayonetta
2. Disney Epic Mickey
3. God of War III
4. NBA 2K11
5. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

Best Writing
1. Alan Wake
2. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
3. Fallout: New Vegas
4. Mass Effect 2
5. Red Dead Redemption

Best Soundtrack
1. Disney Epic Mickey
2. Halo: Reach
3. Mass Effect 2
4. Nier
5. Red Dead Redemption

Best Sound Design
1. Alan Wake
2. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
3. Limbo
4. Red Dead Redemption
5. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Best Downloadable Game
1. Costume Quest
2. DeathSpank
3. Limbo
4. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
5. Super Meat Boy

Best Downloadable Content
1. Bioshock 2: Minerva's Den
2. Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx
3. Left 4 Dead 2: The Passing
4. Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker
5. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

Best Multiplayer Co-Op
1. Dead Rising 2
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops
3. Halo: Reach
4. Red Dead Redemption
5. Rock Band 3

Best Strategy Game
1. Civilization V
2. RUSE
3. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
4. Supreme Commander 2
5. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II � Chaos Rising

Best Music/Rhythm Game
1. Dance Central
2. Def Jam Rapstar
3. DJ Hero 2
4. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
5. Rock Band 3

Best Sports Game
1. FIFA Soccer 11
2. Madden NFL 11
3. MLB: The Show 10
4. NBA 2K11
5. NHL 11

Best Role Playing Game
1. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
2. Fallout: New Vegas
3. Final Fantasy XIII
4. Mass Effect 2
5. Nier

Best Racing Game
1. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
2. Gran Turismo 5
3. Split/Second
4. Blur
5. ModNation Racers

Best Handheld Game
1. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies
2. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
3. Persona 3 Portable
4. Picross 3D
5. Ys 7

For more information on each nominee and the awards, including exclusive content, please visit http://g4tv.com/bestof2010

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; and G4, offering the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity and "geek culture" for the male 18-34 demo. E! is currently available to 97 million cable and 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 65 million cable and satellite subscribers and Mystyle.com keeps women up to date on all the latest fashion and beauty news on the web. G4 is available in 60 million cable and satellite homes nationwide and G4tv.com is a top web destination for video game news and information.





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