SPIKE TV ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 10TH ANNUAL “VIDEO GAME AWARDS”

December 7th, 2012 by gulatis

SPIKE TV ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 10TH ANNUAL “VIDEO GAME AWARDS”

 TELLTALE GAMES’ “THE WALKING DEAD: THE GAME” SHOCKS THE GAMING WORLD BY WINNING FOUR VECTOR MONKEYS FOR GAME OF THE YEAR, STUDIO OF THE YEAR, BEST ADAPTED VIDEO GAME AND BEST DOWNLOADABLE GAME

THE FUTURE OF GAMING IS REVEALED WITH THE SURPRISE WORLD PREMIERE OF “THE PHANTOM PAIN”

 SHOW ANNOUNCES “DARK SOULS II” AND WORLD PREMIERES OF “THE LAST OF US,” “BIOSHOCK INFINITE,” “TOMB RAIDER” AND MORE

 Fans Were Able To Play The “VGAs” Through A Groundbreaking Multiplatform Experience On Xbox Live

 Los Angeles, CA, Friday, December 7, 2012 – Hosted by the acclaimed international film, stage and video game star Samuel L. Jackson, executive produced by Emmy® Award winner Mark Burnett and featuring world premiere footage from highly anticipated releases, Spike TV’s tenth annual “Video Game Awards” (#VGA) proved to be the biggest night in gaming ever.  Industry titans gathered as the network celebrated the outstanding artistic and technical achievements in the gaming universe over the past year during the two-hour global event which premiered LIVE on Spike TV on Friday, December 7 at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT from Sony Picture Studios in Los Angeles.  The live awards show simulcast on MTV 2, MTV Tr3s and streamed live on Spike.com, GameTrailers.com and for the first time ever, on Xbox consoles through Xbox Live.

 A host of the most influential members of the gaming industry, as well as stars from the worlds of television, music and movies gathered at the biggest night in video games, and watched Telltale Studios win the two biggest honors of the year – Game of the Year and Studio of the Year.  “The Walking Dead: The Game” also won Game of the Year, Best Adapted Video Game and Best Downloadable Game.

Other multiple award winners included “Journey,” which won in three categories, including Best Independent Game, Best PS3 Game, and “Halo 4” which won two awards, including Best Xbox 360 Game, and “Borderlands 2” which took home awards for Best Shooter and Best Multi-Player Game.

Additional awards included “Half-Life 2” which was revealed as the Entertainment Weekly and Spike VGA Best Game of the Decade.  From “Batman: Arkham City” to “Wii Sports” and “World of Warcraft,” fans cast their ballots for their favorite game from the past ten years on EW.com/VGA and voted “Half-Life 2” the winner.  Additionally, fans determined the winner of the Character of the Year category by voting live on vga.spike.com, and awarded Claptrap from “Borderlands 2” with the honor.

The “VGAs” debuted never-before-seen world premieres of the most anticipated games of 2013 and beyond including two surprise world premieres of Moby Dick Studios’ “The Phantom Pain,”  “From Software’s “Dark Souls II,” as well as Naughty Dog’s “The Last of Us,” Epic Games’ “Gears of War: Judgment,” Obsidian Entertainment’s “South Park: The Stick of Truth,” Konami’s “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2,” 2K Games’ “BioShock Infinite,” Square Enix’s “Tomb Raider,” Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington,” and Microsoft Studios’ “Halo 4: Spartan Ops.”

“VGA” fans were treated to groundbreaking interactivity that let viewers “play” the show as it happened live in Los Angeles.  Polls and viewer responses affected how the show progressed such as which video, music, set environments, props and custom exclusive videos they wanted to see next.

This year’s show included presenters and appearances by major stars from all over the entertainment world, including host Samuel L. Jackson, returning hosts Snoop Lion, Jack Black and Neil Patrick Harris, as well as Jessica Alba, Zachary Levi, Johnny Galecki, Adam Scott and “The Walking Dead’s” Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun and Robert Kirkman.  The show also featured a show-stopping rendition of “Castle of Glass,” by Grammy Award-winning recording artists Linkin Park.  Additionally, Tenacious D ended the show with a jaw-dropping performance of “Rize Of The Fenix.”

The “VGAs” also featured an epic musical Game of the Year tribute scored by Grammy Award-winning film and video game composer Lorne Balfe.

A full list of winners is included below:

 Game of the Year - The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)

 Studio of the Year - Telltale Games

 Best XBOX 360 Game - Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)

Best PS3 Game - Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)

Best Wii / Wii-U Game - New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo)

Best PC Game - XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2K Games/Firaxis Games)

Best Handheld / Mobile Game -Sound Shapes (Sony Computer Entertainment/Queasy Games)

Best Shooter - Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software)

 Best Action Adventure Game - Dishonored (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)

 Best RPG - Mass Effect 3 (Electronic Arts/BioWare)

 Best Multi-Player Game - Borderlands 2 (2K Games/Gearbox Software)

 Best Individual Sports Game - SSX (Electronic Arts/EA Canada)

 Best Team Sports Game - NBA 2K13 (2K Sports/Visual Concepts)

 Best Driving Game - Need For Speed Most Wanted (Electronic Arts/Criterion Games)

 Best Fighting Game - Persona 4 Arena (Atlus/ARC System Works/Atlus)

 Best Adapted Video Game - The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)

 Best Independent Game - Journey (thatgamecompany)

 Best Graphics - Halo 4 (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)

 Best Song in a Game - “Cities” by Beck (Sound Shapes)

 Best Original Score - Journey (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)

 Best Performance By a Human Male - Dameon Clarke as Handsome Jack (Borderlands 2)

 Best Performance By a Human Female - Melissa Hutchison as Clementine (The Walking Dead: The Game)

 Best Downloadable Game - The Walking Dead: The Game (Telltale Games)

 Best Social Game - You Don’t Know Jack (Jellyvision Games)

 Best DLC - Dawnguard – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks/Bethesda Game Studios)

 Most Anticipated Game - Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games)

For additional information about other “VGA” world exclusives and announcements, fans can log onto VGA.spike.com and get updates via Twitter @SPIKETV as well as the hashtag #VGA.

Nominees for Spike TV’s “VGA TEN” were determined by the VGA Advisory Council, made up of a group of some of the most well-respected video game journalists from media outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, Game Informer, Joystiq, Kotaku, Polygon, IGN, GameTrailers, Gamespot, Wired.com, USA Today and Associated Press.

Mark Burnett, Casey Patterson and Carol Donovan served as executive producers of Spike TV’s 2012 “VGAs.”

The on-air sponsors for “VGA TEN” were Chevrolet, Dr Pepper TEN, GameStop, Toshiba Laptops and KFC, while Dr Pepper TEN, Turtle Beach, Paramount Pictures’ “Jack Reacher,” and Relativity Media’s “Movie 43” will serve as the show’s digital sponsors.

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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Contacts:
Aileen Budow                                                                   Claire Delacruz
212.767.3952                                                                   310.907.2379
aileen.budow@spiketv.com                                      claire.delacruz@spiketv.com

VGA Hosts From The Past Decade, Zachary Levi, Neil Patrick Harris And Snoop Lion, Scheduled To Join Samuel L. Jackson And Jack Black At Spike TV’s 10th Annual Video Game Awards

November 29th, 2012 by gulatis

VGA HOSTS FROM THE PAST DECADE, ZACHARY LEVI, NEIL PATRICK HARRIS AND SNOOP LION, SCHEDULED TO JOIN SAMUEL L. JACKSON AND JACK BLACK AT

SPIKE TV’S 10th ANNUAL VIDEO GAME AWARDS

 

Spike TV and Entertainment Weekly Team Up to Create the First-Ever

Entertainment Weekly and Spike VGA Best Game of the Decade” Award

Which Will Be Unveiled Live During the Show

 

 “VGA TEN” Will Air LIVE on Friday, December 7 on Spike TV at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT,

Simulcast on MTV2, MTV Tr3s, and Live Stream on Xbox LIVE, Spike.com and GameTrailers.com

 

New York, NY, November 29, 2012 – The biggest night in gaming just got bigger.  Spike TV’s “VGA TEN” (#VGA), the network’s tenth annual live televised event to celebrate the best in video games,  will feature appearances by returning hosts, Snoop Lion and Zachary Levi and a special video cameo from Neil Patrick Harris.  Presenters will include Jessica Alba, Marlon Wayans, Adam Scott and Norman Reedus and Steven Yeun from “The Walking Dead,” among others.  Gustavo Santaolalla is scheduled for a live musical performance while Wolfgang Gartner will perform as the House DJ throughout the entire show.  “VGA TEN” will premiere LIVE from Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, CA on Friday, December 7 at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT on Spike TV.  Additionally, the show will simulcast on MTV 2, MTV Tr3s, Xbox LIVE, Spike.com and GameTrailers.com.

“This year’s ‘VGAs’ is a kick-ass show,” said Mark Burnett, Executive Producer. “It’s our 10th anniversary, and it’s Chock Full O’Talent.  I literally cannot wait!”

Spike TV and Entertainment Weekly have partnered to create the first-ever “Entertainment Weekly and Spike VGA Best Game of the Decade” award.  The EW staff revealed the nominees in its “Entertainment Weekly and Spike VGA Top Ten Games of the Decade” feature which is featured on EW.com and in the upcoming issue of Entertainment Weekly.  Starting today, fans can vote for their favorite game on EW.com/VGA and the winner will be unveiled live during the awards show on December 7.

Nominees for “Entertainment Weekly and Spike VGA Best Game of the Decade” include “Batman: Arkham City” (Warner Bros. Interactive), “BioShock” (2K Games), “Half-Life 2” (Valve), “Mass Effect 2” (Electronic Arts), “Portal” (Valve), “Red Dead Redemption” (Rockstar Games), “Shadow of the Colossus” (Sony Computer Entertainment), “The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker” (Nintendo), “Wii Sports” (Nintendo) and “World of Warcraft” (Blizzard Entertainment).

“VGA TEN” will also feature highly anticipated world premieres from “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2” (Konami), “BioShock Infinite” (2K Games), “Tomb Raider” (Square Enix), “Assassin’s Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington” (Ubisoft), “Halo 4: Spartan Ops” (Microsoft Studios) and more.

Previously announced talent includes host Samuel L. Jackson and musical performances by Linkin Park and Tenacious D.  Game exclusives previously announced include Naughty Dog’s “The Last of Us,” Epic Games’ “Gears of War: Judgment” and Obsidian Entertainment’s “South Park: The Stick of Truth.”

Spike TV and Microsoft have also teamed up to broadcast the 2012 Video Game Awards to Xbox LIVE users in the United States and additional countries this December.  Airing alongside the live broadcast, the VGAs will showcase groundbreaking interactivity that lets users “play” the show as it happens live through the U.S. Xbox LIVE stream.  The Xbox LIVE audience will see responses to poll questions being tabulated in real time on screen and users with Xbox Smartglass will get a unique second-screen experience that updates live alongside the show content.

House DJ, Wolfgang Gartner, will release a new single during the week of the VGAs on Ultra Records, called “Wolfgang Gartner & Tom Staar – Evil Lurks.” Gartner also launches the beginning of his radio show, “Kindergarten Radio,” next week on the “Evolution” station on I Heart Radio.  “Kindergarten Radio” will air every Wednesday, 9PM-11PM EST.

For additional information about other “VGA” world exclusives and announcements, fans can log onto VGA.spike.com and get updates via Twitter @SPIKETV as well as the hashtag #VGA.

Mark Burnett, Casey Patterson and Carol Donovan will serve as executive producers of Spike TV’s “VGA TEN.”

The on-air sponsors for “VGA TEN” are Chevrolet, Dr Pepper TEN, GameStop, Toshiba Laptops and KFC, while Dr Pepper TEN, Turtle Beach, Paramount Pictures’ “Jack Reacher,” and Relativity Media’s “Movie 43” will serve as the show’s digital sponsors.

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

 

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Contacts:
Aileen Budow                                                                   Claire Delacruz
212.767.3952                                                                   310.907.2379
aileen.budow@spiketv.com                                      claire.delacruz@spiketv.com

Video Game Awards 2012

November 15th, 2012 by faziod

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Spike TV Announces Nominees For 10th Annual Video Game Awards

November 15th, 2012 by faziod

 

 

SPIKE TV ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR 10th ANNUAL VIDEO GAME AWARDS

 “VGA TEN” TO STREAM ON XBOX LIVE WITH GROUNDBREAKING NEW INTERACTIVITY

MARK BURNETT PRODUCED SHOW TO FEATURE HOST SAMUEL L. JACKSON AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY LINKIN PARK AND TENACIOUS D

 

Interactive Multiplatform Event Includes Exclusive World Premieres Of Highly Anticipated Titles Including “The Last Of Us,” “Gears Of War: Judgment,” and  “South Park: The Stick of Truth”

 Complete List of Nominees Announced, with “Borderlands 2,” “Halo 4” 

and “Journey” Leading the Way with Seven Nominations Each

  “VGA TEN” Will Air LIVE on Friday, December 7 on Spike TV at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT,

Simulcast on MTV2, MTV Tr3s, and Live Stream on Xbox LIVE, Spike.com and GameTrailers.com

New York, NY, November 15, 2012 – Spike TV today announced the nominees of “VGA TEN” (#VGA) – the network’s tenth annual live televised event to celebrate the best in video games.  “VGA TEN,” hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, will feature exclusive world premieres as well as musical performances by Linkin Park and Tenacious D.  The interactive multiplatform special will premiere LIVE from Sony Picture Studios in Culver City, CA on Friday, December 7 at 9:00 PM ET/6:00 PM PT on Spike TV.  Additionally, “VGA TEN” will simulcast on MTV 2, MTV Tr3s, Xbox LIVE, Spike.com and GameTrailers.com.

Spike TV and Microsoft also unveiled plans to broadcast the 2012 Video Game Awards to Xbox LIVE users in multiple countries this December.  Fans will be able to view the “VGA’s” on Xbox consoles in the United States and additional countries to be confirmed at a later date.* The show will also be streamed internationally on Spike.com and GameTrailers.com.

Airing alongside the tenth anniversary television broadcast, the U.S. Xbox LIVE stream of the VGAs will showcase groundbreaking interactivity that lets users “play” the show as it happens live in Los Angeles.  Responses to poll questions will be tabulated in real time on screen for the Xbox LIVE audience and users with Xbox Smartglass will get a unique second-screen experience that updates in real time alongside the show content.

“This unprecedented partnership with Xbox will make ‘VGA TEN’ the biggest worldwide gaming event ever; we’re thrilled to be the first awards show presented on Xbox where our fans play every day,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer of the “VGAs” and Executive Vice President of Production for Entertainment Group.  “There is no more innovative producer than Mark Burnett to engage the fans on a whole new level in our big anniversary year.”

“I am blown away by how cool Xbox LIVE is. It brings the ‘VGAs’ to gamers in a completely new and innovative way,” said Mark Burnett, Executive Producer of the Video Game Awards.  “Now viewers will not only watch the show but actually interact with it and our host Samuel L. Jackson in real time like a video game, creating a 360 degree conversation between the ‘VGAs’ and all of the fans watching at the same time.  And the only thing cooler than Xbox is Samuel L. Jackson.”

“Xbox makes your entertainment more amazing, and we can’t wait to team up with Viacom and Mark Burnett to make the VGAs the first-ever interactive TV awards show to be broadcast on Xbox LIVE,” said Marc Whitten, Corporate Vice President, Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft.  “Our teams are working together to create a groundbreaking interactive TV experience that will turn VGA viewers into VGA participants.”

Also revealed today, Grammy Award-winning recording artists Linkin Park will perform a show-stopping rendition of “Castle of Glass,” from their album “Living Things.”  “Castle of Glass” is also nominated for “Best Song in a Game” for EA’s “Medal of Honor: Warfighter.”  Tenacious D will also return to the VGAs with a live performance of “Rize of the Fenix.”  This will mark the band’s second VGA performance to date.

Exclusive world premieres debuting at “VGA TEN” include Naughty Dog’s “The Last of Us,”  Epic Games’ “Gears of War: Judgment” and Obsidian Entertainment’s “South Park: The Stick of Truth,” with additional exclusive World Premieres to be announced in the weeks to come. “You will freak out at this year’s short films,” said Burnett, who then added, “Can you say, ‘Sam Jackson Mode?’”

Leading “VGA TEN,” with seven nominations each are “Borderlands 2″ (2K Games/Gearbox Software), “Halo 4″ (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries) and “Journey” (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany).  Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed III,” is not far behind with six nominations while Bethesda Softworks’ “Dishonored,” EA’s “Mass Effect 3,” and  Telltale Games’ “The Walking Dead: The Game” all have five nominations each.

Nominees for Spike TV’s “VGA TEN” were determined by the VGA Advisory Council, made up of a group of some of the most well-respected video game journalists from media outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, Game Informer, Joystiq, Kotaku, Polygon, IGN, GameTrailers, Gamespot, Wired.com, USA Today and Associated Press.

Below are several of the nominees and categories for Spike TV’s “VGA TEN.”  For a full list, please go to VGA.spike.com.

Game of the Year

  • “Assassin’s Creed III” (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal)
  • “Dishonored” (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)
  • “Journey” (Sony Computer Entertainment/thatgamecompany)
  • “Mass Effect 3” (Electronic Arts/BioWare)
  • “The Walking Dead: The Game” (Telltale Games)

 

Best Action Adventure Game

  • “Assassin’s Creed III” (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal)
  • “Darksiders II” (THQ/Vigil Games)
  • “Dishonored” (Bethesda Softworks/Arkane Studios)
  • “Sleeping Dogs” (Square Enix/United Front Games)

Best Shooter

  • “Borderlands 2” (2K Games/Gearbox Software)
  • “Call of Duty: Black Ops II” (Activision/Treyarch)
  • “Halo 4” (Microsoft Studios/343 Industries)
  • “Max Payne 3” (Rockstar Games)

Studio of the Year

  • 343 Industries
  • Arkane Studios
  • Gearbox Software
  • Telltale Games

Most Anticipated Game

  • “BioShock Infinite” (2K Games/Irrational Games)
  • “Grand Theft Auto V” (Rockstar Games)
  • “South Park: The Stick of Truth” (THQ/Obsidian Entertainment)
  • “The Last of Us” (Sony Computer Entertainment/Naughty Dog)
  • “Tomb Raider” (Square Enix/Crystal Dynamics)

For additional information about other “VGA” world exclusives and announcements, fans can log onto VGA.spike.com and get updates via Twitter @SPIKETV as well as the hashtag #VGA.

Mark Burnett, Casey Patterson and Carol Donovan will serve as executive producers of Spike TV’s “VGA TEN.”

*Xbox LIVE Gold subscription required.

Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.  Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

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Contacts:

Aileen Budow                                                                   Claire Delacruz
212.767.3952                                                                   310.907.2379
aileen.budow@spiketv.com                                      claire.delacruz@spiketv.com

Ryan Luckin
425-704-7222
rluckin@microsoft.com

Video Game Awards 2010

February 12th, 2011 by Craig Tinsley

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Neil Patrick Harris To Host Spike TV’s 2010 “Video Game Awards”

December 20th, 2010 by schutzl

EMMY AWARD-WINNER AND STAR OF
“SPIDER-MAN: SHATTERED DIMENSIONS” VIDEO GAME
NEIL PATRICK HARRIS
TO HOST SPIKE TV’S 2010 “VIDEO GAME AWARDS”

Presenters And Attendees Include Cast Members Of “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” Danny Devito, Kaitlin Olson, Rob McElhenney, Academy Award Nominated Director Guillermo Del Toro, “Halo: Reach” Star And VGA Nominee Nathan Fillion,  “Thor: God of Thunder” Star Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Munn, Annalynne McCord
And Tony Hawk, Among Others

Musical Performance By My Chemical Romance

Spike TV’s 8th Annual “Video Game Awards 2010” Premiere
LIVE ON Saturday, December 11 At 8:00 P.M. ET / 5:00 P.M. PT

New York, NY, December 6, 2010 – Acclaimed television, film, stage and video game star Neil Patrick Harris has been handed over the controller and will host Spike TV’s 2010 “Video Game Awards.”  Broadcasting in over 175 territories worldwide from Los Angeles, the “VGAs” will celebrate the best in gaming on Saturday, December 11 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
“Neil is a big gamer and a brilliant host,” said Casey Patterson, executive producer Spike TV’s “Video Game Awards.”  “Video games are taking over the world and Neil is perfect to lead the ‘VGA’s’ in celebrating the best of the year and the future of gaming.”

Some of the biggest names from the world of video games, Hollywood and music will gather to pay tribute to the outstanding achievements within the video game industry during the past year at Spike TV’s 2010 “Video Game Awards.”  Among the star-studded list of presenters, attendees and nominees include Annalynne McCord, “Thor: God of Thunder” video game star Chris Hemsworth, Dane Cook, Olivia Munn, Denise Richards, Academy Award nominated film director Guillermo Del Toro, Halo: Reach” star and VGA 2010 nominee Nathan Fillion, Nick Swardson, Tony Hawk and cast members from the hit series “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” Danny Devito, Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney.  Additional guest appearances will be announced shortly.    

Additionally, Grammy Award-winning rock band and “Gran Turismo 5” soundtrack contributors My Chemical Romance will be performing at this year’s live event.

The show will feature 13 world premieres of the most anticipated games of 2011 and beyond. World premiere titles confirmed so far include “Batman: Arkham City,” “Resistance 3” and “Thor: God of Thunder,” as well as the next game from Studio of the Year nominee BioWare, the debut of Guillermo del Toro’s video game and a special “Gears of War” announcement.  More titles will be confirmed shortly.

Director Hamish Hamilton (“The 82nd Annual Academy Awards,” “Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show,” “2010 MTV Video Music Awards”), Ian Stewart (“The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show,” “Laureus World Sports Awards”) and Casey Patterson, senior vice president, event production and talent development for Spike TV, will serve as executive producers of Spike TV’s 2010 “Video Game Awards.”  The 2010 “Video Game Awards” are produced by Done and Dusted Inc.

The official sponsors of Spike TV’s “Video Game Awards 2010” are Burger King Corporation, Dell Alienware M11x, Dr Pepper, Energizer® Ultimate Lithium, GameStop Corp., Jeep®, STRIDE® Gum and U.S. Army.

Spike TV is available in 99.4 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks.  A unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), MTV Networks is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV’s Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike TV’s press site at http://www.spike.com/press.

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Press Contacts:

Eugene Oh                         Aileen Budow       
310.907.2379                     212.767.3952
eugene.oh@spiketv.com      aileen.budow@spiketv.com