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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 09:44 PM

Spike TV Announces 2007 'Video Game Awards' Winners
Posted by XanTium | December 8 15:44 EST | News Category: Xbox360
 
From the press release:


Winners were announced tonight for Spike TV's 5th annual "Video Game Awards," the preeminent celebration of achievement in the gaming world. Talent from across the entertainment world gathered at the Mandalay Bay Events Resort and Casino in Las Vegas to honor the year's accomplishments within the video game community. Hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, the 2007 "Video Game Awards" will premiere on Spike TV Sunday, December 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

The night's most prestigious honors were bestowed upon 2K Games' BioShock, as it took home awards for Game of the Year, Best Xbox 360 Game and Best Original Score. Two of the industry's most anticipated releases, Microsoft Game Studios' Halo 3 and MTV Games' Rock Band, garnered two awards each. A full list of winners can be found below.

* GAME OF THE YEAR: BioShock
* STUDIO OF THE YEAR: Harmonix
* BEST SHOOTER: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision/ Infinity Ward)
* BEST RPG: Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios/ BioWare)
* BEST MILITARY GAME: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision/ Infinity Ward)
* BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME: skate (Electronic Arts/ EA Black Box)
* BEST HANDHELD GAME: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo/ Nintendo)
* BEST GRAPHICS: Crysis (Electronic Arts/ Crytek)
* BEST GAME BASED ON A MOVIE OR TV SHOW: The Simpsons Game (Electronic Arts/ EA Redwood Shores)
* BEST RHYTHM GAME: Rock Band (MTV Games/ Harmonix)
* BEST DRIVING GAME: DiRT (Codemasters/ Codemasters)
* BEST ACTION GAME: Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo/ Nintendo)
* BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME: Madden NFL 08 (Electronic Arts/ EA Tiburon)
* BEST SOUNDTRACK: Rock Band (MTV Games/ Harmonix)
* BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY: The Orange Box/ Portal (Valve/ Valve)
* BEST XBOX 360 GAME: BioShock
* BEST WII GAME: Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo/ Nintendo)
* BEST PS3 GAME: Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (Sony Computer Entertainment/ Insomniac Games)
* BEST PC GAME: The Orange Box (Valve/ Valve)
* BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: BioShock
* BEST MULTI-PLAYER GAME: Halo 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/ Bungie Studios)
* MOST ADDICTIVE VIDEO GAME FUELED BY DEW: Halo 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/ Bungie Studios)


Full press release: here






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Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:17 PM

Pretty much agree

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:20 PM

QUOTE
* MOST ADDICTIVE VIDEO GAME FUELED BY DEW: Halo 3 (Microsoft Game Studios/ Bungie Studios)


Pepsi didn't sponsor this at all dry.gif

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:57 PM

i love the way the game based on engines from 3 years ago (orange box) wins best breakthrough technology. to me this just de validates spike even more.

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:03 PM

Um, Source was updated for Orange Box.


Pretty sad times for PS3. The only award the explicitly win is under the PS3 category. Ouch.

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:50 PM

QUOTE(telo{+} @ Dec 8 2007, 11:39 PM) View Post

Um, Source was updated for Orange Box.


well duh, they had to add new textures tongue.gif . the graphics, framerates, and everything else that can be noticed when playing orange box is pretty much the same though as the original release of hl2 and css in 2004. so it is really dumb that they got breakthrough award.

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 11:58 PM

Portal was mentioned for "breakthrough technology", not HL2. It brought breakthroughs in gameplay and level design that will be imitated for years to come. Nothing like it has been seen before, and if it had been a full-length game it could easily have competed for game of the year. It also has probably the best original song ever found in a video game - too bad there's no category for that.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:16 AM

I really don't agree with the list...but I guess that's what you get when you have a bunch of people that clearly don't play video games voting on them

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 12:49 AM

QUOTE(baghnah @ Dec 9 2007, 12:33 AM) View Post

i love the way the game based on engines from 3 years ago (orange box) wins best breakthrough technology. to me this just de validates spike even more.
Source Engine has gotten several updates over the years. It's gotten new particle systems, new facial animation system, dynamic shadows (cast by the flashlight for example), landscape/flora rendering, "Cinematic physics" (basically complex animations pre-generated outside the game by artists).

All those things were new just for the Orange Box games. Not to mention that from the beginning the Source Engine did not have things like HDR for example. That's also stuff that's been added later. You can't compare the engine to what it was 3 years ago, it's not the same.

I agree that they probably dident take any of that into account when they chose Orange Box for that award though. They probably just looked that Portal gun and said "ooooh, aaahhh".

Edited by Cimlite, 09 December 2007 - 12:51 AM.


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Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:28 AM

Agreed, the main source update I was thinking of was HDR. That was the whole point behind HL2 Lost Coast.

QUOTE(Cimlite @ Dec 9 2007, 01:25 AM) View Post

They probably just looked that Portal gun and said "ooooh, aaahhh".


ROLF.



That 'fueled by dew' thing is another example of corporate americana trying to reach out to its audience, and failing miserably. I mean, who saw that and said "whoa, thats cool, fueled by dew, I'm extreme, dew is extreme, fueled by extreme, whoa, thats off the chain...." or some inane nonsense like that.

Its too bad they don't just make a product and advertise it as that. Just make the soda and shut up please, leave my games alone. smile.gif

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 01:34 AM

pop.gif list looks solid

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 02:02 AM

too bad the original portal has been out for a while. its called "narbacular drop" and its for the pc. some college students made it as a final project for digipen, then got hired by valve a few months later.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 03:35 AM

QUOTE(cowsn @ Dec 9 2007, 02:38 AM) View Post

too bad the original portal has been out for a while. its called "narbacular drop" and its for the pc. some college students made it as a final project for digipen, then got hired by valve a few months later.

Except it wasn't even near to level of gameplay or technology portal was.

With that said I definitely don't agree with bioshock being goty. It was tons of fun, yes, but it was about 6 hours of fun then I never touched it again. It almost felt like one of those games I just wanted to beat to get it over with after a while.

Not a single mention of mass effect, except best RPG.

Maybe it's just me but bioshock and mass effect are both RPG's. Mass effect wins best RPG but bioshock wins game of the year?

Also notice 75% of those games are published by EA. I'm sensing this list went far and beyond buyouts.

Edited by 21cwSpanky, 09 December 2007 - 03:40 AM.


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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:21 AM

QUOTE(21cwSpanky @ Dec 9 2007, 04:11 AM) View Post

Except it wasn't even near to level of gameplay or technology portal was.

With that said I definitely don't agree with bioshock being goty. It was tons of fun, yes, but it was about 6 hours of fun then I never touched it again. It almost felt like one of those games I just wanted to beat to get it over with after a while.

Not a single mention of mass effect, except best RPG.

Maybe it's just me but bioshock and mass effect are both RPG's. Mass effect wins best RPG but bioshock wins game of the year?

Also notice 75% of those games are published by EA. I'm sensing this list went far and beyond buyouts.


Bioshock isn't a RPG, it may have RPG elements but that doesn't make it an RPG. It's mainly an FPS if anything but I prefer to just think of it as one of the best games ever, top 20 at least biggrin.gif

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 04:43 AM

Bioshock is about as much of an RPG as mass effect is.




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