Halo 2 For Xbox Awarded 'G-Phoria' 2005 Game of the Year

Halo 2 For Xbox Awarded 'G-Phoria' 2005 Game of the Year

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7/30/2005 3:37:52 PM | Industry |
Halo 2 For Xbox Awarded 'G-Phoria' 2005 Game of the Year


G4 - videogame tv - announced the winners of the 3rd annual "G-Phoria" awards - The Mother of All Videogame Award Shows. The esteemed winners, chosen by fans who cast more than 1 million votes online and via text message, joined Hollywood's hippest celebs and VIP guests at the Los Angeles Center Studios to celebrate. Hosted by Wilmer Valderrama and featuring musical performances by the Black Eyed Peas and The Bravery, "G-Phoria" - The Mother of All Videogame Award Shows premieres Tuesday, August 9 at 8:00 PM ET/PT with the pre-show broadcast beginning at 7:30 PM ET/PT on G4. "G-Phoria" was presented by EB Games, Jeep and Mountain Dew.

Fans made their favorite game known, bestowing Halo 2 with top honors and the most overall awards of the evening. The wildly popular game, published by Microsoft and developed by Bungie Studios, took home "G-Phoria" awards for Game of the Year, Best Shooter, Best Multiplayer Game, Best Sound Design, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Boss and Best Male Voice Performance - David Cross. Sony Computer Entertainment America's God of War also made an impressive mark, winning the awards for Best Action Game, Best Cinematic, Best Original Game and Favorite Character. Additionally, Valve's Half-Life 2 lived up to its hype, receiving kudos for Best Graphics and Best Female Voice Performance - Merle Dandridge. Finally, actor William Shatner was on hand to honor the legendary Ralph Baer, who created the first ever videogame console and has left an immeasurable impact on the world of videogames.

More than 1,000 celebrity and VIP guests turned out to "G-Phoria" to honor the best the videogame industry has to offer. During the event, guests were treated to exclusive sneak peeks of over 25 new videogame titles including the first playable version of Peter Jackson's King Kong, the official video game based on Universal Pictures' December 14th film release, as well as a variety of games from Microsoft's next-generation console, Xbox 360.

In addition, as a special thank you, G4 awarded celebrity presenters and guests with a gift bag overflowing with must-have items such as a Dell Pocket DJ, the hand-held gaming system Nintendo DS, Americana Couture Swarovski crystalled tees, a Pyramat gaming lounger with built-in speakers, luxury 575 Denim, Michael Kors aviator sunglasses, a Pony duffel bag to stash everything in and much more.

"G-Phoria" - The Mother of All Videogame Award Shows premieres Tuesday, August 9 at 8:00 PM ET/PT, with the pre-show broadcast starting at 7:30 PM ET/PT on G4.


                            G-PHORIA 2005 WINNERS

     Alt Sports Award Fueled by Mountain Dew
          NBA Street V3

     Best Adaptation
          LEGO Star Wars The Video Game

     Best Action Game
          God of War

     Best Boss
          Halo 2 - Scarab Battle

     Best Cinematic
          God of War

     Best Graphics
          Half-Life 2

     Best Handheld Game
          The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

     Best Innovation
          Katamari Damacy

     Best Licensed Soundtrack
          Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

     Best Multiplayer Game
          Halo 2

     Best Original Game
          God of War

     Best Original Soundtrack
          Halo 2

     Best Racing Game
          Burnout 3: Takedown

     Best RPG
          Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

     Best Shooter
          Halo 2

     Best Sound Design
          Halo 2

     Best Traditional Sports Game
          Madden NFL 2005

     Best Voice Performance - Female
          Half-Life 2 - Merle Dandridge

     Best Voice Performance - Male
          Halo 2 - David Cross

     EB Gamers Choice Award
          World of Warcraft

     Favorite Character
          God of War - Kratos

     Game of the Year
          Halo 2

     Legend Award Presented by Jeep
          Ralph Baer

G4 - videogame tv - is the only 24/7 television network dedicated to all things videogames. G4 airs all-original programming that covers every aspect of the videogame culture. Shows feature breaking industry news, reviews, the hottest games, gear and technology, celebrity interviews, insider opinions and the underground trends that feed the videogame generation. Launched in April 2002, G4 is available in 52 million cable and satellite homes nationwide. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles and is owned by Comcast Corporation. To learn more, log onto http://www.g4tv.com. "G-Phoria" is a registered trademark of G4.


Halo 2 For Xbox Awarded 'G-Phoria' 2005 Game of the Year

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