2004 Video Game Awards

And the winner for most obnoxious award show goes to…

Yeah, it’s an exercise in Video Game industry payola, but it’s fodder for discussion.


GAME OF THE YEAR
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games)

BEST GAME BASED ON A MOVIE
The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay (Vivendi Universal Games)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN – – FEMALE
Brooke Burke – – Need for Speed Underground 2 (Electronic Arts)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN – – MALE
Samuel L. Jackson – – Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games)

CYBER VIXEN OF THE YEAR
BloodRayne – – BloodRayne 2 (Majesco Games)

BEST DRIVING GAME
Burnout 3: Takedown (Electronic Arts)

BEST SPORTS GAME
Madden NFL 2005 (Electronic Arts)

BEST FIGHTING GAME
Mortal Kombat: Deception (Midway)

BEST ACTION GAME
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games)

BEST FIRST PERSON ACTION
Halo 2 (Microsoft Game Studios)

BEST SONG IN A VIDEO GAME
Green Day “American Idiot” – – Madden NFL 2005 (Electronic Arts)

BEST SOUNDTRACK
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Rockstar Games)

DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Jason Jones and Bungie Studios, for Halo 2 (Microsoft Game Studios / Bungie Studios)

MOST ADDICTIVE GAME – – VIEWERS CHOICE
Burnout 3: Takedown (Electronic Arts)

BEST GAMING PUBLICATION – – FAN FAVORITE
Game Informer

BEST GAMING WEB SITE – – FAN FAVORITE
www.gamespot.com

BEST MILITARY GAME
Call of Duty: Finest Hour (Activision)

BEST PC GAME
Half-Life 2 (Vivendi Universal Games)

BEST WIRELESS GAME
Might and Magic (Gameloft)

BEST GRAPHICS
Half-Life 2 (Vivendi Universal Games)

BEST NEW TECHNOLOGY
Nintendo DS (Nintendo)

BEST HANDHELD
Metroid: Zero Mission (Nintendo)

BEST MASS MULTI-PLAYER GAME
City of Heroes (NCsoft)

BEST RPG
Fable (Microsoft Game Studios)

9 replies on “2004 Video Game Awards”

  1. theangrymob says:

    Grimwell Comments

    This commentary says it all.

    • y42 says:

      Re: Grimwell Comments

      This commentary says it all.

      Tycho of Penny-Arcade has a “I was there” commentary that pretty much agrees with that, except for the musical tastes.

      I don’t really understand why people watch awards show, they’re always boring, and why they give any sort of credit to sponsored hype like that. I tend to interpret “best game/movie/whatever” as “the one that gave us the best bribe”, then again, I’m quite cynical.
      I gave up on the Oscars when Braveheart beat Frankenstein for best makeup. No freakkin’ way man.

  2. y42 says:

    Wha?
    BEST FIGHTING GAME
    Mortal Kombat: Deception

    That can’t be true.

    • theangrymob says:

      Re: Wha?

      BEST FIGHTING GAME Mortal Kombat: Deception That can’t be true.

      That’s the least of the problems. In a year with Metroid Prime 2, Halo 2, and Halo 2: GTA: San Andreas won game of the year?

  3. Daemonik says:

    It was about video games???
    From the small bit that I watched, Snoop Dog and Pharrel did a music set, then there was some annoying D.J. announcer. The audience had a few supermodel-ish girls in it.

    I figured it was a crappy music awards show. Guess it was just a crappy video game awards show.

    The CSI:Dark Motives machinima commercial breaks were a bright spot in the rest of the drek though.

  4. pdavis says:

    Not again
    I saw the award show last year and was not fooled to watch it again this year. I wish TechTV would do a good one. XPlay makes an attempt but not quite an “awards show”.

  5. Captain_Avatar says:

    Another G4-ish production
    Saw last years and didn’t bother this time. What was the best War Gaming sim? Flight sim? RTS ???? Hmmm, seems they are for the brainier type who don’t need to develop button mashing skills to master a game.

    • y42 says:

      Re: Another G4-ish production

      Saw last years and didn’t bother this time. What was the best War Gaming sim? Flight sim? RTS ???? Hmmm, seems they are for the brainier type who don’t need to develop button mashing skills to master a game.

      Tycho says “I think that the process started by Sony’s Playstation is now one hundred percent complete. I think that what has happened is that we are no longer relevant. Gaming culture has been seized, reconfigured, and commodified and programs like this are just the taut skin over a pulsing boil.”

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