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  Uncharted 2 Wins Spike's Game Of The Year 2009, Rocksteady Best Studio
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December 14, 2009
 Uncharted 2  Wins Spike's Game Of The Year 2009, Rocksteady Best Studio
Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was crowned Game of the Year at Spike TV's 7th annual Video Game Awards, which also saw Batman: Arkham Asylum developer Rocksteady Studios take home the award for Best Studio.

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal presented the award at the celebrity-studded event, that also saw numerous premiere trailers for games like Halo: Reach, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, and the new Medal of Honor.

Other titles, including Green Day: Rock Band, a sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum and a new installments in the True Crime franchise were announced for the first time at the awards show, which aired Saturday night, December 12.

PS3-exclusive Uncharted 2 was also named the best game for that platform, while Left 4 Dead 2 earned Best Xbox 360 game and New Super Mario Bros. Wii won best Wii game. Dragon Age: Origins took home the nod for best PC title.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Game of the Year: Uncharted 2
Best PlayStation 3 Game: Uncharted 2
Best Wii Game: New Super Mario Bros. Wii
Best Xbox 360 Game: Left 4 Dead 2
Best Handheld Game: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Best PC Game: Dragon Age: Origins
Best Multiplayer Game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Best Action/Adventure: Assassin's Creed 2
Best Driving Game: Forza Motorsport 3
Best Fighting Game: Street Fighter IV
Best Music Game: The Beatles: Rock Band
Best RPG: Dragon Age: Origins
Best Shooter: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Best Team Sports Game: NHL 10
Best Individual Sports Game: UFC 2009 Undisputed
Best Independent Game: Flower
Best Downloadable Game: Shadow Complex
Best Voice in a Video Game: Jack Black (Brutal Legend)
Best Cast: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Best Performance by a Human Male: Hugh Jackman (X-Men Origins: Wolverine)
Best Performance by a Human Female: Megan Fox (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen)
Best Downloadable Content: Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony
Best Graphics: Uncharted 2
Best Soundtrack: DJ Hero
Best Original Score: Halo 3: ODST
Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show: South Park: Let's Go Tower Defense Play
Studio of the Year: Rocksteady Studios
Most Anticipated Game: God of War 3

Buck Hammerstein
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Awards are somewhat moot from my perspective but the winners here seem to be the choices I would have picked if I were so inclined. Nice to see Flower get some airtime (pun intended).

Interesting to see that Xbox360's exclusive best game was Left 4 Dead 2, a rather bland sequel to a great first game. The fact it was competing with ODST for bland sequel of the year that is an Xbox exclusive best game makes it even more apparent the Microsoft will need to focus more on this in 2010.

Best Horror Game: Dead Space (didn't they have this category in prior years?)


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