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'Oblivion' wins Spike TV best-game award

  |   Dec. 9, 2006 at 2:45 PM
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The fantasy-themed role-playing game "Oblivion" won the coveted fourth annual Spike TV Video Game Award in a ceremony in Los Angeles.

Winners were announced during the taping of the show held at the University of Southern California's Galen Center; the show was hosted by Samuel L. Jackson and will air on Spike TV Wednesday, Dec. 13 from 10:00 p.m. to midnight, a news release said.

"The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion," from Bethesda Softworks LLC for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360, took home five awards, including "Game of the Year" and "Most Addictive." "Oblivion" was released last March 21 and by April 10, had sold 1.7 million copies, making it the best-selling Xbox 360 title to date, the release said.

"Gears of War" from Microsoft/Epic Games, racked-up four awards including "Studio of the Year" for Epic Games.

The show features performances by Tenacious D and AFI along with 50 Cent, Eva Mendes, Sarah Silverman and Masi Oka, among others.

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