Friday, August 05, 2005

Video Game News, August 5, 2005

Check out this week's issue of the Economist - the cover story, "Breeding Evil: The Real Impact of Video Games," examines the social impact of video games.

Also, G-phoria, the video game awards ceremony, was taped a few days ago. It airs on August 9th on G-4 TV. Several sites reported on the show:

And the winners are:
Alt.Sports Award: NBA Street V3
Best Adaptation: LEGO Star Wars
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: Ralph Baer

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