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Uncharted 2 wins at Spike awards

New Force Unleashed, Rock Band, Spec Ops and True Crime titles also announced at US show

As predicted the Spike Video Game Awards show at the weekend featured the debut of a number of new games which had never before been seen or announced, including a sequel to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Although little known outside the US, the show featured a series of game reveals and celebrity appearances, threatening to push the awards themselves into the background.

The most unexpected reveal was a sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum from Warner Bros, while other debuts included LucasArts' Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II, Take-Two Interactive's Spec Ops: The Line, MTV Games' Green Day: Rock Band and a new title in Activision's True Crime series.

Previously announced games which choose to debut their first trailers during the show included Bungie's Halo: Reach, EA's new Medal of Honor, Ubisoft's Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, THQ's UFC Undisputed 2010, Disney's Tron Evolution and TV tie-in Deadliest Warrior.

A more detailed trailer for Crackdown 2 was also unveiled for the first time - one of the few trailers to feature actual in-game footage rather than pre-rendered scenes.

In terms of the actual awards, the Game of the Year gong went to Naughty Dog's PlayStation 3 exclusive Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Studio of the Year went to UK team Rocksteady Studios, developer of Batman: Arkham Asylum.

A full list of award winners is as follows:

  • Game of the Year: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Studio of the Year: Rocksteady Studios
  • Best Independent Game Fueld by Dew: Flower
  • Best Xbox 360 Game: Left 4 Dead 2
  • Best PS3 Game: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Best Wii Game: New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • Best PC Game: Dragon Age: Origins
  • Best Handheld Game: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
  • Best Shooter: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Best Fighting Game: Street Fighter IV
  • Best Action Adventure Game: Assassin's Creed II
  • Best RPG: Dragon Age: Origins
  • Best Multiplayer Game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Best Individual Sports Game: UFC 2009 Undisputed
  • Best Team Sports Game: NHL 10
  • Best Driving Game: Forza Motorsport 3
  • Best Music Game: The Beatles: Rock Band
  • Best Soundtrack: DJ Hero
  • Best Original Score: Halo 3: ODST
  • Best Graphics: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Best Game Based On A Movie/TV Show: South Park Let's Go Tower Defense Play!
  • Best Performance By A Human Female: Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
  • Best Performance By A Human Male: Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • Best Cast: X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • Best Voice: Jack Black in Brutal Legend
  • Best Downloadable Game: Shadow Complex
  • Best DLC: Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
  • Most Anticipated Game of 2010: God of War III

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