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G4 Announces Winners of Fan-Voted 'G-Phoria 2007' Awards

Gears of War® Leads All Nominees with Awards in Six Categories, Including Best Action Game and Game of the Year
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire/—The winners of the "G-Phoria 2007" awards were revealed last night during a special one-hour broadcast on G4. The big winner of the evening was Gears of War, which collected six viewer-voted "G-Phoria" awards, including Game of the Year. "X-Play" hosts Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb served as hosts during this year's installment of the annual videogame awards show that included more than 60 nominees in 17 categories.

The "G-Phoria 2007" winners include:
  • Best Voiceover: The Mighty Rasta as "Augustus 'Cole Train' Cole"—Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  • Best Soundtrack: Guitar
  • Hero II (PS2/Xbox 360)
  • Best Graphics: Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  • Best Downloadable Content: The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles (Xbox 360)
  • Best New Character: "Marcus Fenix"—Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  • Hottest Babe: Kasumi—Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 (Xbox 360)
  • Best Strategy Game: Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (PC)
  • Best Sports Game: Wii Sports (Wii)
  • Best Action Game: Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  • Best RPG: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
  • Most Original Game: Dead Rising (Xbox 360)
  • Best Multiplayer Game: Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  • Best Handheld Game: Pokemon Diamond & Pearl (Nintendo DS)
  • Stride Longest Lasting Game Award: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
  • Most Deserving of a Uwe Boll Movie: Red Steel (Wii)
  • Best System: Xbox 360™
  • Game of the Year: Gears of War (Xbox 360)

Gears of War lead designer Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski appeared via satellite to accept the "G-Phoria" awards on behalf of the entire Gears of War team.

"This is absolutely unbelievable. I'd hoped we'd win something but to sweep in all the categories we were nominated is just phenomenal and a tremendous honor," said Bleszinski. "I want to thank every single gamer out there who voted for us."

Following the awards presentation, Morgan Webb explained what may have made Gears of War so popular among this year's "G-Phoria" game-playing voters.

"Stellar graphics, interesting gameplay and compelling storylines make some games good, but innovation is what makes them great," said Webb. "Gears of War is a perfect example of a game that managed to combine conventional elements with new features to create an experience that is completely unique. That's what gamers always look for and what the 'G-Phoria' awards are all about."

"G-Phoria" is the only videogame award show that hands control to the gamers, giving the fans an opportunity to select their favorites in categories ranging from Most Original Game to Hottest Videogame Babe. By logging interactive votes, "G-Phoria" lets viewers honor those special games that offer spectacular game playing experiences. Winners in each "G-Phoria 2007" category were determined through votes submitted online and via text message.

"With more and more games hitting the shelves, players are looking for advice on which games to play. Critical kudos can help sell a game, but at the end of the day it's the gamers' opinion that matters most," said Adam Sessler. "The 'G-Phoria' awards give the fans a way to express their appreciation for those exceptional games that keep them coming back for more."

"X-Play" is the most-watched videogame series on television, offering smart, funny and brutally honest reviews of the hottest videogames on the market. More information regarding "X-Play" and the "G-Phoria 2007" awards presentation is available at Visitors can learn more about the most-watched videogame show on television, find reviews of the latest games, participate in the show's online forums and become a part of the show via the unique interactive features.
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