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'Red Dead Redemption' branded game of the year

'Red Dead Redemption' branded game of the year

December 13th, 2010 in News

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rockstar Games' Wild West epic "Red Dead Redemption" rounded up four trophies at Saturday's Video Game Awards in Los Angeles, including Game of the Year.

Other multiple honorees at Spike TV's eighth annual event were BioWare/Electronic Arts' "Mass Effect 2," which won best Xbox 360 game and two other prizes; and Sony's "God of War III," whose two prizes included best PlayStation 3 game.

Additional major winners included Nintendo's "Super Mario Galaxy 2," best Wii game; Activision Blizzard's "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty," best PC game; and Sony's "God of War: Ghost of Sparta," best handheld game.

Spike's award show has become a high-profile showcase for forthcoming video games. This year's broadcast featured debut trailers for BioWare's "Mass Effect 3," Warner Bros.' "Batman: Arkham City," and Sony's "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception."

The program was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, who won the "best performance by a human male" VGA for providing the voice of Peter Parker and Spider-Man in Activision's "Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions."

Besides taking home the big prize, "Red Dead Redemption" - from the studio behind the controversial "Grand Theft Auto" series - also won VGAs for best song, best original score and best downloadable content.