Santa Monica, CA â€“ November 22, 2005 -- Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that three of its holiday games Call of DutyÂ®2, Tony Hawkâ€™s American Wasteland and True CrimeÂ®: New York City were honored at the Spike TV â€œVideo Game Awards 2005â€ show, held on Friday night at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles.
Call of Duty 2 earned â€œBest Military Game,â€ Tony Hawkâ€™s American Wasteland was named â€œBest Individual Sports Gameâ€ and True Crime: New York Cityâ€™s Traci Lords and Christopher Walken were honored in the â€œBest Supporting Female Performanceâ€ and â€œBest Supporting Male Performanceâ€ categories for their roles in the gritty urban drama.
â€œWeâ€™re thrilled that Call of Duty 2, Tony Hawkâ€™s American Wasteland and True Crime: New York City were honored with VGAs,â€ said Robin Kaminsky, Head of Global Brand Management. â€œThe development teams at Infinity Ward, Neversoft and Luxoflux strive to deliver innovative and entertaining gameplay experiences to fans and this acknowledgement is a testament to their hard work.â€
The third annual Spike TV â€œVideo Game Awards 2005,â€ hosted by Samuel L. Jackson will premiere on Spike TV on Saturday, December 10 from 9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT.
Spike TV, the first network for men, is available in 88 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. To learn more log onto www.spiketv.com.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $1.4 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2005.
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