First annual Glow awards announced

And the winners are...

LOS ANGELES (July 31, 2003) - G4®, the Comcast-owned TV network about video games and the gamer lifestyle, announced the winners of its first video game "Glow AwardsTM" last night at G-PhoriaTM, the network's location-based and televised mega-event celebrating the massive phenomenon of video games. Presented by EB Games and Jeep®, G-Phoria boasted a full house and a celebrity-filled audience. The show was hosted by actor/comedian Jamie Kennedy, who announced awards in key categories.

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"With G-Phoria, the video game phenomenon swept into Hollywood last night, and G4 had a blast partying all night with celebrities and industry elite at the first video-game celebration of its kind," said G4 Founder and CEO Charles Hirschhorn. "The success of G-Phoria is immeasurable for G4, and we look forward to televising the show next week for video game fans across the country."

The winners

Game of the Year
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Rockstar Games for PlayStation 2

Most Innovative Game
Animal Crossing, Nintendo for GameCube

Most Underrated Game
Super Mario Sunshine, Nintendo for GameCube

Best Adaptation
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Electronic Arts for multiple platforms

Best Brawl
Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, Midway for multiple platforms

Best Cinematic
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Blizzard Entertainment for PC

Best Graphics
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Ubi Soft Entertainment for multiple platforms

Best Handheld/Mobile game
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past/Four Swords, Nintendo for Game Boy Advance

Best Live Action/Voice Performance - Male
Ray Liotta Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Rockstar Games for PlayStation 2

Best Live Action/Voice Performance - Female
Jenna Jameson, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Rockstar Games for PlayStation 2

Best Online Game
Battlefield 1942, Electronic Arts for PC

Best Revival
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Nintendo for GameCube

Best Rookie
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, Ubi Soft Entertainment for multiple platforms

Best Soundtrack
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Rockstar Games for PlayStation 2

Best Sports Game
Madden NFL 2003, Electronic Arts for multiple platforms

Best Story
Kingdom Hearts, Square Electronic Arts for PlayStation 2

Best Villain
Ganon, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Nintendo for GameCube

Best Weapon
Light Saber, Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, LucasArts for multiple platforms

Character You'd Most Like To Be
Dante, Devil May Cry 2; Capcom for PlayStation 2

Coolest Cheat/Easter Egg
Unlock original game, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Sega for Xbox

EB Gamers Choice Award
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Rockstar Games for PlayStation 2

Guiltiest Pleasure
Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball, Tecmo for Xbox

Hottest Character
Tina, Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball, Tecmo for Xbox

Most Annoying Character
Zill (the snot-nosed kid) The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Nintendo for GameCube, Nintendo

The G-Phoria gala brought together hundreds of celebrities, video game insiders, journalists and gamers in a mammoth celebration featuring live performances by recording artists Public Enemy and A Flock of Seagulls. Celebrity gamers Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan, Tony Hawk, Jenna Jameson, Hal Sparks, David Gallagher, Gena Lee Nolin, Traci Bingham, Colin Hanks, Brande Roderick, Hayden Panetierre, Shaun Murray and Mia St. John participated in the festivities and enjoyed exclusive previews of some of the industry's hottest upcoming game titles. A 90-minute special taped at G-Phoria will air on G4 (Channel 128) August 8th at 7 p.m.

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