05:45 PM - December 13, 2006 by Steve_OS
SPIKE TV 2006 VIDEO GAME AWARDS HONORS ACTIVISION’S TONY HAWK’S PROJECT 8™ AND REDOCTANE’S GUITAR HERO II™
Santa Monica, CA – December 13, 2006 – Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Tony Hawk’s Project 8™ and RedOctane’s Guitar Hero II™ were honored at the Spike TV 2006 Video Game Awards show, held on Friday night at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center in Los Angeles. Tony Hawk’s Project 8 won the “Best Individual Sports Game” award and Guitar Hero II earned “Best Soundtrack” honors.
“We’re thrilled that Tony Hawk’s Project 8 and Guitar Hero II won VGAs,” said Will Kassoy, senior vice president of global brand management. “The development teams at Neversoft and Harmonix are committed to developing innovative and entertaining video games and this acknowledgement from the fans is a testament to all of their hard work.”
RedOctane’s president and co-founder, Kai Huang added, “The Guitar Hero games are designed to inspire people to channel their inner rock star, so it is extremely rewarding to know that the fans appreciated the rock anthems that we chose for Guitar Hero II and have acknowledged our efforts with Spike TV’s ‘Best Soundtrack’ award.”
The fourth annual Spike TV 2006 Video Game Awards, hosted by Samuel L. Jackson will premiere tonight (December 13) at 10:00 PM ET/PT on Spike TV.
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 $1.47 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands and South Korea. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.