Spike Monkey Spike TV has released the list of its 2006 Video Game Awards winners, expunging all temptation to tune into the televised presentation this coming Wednesday. While the results hold little standing in the industry, it's interesting to note that Sony has seemingly fallen out of popularity with Spike TV's award ceremony, perhaps implying a shift in popular brand.

Last year, Sony enjoyed (at least shares in) Game of the Year, Best Action Game, Best Original Score, Best Graphics, Best Handheld Game, and Best Technology; this year, Xbox 360 is tied to all of those awards (except 'Best Technology' & 'Handheld Game'), along with Studio of the Year, Best Shooter, Best Multiplayer Game, Best RPG, Best Racing Game, and Most Addictive. Sony currently has stake in none*.

Sure, PlayStation 3 hasn't even been on the market for a month, but Wii managed to earn the 'Breakthrough Technology' award, and Twilight Princess nabbed Critic's Choice; plus, with New Super Mario Bros., DS won out over PSP. Is 'Comeback Company of the Year' in the cards for Sony in 2007?

*Oblivion will end up on PlayStation 3 next year.

Full list of award winners:

GAME OF THE YEAR
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Softworks)

BEST INDIVIDUAL SPORTS GAME
Tony Hawk Project 8 (Activision/Neversoft)

BEST TEAM SPORTS GAME
NBA2K7 (2K Sports/Visual Concepts)

BEST SONG
"Lights and Sounds" by YellowCard in Burnout Revenge, XBOX 360 (Electronic
Arts/Criterion Games)

BEST SOUNDTRACK
Guitar Hero II (Red Octane/Harmonix)

STUDIO OF THE YEAR
Epic Games (Gears of War)

BEST WIRELESS GAME
SWAT Force (Vivendi/KAOLink)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN - MALE
Patrick Stewart in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Softworks)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A HUMAN - FEMALE
Vida Guerra in Scarface: The World is Yours (Vivendi/Radical
Entertainment)

BEST CAST
Family Guy (2K Games/High Voltage Software)

MOST ADDICTIVE
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Softworks)

CRITIC'S CHOICE
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo/Nintendo EAD)

BEST DRIVING GAME AWARD
Burnout Revenge, XBOX 360 (Electronic Arts/Criterion Games)

BEST ACTION GAME
Dead Rising (Capcom)

CYBER VIXEN OF THE YEAR
Alyx Vance, Half-Life 2: Episode 1 (Valve)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Softworks)

BEST FIGHTING GAME
Mortal Kombat Armageddon (Midway Games)

BEST PC GAME
Company of Heroes (THQ/Relic)

BEST RPG
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda Softworks)

BEST SHOOTER
Gears of War (Microsoft/Epic Games)

BEST MILITARY GAME
Company of Heroes (THQ/Relic)

BEST GRAPHICS
Gears of War (Microsoft/Epic Games)

BEST HANDHELD GAME
New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo/Nintendo EAD)

BEST MULTI-PLAYER GAME
Gears of War (Microsoft/Epic Games)

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY
Wii (Nintendo)

BEST GAME BASED ON A MOVIE OR TV SHOW
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LucasArts/Traveller's Tales)

BEST SUPPORTING MALE PERFORMANCE
James Gandolfini in The Sopranos: Road to Respect (THQ/7 Studios)

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Rachel Leigh Cook in Kingdom Hearts II (Square Enix)

GAMERS CHOICE: BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Rosario Dawson in Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure
(Atari/The Collective)

GAMERS CHOICE: CHARACTER OF THE YEAR
"Jack Sparrow" portrayed by Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The
Legend of Jack Sparrow
(Bethesda Softworks/7Studios/Buena Vista Games)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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