It seems like Spike Video Game Award judges and Time magazine now have something in common. The Spike VGA Game of the Year was just announced and it was ... wait for it ... drumroll please ... more drumroll, please ... that's better ... Grand Theft Auto IV. The announcement was preceded by the latest Brutal Legend trailer, so we almost missed it basking in the awesomeness of Tim freaking Schafer. Congratulations to Rockstar.

Curious which games won – and, by proxy, which ones lost – in the rest of the categories? Find the full list of winners after the break.
  • Best Shooter: Gears of War 2 (Epic Games)
  • Best Xbox 360 Game: Gears of War 2 (Epic Games)
  • Best Indie Game Voted by the Fans: World of Goo (2D Boy)
  • Big Name in a Game: Kiefer Sutherland (Call of Duty: World at War)
  • Gamer God Inductee: Will Wright (Sim City, Spore)
  • Best RPG: Fallout 3 (Bethesda)
  • Best Music Game: Rock Band 2 (Harmonix)
  • Best Soundtrack in a Game: Rock Band 2 (Harmonix)
  • Studio of the Year: Media Molecule (Little Big Planet)
  • Best PS3 Game: Little Big Planet (Media Molecule)
  • Best Driving: Burnout Paradise (Criterion)
  • Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show: Lego Indy (Traveller's Tales)
  • Best Fighting: Soul Calibur 4 (Project Soul)
  • Best Multiplayer: Left 4 Dead (Valve)
  • Best PC: Left 4 Dead (Valve)
  • Best Portable: Professor Layton (Level 5)
  • Best Wii: Boom Blox (EA Casual)
  • Best Individual Sports: Shaun White Snowboarding (Ubi Montreal)
  • Best Female in a Game: Jenny McCarthy as Tanya in Red Alert 3 (EA Westwood)
  • Best Performance by a Human Male: Michael Hollick as Niko Bellic (Grand Theft Auto IV)
  • Best Performance by a Human Female: Debbie Mae West as Meryl Silverburgh (Metal Gear Solid 4)
  • Best Graphics: Metal Gear Solid 4 (Kojima Productions)
  • Best Original Score: Metal Gear Solid 4 (Kojima Productions)
  • Best Action-Adventure Game: Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar Games)
  • Best Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar Games)
[Thanks to Primotech for doing the heavy lifting of writing all these down!]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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