Oblivion, Getting Up win MTV awards

Bethesda's epic role-playing game and Atari's graffiti uprising actioner took home Moon Men at last night's Video Music Awards.

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Marc Ecko's Getting Up don't share much in common, but the open-ended fantasy role-playing game and the antiauthoritarian graffiti rebellion game shared the spotlight at last night's MTV Video Music Awards.

Both games walked away from the VMAs with a Moon Man statuette in tow, Getting Up for Best Video Game Soundtrack, and Oblivion for Best Video Game Score. It was the first year MTV has honored gaming scores at its high-profile annual shindig. To claim the inaugural Moon Man in the category, Oblivion composer Jeremy Soule had to best the scores from Hitman: Blood Money, Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, and Electroplankton.

The Getting Up soundtrack was no doubt helped in its VMA campaign by contributions from a number of big-name artists, including Sean "Diddy" Combs, the late Notorious B.I.G., Jane's Addiction, Eric B. and Rakim, and more. It beat out Fight Night Round 3, Burnout Revenge, NBA 2K6, and Driver: Parallel Lines to win the soundtrack category.

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smtrane
smtrane

dude getting up deserved the awrard becaues it was a good game and if you havent played it then dont talk crap

Shingo
Shingo

*cough* Guitar Hero *cough*

mike_mgoblue
mike_mgoblue

Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion for the Xbox 360 is one of the best games I have ever played. This game definitely deserved to receive the Game of the Year Award.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

haven't played oblivion yet....but i'm gonna stick with WoW for now :)

amirkalloe
amirkalloe

yeah ofcourse! Oblivion is an amazing game:D

elozl
elozl

It really does suck! Im talking about the ESO IV music and MTV

bcolter
bcolter

MTV Music Awards SUCK!

Supreme_Fantasy
Supreme_Fantasy

Sound looks like a great game. I'm gonna try it nextime.

capthunt
capthunt

Wow Jeremy does more games then I thought. I knew it was a few.

Ponsardin
Ponsardin

The soundtrack of Getting Up has been awarded?!? Not fair at all.

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

Sweet now the 6 people that bought getting up can say "look it gots an award yo"

DrCLos
DrCLos

Funny thing is I kinda hate MTV now that I've gotten older and my taste has changed. I find the programming mostly annoying. But MTV has redeemed itself somewhat with this. I like that they are recognizing video game music as REAL music and game music definitely deserves this recognition. Some of it is even better than the crap out there like Justin Timberlake, Ashley Simpson, and Britney Spears. I'd much rather listen to the Chrono Cross soundtrack any day.

Gunitsoldier91
Gunitsoldier91

yay for oblivion and gettin up, altho ive never played the latter

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

i dont like mtv, they only show dumb reality shows

MadGamer132
MadGamer132

talk about getting respect. why MTV don't show Videos anymore, if you think so. it is their annual event.

Vengefulextol
Vengefulextol

@ robowizard: Don't dismiss way2funny's comment so easily. The music in the main menu of Oblivion sounds a lot like the music in the main screen of Morrowind. It might be that it's a main theme for the elder scrolls series, but still. And yes, i checked it. Ran morrowind on my xbox and oblivion on my pc and although the theme in Oblivion sounds a lot better, i'm convinced it is the same piece.

shasam712
shasam712

Getting up's soundtrack in no way deserves an award, nothing againts it.

ekimis
ekimis

The Oblivion sound track was good enough for me to download it. Hitman's sound track , I honestly don't remember it. It's nice to see that I wasn't the only one that recognized it was... shall we say, tight as sh*t.

PMC11
PMC11

Its good that a major corporation such as MTV actually acknowledge music from video games, instead of just looking to the usual places for giving out awards.

bminns
bminns

oblivion should have won the award for "longest game ever" that game i looooooooooooooong in a good way

Desert-Storm
Desert-Storm

To GIF about Getting Up getting mediocre reviews....why did gamespot give it 8.7 then??

Sabooya
Sabooya

i dont get what was so good about the oblivion soundtrack... i was to busy looking at how good it looked graphically, and trying not to notice how the gameplay lacked.

apekis
apekis

Nice game if you can play it .(when i try toBethesda insist not to release another patch .I really dont care how many awards they gonna win.plus you cant send complains to no one.(i tried,i never got an answer )Thanks a lot bethesda for ignoring us

racinherby
racinherby

Big deal. Did they show this on the broadcast, or was it something that was editted out? If it was shown on the broadcast, then I guess that's pretty cool.

Spiritcycle
Spiritcycle

Lets hope games continue to improve audio quality and ingame music. Also I think Oblivion is a wonderful game and a credit to the makers. Ppl say Oblivion isnt as good as the 'hype' and is worse than the previous installment. What Oblivion does so well is make a game that almost anyone can enjoy. To do that I guess they had to make it more casual but try to keep the series and its reputation alive still. Oblivion gives the player so much choice in how they want to play. Im sooo tired off ppl saying 'teleporting' from location to location is dumb and ruins the game. At least the choice is there! Most ppl i kno cant stand walking from place to place. Oblivion may seem shallow and weaker to some of its fan base but the depth is there if you want to find it! Read the literature and go and role-play to your hearts content. The game has evolved to a growing market and you cant fault them on it. I hope more games offer the quality of choice that is becoming so rare. Well done 'Bethesda'...well deserved :D

RoboWizard
RoboWizard

" I agree with samasama, hitman blood money was better hands down, oblivion had some of the same music from morrowind." The fact that your evidence backing your opinion is, in and of itself, false, strips away the legitimacy of your logic.

_Sam_
_Sam_

Oblivion is great

EBWCLIF
EBWCLIF

Atari's gonna pawn that gold statue. They need the money bad.

Tremere1
Tremere1

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, best game untill now.

way2funny
way2funny

I agree with samasama, hitman blood money was better hands down, oblivion had some of the same music from morrowind.

Metalnoid
Metalnoid

The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion the best game of the video game history!

WaylanderFW
WaylanderFW

sweet! Oblivion ..the game of 2006 (till now =P)

MCCHA
MCCHA

go oblivion :)

BlackFunk
BlackFunk

Best Video Game Soundtrack? Next year: Best Viewer MP3 Playlist?

SameSama
SameSama

Hitman: Blood Money should have won. I like the music in Oblivion, but it just seems like that game only has one song. Jesper Kyd is a great composer.

Metamorphos1s
Metamorphos1s

Nice! they both deserve it and oblivion is awsome. Karnoth just owned InsaneGuyX2...

SemiMaster
SemiMaster

At least someone outside of G4 is recognizing video game as an art form... Wow, Did I just say "Art" and refer to MTV in the same sentence? That's an oxymoron.

Sonicgod
Sonicgod

Rapper's =Mr-T and mike jackson for kids of 1999-2006. When they look back on these videos 20 years later they will see how sad rap and hip hop really is.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

Duh, it's pretty simple, MTV goes after kids right? Well, what excites kids more than happy meals at mcdonalds? You guessed it. Even though this is about a music channel that knows nothing about video games.

Supersonic2000
Supersonic2000

Finally Getting Up gets the recognition it so dearly deserved.

tidyspidey
tidyspidey

that's nice to hear. Getting Up is one of my favourite under-rated games of late..... sorry - make that VASTLY under-rated. Glad to see it got some recognition, even if it wasn't quite as much financial recognition as it deserved...

tuff_gong92
tuff_gong92

Games get some regocnition for once. Both deserved it.

awarriorofgamin
awarriorofgamin

jaredgood1 your so right games deserve to be respected for there musical performance but by mtv maybe not and the nomiees werent that good there are plenty of other games that could have got that award but im not saying that oblivion doesnt deserve it