'Skyrim' wins top prize, dethrones 'Modern Warfare 3'

'Skyrim' wins top prize, dethrones 'Modern Warfare 3'

Skyrim wins top prize, dethrones Modern Warfare 3

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"The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" flew away with the game of the year trophy at the Spike Video Game Awards, the Associated Press reported.

"Skyrim" at the same time dethroned "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" from its place on top of the U.K. top 20 video games chart, as reported by the Guardian.

The dragon-slaying epic also won as best role-playing game and "Skyrim" developer Bethesda Softworks was selected as the studio of the year at Saturday's ninth annual Spike Video Game Awards, which honors outstanding achievements within the gaming industry over the past year, the Associated said.

Other winners at the ceremony at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City included "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" as best shooter, "Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception" as best graphics, "Mortal Kombat" as best fighting game, "Portal 2" as best PC game and "The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword" as best motion game.

Nintendo's "Zelda" franchise was the first series to be inducted into the show's hall of fame.