Santa Monica, Calif. - Mar. 16, 2009 - GameTrailers.com (GT), the premier provider of video for gamers and a division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) MTV Networks Entertainment Group, announced today that Treyarch’s first-person action game, Call of Duty®: World at War , published by Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI), has won the coveted GT Diamond Award. From facing Imperial Japanese Banzai charges and guerilla tactics in the Pacific to beating back Nazi troops to the steps of Berlin, players fight alongside memorable characters like Sergeant Roebuck and Sergeant Reznov.
As Treyarch gears up to launch the first downloadable content for Call of Duty: World at War on March 19, the GameTrailers community continues to enjoy videos on the site. Using its StreamStats tool, GameTrailers calculated that Call of Duty: World at War had reached ten million downloads, earning the GameTrailers Diamond Award.
“GameTrailers has played a critical role in allowing Call of Duty: World at War to reach its fans and tell its story,” said Mark Lamia, Treyarch’s Studio Head.“Teaming with GameTrailers throughout our campaign helped us bring fans and gamers videos that demonstrate the intensity and action they’ve come to expect from a Call of Duty game.”
“ Call of Duty: World at War is another great title in the franchise’s history. With superb voice acting and intense action, the videos were sure to be a hit with the GameTrailers community,” said Shane Satterfield, editor-in-chief of GameTrailers.com.“We’re happy to present Activision Publishing Inc., and Treyarch with a GT Diamond Award and look forward to partnering with them in the future to bring fans the latest exclusives.”
About Call of Duty: World at War
Call of Duty: World at War completely re-defines WWII by thrusting players into the ruthless and gritty chaos of combat like never before, challenging them to band together to survive the most harrowing and climactic battles of The War that led to the demise of the Axis powers on the European and Pacific fronts. The title is rated“M” (Mature) by the ESRB for Intense Violence, Strong Language, Blood and Gore and is available now on Xbox 360™, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Windows® PC and the Nintendo® Wii™. A“T” (Teen) rated version is also available for the Nintendo DS™. For more information and exclusive updates about Call of Duty: World at War, visit www.callofduty.com.
The figures for the GameTrailers Diamond Award were compiled by Stream Stats, a proprietary tool that gives gaming industry professionals insight into which games the GT audience is interacting with the most in order to anticipate upcoming sales and analyze post release performance. To learn more, visit: http://stats.gametrailers.com.
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