Samuel L Jackson has signed up to host the third annual Spike TV Video Game Awards next month (18NOV05), after picking up an honour last year (04) for his part in GRAND THEFT AUTO: SAN ANDREAS.

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg and Ozzy Osbourne will perform at the event, which will be held at the Gibson Ampitheater in Los Angeles, while Vin Diesel, Missy Elliott and DOOM star The Rock are among those expected to present awards.

Those up for honours this year include The Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson for his new KING KONG-inspired video game, 50 CENT for 50 CENT: Bulletproof and Jack Black and Naomi Watts for their voiceovers in PETER JACKSON'S KING KONG: THE OFFICIAL GAME OF THE MOVIE.

Other celebrity nominees include Charlize Theron, SIR Sean Connery, Eminem and Jessica Alba.