Leipzig, 24 August 2007
Best of GC 2007: The winners Are Announced!
The Leipziger Messe has named this year's winners of Best of GC, the fifth time the distinction has been awarded. The awards were made to nine products at a press conference. A total of 85 hardware and software titles in ten categories were submitted by exhibitors at the GC - Games Convention.
The awards were made for the following:
In the PC category: Crysis (Electronic Arts GmbH)
Jury: "Developed in Germany, CRYSIS is an exciting, futuristic battle against alien invaders. The CryENGINE 2 sets a new technological standard, with breathtaking special effects. Intelligent opponents represent a challenge to even the most experienced gamers."
In the Xbox category: BioShock (Take 2 Interactive GmbH)
Jury: "Underwater survival in a sunken Art Deco city, countering crazy inhabitants, and constantly faced with the dilemma of what is right and what is wrong: "BioShock" isthe most intelligent, most bizarre shooter for years."
In the PSP category: God of War: Chains of Olympus (Sony Computer Entertainment GmbH)
Jury: "'God of War' elevates the action genre to an art form, including on the PlayStation Portable: where other titles descend into brutish slaughter, God of War lends the battlefield a sombre beauty."
In the PS2 category: Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH)
Jury: "Once again, PES 2008 sets new standards as far as game play is concerned: the long-distance shots crackle, the one-on-ones are even more intensive and the opponents adapt to the style of play."
In the PS3 category: Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH)
Jury: "Football is coming home: the best current football game celebrates its PS3 premiere with diving, wall building and complete online support - including leagues and rankings."
In the Wii category: Mario&Sonic bei den Olympischen Spielen (SEGA Germany GmbH)
Jury: "We finally discover who can run faster and jump higher. The game unites the former archrivals from Sega and Nintendo, renewing the old feud in the form of a sporting contest. Mario and Sonic manage to translate Olympic disciplines into easily mastered, entertaining games fun."
In the NDS category: Eye Training (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)
Jury: "Open your eyes and train like a top sportsman! Eye Training trains hand-eye co-ordination, reflexes, visual acuity - and is great fun as well. A non-prescription DS game to be taken daily."
In the Online category: Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Eidos GmbH)
Jury: "Finally, an online role-play game for adults. Set in the world of the Barbarians, the adventure combines offline and online game experiences for the first time. Age of Conan could present a challenge to World of Warcraft."
In the Best Hardware Accessory Product category: Wii Balance Board (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)
Jury: "Press-ups, headers and aerobics: Nintendo manages to combine video games with physical fitness and bring them closer to a new audience. Having already converted the remote control into a controller, the manufacturer now turns scales into a games accessory."
In the category Mobile:
No prize was awarded in this category due to a lack of participants.
The title of "Best of GC" is awarded each year by the GC - Games Convention for the most outstanding product performances of the computer and video game sector. GC exhibitors were able to submit their nominations for the categories of Hardware Accessories and Best Game PC, Xbox 360, PSP, PS2, PS3, Wii, NDS, Mobile and Online by 01 August 2007. Participation was open to all companies exhibiting playable products at the GC, the launch of which was not planned before the beginning of the convention.
Contact for the press:
Torsten Anke, Press Officer
Telephone: +49 (0)341 / 678 81 84
Fax: +49 (0)341 / 678 81 82
Contact for exhibitors:
Peggy Schönbeck, Project Director
Telephone: +49 (0)341 / 678 82 81
Fax: +49 (0)341 / 678 82 82