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GAMETRAILERS.COM ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF“BEST OF E3 2009 AWARDS”

GT’s Expert Editorial Staff Honors Exceptional Games In 26 Gaming Categories

SCEA Prevails In Several Categories

Santa Monica, Calif. (June 30, 2009)GameTrailers.com - the premier source for video game media - today announced the winners of its“ GameTrailers Best of E3 2009 Awards.” Celebrating the accomplishments of the industry at the show, one winner was selected from five nominees in 29 distinct categories. SCEA made the largest impact in the awards, taking home top honors in multiple categories including“Best Trailer” for The Last Guardian,“Best Graphics” for Uncharted 2: Among Thieves,“Best Press Conference” and the most noteworthy category,“Best of Show” for God of War III.

“With all eyes on the industry as the show returned to its previous format, it was an impressive showing,” said Shane Satterfield, Editor-in-Chief, GameTrailers“The general level of quality was extremely high, making selecting the nominees and winners incredibly difficult. The editorial team had its hands full, and we applaud the developers and publishers for showing some truly groundbreaking products.”

The expert editorial staff at GameTrailers selected all nominees and winners with 135 total nominees across all platforms and genres. With the exception of the“Best Trailer Award” and“Best Graphics Award,” all games had to be playable by the press at the show to be eligible.

GameTrailers’ extensive E3 2009 coverage included over 850 pieces of original content that garnered over 52 million total video views to date.

For more on E3 and GameTrailers coverage Log on to http://www.gametrailers.com/game/best-of-e3-2009-awards/11534 to catch all the awards action and the very best of E3 2009.

Winners of the“GameTrailers Best of E3 2009 Awards” are as follows:

GENERAL AWARDS

Best Of Show: God of War III - SCEA

Best Trailer: The Last Guardian - SCEA

Most Innovative: Project Natal - Microsoft

Best Graphics : Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - SCEA

One To Watch: The Last Guardian - SCEA

Best New IP: Brutal Legend - Electronic Arts

Best Music/Rhythm Game: DJ Hero - Activision

Best Software Lineup: PlayStation 3

Best Press Conference: Sony

PLATFORM AWARDS -

B est PlayStation 3 Game: God of War III - SCEA

Best Xbox 360 Game: Assassin’s Creed II - Ubisoft

Best Wii Game: DJ Hero - Activision

Best PC Game: Assassin’s Creed II - Ubisoft

Best PSP Game: Gran Turismo - SCEA

Best Nintendo DS Game: Scribblenauts -WBIE

Best Downloadable Game : Zombie Apocalypse - Konami

GENRE AWARDS -

Best Action Adventure Game: God of War III - SCEA

Best Fighting Game: The King of Fighters XII– Ignition

Best First-Person Shooter: Modern Warfare 2 - Activision

Best Third-Person Shooter: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves -SCEA

Best RPG: Mass Effect 2 - Electronic Arts

Best Sports Game: Wii Sports Resort - Nintendo

Best Driving Game: Forza Motorsport 3 - Microsoft

Best Online Game: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Best Strategy Game: League of Legends - Riot Games

Biggest Surprise: Metroid: Other M

About GameTrailers

GameTrailers (GT) is the premier video destination for gaming entertainment and information. GT delivers timely, high-resolution broadband video content for gamers that includes original shows, video reviews, game trailers and comprehensive video coverage of gaming events from around the world. GT also has a robust community that features user-generated content, a community marketplace and a variety of communication tools so gamers can talk to friends and share media such as fan movies, machinima and daily blogs. GT has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York and is a division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) MTV Networks Entertainment Group.

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