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