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Game Critics Awards Announces Best Of E3 2010 Nominations

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Game Critics Awards Announces Best Of E3 2010 Nominations

The Game Critics Awards today announced their nominations for Best of E3 2010. Leading the pack with five nominations is id Software’s apocalyptic shooter Rage, followed by Harmonix’s Kinect title Dance Central, Junction Point Studios Disney Epic Mickey and Valve’s Portal 2.


Electronic Arts lead all other publishers with 15 nominations, while Microsoft ranked second with 11 and MTV Games came in third with seven nods. Including multiplatform titles, the Xbox 360 had 46 titles nominated, the PlayStation 3 had 39, and the PC had 30. The Wii saw 14 games nominated, followed by the Nintendo DS with five and the PlayStation Portable with four.

And just in case you were wondering, the Game Critics Awards are decided by a panel of critics from 31 publications including 1UP, IGN, Entertainment Weekly, Game Informer, and, of course, G4TV.

Below you’ll find the full list of nominees:

Best of Show

  • Dance Central (Harmonix/MTV Games/Microsoft for Xbox 360)
  • Disney Epic Mickey (Junction Point/Disney Interactive Studios for Wii)
  • Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo)
  • Portal 2 (Valve for PC / Mac, PS3 and Xbox 360)
  • Rage (id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Original Game

  • Bulletstorm (People Can Fly/Epic Games/Electronic Arts for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)
  • Child of Eden (Q Entertainment/Ubisoft for PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Dance Central (Harmonix/MTV Games/Microsoft for Xbox 360)
  • Disney Epic Mickey (Junction Point/Disney Interactive Studios for Wii)
  • Rage (id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Console Game

  • Disney Epic Mickey (Junction Point/Disney Interactive Studios for Wii)
  • inFamous 2 (Sucker Punch/Sony Computer Entertainment for PS3)
  • Kirby's Epic Yarn (Good-Feel/Nintendo for Wii)
  • Portal 2 (Valve for PC / Mac, PS3, and Xbox 360)
  • Rage (id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360) 

Best Handheld Game

Best PC Game

Best Hardware

  • Kinect (Microsoft for Xbox 360)
  • Move (Sony for PlayStation 3)
  • Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo)
  • Rock Band 3 Pro Guitars (Harmonix/MTV Games/Mad Catz)
  • Rock Band 3 Keyboard (Harmonix/MTV Games/Mad Catz)

Best Action Game

  • Bulletstorm (People Can Fly/Epic Games/Electronic Arts for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops (TreyArch/Activision for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360)
  • Gears of War 3 (Epic Game/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
  • Halo: Reach (Bungie/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
  • Rage (id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Action/Adventure Game

Best Role Playing Game

Best Racing Game

Best Fighting Game

Best Sports Game

Best Strategy Game

Best Social/Casual Game

  • Dance Central (Harmonix/MTV Games/Microsoft for Xbox 360)
  • DJ Hero 2 (FreeStyle Games/Activision for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii)
  • Kinect Adventures (Good Science Studio/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
  • Rock Band 3 (Harmonix/MTV Games/Electronic Arts for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii)

Best Motion Simulation Game

  • Child of Eden (Q Entertainment/Ubisoft for PS3 and Xbox 360)
  • Dance Central (Harmonix/MTV Games/Microsoft for Xbox 360)
  • SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (Zipper/Sony Computer Entertainment for PS3)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii)
  • Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for Xbox 360)

Best Online Multiplayer Game

  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360)
  • Gears of War 3 (Epic Games/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360 )
  • Halo: Reach (Bungie/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
  • Medal of Honor (EALA/DICE/EA for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin/LucasArts/EA for PC)

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