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Each year, 30 North American video game publications come together to honor the best and brightest of the Electronics Entertainment Expo. In addition to the parade of exciting titles, this year sees the nomination record broken.
Titanfall received bids in six categories, breaking the previous record of five. Also of note, the Oculus Rift is up for the "Best of Show" award, in addition to its nomination in the hardware category.
EA holds sixteen bids, and Sony triumphed over its competitors with ten first-party nominations (compared to three each for Microsoft and Nintendo).
Here's the full list of categories and competitors:
Best of Show
Best Original Game
Best Console Game
Best Handheld Game
Best PC Game
Best Action Game
Best Action/Adventure Game
Best Racing Game
Best Sports Game
Best Strategy Game
Best Online Multiplayer
Please note the following games were not made playable to Game Critics judges and therefore disqualified from award consideration: The Division; Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain; The Witcher III; Super Smash Bros. Wii-U. In addition, the judges did not find a sufficient number of nominees to award "Best Fighting Game" and "Best Motion Simulation Game" at E3 2013.
Winners will be announced on July 2, 2013. For the full list of participating outlets, click ahead to page two. Interested in comparing Game Informer against the whole? Check out our Best of E3 Nominations and Awards.