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Last week, the E3 2013 Game Critics award nominations were announced. The group, comprised of 30 outlets (including Game Informer), submitted votes for their favorite titles at this year's Expo.
Now, the awards have been announced. Titanfall takes home six awards, setting a new record for the Game Critics Awards. A majority of the winners (eleven of fourteen) will be available on PC, with ten coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One, four arriving on PlayStation 4, three for PlayStation 3, and one each for Wii U and Vita. As a reminder, only those games that were playable were eligible for nomination.
Best of ShowTitanfall(Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Best Original GameTitanfall(Respawn/EA for PC, XBox 360, Xbox One)
Best Console GameTitanfall(Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Best Handheld/Mobile GameTearaway(Media Molecule/SCEA for PSVita)
Best PC GameTitanfall(Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Best Hardware/PeripheralOculus Rift(Oculus VR)
Best Action GameTitanfall(Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Best Action/Adventure GameWatch Dogs(Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii-U)
Best Role Playing GameThe Elder Scrolls Online(Zenimax Online/Bethesda Softworks for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Best Racing GameNeed for Speed: Rivals(Ghost Games/EA for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Best Sports GameNHL 14(EA Canada/EA Sports for PS3, Xbox 360)
Best Strategy GameTotal War: Rome II(Creative Assembly/Sega for PC)
Best Social/Casual GameFantasia: Music Evolved(Harmonix/Disney Interactive for Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Best Online MultiplayerTitanfall(Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Best Downloadable GameTransistor(Supergiant Games for PC, PS4)
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Titanfall, etc... CoD is getting repetitive for awards, Ubisoft usually wins one or two, and then the other categories no one cares about. Of course they pick a next-gen game to take home Best of Show, but Best Original? Clearly they're the only ones who brought they're A-game.
Titanfall? Yeah, how bout no.
If hear the word Titanfall one more time, I'm goin to flip out.
wonder how much did those guys from titanfall pay for each reward.
Titanfall can't save EA from getting voted Worst Company again next year, lol.
more than half of the awards go to EA... interesting
Why was everyone so impressed with Titanfall? It looked fun but not amazing.
The Oculus Rift needs to take off and go public ! Thing has sooo much potential.
i wonder how good this titanfall will actually be.....
Given the lack of actual gameplay, it's not a surprise Titanfall won so many awards. Though I was surprised, The Division/ Destiny didn't win anything.