E3 Awards Announced

The winners of the Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2002 have been announced, and not completely expectedly DOOM III takes home five awards, in the Best of Show, Best PC Game and Best Action Game categories, as well as the Special Commendations for Sound and Graphics. Other noteworthy results are Best Action/Adventure Game for Splinter Cell, Best Role Playing Game for Neverwinter Nights, Best Strategy Game for Command & Conquer: Generals, and Best Online Multiplayer for Star Wars Galaxies. Thanks Joel Bowler for the tip.
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Re: threepeat
Jun 19, 2002, 14:42
anon@209.77
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Re: threepeat Jun 19, 2002, 14:42
Jun 19, 2002, 14:42
anon@209.77
 
"Your friend from intel din't play shit last year. DOOM III wasn't even at E3 last year. Why? Because the technology was still in development you boob. "

Amazing how much anger is in you, young one.

Yes, he played it at id (he is now with a major game studio and they had their own game at E3 this year).

FYI: Just because a game isn't shown at E3 doesn't mean it's not technology ready or playable.

-CommOri
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Re: threepeat
Jun 19, 2002, 10:05
anon@207.139
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Re: threepeat Jun 19, 2002, 10:05
Jun 19, 2002, 10:05
anon@207.139
 
Did you even really read what he wrote?

And I hate to break it to you, but the technology is *still* under development, or you'd be playing it right now.
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Re: threepeat
Jun 19, 2002, 03:47
anon@66.199
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Re: threepeat Jun 19, 2002, 03:47
Jun 19, 2002, 03:47
anon@66.199
 
Your friend from intel din't play shit last year. DOOM III wasn't even at E3 last year. Why? Because the technology was still in development you boob.
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Re: threepeat
Jun 19, 2002, 01:39
anon@209.77
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Re: threepeat Jun 19, 2002, 01:39
Jun 19, 2002, 01:39
anon@209.77
 
"Actually, to be eligable for the "Best of E3" awards a game **MUST** be playable. id showed the game to the judges in back rooms and let them play the game themselves.

Of course, a good troll never lets facts ruin his argument..."

Wow. Defensive, aren't you? Actually, I didn't mention Doom3. Every one here assumed it was implied...but here's my statement again.

"The fact that these games aren't released (much less playable, in some cases) kinda tosses the credibility of the awards out the window."

See, no Doom3. And, no, I'm not a troll. Just a gamer. Hey, a friend of mine from Intel played Doom3 before E3 *last* year, so I certainly wouldn't have made that mistake.

-CommOri
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Silly complainers
Jun 19, 2002, 00:34
anon@67.39
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Silly complainers Jun 19, 2002, 00:34
Jun 19, 2002, 00:34
anon@67.39
 
"E3 Awards are a popularity contest":

So is every award that requires a group of people to come to consensus. So what? It is popular for a reason: the game had impact and caught most people's imaginations! If it didn't catch your's, don't assume this means you are some kind of know-it-all gaming elite.

"The games haven't even come out yet":

Of course not. E3 is primarily geared toward FUTURE work and pushing the envelope rather than hawking long-since released games. You want awards for released games? Look at just about any major game website. They'll have all kinds of "best of" awards and kudos.
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Re: Trolls and facts
Jun 18, 2002, 23:22
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Re: Trolls and facts Jun 18, 2002, 23:22
Jun 18, 2002, 23:22
 
Gamespy also had an article saying how they saw doom3 being played at a console...
http://www.gamespy.com/e32002/pc/doom3c/


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Re: Trolls and facts
Jun 18, 2002, 22:36
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Re: Trolls and facts Jun 18, 2002, 22:36
Jun 18, 2002, 22:36
 
Fair enough

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Re: Trolls and facts
Jun 18, 2002, 22:14
anon@192.246
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Re: Trolls and facts Jun 18, 2002, 22:14
Jun 18, 2002, 22:14
anon@192.246
 
Here's the relevant bit from the rules:

Playable Format
In order to compete a game must have been shown in playable form. Playable form is defined as the ability for the judge or a developer to manipulate the game in real-time running on its native platform. Games which were only demonstrated via videotapes, screenshots, rendered movies, concept art, sell sheets, press kits, EPKs, or any derivative thereof were automatically disqualified from consideration in the major award categories. However, non-playable games were still eligible for Special Commendations in Graphics and Sound Design.
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Re: Trolls and facts
Jun 18, 2002, 22:11
anon@192.246
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Re: Trolls and facts Jun 18, 2002, 22:11
Jun 18, 2002, 22:11
anon@192.246
 
q[Then provide a link proving where id representatives allowed the judges into an allegded back room and let them play the game?]

Here ya go:

http://www.e3awards.com/rules.html
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Big Buzz
Jun 18, 2002, 21:46
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Big Buzz Jun 18, 2002, 21:46
Jun 18, 2002, 21:46
 
There'll always be games that slip through the cracks at E3. It's just too gigantic and hectic to catch everything unless you have a VERY good attention span (not necessarily the main requirement for members of the gaming press). I know I would have loved to have seen more coverage of XII, Tron 2.0, etc. Fortunately, there are plenty of games that slip through the E3 hype machine that wind up getting enough publicity somewhere along the line to find their audience.

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Trolls and facts
Jun 18, 2002, 21:28
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Trolls and facts Jun 18, 2002, 21:28
Jun 18, 2002, 21:28
 
Then provide a link proving where id representatives allowed the judges into an allegded back room and let them play the game?

(just a troll check, you understand)

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Re: threepeat
Jun 18, 2002, 21:11
anon@192.246
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Re: threepeat Jun 18, 2002, 21:11
Jun 18, 2002, 21:11
anon@192.246
 
The fact that these games aren't released (much less playable, in some cases) kinda tosses the credibility of the awards out the window.

Actually, to be eligable for the "Best of E3" awards a game **MUST** be playable. id showed the game to the judges in back rooms and let them play the game themselves.

Of course, a good troll never lets facts ruin his argument...
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Re: No subject
Jun 18, 2002, 21:11
anon@208.187
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Re: No subject Jun 18, 2002, 21:11
Jun 18, 2002, 21:11
anon@208.187
 
A couple weeks ago I downloaded a movie of the French game XIII, a cell-shaded FPS I'm really looking forward to. The screenshots looked OK, but the movie totally rocked. The graphics don't look like much in the screenshots, but when you see it animated, it's quite something to behold.

Besides, if you read reports of people who attended E3 and saw Zelda you'll realize they thought it was one of the best looking games of the entire show.

-- Juice
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E3 Awards
Jun 18, 2002, 21:09
anon@63.105
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E3 Awards Jun 18, 2002, 21:09
Jun 18, 2002, 21:09
anon@63.105
 
I was at E3, and I saw DOOM III in a fully playable state, and it deserved every award it recieved. And whether it lives up to hype or not is completely irrelevant. It was the best game AT THE SHOW.

You need to see Zelda in action if you think the graphics look terrible. The game was the most impressive graphically of any console game there (except Splinter Cell of course). It make look cartoony, but Nintendo was the only company that pulled of the cartoony look. And i must say they did a bang-up job.

Hehe... Dragon's Lair 3D looked pretty terrible. Didn't play very well either.

Re #1: Yeah, companies are going to start delaying their games now so they can win E3 awards. How dumb is that?
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Re: No subject
Jun 18, 2002, 20:37
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Re: No subject Jun 18, 2002, 20:37
Jun 18, 2002, 20:37
 
In fairness, cel-shaded games rarely look good in screenshots. Download a video of it; it doesn't look too bad once you see it in motion. It's definitely something that would seem to appeal more to kids, though.

I mean, at this point, I think that Dragon's Lair 3D looks horrible, but if it looks nice in motion, then I guess it doesn't matter what impressions the screens give.

www.matthewrorie.com
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No subject
Jun 18, 2002, 20:33
anon@202.29
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No subject Jun 18, 2002, 20:33
Jun 18, 2002, 20:33
anon@202.29
 
look kiddies doom 3 was playable. Ive just seen screens of theat zelda game on kiddycube. OMFG LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Worst looking game EVER.
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Re: E3 Awards
Jun 18, 2002, 20:29
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Re: E3 Awards Jun 18, 2002, 20:29
Jun 18, 2002, 20:29
 
Like I said...a popularity contest...

For instance:
did anyone read about the game Harbinger other than perhaps a microscopic blurb on some site? Of couse not...its an RPG set in a surreal and completely off the wall universe but of couse its not being made by some development house that can fly the reviewers over to their studios for drinks, dinner and whatever else the perks come to thses days. They show the usual Fantasy based shit that we see year after year after year.

There was probably dozens upon dozens of other, much more interesting things going on but who cares about exclusives from some independant who cant give their site or magazine exclusives for the next several years?

Tom Ham isn't the only whore in the reviewing business...

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E3 Awards
Jun 18, 2002, 20:04
anon@68.98
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E3 Awards Jun 18, 2002, 20:04
Jun 18, 2002, 20:04
anon@68.98
 
Every year there are awards for things at E3 - best looking game, best booth, best booth babes, most anticipated game, whatever. it's supposed to be a contest of the best presented and best looking games, and no of course it's not based on games that are out, or they wouldn't be showcased at E3!

and you're all just now getting your panties in a bunch over it?
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No subject
Jun 18, 2002, 19:48
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No subject Jun 18, 2002, 19:48
Jun 18, 2002, 19:48
 
Nothing but a popularity contest. Rob Smith giving literary oral sex to the major studios so his tired old rag of a magazine can keep pulling the staus quo.....way to go ya friggin' tools.....

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Re: threepeat
Jun 18, 2002, 19:47
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Re: threepeat Jun 18, 2002, 19:47
Jun 18, 2002, 19:47
 
Bingo. Doom III shouldn't be winning anything either... yet.

*Ducks and covers*

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