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IGN's Overall Best of E3 2008 Awards

IGN writes:
"The criteria we use to pick our E3 favorites are simple. With the exception of Best Non-Playable Presentation and Special Achievement in Innovative Design, all "Best of E3" nominees had to be playable on the show floor or at one of its related events. In other words, the game had to be manipulated in real-time and, additionally, could not yet be available for consumer purchase. Because these games are works in progress and not yet complete, winners are chosen based on the quality of the software at this stage, as well as its ultimate potential heading towards its future release. All editors that attended IGN were allowed to vote, and because our teams are split into platform teams, we also compiled system-specific lists in addition to our overall awards."

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MK_Red3405d ago

Fallout 3:
PS3 game of the show = Check.
360 game of the show = Check.
Overall game of the show = Check.
What's next?

tatotiburon3405d ago

what's next?...Best DLC

Can't Wait

morganfell3405d ago

My issue isn't what they picked per se (final game excluded) but rather the selection criteria. The fact that a multiplatform game was even nominated for PS3 and 360 game of show is a bit ridiculous. What is the point if you are not going to pick the best of exclusives to that platform. By deduction there is a serious error in their thinking. Were they trying not to embarrass a particular platform with poor depth on the exclusives roster?

Fallout 3 was best PS3 and 360 game. It was nominated for best PC game but finished second to Spore. Yet it won game of the show. So what they are telling us is since Spore beat it on the PC yet Fallout 3 won on the consoles the the console versions of Fallout 3 must be superior to the PC version. See what I mean? No logic at all.

"Well it placed tops on two consoles and 2nd on PC." The game isn't running for president. It is either the best game or it is not.

poopsack3405d ago

why do you get to stop time and pick a body part at anytime giving you a basically guaranteed shot? And some talk about gears and killzone beinig grey but Damn. its still cool to be able to pick between tp and fp and its depth is amazing but I dont get the big deal.

incogneato3405d ago

What's next:
Over-hyped, under-delivered.
Becomes the next Lair. :P

On a side note: IGN's picks are horrible.

MK_Red3405d ago

F3 FTW indeed!

morganfell, for each console, IGN has a unique team. There is a Playstation team out there that chooses the best PS3 games awards. The Xbox team does it for 360 games. Each category is result of votes from the specific team. PC team chose the Spore over Fallout 3. On PC, that was PC team's vote while 2 different teams chose the best for PS3 and 360.

For overall awards, all teams can vote and thats how F3 got the overall win.

KnaveX, the devs were using cheats in the E3 demo version. In the actual game, each body part has a percetage hit and its pretty small unless your level is pretty high and your character has great skill in Big or Small guns.
As for grey, Fallout is the game that showed this 10 years ago and it has a good excuse. The world was NUKED! Every country, city and town was bombed and burnt in ashes. Less than 0.01 of population survived underground vaults. When they emerged 10 years or so later, not only the world was destroy by nuclear explosions but the nature had taken it back and the dust was everywhere. People became savages in this radiated world.
Fallout 3 takes place 200 years after the explosions and things are far worse...

morganfell3404d ago

MK_Red, thanks but I know the way that works. I used to subscribe there as well. The issue is it doesn't change the ill gotten logic they displayed in nominating multiplat games. It doesn't provide any insight to those that are single console owners - I own all 3, but the site is supposed to provide that insight. They do not.

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Sonics0203405d ago (Edited 3405d ago )

Im glad there are more games using PS3 as there lead platform such as Prince of Persia and Mirrors Edge. LBP, Motorstorm, Infamous all look really good too. But No matter what console you own this year there are tons of great games to play this holiday season. I am surprised LBP didn't take any of the awards O well i guess everyone has there opinions.

Dark vader3405d ago

Yea i am surprised as well, i would have though lbp was a sure thing, to at least take one award. Most of ign pick are good but i disagree with some of them. But everyone is entitled to his or her opinion.
Yea i am also glad to see some developers using the ps3 as lead platform

Willio3405d ago

Internet fake awards mean nothing.

mesh13405d ago (Edited 3405d ago )

GEARS OF WAR 2 GOT BEST SHOOTER and best graphics from ign the most reliable source yes its the best lookign game this ggen tbh ign agreees.

Tmac3405d ago

LOL Crysis Warhead didn't win and it was a runner up? What a joke, come on IGN keep up with professionalism.

ngg123453405d ago

Worst than not giving crysis warhead best graphics.

ngg123453405d ago

It had terrible animations, terrible ai, terrible graphics, and yet it is hailed as the game of show over much more polished games because of its name? Wow.

Vecta3405d ago

Probably because all you saw was what they showed at the Microsoft Press Conference, whereas the journalists actually got to sit down and play the game for a good half hour, so I would say their opinion is more valid at the moment.

poopsack3405d ago

I saw the livewire demo, and the ai would just stand there, not shooting sometimes.

ngg123453405d ago

I'm pretty sure that the game quality won't change regardless, because what was shown was downright terrible. Who cares what they saw. If bethsheda had more impressive stuff, then they would have probably shown it to the public. What are they trying to hide? Same can be said about assasin creed in e3 07. Won all these game of shows, looked like crap in the e3 demo presentattion, got low review scores.

morganfell3405d ago

For anyone that is in the game industry then they know that you like to have the AI locked at 6 months but you absolutely wouldn't want to go inside 3 months as it makes the bug hunting in many areas impossible. All I am saying is other than some tweaks do not expect an AI Second Coming.

The facts. The street date is October 7. Back that off 3 weeks for production and shipping. That is September 16. Now back that off 2 weeks for publisher as well as Sony and Microsoft to do their Q/A. That takes us to September 2. Which is less than a month and a half away. Here is the bad news. That crap AI, other than a few tweaks, isn't going to get a hell of a lot better.

Vecta3405d ago

And yet the game will be loved by people who take it for what it is, an RPG, not Call of Duty or Gears of War.

Uncguy04573405d ago

I was really excited for Fallout 3 until the E3 demo. The whole game looked bland and boring. The gameplay looked stiff and uninteresting. I feel like the press decided they were going to give this game straight 10s regardless of its quality.

incogneato3405d ago

I agree completely. This game looked boring and amateurish to me. I still am having trouble believe that everyone is excited about it. And to call it Game of the Show? They have to be smoking something.

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