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Titanfall takes record six E3 Game Critics Awards

The winners in the annual Game Critics Award have been released for E3 2013, with Titanfall taking the top spot in all six of the categories it was nominated in, including Best of Show.


The winners in the annual Game Critics Awards have been released for E3 2013, with Titanfall being the first in GCA's 16-year history to take six awards. It won the top spot in all of the categories in which it was was nominated, including Best of Show. No other game received more than one award.

Of the winners, 11 will be playable on PC, with 10 games for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Four games will be playable on PS4, three on PS3, and one each on Wii U and Vita. And besting both next-gen consoles was Oculus Rift, which received the award for best hardware/peripheral.

Best of Show

- Titanfall (Respawn Games/Electronic Arts)

Best Original Game

- Titanfall (Respawn Games/Electronic Arts)

Best Console Game

- Titanfall (Respawn Games/Electronic Arts)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

- Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best PC Game

- Titanfall (Respawn/Electronic Arts)

Best Hardware/Peripheral

- Oculus Rift (Oculus VR)

Best Action Game

- Titanfall (Respawn/Electronic Arts)

Best Action/Adventure Game

- Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Role Playing Game

- The Elder Scrolls Online (Zenimax Online/Bethesda)

Best Racing Game

- Need for Speed: Rivals (Ghost Games/Electronic Arts)

Best Sports Game

- NHL 14 (EA Canada/EA Sports)

Best Strategy Game

- Total War: Rome II (Creative Assembly/Sega)

Best Social/Casual Game

- Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive)

Best Online Multiplayer Game

- Titanfall (Respawn/Electronic Arts)

Best Downloadable Game

- Transistor (Supergiant Games)

Judges were required to get hands-on time with a game or hardware for it to be eligible as a nominee.

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    July 2, 2013 9:00 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Titanfall takes record six E3 Game Critics Awards.

    The winners in the annual Game Critics Award have been released for E3 2013, with Titanfall taking the top spot in all six of the categories it was nominated in, including Best of Show.

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      July 2, 2013 9:04 AM

      Wow congrats to the ex-infinity ward team. TitanFall was my fav and game of show ever since I saw first gameplay footage at the Xbox Once Conference. Reserved mine at Gamestop this weekend for Xbox ONe. Cannot wait to play it next spring!!!

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        July 2, 2013 9:19 AM


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          July 2, 2013 9:36 AM

          Funny story. In college we created a game where me and a buddy would sit on our futon, and throw a tennis ball off the wall at the and try to hit the other person in the face or the balls. 2 points for the face 1 for the balls. You weren't allowed to move or they got another throw. We named the game nocturnal emisson. Some epic nose shots making your eyes water.

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      July 2, 2013 9:38 AM

      Pretty shitty E3, then.

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      July 2, 2013 11:37 AM

      I always laugh when a game wins an e3 award. It'd be like a movie winning an award for best trailer. ie, winning for something that's not the final product.

      But I guess the average customer wouldn't know that when they see "Best of e3" sticker on the box.

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        July 2, 2013 11:44 AM

        don't the press typically get closer looks in the backroom demos?

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          July 2, 2013 11:52 AM

          Yes, but still, it's not the final product (or sometimes even remotely close to it) that they're seeing and judging. An e3 award amounts to who's the best in advertising and promoting.

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          July 2, 2013 12:18 PM

          Games have to be playable to some degree.

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            July 2, 2013 12:43 PM


            Totally playable.

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              July 2, 2013 5:11 PM

              however, in this case it was a mulltiplayer map.

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        July 2, 2013 12:13 PM

        NO I think all the games judged for best of show are played by everyone that votes, and that goes for every category here. TitanFall was played and liked by majority of industry leaders, writers, developers and peers so your assumptions that this is a give away award is pretty ignorant of the facts.

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          July 2, 2013 12:55 PM

          I guess I didn't make my point clear. These awards are given to games that are sometimes not even close to their final state. It doesn't matter if it's playable or not. And the demo may not even be representative of the entire game. Metal Gear Solid 2 won several e3 awards, and I think most of us can all agree that the tanker level was not like the rest of the game.

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          July 2, 2013 5:21 PM

          Did you go to E3?

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        July 3, 2013 4:03 AM

        You laugh unless its the game you wanted on the PS4 to win.

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      July 2, 2013 5:09 PM

      Hooray the FPS won a lot of awards!!!! HOORAY!!!

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      July 2, 2013 5:33 PM

      no Witcher 3 what is this bullshit

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        July 2, 2013 5:47 PM


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        July 2, 2013 7:01 PM

        the grand vistas and depth of its glory is invisible to those heathens!

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        July 3, 2013 8:59 AM

        Had to be playable on the show floor to qualify. Witcher 3 wasn't playable.

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      July 3, 2013 9:01 AM

      Two new consoles, one seen for the first time at E3 while the press creamed its pants about its new controller, and the Oculus Rift wins best hardware.

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