Welcome to the VideoGamer.com E3 2008 Awards, the definitive E3 awards on the web. While sipping bottles of Corona in sunny Los Angeles last week, we weren't just concerned with bringing you the best gameplay videos, interviews and hands-on previews of the biggest games of 2008 you'll find anywhere on the web. We also had an eye on filtering the rubbish from the brilliant and sorting them all into amazingly clever categories so you know which upcoming games to get excited about. So, what are you waiting for? Get reading!

The VideoGamer.com E308 award of stupendous jaw-dropping graphics

Winner - Gears of War 2, Xbox 360. Microsoft Game Studios.

The first Gears blew us away. It still does. And at E3 Gears of War 2 blew us away all over again. The single player campaign demo performed by Cliff Bleszinski during Microsoft's press conference knocked our socks off - here, for the first time, we got a tantalising visual taste of the increased scale, colour and graphical detail that will be in place when the game eventually hits the shops on November 7. The overturned lift ride, the imposing Brumak, the swarm of Locust, all this combined to form a visual assault on our senses as we sat agog in the Los Angeles Conference Center. Gears 2 looks set to be the best looking game the Xbox 360 has ever seen, and quite possibly the best looking console game ever made.

Runners up - Killzone 2, Far Cry 2

The VideoGamer.com E308 award of genius innovation

Winner - LittleBigPlanet, PS3. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

Sony's press conference was just as disappointing as everything else at E3 this year, but one positive was hosting all of the financial information in a LittleBigPlanet level, which perfectly showed off just how innovative this Media Molecule developed game is going to be when it's released. Create, share, play - these are slogans we hear often from publishers keen to push their titles, but few have achieved the level of polish and accessibility LBP has already demonstrated. At E3 LBP confirmed, if there was any doubt, its potential to trump more traditional, hardcore games due out towards the end of this year. We're counting down the days till October 08, when the game is set for release. If you own a PS3, you should be too.

Runners up - Spore, Left 4 Dead

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there is hardly anything original that doesnt look sh*t, except for dead space and lbp. only sequels seem to qualify. i suggest you look up goatse it has great reviews
Posted 02:02 on 01 December 2008
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Whoever wrote this definitely sways towards the xbox over ps3. Alot more xbox mentioned and everyone with eyes knows killzone 2 looks better than gears 2 which has similar graphics to gears 1 which WAS outdone graphically by mgs4 uncharted and crysis. Not being a fanboy just saying if you dont know whats going on the industry its articles like these you shouldnt read. Everyone has an oppinion even editors and this kind of stuff can be very misleading. Also wipeout hd and superstardust are better than geometry wars 2. Played them all a lot trust me
Posted 00:33 on 30 September 2008
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Thats a good question dave, what happened to prototype. it seems as though the game has been put on stop or summit, weird stuff
Posted 20:18 on 02 August 2008
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top ten games of e3 08
8.fable 2
7.resistance 2
6.far cry 2
5.little big planet
4.prince of persie
3.res 5
2.gears of war 2
1. mirrors edge

and one more thing why wasent prototype at e3 08
Posted 08:13 on 31 July 2008
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I hear ya Wido but if the game wasn't good this year then it completely and totally SUCKED. there were pretty much just sequals this year and no new good games
Posted 21:31 on 30 July 2008
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E3 this year appeal to me alot, with the likes of Gears 2, Fable 2, Resistance 2 and Killzone 2 plus Resi Evil 5 and Fallout 3. And the list does continue with Final Fantasy 13, and that short little video square enix let us see 'The Last Remnant' which looked brillant. Last but not least the God Of War 3 teaser trailer looking forward to that, and of course Little Big Planet.
Posted 20:13 on 30 July 2008
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gears of was the best thing at e3 for me,i like and other gow fans have been waiting for real game play,and we got it!
Posted 14:41 on 30 July 2008
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Fanboys exploded in a shower of anger and bile.


I guess the Too Human demo was the best thing out of E3 for me. It was released the day before the conference so I guess it doesn't count.

Therefore, the Final Fantasy XIII announcement gets the 'best kept secret' award, 'best presentation' is probably that "LOTR - Conquest' footage that arrived on the video section today (it looks really fun), 'game most likely to sell no more than 20 copies' goes to "You're in the Movies".

P.S. I thought the Resistance 2 footage showed off better graphics than the Gears 2 footage, but I might be biased in that I just don't get Gears at all having disliked the first one.
Posted 14:21 on 30 July 2008

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Release Date: 07/11/2008
Developer: Epic Games
Publisher: Microsoft
Genre: Action
No. Players: 1-10
Rating: BBFC 18
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