The VideoGamer.com E308 award of mind-numbing rubbishness
Winner - Nintendo's E3 press conference
Oh dear. Where to start? Cammy Dunaway's Barbie doll presentation about her failed snowboarding trip? Nintendo's complete disregard for hardcore fans? The inability of anyone on stage to play a game properly? All these are good, but they don't come anywhere near to the horribly embarrassing four-player Wii Music demonstration, a game that actually made it as runner up for this award in of itself. The world was watching, waiting, hoping for a glimmer of hope that showed Nintendo still cared, could still get our hearts pumping. Alas, no. We know proper hardcore games are coming, but we wanted to hear about them at E3.
Runners up - In the Movies, Wii Music
The VideoGamer.com E308 award of go anywhere DIY open worldness
Winner - Far Cry 2, PC, Xbox 360 and PS3. Ubisoft.
There were loads of games with open world elements at E3. The whole go anywhere, do what you like, when you like it thing is currently game development's hot cake mechanic. But no open world game came close to Ubisoft's Far Cry 2, which has followed up its VideoGamer.com Ubidays 08 Game of the Show award with this coveted gong. The graphics are lush, the AI smart, the destruction mental and the propagating fire, well, that's just deadly. We've already pumped hours into the back to basics, no mini map 'I've actually got to think about what I'm doing here instead of running and gunning' gameplay, and we're gagging for more. We can't wait.
Runners up - Infamous, Fallout 3