The VideoGamer.com E308 award of old skool arcade action
Winner - Street Fighter 4, Xbox 360, PS3, Arcade. Capcom.
I'm 13 again. It's the early nineties. My pockets are filled with coins. My palms are sweaty and my left wrist aches (not because of that). But I'm soldiering on because Street Fighter 4 has rekindled in me a fighting game fire that hasn't burned this brightly in over a decade. If you played Street Fighter 2 back in the day (who didn't?) and loved it, then Street Fighter 4 is guaranteed to please. If you didn't, it's still guaranteed to please. One of my highlights of E3 2008 was sitting next to SF legend Seth Killian and have him take me through the new characters one by one, and their new moves. You can see it all for yourself in these exclusive videos. Absolutely thrilling.
Runners up - SoulCalibur IV, Geometry Wars 2
The VideoGamer.com E308 award of ultimate Edge (James 'Edge' Orry)
Winner - Prince of Persia, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Ubisoft.
Some people have that little soemthing that separates them from the rest of the population. You can't put your finger on exactly what it is, but it's there. One such greater being is our very own News Editor, James 'Edge' Orry, and we thought a man of this stature shouldn't just contribute to the VideoGamer.com E3 Awards, but actually have his own award. For the Edge there's only one game that stood out, head and shoulders above the rest... and that's Ubisoft's gorgeous looking Prince of Persia. We're still to see just how revolutionary AI companion Elika will turn out, but man this game looks good.
Runners up - Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, Resident Evil 5