The VideoGamer.com E308 award of unbearable teasing
Winner - Bungie's confirmed but unannounced game
The rumours swirled. The countdown on Bungie.net tantalised, and everybody took the bait. Why wouldn't they? Everything pointed towards a massive, jaw-dropping reveal of a new Halo game from Bungie during Microsoft's E3 press conference. We all sat there, waiting, knowing what was supposed to happen. But Microsoft didn't comply. The conference ended without a mention of Halo, Master Chief, Bungie or third-person squad-based prequels. Then the countdown on Bungie.net ended early and was replaced with a cancellation message. The internet exploded, Bungie apologised to its infuriated fans and Microsoft began damage control. We were teased, unbearably, and then let down. The drama!
Runners up - God of War 3, Aliens: Colonial Marines
The VideoGamer.com E308 award of megaton announcements
Winner - FF XIII on Xbox 360
It set the internet alight. Fanboys exploded in a shower of anger and bile. Microsoft had somehow managed to prize Final Fantasy XIII, one of Sony's last remaining third-party PS3 exclusives, from the clutches of the PS3. Whether it turns out to be a shoddy port or not, the damage has been done. The point has been made. In the LA Convention Center we sat, expecting Microsoft to announce a motion sensing controller and a new Halo game. We got neither. What we got no-one predicted. It proved to be the most exciting and shocking moment of the entire show, and worthy of the term 'megaton'. Will the gaming industry, hell, will the world ever be the same again? Only time will tell.
Runner up - Wii MotionPlus (announced before conference)