Action and Sports Games Dominated Gamescom Awards Nomination

Posted on August 20, 2010

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Gamescom, similar to Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is an annual trade fair held by Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware (BIU). This trade fair also focuses on interactive games and entertainment hardware&software. From 18 to 22 August 2010, this Gamescom had held two times, the first is from 19 to 23 August 2009. Many great game publisher present their products here such as Activision, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. There are also Tokyo Game Show (Japan), Games Convention (Germany), Paris Game Festival (France) and E3 (US) that held the same event.

This is the nominees of Gamescom Best Awards
Category “Best of gamescom”:
Gran Turismo 5 (Sony), Hall 7
Portal 2 (Valve), Hall 7 / Section A41
Crysis 2 (Crytek), Hall 6 / Section A80
Star Wars The Old Republic (LucasArts), Hall 6 / Section B66
Civilization 5 (2K), Hall 6 / Section B40

Category “Hardware Accessories”:
Kinect (Microsoft), Hall 8 / Section B11-C10
PlayStation Move (Sony), Hall 7
Cyborg R.A.T. 7 (Mad Catz), Hall 9 / Section A61d
Instruments: Rock Band 3 (MTV), Hall 6 / Section C60

Category “Console”:
MAFIA II (2K), Halle 6 / Gang B40
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood (Ubisoft Montr.), Hall 7 / Section A31
Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda), Hall 6 / Section B41-C40
FIFA 11 (EA), Hall 6 / Section A74
Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Nintendo), Hall 8 / Section B20-A21
Gran Turismo 5 (Sony), Hall 7

Kategorie “Mobile”:
Die Sims 3 (EA), Hall 6 / Section A74
God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Sony), Hall 7
Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (Nintendo), Hall 8 / Section B20-A21
Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros.), Hall 8 / Section A31

Kategorie “Online”:
Guild Wars 2 (Ncsoft West), Hall 9 / Section A11-B10
Poisonville (Bigpoint), Hall 9 / Section A21
Black Prophecy (gamigo AG), Hall 9 / Section C36
Star Wars The Old Republic (LucasArts), Hall 6 / Section B66
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (Blizzard Entertainment), Hall 6 / Section B21-B31

Kategorie “PC Game”:
Civilization 5 (2K), Hall 6 / Section B40
Portal 2 (Valve), Hall 7 / Section A41
Crysis 2 (Crytek), Hall 6 / Section A80

This event added six hardware categories : “PC Games”, “Console Games”, “Online Games”, “Mobile Games” “Hardware Accessories”, “Best of gamescom” award.

Actually the similar trends (Action and Sports) appeared at Gamescom 2009 but seems this time those two genres appear more frequently than in 2009.

Sources: Gamescom Official Site

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