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E3 awards eligibility called into question after big pubs quit

Saturday, 17th May 2008 20:27 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Following Activision and Vivendi’s decision to not attend E3 this year, a small ding dong has broken out as to whether or not their games should be allowed to received Best of E3 awards.

It would appear to be rather obvious that they shouldn’t, but GameTrailers’ Geoff Keighley – co-chairman of the awards – has said that no decision’s been made yet.

“A precedent has been set that in the past, judges have voted on games that have been presented off the show floor at hotel suites and across the street from E3,” said Keighley.

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3 Comments

  1. Psychotext

    I called this when they got rid of the booth babes. Why would any worthwhile game developer / publisher waste their time there now?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    It’s doomed now. No one cares any more. I reckon it’ll be just a series of platform holder press conferences next year. This year’s going to be rubbish. Everything’s be shown. Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony will make some announcements, probably, but the big third-party is gone. Everyone will be at Leipzig, not E3.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. SwiftRanger

    Good riddance if gamessites don’t do them anymore, those show awards were awful anyway, how can you “award” something that isn’t finished? Some folks may find this hard to believe amidst all the hype at these shows but E3 or Leipzig aren’t like movie shows à la Cannes, Berlin or Venice. Some publishers are stamping those E3 awards on retail boxes which is even more ridiculous.

    More game information please, less pre-release awards, thank you very much.:)

    I don’t know if publishers are all going for Leipzig now, I don’t think that American publishers especially are too happy about a big European show. E3 losing ground probably means more big publisher-held events.

    #3 6 years ago

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