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GameTrailers Announces Nominees For The First Annual "GameTrailers Best Of E3 Awards"

Winners Will Be Announced Friday, May 19 at GameTrailers.com

Santa Monica, Calif. - (May 17, 2006) - GameTrailers (GT), a division of MTV Networks and a premier online destination for broadcast quality video game media, has unveiled the nominees for the "GameTrailers Best of E3 Awards." Selections were made from among the hundreds of products shown at the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the world's largest video game trade show, held at the Los Angeles Convention Center May 10-12.

Nominees were narrowed down to five per category totaling 110 nominees across all platforms and genres. Visitors can log onto http://www.GameTrailers.com to view videos of the nominees and rank their favorites, as well as to check out GameTrailers extensive E3 show coverage.

Winners of the "GameTrailers Best of E3 Awards" will be announced Friday, May 19 as part of the "GameTrailers Best of E3 '06" video special. With the exception of the "Best Trailer Award," all games were playable at the show to be eligible for nomination. Nominees were chosen by the expert editorial staff at GameTrailers, led by Editor-in-Chief Shane Satterfield, former Editorial Director at G4 and co-creator of the most watched video game television show, "X-Play."

"We were really excited for this year's E3 and feel that the industry produced some knockout games that deserve recognition," said Satterfield. "We here at GameTrailers had our work cut out for us narrowing each category down to just five nominees."

The complete list of nominees as follows:

GENERAL AWARDS:

Best of Show
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii) Nintendo
Crysis (PC) Electronic Arts
Gears of War (Xbox 360) Microsoft
Assassins Creed (Ubisoft) PlayStation 3
Rainbow Six: Vegas (Ubisoft) Xbox 360

Best Trailer
Super Smash Bros.: Brawl (Nintendo) Wii
Metal Gear Solid: Guns of the Patriots (Konami) PlayStation 3
Assassins Creed (Ubisoft) PlayStation 3
Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix) PlayStation 3
Tony Hawk's Project 8 (Activision) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Most Innovative
Spore (Electronic Arts) PC
Loco Roco (SCEA) Sony PSP
Eye of Judgment (SCEA) PlayStation 3
WarioWare: Smooth Moves (Nintendo) Wii
Assassins Creed (Ubisoft) PlayStation 3

Best Graphics
Gears of War (Microsoft Game Studios) Xbox 360
Resistance: Fall of Man (SCEA) PlayStation 3
Rainbow Six: Vegas (Ubisoft) Xbox 360
Crysis (Electronic Arts) PC
Heavenly Sword (SCEA) PlayStation 3

Best Hardware
Nintendo Wii
Xbox 360
PlayStation 3
Nintendo DS
Sony PSP

Best User Submitted E3 Video

Nominees and winner announced on Friday on the E3 edition of GT Weekly.

GENRE AWARDS:
Best Shooter
Crysis (Electronic Arts) PC
Gears of War (Microsoft Game Studios) Xbox 360
Resistance: Fall of Man (SCEA) PlayStation 3
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Activision) PC
Lost Planet (Capcom) Xbox 360

Best Action/Adventure
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo) Wii
Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo) Wii
Splinter Cell: Double Agent (Ubisoft) Xbox 360
Assassins Creed (Ubisoft) PlayStation 3
God of War II (SCEA) PlayStation 2

Best Puzzle
Loco Roco (SCEA) Sony PSP
Every Extend Extra (Q Entertainment) Sony PSP
WarioWare: Smooth Moves (Nintendo) Wii
Lumines II (Buena Vista Games) Sony PSP
Capcom Puzzle Worlds (Capcom) Sony PSP

Best Strategy
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (Electronic Arts) PC
Panzer Tactics DS (CDV Software) Nintendo DS
Supreme Commander (THQ) PC
Heroes of Might and Magic V (Ubisoft) PC
The Lord of the Rings, The Battle for Middle Earth II (Electronic Arts) Xbox 360

Best Role-Playing
Final Fantasy XII (Square Enix) PlayStation 2
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Blizzard Entertainment) PC
BioShock (Take-Two) PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios) Xbox 360
Tabula Rasa (NCSoft) PC

Best Sports
Madden NFL 07 (Electronic Arts) Xbox 360
Wii Sports (Nintendo) Wii
NCAA Football 07 (Electronic Arts) Xbox 360
NBA 2K7 (Take-Two) Xbox 360
Rockstar Presents Table Tennis (Rockstar Games) Xbox 360

Best Online
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (Midway) PC
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Blizzard Entertainment) PC
Tabula Rasa (NCSoft) PC
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Activision) PC
Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising (SOE) PC

Best Racing
Test Drive Unlimited (Atari) Xbox 360
Gran Turismo HD (SCEA) PlayStation 3
Moto GP 06 (THQ) Xbox 360
Motorstorm (SCEA) PlayStation 3
Diddy Kong Racing (Nintendo) Nintendo DS

Best Fighting
Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (Midway) PlayStation 2, Xbox
Tekken: Dark Resurrection (Namco) Sony PSP
Virtua Fighter 5 (Sega) PlayStation 3
Powerstone Collection (Capcom) Sony PSP
WWE Smackdown! vs RAW 07 (THQ) Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

Best Simulation
Spore (Electronic Arts) PC
Chrome Hounds (Sega) Xbox 360
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Microsoft Game Studios) PC
Guitar Hero 2 (RedOctane) PlayStation 2
Gran Turismo HD (SCEA) PlayStation 3

PLATFORM AWARDS:
Best Xbox 360
Rainbow Six: Vegas (Ubisoft) Xbox 360
Gears of War (Microsoft Game Studios) Xbox 360
Lost Planet (Capcom) Xbox 360
Mass Effect (Microsoft Game Studios) Xbox 360
Splinter Cell: Double Agent (Ubisoft) Xbox 360

Best PlayStation 3
Resistance: Fall of Man (SCEA) PlayStation 3
Warhawk (SCEA) PlayStation 3
Heavenly Sword (SCEA) PlayStation 3
Gran Turismo HD (SCEA) PlayStation 3
The Eye of Judgment (SCEA) PlayStation 3

Best Wii
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo) Wii
Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo) Wii
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Nintendo) Wii
Wii Sports (Nintendo) Wii
Red Steel (Ubisoft) Wii

Best Nintendo DS
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (Konami) Nintendo DS
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo) Nintendo DS
New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo) Nintendo DS
Star Fox DS (Nintendo) Nintendo DS
Yoshi's Island 2 (Nintendo) Nintendo DS

Best Sony PSP
Killzone Liberation (SCEA) Sony PSP
Loco Roco (SCEA) Sony PSP
Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters (SCEA) Sony PSP
Tekken: Dark Resurrection (Namco Bandai) Sony PSP
Gitaroo-Man Lives! (Koei) Sony PSP

Best PC
Crysis (Electronic Arts) PC
Spore (Electronic Arts) PC
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Activision) PC
Tabula Rasa (NCSoft) PC
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (Blizzard Entertainment) PC About GameTrailers
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