LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GameTrailers.com, the premier video destination for gaming entertainment and information, has announced the winners of its "Best of E3 2011 Awards." Celebrating the accomplishments of the industry at the annual video game conference and show, one winner was selected from five nominees in 29 distinct categories. 2K Games made the largest impact in the awards, taking home top honors for BioShock Infinite in multiple categories including Best First-Person Shooter, Best Xbox 360 Game, Best PlayStation 3 Game, Best PC Game and Game of Show.
"E3 2011 clearly raised the bar for software quality across the board. It was difficult to find any average games at the show, which made selecting the nominees and winners for this year's awards particularly difficult," said Shane Satterfield, editor-in-chief, GameTrailers.com. "With two new platforms debuted in the Nintendo Wii U and PlayStation Vita, it's obvious that the industry continues to grow and innovate. We salute the publishers and developers for an absolutely amazing show."
The expert editorial staff at GameTrailers selected winners out of 145 total nominees across all platforms and genres. With the exception of the Best Trailer Award, One to Watch and Missing in Action Awards, all games had to be playable by the GameTrailers editorial staff at the show to be eligible.
Spike TV's programming drew in more than 4.4 million viewers while GameTrailers.com saw more than 11 million total visits to the website. "GameTrailers TV Presents E3 All Access Live" totaled 3.4 million online streams, marking Viacom's biggest live-streaming event.
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Winners of the "GameTrailers Best of E3 2011 Awards" are as follows:
Best 3DS: Super Mario 3D (Nintendo)
Best Driving Game: Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft)
Best Downloadable Game: Journey (SCEA)
Best Press Conference: Nintendo
Best Vita Game: Uncharted: Golden Abyss (SCEA)
One to Watch: Halo 4 (Microsoft)
Best Graphics: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (SCEA)
Best 3D Graphics: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (SCEA)
Missing in Action: The Last Guardian (SCEA)
Best First-Person Shooter: BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
Biggest Surprise: PlayStation Vita Price
Most Innovative: Wii U (Nintendo)
Best Multiplayer: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (SCEA)
Best New IP: Kingdom's of Amalur: Reckoning (Electronic Arts)
Best Fighting Game: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Namco Bandai)
Best Software Lineup: PlayStation 3
Best Trailer: Assassin's Creed: Revelations (Ubisoft)
Best Third-Person Shooter: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (SCEA)
Best Wii Game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo)
Best PC Game: BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
Best Action/Adventure Game: Batman: Arkham City (WBIE)
Best Xbox 360 Game: BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
Best PlayStation 3 Game: BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
Game of the Show: BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
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SOURCE Spike TV