Rage scores five Game Critics Awards nominations; New Vegas up for Best RPG


This morning the judges for the Game Critics Awards announced this year’s Best of E3 2010 nominations, and we’re excited to share that RAGE scored the most nominations with five. The game was nominated in the following categories:

  • Best of Show
  • Best Original Game
  • Best Console Game
  • Best PC Game
  • Best Action Game

Additionally, Fallout: New Vegas, captured a nomination for Best Role Playing Game.

Winners of this year’s Game Critics Awards will be announced next Tuesday, July 6th.

The latest E3 Coverage for Fallout: New Vegas (Updated)


It’s been more than a week since the last game journalist vacated the LA Convention Center (rumors of some being trapped inside have yet to be confirmed), but the E3 coverage continues to make it’s way online for your reading pleasure.

E3 offered a first chance for many to get their hands on New Vegas. Among the eager, first-time players was Atomic Gamer’s Jeff Buckland. Here’s an excerpt from his preview

“For those who are wondering whether Obsidian was able to make a brand new experience in the style of Fallout 3, the hour or so I spent with the game makes it seem like everything is pretty much in order. But it’s the new elements as well as the renewed interest, two years after Fallout 3, which gets me more excited.”

For more hands-on impressions, as well as accolades for the game at the show, hit the jump below.

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More Brink Links from E3

As we mentioned previously, Brink did pretty well for itself at this year’s E3. In our excitement to share the news, we published our first post-show wrapup a bit on the early side last week, so we have some major catching up to do.

Here are a few links to get you started:

And if that’s not enough, click on more previews/interviews from:

Update: Ed Stern is pretty amazing at the start of this video with IncGamers, so we figured you better watch it.

Brink, New Vegas up for Golden Joystick for “One to Watch”


Voting for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards has been narrowed down and both Fallout: New Vegas and Brink are up for this year’s One to Watch Award. To vote for these games (or any of your other favorites), head to the Official Site for the Golden Joysticks.

Feel empowered and want to vote more? Voting for Voodoo Extreme’s E3 2010 Reader’s Choice Awards is ongoing — with Fallout: New Vegas up for Best RPG, Brink and RAGE up for Best First Person Action Game, while all four of our titles (Hunted, RAGE, Brink, and Fallout: New Vegas) are up for Best Overall Game.

RAGE wins two Best of E3 Awards at X-Play

Over at G4TV.com, they’ve announced the winners of X-Play’s Best of E3 2010. RAGE came away as a winner in two categories, Best Shooter and Best-Platform Game, while capturing runner-up for Game of Show.

Additionally, Fallout: New Vegas received runner-up accolades in the Best RPG category and Brink was runner-up in the Best Trailer Category.

The Community Management staff is keeping their eyes for all coverage coming out of E3… stay tuned for more updates.

New Vegas E3 Roundup: Preview Fallout (Updated)

It was all bright lights and blue skies in our hands-on E3 demo of Fallout: New Vegas’ Mojave Wasteland and Vegas Strip zones. Dozens of Fallout-starved gamers clogged our stations all week for a chance to play, and now we’ve got the full report on their reports.

Megatons of live demos, previews and interviews follow:

GameSpot Live Demo

1UP Live Demo

GameTrailers Live Demo Part 1, Part 2, Interview

G4TV Live Demo

IGN Live Demo

USA Today Hands-on Impressions: “Fallout 3 delivered an enriching experience thanks in part to an intriguing cast of characters living in the Capital Wasteland, and Fallout New Vegas seems to hold to that concept very well.”

IGN Preview: “The New Vegas Strip in the upcoming follow-up to Fallout 3 is a lot like the real Vegas–full of false hope and desperate people. For a world decimated by a nuclear war, New Vegas is about as glitzy as it can get.”

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Hunted E3 Roundup: Coverage Mechanics (Updated)

Caddoc and E’Lara also made the journey to E3, and not just in statue-form.

Deep down in the dark recesses of the Bethesda booth, menacing stations lined a candle-lit facade. Courageous developers grasped dimly-lit controllers for hours on end. Press from all corners of the world banded together to complete a 15-minute video game demo.

Hunted was played. Here are the results:

GameSpot Stage Demo

GameTrailers Special Skills Interview

The Escapist Preview: “First off, the environment of Hunted looks and feels amazing. The depth of the draw distance coupled with amazing visual design makes for a visually stunning game experience.”

Game Chronicles BLOG: Winner — Best Co-Op Action Game of E3

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Brink E3 Roundup: Making a Splash

E3 was the first time many journalists had the chance to go hands-on with Brink, and in spite of its great showing last year, the multiplayer shooter managed to surprise once again.

During the show we had three-player demo stations set up nextdoor to our massive 33′-tall Founders’ Tower statue (as seen here), all supporting a steady stream of pressmen and women. Lucky for you, a lot of them went home, sobered up and wrote about their experiences.

Check out some of the videos, previews and interviews we’ve seen so far:

G4TV has a Live Demo and a written preview where the game is described as “very, very fun.”

GameTrailers Video Walkthrough

GameSpot Stage Demo, Hands-on Preview: “Before jumping into the multiplayer map we had a brief look at the character customization. In the space of a few minutes we turned our character from a Mohawk-sporting, tattoo-wearing, chain-sporting punk into an Upper East Side prep-school kid with an off-putting British accent (yes, you can change characters’ accents). Suffice it to say that we had a lot of fun with this aspect.”

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RAGE E3 Roundup: Awards and Accolades (Updated)

RAGE made quite the splash at this year’s E3, garnering game-of-the-show awards and plenty of positive impressions from the gaming press.

We’ve corralled a large portion of these links for your digestion, including tons of gameplay footage and detailed previews. Check it all out below:

IGN Gameplay Footage, Impressions: “It sounded pretty good to most of us at IGN that saw it, winning game of the show for E3 2010.”

GameTrailers: Stage Walkthrough Part 1, Part 2, Interview

G4TV Gameplay Footage

1UP Stage Demo

GameSpot Live Demo

VentureBeat: “it truly looks like a next-generation game, as if somebody came out with a new game console and only id got to make a game for it.”

The New York Times: “There is no doubt that Rage will be one of next year’s biggest games.”

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E3 Week: Around the booth


As I relax in front of the TV after a busy week in Los Angeles, I thought I’d share some pics from the show floor of our E3 2010 booth. Most of them were taken before press started filing into the booth, as it was “all hands on deck” as soon as the show started.

Big, Dinky-sized ups to everyone that helped with our biggest E3 yet.

More photos after the break…

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