Game 'Oscars' Go to 'Gears of War,' 'Wii Sports' - Printable Version
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Game 'Oscars' Go to 'Gears of War,' 'Wii Sports' - smitharose - 03-13-2007 03:53 PM
[attachment=26] ]"Gears of War," which was created by Epic Games and Microsoft Game Studios exclusively for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, was the big winner at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The ultra-realistic battle game was voted best video game of the year along with Nintendo's "Wii Sports." "Gears of War" also won technology and visual arts awards.
Ultra-realistic battle game "Gears of War" and sports simulation "Wii Sports" have been voted the best video games of the year at the Game Developers Conference, the video game industry's top annual summit that runs through Friday in San Francisco.
The awards are often considered the video game equivalent of the Oscars and can significantly boost game sales .
"Gears of War," which was created by Epic Games and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Game Studios exclusively for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, also won technology and visual arts awards.
The game, which retails in the U.S. for US$60, has sold more than 3 million units since its November debut.
"Wii Sports," which is included for free with Nintendo's revolutionary Wii console, won awards for game design and innovation.
The game allows users to play video game versions of golf, tennis and bowling using Nintendo's motion-sensitive controllers.