Titanfall Sets A New Record For Most E3 Nominations In The History Of The GCAs

Titanfall, the clear favorite for the Game Critics Awards.

Titanfall set a new record for most E3 nominations in the history of the GCAs–the online multiplayer first-person shooter/Mech extravaganza received six nominations that include Best Show, Best Original Game, Best Console Game and Best Online Multiplayer, among others. The upcoming online shooter outdid games like Rage(2010), LittleBigPlanet (2008), Rock Band (2007) and Gears of War (2006), which held 5 nominations.

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Additionally, the publisher breakdown shows that Electronic Arts has 16 nominations followed by Sony Computer Entertainment with 10 nominations and Ubisoft with 8 nominations.

A full list of nominees is available below.

Best of Show
Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
– Oculus Rift HD (Oculus VR)
– PlayStation 4(Sony Computer Entertainment)
Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)

Best Original Game
Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive)
Rain (Japan Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)

Best Console Game
Batman: Arkham Origins (WBIE Montreal/WBIE)
Beyond: Two Souls (Quantic Dream/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
Infamous: Second Son (Sucker Punch/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)

Best Handheld Game
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Armature Studio/WBIE)
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Capcom/Capcom)
Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Popcap/EA)
Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Two Worlds (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)

Best PC Game
Battlefield 4 (DICE/Electronic Arts)
Company of Heroes 2 (Relic/Sega)
The Elder Scrolls Online (Zenimax Online/Bethesda)
Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
Total War: Rome II (Creative Assembly/Sega)

Best Hardware
– Oculus Rift (Oculus VR)
– PlayStation 4 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
– Blade (Razr)
– Shield (Nvidia)
– Xbox One (Microsoft)

Best Action Game
Battlefield 4 (DICE/Electronic Arts)
Call of Duty: Ghosts (Infinity Ward/Activision)
Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
Killzone: Shadow Fall (Guerilla Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)

Best Action/Adventure Game
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
Batman: Arkham Origins (WBIE Montreal/WBIE)
Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games/Nintendo)
Infamous: Second Son (Sucker Punch/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best RPG
Dark Souls II (FromSoftware/Namco-Bandai)
The Elder Scrolls Online (Zenimax Online/Bethesda)
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (AlphaDream/Nintendo)
Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus/Atlus)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian/Ubisoft)

Best Racing Game
Forza 5 (Turn 10 Studio/Microsoft Studios)
Gran Turismo 6 (Polyphony Digital/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
Need for Speed: Rivals (Ghost Games/Electronic Arts)
The Crew ( Ivory Tower/Ubisoft)

Best Sports Game
FIFA 14 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
NHL 14 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
Madden NFL 25 (Tiburon/EA Sports)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PES Productions/Konami)

Best Strategy Game
Command and Conquer (Victory Games/Electronic Arts)
Company of Heroes 2 (Relic/Sega)
Pikmin 3 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
Total War: Rome II (Creative Assembly/Sega)

Best Social/Casual
Disney Infinity (Avalanche/Disney Interactive)
Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive)
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games/WBIE)
Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time (Popcap/EA)
Skylanders: Swap Force (Vicarious Visions/Activision)
Project Spark (Team Daokta/Microsoft Studios)

Best Online Multiplayer
Battlefield 4 (DICE/Electronic Arts)
Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
The Elder Scrolls Online (Zenimax Online/Bethesda)
Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Downloadable
Contrast (Compulsion Games)
Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Young Horses Inc)
Outlast (Red Barrels)
Rain (Japan Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Transistor (Supergiant Games)

These awards recognize the best games showcased every year at E3 and distinguish the games that will shape the future of interactive entertainment; to be eligible the games must be made playable to Game Critics judges at E3.

Games like The Division, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, The Witcher III and Super Smash Bros were not made playable to the Judges and therefore disqualified from award consideration.

The Game Critics Awards is an independent group of 30 leading media outlets that cover the videogame industry.


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