The winners of the gamescom award 2011 have been determined. At the launch of this year’s gamescom trade fair, the independent expert jury from the field of publishing and media designated the best products. Battlefield 3 (Electronic Arts) was unanimously elected the “Best of gamescom 2011”.
The “Best PC Game” is Diablo III from Blizzard Entertainment. Star Wars: The Old Republic (Electronic Arts) is the winner of the “Online Games” category. The award for the “Best Mobile Game” went to Sony Computer Entertainment for its Uncharted: Golden Abyss, while The Sims Social (Electronic Arts) excelled as the “Best Browser Game”. PlayStation Vita from Sony Computer Entertainment beat the other nominees in the “Hardware Accessories” category. The “Best of Family Entertainment” award was given to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for its game Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster.
The gamescom award boasts a unique place in the international games industry. This year, the gamescom awards were presented and bestowed at a more international scale. The best products of the gamescom trade fair were already awarded by the expert jury of national and international media, press, and trade representatives during the official opening. This year’s gamescom awards comprised a total of eight categories: Best PC Game, Best Console Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Online Game, Best Browser Game, Best Family Game, Best Hardware/Hardware Accessories, and Best of gamescom (selected by the jury from all categories).
Overview of the winners:
Winner: Game, Category, Company
Battlefield 3, Best of gamescom, Electronic Arts
PlayStation Vita, Best Hardware or Hardware Accessories, Sony Computer Entertainment
FIFA 12, Best Console Game, Electronic Arts
Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Best Mobile Game, Sony Computer Entertainment
Star Wars: The Old Republic, Best Online Game, Electronic Arts
Diablo III, Best PC Game, Blizzard Entertainment
The Sims Social, Best Browser Game, Electronic Arts
Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster, Best Family Game, Warner Bros.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards."