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03 September 01 Press Release
Black and White and Gran Turismo 3 Storm the ECTS Awards Winning 10 ‘Stars’ Between Them. Denki Blocks is Game of the Show.

The winners of the most prestigious awards in the European interactive entertainment industry were announced in London today at ECTS – Europe’s premier trade show for the interactive entertainment industry.

The ECTS Awards – known unofficially as ‘Stars’ – were presented to the winners at 3pm today at ExCeL.

The full line-up of winners is:
  • CTW Award for Marketing – Infogrames for Alone in the Dark
  • MCV Best of British Award – Sold Out Software
  • Develop Magazine Award for British Game Design Innovation – Criterion for Renderware
  • The Edge Award for Excellence – PomPom (developer of Space Tripper)
  • PC Format Best New Kit Award – NVIDIA’s GeForce 3
  • PC Gamer Best PC Game Developer Award – Bohemia for Operation Flashpoint
The following awards were voted for by more than 750 visitors to the ECTS website:
  • Best Console of the Year – PlayStation 2 (Sony)
  • Best PC Hardware – NVIDIA’s GeForce 3
  • Best Console Game of the Year – Gran Turismo 3 (Sony)
  • Best PC Game of the Year – Max Payne (Take Two)
  • Publisher of the Year – Ubi Soft
The Game of the Show Awards were voted for by a panel of elite European journalists and presented at ECTS to the following lucky winners:
  • Overall Best Game of the Show – Denki Blocks – Game Boy Advance (Rage)
  • Best PC Game of the Show – Project Nomad (CDV)
  • Best Console Game of the Show – Universal Studios – Game Cube (Kemco)
  • Best Handheld Game of the Show – Denki Blocks – Game Boy Advance (Rage)
  • Best Multiplayer Game of the Show – Anarchy Online (Funcom)
The winners of the Game of the Year Awards, as voted for by the readers of key European gaming publications, are:
  • PC Game of the Year Benelux voted through Power Unlimited – Black & White (EA)
  • Console Game of the Year Benelux voted through Power Unlimited – Gran Turismo 3 (Sony)
  • PC Game of the Year Eastern Europe voted through CD Action – Black & White (EA)
  • Console game of the Year Eastern Europe voted through Action Plus – Gran Turismo 3 (Sony)
  • PC Game of the Year France voted through Joystick – Giants (Interplay)
  • Console Game of the Year France voted through Joypad – ISS Pro Evolution 2 (Konami)
  • PC Game of the Year Germany voted through PC Games – Black & White (EA)
  • Console Game of the Year Germany voted through PlayZone, N-Zone and KidsZone – Gran Turismo 3 (Sony)
  • PC Game of the Year Italy voted through KwVideogiochi.it – Black & White (EA)
  • Console Game of the Year Italy voted through KwVideogiochi.it – Shen Mue (Sega)
  • PC Game of the Year Russia voted through GAME.exe – Baldur’s Gate II (Interplay)
  • PC Game of the Year Scandinavia voted through PC Hemma – Black & White (EA)
  • PC Game of the Year Spain voted through Solo Juegos.com – Black & White (EA)
  • Console Game of the Year Spain voted through Solo Jeugos.com – Gran Turismo 3 (Sony)
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