E3 Awards announced

Non-playable games sweep the board.

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The winners of this year?s E3 Critics Awards have been announced, spurring a slew of online fanboy arguments as always.

The winners are:

Best of Show
Half-Life 2, Valve LLC/Vivendi Universal Games PC

Best Original Game
Full Spectrum Warrior, Pandemic/THQ

Best PC Game
Half-Life 2, Valve LLC/Vivendi Universal Games PC

Best Console Game
Halo 2, Bungie Studios/Microsoft Xbox

Best Peripheral/Hardware
EyeToy, Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation 2

Best Action Game
Half-Life 2, Valve LLC/Vivendi Universal Games PC

Best Action/Adventure Game
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Ubi Soft Montreal/Ubi Soft All Game Systems

Best Fighting Game
Soul Calibur 2, Namco All Console Systems

Best Role Playing Game
Fable, Big Blue Box/Microsoft Xbox

Best Racing Game
Gran Turismo 4, Polyphony Digital/Sony Computer Entertainment PlayStation 2

Best Simulation Game
Full Spectrum Warrior, Pandemic Studios/THQ Xbox/PC

Best Sports Game
Tony Hawk's Underground, NeverSoft/Activision All Console Platforms

Best Strategy Game
Rome: Total War, Creative Assembly/Activision PC

Best Puzzle/Trivia/Parlor Game
EyeToy, Games Sony Computer Entertainment Europe PlayStation 2

Best Online Multiplayer
City of Heroes, Cryptic Studios/NCSoft PC

Special Commendation Graphics
Half-Life 2, Valve LLC/Vivendi Universal Games PC

We think it?s a little strange that non-playable games can even be eligible for awards, however strong a video presentation is.

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