Gamescom: EA Wins 4 Show Awards, Battlefield 3 Gets Top Honors
The organizers of Europe's Gamescom conference have revealed the winners of its best in show awards, with Electronic Art's Battlefield 3 receiving a unanimous vote as the top game of the show.
A jury of "national and international media, press, and trade representatives" also awarded EA Best Online Game honors for Star Wars The Old Republic, as well as Best Console Game, for FIFA 12 and a newly-introduced Best Browser Game award for The Sims Social.
Sony also made a mark on the awards, getting Best Hardware or Hardware Accessories recognition for the PlayStation Vita and Best Mobile Game honors for the Vita's Uncharted: Golden Abyss.
A complete list of the winners is as follows:
* Best of Gamescom: Battlefield 3 (Electronic Arts)
* Best Hardware or Hardware Accessories: PlayStation Vita (Sony Computer Entertainment)
* Best Console Game: FIFA 12 (Electronic Arts)
* Best Mobile Game: Uncharted: Golden Abyss (Sony Computer Entertainment)
* Best Online Game: Star Wars: The Old Republic (Electronic Arts)
* Best PC Game: Diablo III (Blizzard Entertainment)
* Best Browser Game: The Sims Social (Electronic Arts)
* Best Family Game: Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)