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BioShock Infinite Leads E3 Game Critics Awards Winners

Irrational and 2K Games' BioShock Infinite led the winners of this year's E3 Game Critics Awards, winning in all four categories it was nominated, including Best of Show, with Sony's PlayStation Vita winning Best Hardware.
Irrational and 2K Games' BioShock Infinite led the winners of this year's E3 Game Critics Awards, winning in all four categories it was nominated, including Best of Show. The title also won for Best Original Game, Best PC Game and Best Action/Adventure Game after a demo that showed off the game's crowd interactions and aerial action on the Skyline rail system. Sony's PlayStation Vita won out over Nintendo's Wii U and other nominees for Best Hardware demonstrated at the show. Vita title Sound Shapes -- developed by Everyday Shooter maker Jonathan Mak -- won awards for Best Handheld Game and Best Social/Casual Game. Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim won two awards for Best Console Game and Best Role Playing Game, while EA's Battlefield 3 also won twice for Best Action Game and Best Online Multiplayer. Sony's Uncharted 3 failed to win a single award despite four nominations. Other notable nominees that failed to win any awards include WB's Batman: Arkham City, EA's Mass Effect 3 Square Enix's Tomb Raider update and EA's Star Wars: The Old Republic. Started in 1998, the E3 Game Critics Awards are decided from among titles that were playable at the annual show by a group of judges representing 35 major American publications that cover games. The awards are not officially linked to E3 or the ESA. A full list of winners for 2011 is below: Best of Show BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Best Original Game BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Best Console Game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PS3, Xbox 360) Best Handheld Game Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita) Best PC Game BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Best Hardware PlayStation Vita (Sony Computer Entertainment) Best Action Game Battlefield 3 (DICE/EA Games for PC) Best Action/Adventure Game BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Best Role Playing Game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Best Fighting Game Street Fighter X Tekken (Capcom/Capcom for PS3, Xbox 360, PSVita) Best Racing Game Forza 4 (Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360) Best Sports Game FIFA Soccer 12 (EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Best Strategy Game From Dust (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Best Social/Casual Game Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita) Best Motion Simulation Game The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii) Best Online Multiplayer Battlefield 3 (DICE/EA Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360) Best Downloadable Game Bastion (Supergiant Games/WB Games for PC, Xbox 360)

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