There are a lot of “Best of show” awards given out at E3,
but none carry the weight of the Game Critics Awards. Respected journalists
from major publications team together for these honors, voting on the best
games and hardware collectively.

This year’s winners have been announced – and it’s
Nintendo’s 3DS handheld gaming system that walked away with the “Best of Show”
award. id Software’s “Rage” and Valve’s “Portal 2” both earned multiple awards in sub-categories.  (In order for a game to be
eligible for an award, publishers are required to give judges hands-on time
with the E3 demo. This is to ensure that games are actually playable and not
just canned video presentations.)

The full list of winners (after the break):

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