Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Game Critics Award and Blur Interview

Two bits of unrelated news, except that one probably contributed to the other.

First of all in our E3 2009 Wrap-Up we listed that SW:TOR was nominated in three categories of the Game Critics Awards. The Game Critics Awards are E3 awards voted on by 29 major game publications and are generally considered "the definitive list of what really stole the show at E3" (as Kotaku puts it).

Here's an image showing all the judges:

Now the results of those awards are in and Star Wars: The Old Republic won Best PC Game (out of the three nominations it got, losing to Mass Effect 2 and Left 4 Dead 2 in its other two categories). Click the image above to go to the list of all winners. Congratulations to BioWare and LucasArts.

The other bit of news is that IGN has a video interview with Blur regarding the creation of the Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer we were shown at E3 (and which I still consider the best cinematic trailer for a computer game I've ever seen). Let me try and embed the video below:

Not really any information about the game or even much about the video itself, more talking about what things Blur does and how they enjoyed working on the video and hearing the praises. But decent regardless.

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