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Overview

West Hall

E3 2000 was the largest show thus far in many respects. The Dreamcast was in full swing, allbeit without the support of Electronic Arts. Sony had just released the PlayStation 2 in Japan and brought a parade of titles to show to the western audience. Nintendo discussed their future with the GameCube, announcing it would release in the Fall of 2001. And then there was Microsoft, announcing that they too would be joining the console party by releasing the Xbox in 2001. Microsoft had a large theater set up in their booth where attendees could get a glimpse at the raw power of the new console.

The overwhelming hot topic of E3 2000 was the Metal Gear Solid 2 presentation on the video wall at Konami's booth. It was the talk of the show and had everyone stunned. Nintendo turned heads with Conker's Bad Fur Day, which shown in a part of their booth that consisted of an open bar and I.D. checking bouncer. Other noteworthy titles included Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Neverwinter Nights, Diablo II, Warcraft III, Tekken Tag Tournament, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Chrono Cross, and a little game called Halo for the PC and Mac.

Games of the Show

South Hall

The games listed below not only include those playable on the show floor, but any game referenced at the show. This would include video presentations, announcements, advertisements, or any other official reference to the game from its developer, publisher, or platform. They are listed mainly according to the publisher of the game, with a few exceptions where the publisher did not attend the show. An example of this would be a hardware company such as Nintendo or nVidia showing a game not developed or published by them. In several situtations, games either changed their title or even their publisher before they were released. For historical accuracy in chronicling E3, such games will be listed with their original names and publishers, and linked to the corresponding page of the final game.

3dfx

  • Voodoo 5500

Acclaim

Acclaim - ECW

Activision

Activision - Spider-Man

Agetec

Atlus

Bandai

Bethesda Softworks

Bioware

Blizzard

Bungie

Capcom

Capcom Booth

Codemasters

Codemasters Booth

Crave

Eidos

Eidos Booth

Electronic Arts

EA Booth

Enix

Fox Interactive

Fox Booth

Funcom

Infogrames

Infogrames Booth

Interplay

Koei

Konami

Konami - MGS2

LucasArts

Microsoft

Microsoft - Xbox

Midway

Midway Booth

Namco

Namco Booth

Natsume

Nintendo

Nintendo

nVidia

  • GeForce 2 GTS

Red Storm

Rockstar Games

Sega

Sega

Sierra

Sony

Sony Booth

Sony Online Entertainment

SOE - EverQuest

Southpeak Interactive

Squaresoft

Squaresoft Booth

Tecmo

THQ

THQ - WWF's Mick Foley

Ubisoft

Ubisoft Booth

Working Designs

Game Critics Awards

The Best of E3

The Game Critics Awards are decided by an independent group of North American media outlets. They have selected the most promising games of each Electronic Entertainment Expo since 1998, and have thus become recognized as the most respected "Best of" awards that come out of the annual show. Games qualify for nomination by having hands-on playable versions of the game at the show.

BEST OF SHOW

BEST ORIGINAL GAME

Best of Show

BEST GAME - CONSOLE

BEST PERIPHERAL/HARDWARE - PC

Best Console Game
  • nVidia GeForce 2 - nVidia
  • Runner Up: Voodoo 5 5500 - 3dfx

  • BEST PERIPHERAL/HARDWARE - CONSOLE
  • Xbox - Microsoft
  • Runner Up: Dreamcast Maracas - Sega

BEST ACTION GAME

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

BEST FIGHTING GAME

Best Hardware

BEST RPG

BEST RACING GAME

BEST SIMULATION GAME

BEST SPORTS GAME

Best RPG / Online

BEST PUZZLE/TRIVIA/PARLOR GAME

BEST ONLINE MULTIPLAYER

SPECIAL COMMENDATION FOR GRAPHICS

Show Floor

E3 2000 - West Hall
E3 2000 - South Hall
E3 2000 - Kentia Hall

SWAG

Exhibitors

  • 1C Company
  • 3dfx Interactive
  • A.D. Vision, Inc.
  • Abacus Software
  • Abject.com
  • Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
  • Aclaim Entertainment, Inc.
  • ACT LABS Ltd.
  • Action Zone, LLC
  • Activision
  • Adamsoft Co., Ltd.
  • Adventus Incorporated
  • AegiSoft Corporation
  • Agetec, Inc.
  • Alias/Wavefront
  • Altec Lansing Technologies
  • Aludra, Inc.
  • ARC Media.com
  • Argo Electronics
  • Art & Life Electronic Co., Ltd.
  • Atlus USA, Inc.
  • Azuradisc, Inc.
  • Bandai America
  • Barrington Harvey
  • BattleTop.com
  • Beamscope Canada, Inc.
  • Bert-Co Graphics
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • BFD Productions, Inc.
  • Binarystar Enterprise, Inc.
  • BioWare Corp.
  • Blaze Magazine
  • Bleem, Inc.
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • Blue Byte Software
  • Brady Games
  • Brighter Child Interactive
  • British Pavilion
  • Bungie Software
  • Cakewalk
  • Capcom Entertainment
  • Case Logic, Inc.
  • CCL Video Game Co., Ltd.
  • CDV Software Entertainment AG
  • Chaman Productions
  • Channel M
  • China National Publications
  • Import and Export Corp.
  • CHMAN ONLINE
  • Cine Group Interactive
  • CMP Game Media Group
  • CNET Gamecenter
  • Codemasters
  • Cognitoy
  • Comfy Interactive Movies
  • Compact Media, Inc.
  • Compedia
  • Copmutec Media
  • Computer Friendly Stuff
  • Computer Gaming World
  • Computing Services & Software Association
  • Concord Disc Manufacturing
  • Cosmi Corporation
  • Coulomb Electronics Ltd.
  • Countertop Software
  • Crave Entertainment
  • Creative Labs, Inc.
  • Criterion Software Ltd.
  • Cryo Interactive Entertainment
  • Cyber Active Media Group - GameWEEK
  • Cybernet Systems Corp.
  • Cyberworld
  • Cybiko, Inc.
  • CycleFX/Hollywood Engineering
  • Dance & Jump Software Co., Ltd.
  • DeLorme
  • Desk Top Simulators LLC
  • Duetsche Telekom AG
  • Digimask Ltd.
  • Digiscents
  • Digital Bridges Ltd.
  • Digital Innovations
  • Digital Leisure
  • Digital River
  • Discreet Monsters
  • Disney Interactive
  • DK Interactive Learning
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • DreamCatcher-The Adventure Company
  • Ecole Emile Cohl
  • Eden Studios
  • eGad! Software, LLC
  • eGames, Inc.
  • Egmont Interactive
  • EHPT USA, Inc.
  • Eidos INteractive, Inc.
  • ELAN Informatique
  • Electro Mechanic Games
  • Electro Source, LLC
  • Electronic Arts
  • Eleven Engineering, Inc.
  • Elisa Sales & Distribution, Inc.
  • Ellis Enterprises, Inc.
  • EMME
  • Empire Interactive
  • Emplast, Inc.
  • Encore Software
  • Endor Development & Distribution GmbH
  • Enhanced Memory Systems
  • Enix America, Inc.
  • Enpack
  • Ensemble Studios
  • Entertainment Software Rating Board
  • Epoch Internet
  • eSofNet Ltd.
  • Esprit Development Corporation
  • Essential Reality, LLC
  • Etranges Libellules
  • Ex'Pression Center for New Media
  • Exent Technologies Ltd.
  • Express.com
  • FGN, represented by Cybereps
  • FindPlayer
  • Fire International
  • Firebrand Interactive
  • Flight One Software
  • Fortune Electronics & Plastic Int'l, Ltd.
  • Fox Interactive
  • France Edition
  • French Pavilion/CFME ACTIM
  • Full Throttle Magazine
  • Funcom
  • G.T.M. Video
  • g:company, Inc.
  • GALILEA Multimedia
  • Game Bike
  • Game Commander Interactive
  • Game Informer Magazine
  • Game Source, Inc.
  • Game Technology Systems, Inc.
  • Gamedia Electronic Ltd.
  • Gamee Interactive
  • GameFan Magazine
  • Gamegate.com BU
  • GameLoft.com
  • GamePro
  • Gamers Republic Magazine/Millennium Publications
  • GameSpy Industries
  • games.theglobe.com
  • Gamesquad
  • Gametronics
  • Gathering of Developers
  • GBC Information Packaging Division
  • Gennex 2K Distribution
  • Global Star Software
  • Graphic Corp., Corel Corporation
  • Gravis
  • Guillemot
  • Hachette Multimedia
  • happypuppy.com
  • Hasbro Interactive
  • Havas Interactive
  • Heksplex Entertainment
  • Hemming AG
  • Heroic Computer Products
  • Honey Bee Industrial International Ltd.
  • Hortus Soft
  • How2.com
  • Human Code
  • Humanity Oriented Technology Corp.
  • Humongous Entertainment
  • I-Imagine
  • IPD
  • I-O Display Systems
  • IGN.com-Snowball.com
  • Imagine Media, Inc.
  • Immersion Corporation
  • Index
  • Infobank Technology
  • Infogrames
  • Integral Media
  • Intel Corporation
  • Intelliquis
  • InterAct Accessories, Inc.
  • Interactive Ideas
  • Interactive Seating
  • Interplay Entertainment Corp.
  • Info Networks, Inc.
  • Iris USA, Inc.
  • ITP Entertainment, Inc.
  • Jack of All Games
  • JackedIN.com
  • Jackin USA, Inc.
  • Jaleco USA, Inc.
  • JC Research, Inc.
  • Jim Henson Interactive
  • JoWooD Productions Software AG
  • Kalisto Entertainment
  • Karna LLC, Razer Division
  • Kazibao Productions
  • KB Gear Interactive
  • Kemco
  • Kenmark USA
  • Kinesoft Development
  • Knowledge Adventure
  • Koei Corporation
  • Konami of America, Inc.
  • Korea Game Promotion Center
  • Kutoka Interactive
  • LeapFrog
  • Learning Machines Corporation
  • LEGO Media
  • Lille Metropole Development Agency
  • Logitech, Inc.
  • Lucas Arts Entertainment Company
  • Lucas Learning LTd.
  • Lyongame.com
  • Macmillan USA
  • Mad Catz, Inc.
  • Magelis-Pole IMage Angouleme
  • MagiCom Multimedia Corp.
  • Magix Entertainment Corp.
  • Marbo Kam Limited
  • Marjacq Micro Ltd.
  • Mars Publishing
  • Masque Publishing
  • MassWorks
  • Matrox Graphics
  • Mattel Interactive
  • Media Group, Inc.
  • Megaware Multimedia
  • Metro3D, Inc.
  • Miacomet
  • MICROIDS
  • Microsoft
  • Midas Interactive Entertainment
  • Midway Home Entertainment
  • MLS Laserlock International
  • Monte Cristo, The Management Games Company
  • Montparnasse Multimedia
  • Moto1
  • Mplayer.com
  • A HearMe Company
  • MPS Multimedia, Inc.
  • Multimedia 2000
  • Multimedia Victoria
  • Multimedia Warehouse
  • Naki International
  • Namco Hometek, Inc.
  • Nanotainment LLC
  • Natsume, Inc.
  • Navarre Corporation
  • Neurosmith
  • Nexpak
  • nGame Limited
  • Nintendo of America, Inc.
  • Nirve Sports
  • Nokia
  • Not a Number
  • NovaLogic, Inc.
  • Nuby/Doc's Interactive
  • Nvidia
  • NxN Software, Inc.
  • NYKO Technologies
  • OEIL POUR OEIL
  • Off-Price, Inc.
  • OPTEC Co., Ltd.
  • OptiDisc, Inc.
  • Oxford Softworks
  • PAN Interactive Publishing
  • Past Tree, Inc.
  • Peach Networks
  • PELE Enterprises
  • Pelican Accessories
  • Phenomedia AG
  • Pioneer Entertainment
  • PlaneteFan USA
  • Pointsoft
  • Ponica Industrial Co., Ltd.
  • Preview Systems
  • Pride Interactive Media Accessories
  • Prima Games
  • PRogressive Innovations
  • Promedia Computer Supplies, Inc.
  • Q Logistic Solutions
  • Quarterview, Inc.
  • Radica USA, Ltd.
  • Ravensburger Interactive Media GmbH
  • Red Storm Entertainment, Inc.
  • Resource Media Distribution
  • Ripcord Games
  • Rocelco, Inc.
  • Rockstar Games
  • Rolling Stone Magazine
  • ROM-MAN Distribution
  • Royal Electronics, Inc.
  • Runecraft Ltd.
  • S.C. Nemira Media S.R.L.
  • Saitek Industries
  • Sanyo-Verbatim CD Company
  • Saturn Five Ltd.
  • Scholastic, Inc.
  • School Zone Publishing Company
  • Sci Ltd.
  • Scottish Enterprise - Scottish Games Alliance
  • Sega of America
  • Shape CD, Inc.
  • Shift Magazine
  • Sierra
  • SIMI Reality Motion Systems GmbH
  • Simon & Schuster Interactive
  • SNK Corporation of America
  • Snotragg Productions
  • Software 2000
  • Songboy.com, Inc.
  • Sonic Desktop Software
  • Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Sony Disc Manufacturing/SecuRom
  • Sony Online Entertainment
  • Sound Source Interactive
  • Source Magazine
  • SouthPeak Interactive
  • Space Toys
  • Specialty Store Services
  • Sperry Corp.
  • Spin Magazine
  • Squaresoft
  • Stealth Media Group, Inc.
  • Sterling Sports
  • Strategic Marketing Partners
  • Studio Search, Inc.
  • Sunflowers GmbH
  • Sunsoft
  • Sunstorm Interactive
  • Superior Technology
  • SVG Distribution
  • Swing! Entertainment Media AG
  • Syrinx
  • Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.
  • TalonSoft, Inc.
  • Tech Data
  • Tecmo, Inc.
  • Telefilm Canada
  • The 3DO Company
  • The Games Kitchen
  • The Nassal Company
  • Theorom Productions
  • THQ, Inc.
  • TINY SOftware
  • Tips & Tricks LFP, Inc. Magazine
  • Titus Software Corporation
  • Tivola Electronic Publishing
  • Tokto Games
  • TOKYOPOP.com
  • Tomato Land Display Systems
  • Torus Games
  • Toysite
  • Transparent Language, Inc.
  • Tremor Entertainment
  • Turbine Entertainment Software
  • TVML
  • U.S. Games Distribution
  • Ubisoft Entertainment
  • UGO Networks, Inc.
  • Univenture, Inc.
  • Universal Interactive Studio
  • Van Koevering Company
  • Vatical Entertainment
  • Versus Books
  • Vibe Magazine
  • Victory Multimedia
  • Video Gaming Group
  • Video Gear
  • Video System USA
  • Virgin Interactive Software
  • VIS Interactive PLC
  • VisKids Ltd.
  • VM Labs, Inc.
  • Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc.
  • VR1
  • VR Standard Corp.
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Wave Systems Corp
  • WebGameZone.com
  • Widescreen Games
  • Wilco Publishing
  • Wild Things
  • WinMax Technology
  • Wireless Imaging, Inc.
  • WIT
  • Woman Wise
  • Working Designs
  • Worldnet Computer, Inc.
  • Worlds.com
  • Yobo Gameware Company
  • Z-Best Audio & Video
  • ZDNet International
  • ZDNet's GameSpot
  • ZDTV
  • Ziff-Davis Game Group
  • Zonejeux.com

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