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Overview

South Hall

E3 2002 was all about the concept of taking games online. The Dreamcast was simply ahead of its time. Sony announced that their Network Adapter would allow players to test their skills online in EA Sports titles, a new Navy SEALs game called SOCOM, a console version of the immensely popular EverQuest, a new version of Resident Evil, and even alongside PC gamers in Final Fantasy XI. Microsoft laid the groundwork for what they called Xbox Live, a premium service with a subscription fee that would link all of online exploits together via one single username they called a GamerTag. This would allow players to see their friends online and what game they were currently playing at any time. Microsoft also announced that the kit that came with the purchase of a one year subscription would come with a headset for voice chat. Also, the service would only be available on broadband, which was not exactly commonplace at the time, but guaranteed quality experiences online.

The PC crowd was also talking about online gaming thanks to Blizzard's unveiling of World of Warcraft and Sony Online Entertainment's introduction of Star Wars Galaxies and continued focus upon the EverQuest franchise with a new expansion and a glimpse into EverQuest II.

South Hall

Nintendo wasn't in on the whole online craze. Instead, they focused on blockbuster titles such as The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Super Mario Sunshine, and Metroid Prime. They also introduced their wireless GameCube controller known as the Wavebird.

Of all the other games at the show, the most popular was easily Doom III, which dominated the discussion at Activision's booth. Sequels were quite popular at this years's show. Capcom brought sequels for both of their new hits, Devil May Cry and Onimusha. Konami offered up a new Zone of the Enders following the success of the first, which came with a demo of Metal Gear Solid 2. Namco brought Tekken 4 to the PS2 from the arcades. And Tecmo announced they'd be bringing a remake of Ninja Gaiden exclusively to Xbox.

Original titles still existed, however, and many would soon become household names to the industry. Titles such as Battlefield 1942, Splinter Cell, Kingdom Hearts, Xenosaga, MechAssault, and Psychonauts all made their presence known at E3 2002.

Games of the Show

West 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.

Acclaim

Activision

Activision Booth

Agetec

Atari / Infogrames

ATi

  • Radeon 7500
  • Radeon 8500

Bethesda Softworks

Blizzard

Capcom

Capcom Booth

Codemasters

Crave

Eidos

Electronic Arts

EA Booth

Enix

Fox Interactive

Funcom

Interplay

Koei

Konami

Konami Booth

LucasArts

Star Wars: KOTOR

Majesco

Microsoft

Microsoft Booth

Midway

Mythic

Namco

NCsoft

Nintendo

Nintendo Booth

nVidia

  • GeForce 4 MX 460
  • GeForce 4 Ti 4200
  • GeForce 4 Ti 4600

Sega

Sierra

Sony

Sony Booth - SOCOM

Sony Online Entertainment

SOE - EverQuest: PoP

Squaresoft

Take Two Interactive

Tecmo

THQ

Ubisoft

Ubisoft - Shadowbane

The U.S. Army

Vivendi Universal

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

DOOM III ( PC) - id Software / Activision

BEST ORIGINAL GAME

Psychonauts ( Xbox) - Double Fine Productions / Microsoft

BEST PC GAME

Best of Show

DOOM III ( PC) - id Software / Activision

BEST CONSOLE GAME

The Legend of Zelda ( GCN) - Nintendo

BEST CONSOLE HARDWARE

Best Console Game

WaveBird Wireless Controller ( GCN) - Nintendo

BEST ACTION GAME

DOOM III ( PC) - id Software / Activision

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

Splinter Cell ( PS2/ Xbox) - Ubisoft

BEST FIGHTING GAME

Tekken 4 ( PS2) - Namco

BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME

Neverwinter Nights ( PC) - Bioware / Atari

BEST RACING GAME

Auto Modellista ( PS2) - Capcom

BEST SIMULATION GAME

The Sims Online ( PC) - Maxis / Electronic Arts

BEST SPORTS GAME

NFL 2K3 ( PS2/ Xbox/ GCN) - Visual Concepts / Sega

BEST STRATEGY GAME

Command & Conquer Generals ( PC) - EA Pacific / Electronic Arts

BEST PUZZLE/TRIVIA/PARLOR GAME

Super Monkey Ball 2 ( GCN) - Amusement Vision / Sega

BEST ONLINE MULTIPLAYER

Star Wars Galaxies ( PC) - Sony Online Entertainment / LucasArts

SPECIAL COMMENDATION FOR SOUND

DOOM III ( PC) - id Software / Activision

SPECIAL COMMENDATION FOR GRAPHICS

DOOM III ( PC) - id Software / Activision

Exhibitors

  • 1C
  • 21st Software
  • 3D2
  • 4D-Vision
  • A1 SOftware
  • A.L.S. Industries, Inc.
  • Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.
  • Action Zone LLC
  • Activision, Inc.
  • The Adventure Company
  • Aerosoft GmbH
  • Agetec
  • AIAS
  • AlfaData Twilight
  • Alias/Wavefront
  • Alliance NumeriQC
  • Altec Lansing Technologies, Inc.
  • AmazonTech
  • Analog Devices
  • APIM
  • Apple Computer
  • Argo USA Corporation
  • Arkane Studios
  • Artifact Entertainment
  • Arxel Tribe
  • Atek Electronics, Inc.
  • ATI Technologies, Inc.
  • Atlus USA
  • Auran
  • Azuradisc
  • BAM! Entertainment
  • Bandai America
  • BBC Multimedia
  • Belkin
  • Bert-Co
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • Bigben Interactive
  • BigSky Interactive
  • BioWare Corp
  • Blackstar Interactive GmbH
  • Blizzard Entertainment
  • BNS USA, Division of Hoya Unlimited
  • Boost Mobil
  • Brady Games
  • British Pavilion (ELSPA)
  • British Pavilion/CSSA
  • British Telecommunications
  • Broderbund Software
  • Bug Tracker
  • Buka Entertainment
  • Butterfly.net
  • Buttkicker/The Guitammer Company
  • Cakewalk Music Software
  • Capcom USA Inc.
  • CCI Valenciennes
  • CDV Software Entertainment, Inc.
  • Cenega
  • Central Games Corp.
  • CH Products
  • Championet Networks
  • China National Publications
  • Chman
  • Clear-Vu Products
  • CodeFire
  • Codemasters
  • COKeM International, Ltd.
  • Compact Media
  • Compedia Ltd.
  • Compu Data Innovation, Inc.
  • Comverse Network Systems, Inc.
  • Conspiracy Entertainment
  • Cosmi Corporation
  • Crave Entertainment
  • Criterion Software Ltd.
  • Cybergun - Soft Air USA
  • Data Becker
  • DC Studios Canada
  • DC Studios UK
  • Deep Shadows
  • Destination Software
  • Diamond Comic Distributors
  • Digital Bridges Ltd.
  • Digital Dream Studios
  • Digital Innovations
  • Digital Leisure
  • Digital Worldwide
  • Disc Makers
  • DiscChek
  • DiscFarm Corporation
  • Dittrich Design
  • Doki Denki
  • Dolphin Electronic Co. Ltd.
  • Dream Quest Technology, Inc.
  • Dreamcatcher Games
  • DVD 6C
  • EB Carlson Marketing
  • edgies
  • Egame for Less
  • eGames, Inc.
  • Eidos Interactive
  • Electro Source, LLC
  • Electronic Arts
  • Eleven Engineering
  • Elite Interactive Cards
  • Ellis Enterprises
  • Empire Interactive
  • Emplast Inc.
  • Encore, Inc.
  • Enix
  • eSofnet Co., Ltd.
  • ESRB
  • Essential Reality
  • Etranges Libellules
  • Eutechnyx Limited
  • Evolution Robotics
  • Evomouse
  • Extent Technologies
  • Focus Multimedia Ltd.
  • Fogware Publishing
  • Fortune Power Electronic Technology Co.
  • Foul Magazine
  • Fox Interactive
  • French Pavilion/UbiFrance
  • Funcom
  • FutureClub.net
  • Galilea Media
  • Game Center Distirbution Inc.
  • Game Infinity
  • Game Informer Magazine
  • Game Source Inc.
  • Game Technology Systems
  • Gameinis
  • Gamemate Tech, Inc.
  • games.theglobe.com
  • The Games Kitchen
  • GameSpot
  • GameTronics
  • GameWare Europe Ltd.
  • GC - Games Convention
  • GearGrip.com
  • German Pavilion
  • Gigex, Inc.
  • Global Software Publishing/DK
  • Global Star Software
  • Gravity Corporation
  • Guillemot
  • Guildhall Leisure Services
  • Hanbitsoft Inc.
  • Havok
  • Hexacto Games
  • Hip Gear - SJS Group
  • Honey Bee Electronics International
  • Hytechnology Inc.
  • iBeta Quality Assurance
  • IC CAVE (International Centre for Computer Games and Virtual Entertainment)
  • id Software
  • iGames
  • IGN.com
  • ILY Enterprises, Inc.
  • Imagine Media
  • Immersion Corp.
  • InfoBank Technology Corp.
  • Infogrames
  • Integral Media
  • Integrity Ware, Inc.
  • Intel Corporation
  • InterAct Accessories
  • Interactive Rights Management
  • International Game Developers Association (IGDA)
  • Interplay Entertainment
  • Instrinsic Graphics
  • IPAC Media
  • IR-VOnline.com
  • IT World Services
  • Ixtek
  • J.F.J. Disc Repair / G.T.M. Video
  • Jack of All Games
  • Jaleco
  • JAMDAT Mobile
  • JC Entertainment
  • JC Research
  • JoWood Productions Software AG
  • Kemco
  • Key West Marketing dba Game America
  • Koch Media
  • Koei
  • Konami of America, Inc.
  • Kutoka Interactive
  • The Learning Company
  • Levac
  • Lexington Warner
  • LithTech
  • Logitech
  • Logrus International
  • LucasArts Entertainment Company
  • Lyon game
  • Lyra Studios
  • Macrovision Corporation
  • Mad Catz
  • Majesco
  • Majorem Ltd.
  • Marjacq Micro Ltd.
  • Matias Corporation
  • Maui Innovative Peripherals
  • MCV Media
  • Media Create Co., Ltd.
  • Metro3D
  • MGA Entertainment
  • Micro Forte
  • Microids
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Midas Interactive Entertainment
  • Midway Home Entertainment
  • Milo's Workshop
  • MLS Laserlock International, Inc.
  • Monte Cristo Multimedia
  • MPC Ltd.
  • MSI Computer Corp.
  • Mt. Sierra College
  • Mutlimedia 2000 Inc.
  • Multimedia City
  • Mythic Entertainment
  • Namco Hometek, Inc.
  • Natsume Inc.
  • Navarre Corporation
  • NCsoft
  • NetDevil
  • Netdragon Websoft Inc.
  • NewKidCo
  • Nintendo of America Inc.
  • Nokia
  • Norvanco International
  • NovaLogic
  • NUBY Interactive
  • nVidia
  • NXN Software
  • Nyko Technologies, Inc.
  • Oeil pour Oeil
  • Off-Price, Inc.
  • Online Marketing and Public Relations
  • Pan Vision
  • Pelican Accessories
  • Pengo Technologies
  • Perforce Software
  • Phantagram Interactive, Inc.
  • Phenoedia Inc.
  • Philips Consumer Electronics
  • Playcom
  • Pointsoft GmbH
  • Price Design Team
  • Prima Games
  • Primal Software
  • Pro-Gaming
  • Promax Wireless Products
  • Pumpkin Effect
  • Q-Mark Technology Corp.
  • Radica USA
  • Ravensburger Interactive/Fishtank
  • Real Time Worlds Ltd.
  • Realtime Wholesale
  • Red-Purple Game Technology Co., Ltd.
  • Rockstar Games
  • ROM-MAN Distribution
  • Rotokiller
  • Russobit-M
  • S2 Games
  • Saitek
  • Salem Software
  • Sammy Entertainment
  • Scanavo Ltd.
  • Schanz International Consultants
  • School Zone Interactive
  • Scottish Games Alliance
  • SecuROM
  • Sega of America, Inc.
  • Selectsoft Publishing
  • SETTEC
  • SF Video
  • Sierra Entertainment
  • Simi Reality Motion Systems
  • Simon & Schuster Interactive
  • Sismoplay
  • Slingshot Game Technology Inc.
  • Smart Solutions
  • Soft Enterprises GmbH
  • Soft-World International
  • Software Unlimited
  • Sonopress
  • Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
  • Sony Online Entertainment
  • The Source
  • Spielwarenmesse eG
  • SPIN Magazine
  • Sprint
  • Squaresoft
  • SRP Inter@ctive Inc.
  • Star Force Technologies Ltd.
  • State Government of Victoria, Australia
  • Strategic Marketing Partners
  • Strategy First
  • Streaminghand Service
  • Summitsoft Corporation
  • Sunflowers GmbH
  • Surplusoft Distribution
  • Take 2 Interactive Software
  • TDK Mediactive, Inc.
  • TDV Technologies
  • TeamXbox LLC
  • Tech Excel
  • Techland
  • Technicolor
  • Tecmo
  • Telefilm Canada
  • Telex Communications
  • Testing Testing 123, Inc.
  • Thomson Multimedia
  • THQ
  • Tiga Scotland
  • Tigergame Ltd.
  • Tips & Tricks Magazine
  • Titus/Virgin Interactive
  • Tivola
  • Topics Entertainment
  • Torus Games
  • Touch Line Data Systems Ltd.
  • Touching Systems Co., Ltd.
  • Trans Electric Co., Ltd.
  • Tremor Entertainment
  • Turbine Entertainment
  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • The U.S. Army
  • U.S. Games Distribution, Inc.
  • Ubisoft Entertainment
  • UCC Distibuting
  • Univenture Inc.
  • Universal Interactive
  • Valusoft
  • Vancouver Film School
  • Versus Books
  • Victory Multimedia
  • ViewSonic
  • VIS entertainment plc
  • Visual Sciences
  • Vivendi Universal Games
  • VUD
  • W.I.T.
  • Wanadoo
  • Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Wild Things
  • WildTangent
  • Wizard Soft Ltd.
  • Wizards of the Coast
  • Wizgate Corporation
  • Wootsoft Entertainment GmbH
  • Working Designs
  • World Netgames Inc.
  • XenGen
  • Xgaming
  • Xicat Interactive Ltd.
  • Xtecnologies
  • The Yes Alliance
  • Yobo Gameware Company
  • Z-Best Audio & Video
  • Ziff Davis Media
  • ZioSoft Inc.

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