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    The 2005 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on May 18-20.

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    Overview

    West Hall
    West Hall

    E3 2005 was all about the next generation. Microsoft had jumped the gun on everyone by announcing that the Xbox 360 would be released later that year, just four years after the original Xbox's debut. Only a few titles were actually shown in playable form on the show floor, but a slew of games were previewed during the press conference. The presentations included the likes of Gears of War, Perfect Dark Zero, Project Gotham Racing 3, and a pair of RPG's from Mistwalker, the new company created by Hironobu Sakaguchi. While third party developers seemed to still be focused on the original Xbox, it was becoming quickly apparent that Microsoft was moving on.

    Sony revealed the PlayStation 3 to much fanfare. Most notably was the presentation of Killzone 2 at the press conference. This would become the most debated subject of the show. Was it real or was it pre-rendered? No one knew for sure, but it definitely got people buzzing about the PlayStation 3. Sony also wowed the crowd with presentations of Motorstorm, Heavenly Sword, Gran Turismo, Metal Gear Solid, and a quick Final Fantasy VII demo that had all the fanboys salivating for a true remake.

    South Hall
    South Hall

    Nintendo, not to be completely outdone, revealed a mocked up model of what they called the Revolution. They showed no controllers and spoke of not many details other than that it would be possible to download games directly to the system. Nintendo also debuted the irrelevant third iteration of the Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Micro.

    On the show floor, Konami yet again had a Metal Gear Solid presentation, this time for the PS3 title touted as being the final chapter in the franchise. Of the games actually playable on the show floor, the most talked about titles included Starcraft Ghost, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Soulcalibur III, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Kingdom Hearts II, Call of Duty 2, Battlefield 2, Nintendogs, Super Mario Strikers, Company of Heroes, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, Civilization IV, and Shadow of the Colossus. Then, hidden in the depths of Kentia Hall, was a little game called Guitar Hero.

    Games of the Show

    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.

    2K Games

    2K Games Booth
    2K Games Booth

    Activision

    Activision Booth
    Activision Booth

    Agetec

    Atari

    Atlus

    Bandai

    Bethesda Softworks

    Blizzard - Starcraft Ghost
    Blizzard - Starcraft Ghost

    Blizzard

    Buena Vista Games

    Buena Vista - Kingdom Hearts II
    Buena Vista - Kingdom Hearts II

    Capcom

    Capcom - Okami
    Capcom - Okami

    DreamCatcher

    Eidos

    Electronic Arts

    EA Booth
    EA Booth

    Funcom

    Koei

    Konami

    Konami Booth
    Konami Booth

    LucasArts

    Majesco

    Majesco - Advent Rising
    Majesco - Advent Rising

    Microsoft

    Microsoft
    Microsoft

    Midway

    Midway Booth
    Midway Booth

    Mythic

    Namco

    Namco
    Namco

    Natsume

    NCsoft

    NCsoft Booth
    NCsoft Booth

    Nintendo

    Nintendo
    Nintendo

    Rockstar Games

    Sega

    Sega
    Sega

    SNK Playmore

    Sony

    Sony - PS3
    Sony - PS3

    Sony Online Entertainment

    Square Enix

    Square Enix
    Square Enix

    Tecmo

    THQ

    Ubisoft

    Ubisoft - Prince of Persia 3
    Ubisoft - Prince of Persia 3

    United States Army

    Vivendi

    Webzen

    Webzen
    Webzen

    Wizards of the Coast

    Game Critics Awards

    The Best of E3
    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

    Spore (PC) - Electronic Arts

    BEST ORIGINAL GAME

    Spore (PC) - Electronic Arts

    BEST HARDWARE/PERIPHERAL

    PlayStation 3 - Sony Computer Entertainment / nVidia / IBM / Toshiba

    BEST CONSOLE GAME

    Best Console Game
    Best Console Game

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN) - Nintendo

    BEST PC GAME

    Spore (PC) - Maxis / Electronic Arts

    BEST HANDHELD GAME

    Best Handheld Game
    Best Handheld Game

    Nintendogs (NDS) - Nintendo

    BEST ACTION GAME

    F.E.A.R. (PC) - Monolith / Vivendi Universal

    BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN) - Nintendo

    BEST FIGHTING GAME

    Soul Calibur III (PS2) - Namco

    BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME

    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (X360/ PC) - Bethesda Softworks

    BEST RACING GAME

    Burnout Revenge (PS2/Xbox) - Criterion Games / Electronic Arts

    BEST SIMULATION GAME

    Spore (PC) - Maxis / Electronic Arts

    BEST SPORTS GAME

    Madden NFL 06 (All) - EA Tiburon / Electronic Arts

    BEST STRATEGY GAME

    Company of Heroes (PC) - Relic / THQ

    BEST PUZZLE/TRIVIA/PARLOR GAME

    Best Puzzle/Trivia/Parlor
    Best Puzzle/Trivia/Parlor

    We Love Katamari (PS2) - Namco

    BEST ONLINE MULTIPLAYER

    Battlefield 2 (PC) - Digital Illusions CE / Electronic Arts

    SPECIAL COMMENDATION FOR GRAPHICS

    Killzone (PS3) - Guerilla Games / Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

    Exhibitors

    • G.A.M.E. Bundesverband
    • G4 - video game television
    • Game Developer Magazine
    • Game Factory Interactive
    • The Game Factory, Inc.
    • Game Infinity
    • Game Informer Magazine
    • Game Instinct
    • Game Net, LLC
    • Game Source, Inc.
    • GameDaily
    • Gamefederation
    • Gameloft
    • GamePort
    • Gamer Graffix
    • Games for Windows
    • GameSpot
    • Gamester
    • GameTronics
    • GameZone
    • Gamigo Online Entertainment
    • Gamingmouse.com
    • GC Games Convention
    • GeoLogistics Americas Inc.
    • Germany, Federal Republic of
    • Getupmove.com
    • Gizmondo
    • Global Fun
    • Global Gaming League
    • Global Software Publishing/DK Publishing
    • Global Video Games
    • GoGamer.com
    • GOPRO International Ltd.
    • Gravity Corp.
    • Griffin International Co.'s
    • Groove Games
    • GSP Ltd.
    • Guangzhou Jetion Computech Co. Ltd.
    • Guru Gaming Inc.
    • I-MMERSION
    • I-play
    • I.C.E.
    • iBeta Quality Assurance
    • IC CAVE
    • IDIGICON
    • iFone Ltd.
    • IGN Entertainment
    • IMAGETECH CO., LTD
    • IN-FUSIO, Inc.
    • Inoveris
    • Intel
    • Intellect
    • Intelligent Earth
    • Interactive Selection
    • Internap Network Services
    • InterServ International Inc.
    • InterServ International Inc. (Taiwan)
    • Invender
    • inXile entertainment
    • Iqbal & Sons Games
    • IR Gurus Interactive Pty Ltd.
    • Isle of Man - Center for Interactive Entertainment
    • IT GlobalSecure, Inc.
    • ITE APS
    • ITI Techmedia
    • ITT Technical Institute
    • QA International
    • QMotions, Inc.
    • Qualcomm
    • Quazal Technologies Inc.
    • Yahoo! Games
    • Yobo Gameware Co.
    • Zbest Audio & Video
    • Ziff Davis Media Game Group
    • Zoo Ditial Publishing.
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