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Great Rumbler
Best of Show
- Half-Life 2 (Valve/Vivendi Universal Games for PC)
- Halo 2 (Bungie/Microsoft for Xbox)
- Nintendo DS (Mobile Gaming System - Nintendo Co. Ltd)
- Sony PSP (Mobile Gaming System - Sony Computer Entertainment)
- Splinter Cell 3 (UbiSoft Montreal/UbiSoft for PC)

Best Original Game
- Destroy All Humans! (Pandemic/THQ for PlayStation 2, Xbox)
- Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Nintendo for GameCube)
- God of War (SCEA Santa Monica/SCEA for PlayStation 2)
- Jade Empire (Bioware/Microsoft for Xbox)
- Yoot Saito's Odama (Vivarium/Nintendo for GameCube)

Best PC Game
- Half-Life 2 (Valve/Vivendi Universal Games for PC)
- Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth (EALA/Electronic Arts for PC)
- Rome: Total War (Creative Assembly/Activision for PC)
- Sims 2 (Maxis/Electronic Arts for PC)
- Splinter Cell 3 (UbiSoft Montreal/UbiSoft for PC)

Best Console Game
- God of War (SCEA Santa Monica/SCEA for PlayStation 2)
- Halo 2 (Bungie/Microsoft for Xbox)
- Jade Empire (Bioware/Microsoft for Xbox)
- Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Retro Studios/Nintendo for GameCube)
- Resident Evil 4 (Capcom for GameCube)

Best Peripheral / Hardware
- Alienware Video Array Technology (Alienware for PC)
- Donkey Konga Bongo Drums (Nintendo for GameCube)
- Nintendo DS (Mobile Gaming System - Nintendo Co. Ltd)
- Phantom Gaming Service (Infinium Labs, Inc.)
- Sony PSP (Mobile Gaming System - Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Action Game
- Doom 3 (Vicarious Visions/id/Activision for Xbox)
- F.E.A.R. (Monolith Productions/Vivendi Universal Games for PC)
- Half-Life 2 (Valve/Vivendi Universal Games for PC)
- Halo 2 (Bungie/Microsoft for Xbox)
- Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Retro Studios/Nintendo for GameCube)

Best Action/Adventure Game
- God of War (SCEA Santa Monica/SCEA for PlayStation 2)
- Prince of Persia 2 (UbiSoft Montreal/UbiSoft for All Systems)
- Resident Evil 4 (Capcom for GameCube)
- Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (Insomniac Games/SCEA for PlayStation 2)
- Splinter Cell 3 (UbiSoft Montreal/UbiSoft for PC)

Best Fighting Game
- Def Jam: Fight for New York (EA Canada/EA for All Console Systems)
- Guilty Gear Isuka (Arc System Works/Sammy Studios for PlayStation 2)
- Mortal Kombat: Deception (Midway Games for PlayStation 2/Xbox)
- Rumble Roses (KCET/Konami for PlayStation 2)
- Street Fighter Anniversary Collection (Capcom for PlayStation 2/Xbox)

Best Role Playing Game
- Fable (Big Blue Box/Microsoft for Xbox)
- Final Fantasy XII (Square-Enix for PlayStation 2)
- Jade Empire (Bioware/Microsoft for Xbox)
- Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
(Obsidian/LucasArts for PC/Xbox)
- Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (Troika Games/Activision for PC)

Best Racing Game
- Burnout 3 (Criterion Games/Electronic Arts for PlayStation 2/Xbox)
- Enthusia Professional Racing (Konami for PlayStation 2)
- Forza Motorsport (Microsoft for Xbox)
- Gran Turismo 4 (Polyphony Digital/Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 2)
- Street Racing Syndicate (Eutechnyx/Namco for All Console Systems)

Best Simulation Game
- Full Spectrum Warrior (Pandemic/THQ for PC/Xbox)
- Pacific Fighters (1C/UbiSoft for PC)
- Sims 2 (Maxis/Electronic Arts for PC)
- The Movies (Lionhead Studios/Activision for All Platforms)
- The Urbz: Sims in the City (Maxis/Electronic Arts for All Console Systems)

Best Sports Game
- ESPN NFL 2005 (Visual Concepts/ESPN Videogames for PS2/Xbox)
- FIFA Soccer 2005 (EA Sports/Electronic Arts for All Platforms)
- Madden NFL 2005 (EA Sports/Electronic Arts for All Platforms)
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 (EA Sports/Electronic Arts for All Platforms)
- Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 (Neversoft/Activision for All Platforms)

Best Strategy Game
- Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth (EALA/Electronic Arts for PC)
- Pikmin 2 (Nintendo for GameCube)
- Rome: Total War (Creative Assembly/Activision for PC)
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (Relic/THQ for PC)

Best Puzzle/Trivia/Parlor Game
- Donkey Konga (Nintendo for GameCube)
- Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Nintendo for GameCube)
- EyeToy: AntiGrav (Harmonix Music Systems/SCEA for PlayStation 2)
- Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 (Harmonix Music Systems/Konami for PlayStation 2)
- WarioWare, Inc. DS (Nintendo for Nintendo DS)

Best Online Multiplayer Game
- Battlefield 2 (Digital Illusions/EA Games for PC)
- EverQuest II (Sony Online Entertainment for PC)
- Halo 2 (Bungie/Microsoft for Xbox)
- Star Wars Battlefront (Pandemic Studios/LucasArts for PC, PS2, Xbox)
- World of Warcraft (Blizzard/Vivendi Universal Games for PC)

Yoot Saito is making Odama? I think that's the first time I've heard that.

Pretty good for Nintendo, but it looks like Halo 2 is going to be the big winner. What's up with Baten Kaitos, Paper Mario 2, and Tales of Symphonia getting snubbed in the RPG category? I'd think that at least one of those would have made the cut.

Cube-Europe (http://www.cube-europe.com/news.php?nid=6572)

A Black Falcon
Umm, did you even READ the Odama thread? Why in the world did you think I was talking about SimTower? :)

Oh, and Half-Life 2... I haven't seen any videos of it but honestly I do not care. It'll have to be REALLY good to live up to the first game, and I don't know if it can do that... especially with such a long development cycle, when a game is delayed this much it can be a sign of bad things (especially when it was supposedly pretty close to release last fall). But we'll see. It'll be good, for sure, but will it live up to all this hype?

OB1
Actually I was wondering why you were talking about Sim Tower...

A Black Falcon
*sigh* No one actually "read" my post where I said that, or the article I posted, then. Why do I even bother...

http://www.gamespot.com/gamecube/pu...ew_6098288.html

It's by Yoot Saito -- maker of the fun game SimTower (and its sequel Yoot's Tower)... interesting... it sure sounds strange. But fun.

I guess this doesn't look familiar.

The fact that the other name (or was it the name of the sequel? I'm not sure...) that was mentioned for the game was Yoot Tower also draws a blank, despite the fact that several people mentioned that game?

Oh, and Rome should have been nominated for Game of Show. Not stupid Half-Life. :)