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ECTS 2003 Award Winners

by Thomas on Sept. 1, 2003 @ 3:26 a.m. PDT

The winners of the most prestigious awards in the European interactive entertainment industry were announced in London today at ECTS, Europe's premier trade show for the interactive entertainment industry. The ECTS 2003 Awards, hosted by Kate Russell, are the ninth in a long line of successful ceremonies and were attended by over 1000 leading industry figures in the trade hall of ECTS itself. Kate is a journalist, presenter and self-confessed technophile and has appeared on, Sky TV, LWT and the BBC as a technology reporter, as well as having contributed to a number of leading computing and technology magazines. The ECTS 2003 Awards categories are divided between 'Best of Year' and 'Best of Show'.. Read more for the awards!


Voted for by readers or the editorial teams:

Game of the Year UK, in conjunction with – Pro Evolution Soccer 2, Konami

Game of the Year France, in conjunction with JDLI – Battlefield 1942, Electronic Arts

Game of the Year Germany, in conjunction with – Splinter Cell, Ubi Soft Entertainment

Game of the Year Italy, in conjunction with – Mafia, Gathering

Game of the Year Spain, in conjunction with Game Live – GTA: Vice City, Rockstar Games

Game of the Year Scandinavia, in conjunction with Manual – Battlefield 1942, Electronic Arts

Voted for by the editorial teams:

The PC Gamer Best PC Games Developer Award – Creative Assembly

The PC Format Best New Games Kit Award – Shuttle's Small Form Factor PCs

The Edge Award – Viewtiful Joe, Capcom

The Loaded Award – GTA: Vice City, Rockstar Games

The Times Award – Sony EyeToy

Voted for on

Best Console of the Year – Microsoft Xbox

Best Publisher of the Year - Nintendo

Best PC Hardware of the Year – ATI 9800 Pro

Voted for by a press panel on day one of ECTS:

Best PC Game of the Show – Far Cry, Ubi Soft Entertainment

Best Console Game of the Show – XIII, Ubi Soft Entertainment

Best Handheld Game of the Show – Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising – Nintendo

Best Online Game of the Show – Everquest II, Ubi Soft Entertainment

Overall Best Game of the Show – XIII, Ubi Soft Entertainment

The London Games Week Award – Half Life 2, Vivendi Universal Games

Each winner in the ECTS 2003 Awards received not only one of the coveted ECTS 'stars' but also a digital awards pack containing ECTS 2003 Awards logos and images that can be used for on-pack and retail marketing.

Photos from the ECTS Awards will be available at in due course and an edited video on demand will be available for download on on Friday 29th August 2003

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