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ECTS Awards announced

Splinter Cell wins Best of Show

The ECTS Awards have just been announced by Gareth Jones aka Gaz Top at a stage to the rear of the show floor. In front of the assembled legions of literally hundreds of huddled journalists and representatives from publishers, developers, retailers and countless other games industry corporations and bodies, Splinter Cell won the coveted Best of Show award, with Breed and Pro Evolution Soccer 2 picking up Best PC and Best Console titles respectively. The Best Handheld game award fell to Super Monkey Ball, and the madcap Korean Multiplayer Ping Pong title won Best Multiplayer Game of the Show - hardly a surprise to those of us who've played it. Unsurprisingly, the pan-European awards, sponsored by various European publications, were a walk in the park on the console side for Grand Theft Auto III, which scooped three awards and a total of five overall - the most popular single title of the entire ceremony.

GTA3 picks up its first award

Overall Best Game of the Show - Splinter Cell

Best PC Game of the Show - Breed

Best Console Game of the Show - Pro Evolution Soccer 2

Best Handheld Game of the Show - Super Monkey Ball

Best Multiplayer Game of the Show - Korean Multiplayer Ping Pong

Best Console of the Year - PS2

Best PC Hardware - Gainward GeForce4 'Powerpack' Ultra/750XP Golden Sample

Best Console Game of the Year - GTA3

Best PC Game of the Year - Medal of Honour: Allied Assault

Publisher of the Year - EA

MCV Best of British Award - Criterion

PC Format Best New Games Kit Award - NVIDIA GeForce4

Develop Magazine Award for British Game Design Innovation - Rockstar North for GTA3

Edge Award for Excellence in Design - SCEI for Ico

PC Gamer Best PC Game Developer - Creative Assembly for Medieval

French PC Game of the Year, voted for by viewers of Game One - GTA3

French Console Game of the Year, voted for by viewers of Game One - Metal Gear Solid 2

German PC Game of the Year, voted for by users of Gamigo.de - GTA3

German Console Game of the Year, voted for by users of Gamigo.de - Halo

Benelux PC Game of the Year, voted for by readers of Power Unlimited - WarCraft III - Reign of Chaos

Benelux Console Game of the Year, voted for by readers of Power Unlimited - GTA3

Italian PC Game of the Year, voted for by users of Games Radar.it - Max Payne

Italian Console Game of the Year, voted for by users of Games Radar.it - Halo

Spanish PC Game of the Year, voted for by readers of Game Live - Medal of Honour: Allied Assault

Eastern European PC Game of the Year, voted for by readers of Domashny PK - IL-2 Sturmovik

Swedish PC Game of the Year, voted for by readers of Svenska PC Gamer - Max Payne

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