Video Game Awards The Results

[[The Ceremony]]

Spike TV hosted the 2003 Video Game Awards and we did mention that voting for the Most Anticipated and Most Addictive games was open to all. Your chance to make yourself heard or to rebel against what you may think are mainstream titles has been and gone and we thought it was only right for us to fill you in on the results.

If you missed the live event, you can always catch repeats this Saturday and Monday (6 and 8 December) on Spike TV.

Some surprises were in store when the envelopes were opened and it brought a tear to our eye to see that the old favorite did not win the Most Anticipated Game award, showing that recent problems may have damaged the game's image.
Another surprise was Microsoft's domination of two of the biggest categories, it is almost certain that people will offer their own explanations as to how those awards were won.
Another big surprise, was that the Best Music in a Game award did not go to classic 80's tracks but had a rather more contemporary feel.

The biggest question raised by the awards however, is how the title that won Game of the Year could not win it's own category as well? So much for consistency in voting...

Here is the full list of the winners and losers enjoy and feel free to shower them with your ample venom.

Game of the Year

Freedom Fighters
GTA : Vice City
Winner : Madden NFL 2004
Legend of Zelda : The Wind Waker
SOCOM II
SSX 3
Splinter Cell
Star Wars Galaxies
Tony Hawks Underground

Best Action Game

Freedom Fighters
Hitman 2
Max Payne 2
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Return to Castle Wolfenstein : Tides of War
SOCOM II
Rogue Squadron III
Winner : True Crime : Streets of LA
XIII

Best Sports Game

Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
ESPN NFL Football
Madden NFL 2004
NBA Live 2004
NBA Street Vol. 2
SSX 3
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004
Winner : Tony Hawks Underground
World Series Baseball 2K3
WWE Smackdown!Here Comes the Pain.

Best Animation Game

Winner : Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
GTA : Vice City
Resident Evil : Veronica X
The Getaway
LOTR : Return of the King
True Crime : Streets of LA
Warcraft III : Frozen Throne
Xenosaga Episode 1 : Der Wille Zur Macht
XIII

Best Driving Game

Auto Modellista
Winner : NASCAR Thunder 2004
The Simpson's: Hit & Run
CMR 3
F1 Career Challenge
MotoGP 2
Midnight Club 2
The Getaway
F-Zero GX

Best Game Based on a Movie

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon
Winner : Enter the Matrix
Harry Potter : Quidditch World Cup
The Hulk
Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
James Bond 007 : Nightfire
LOTR : Return of the King
Rogue Squadron III
Knights of the Old Republic
Tron 2.0

Best Music in a Game

Winner : Def Jam Vendetta
GTA : Vice City
Maden NFL 2004
NBA Live 2004
NBA Street Vol. 2
SSX 3
Tony Hawks Underground
True Crime : Streets of LA
Wakeboarding Unleashed (Featuring Shaun Murray)

Best Performance by a Human

Christina Aguilera - The Sims Superstar
Christopher Walken - True Crime : Streets of LA
David Duchovny - XIII
DMX, Method Man & More - Def Jam Vendetta
Giovani Ribisi - Call of Duty
Jada Pinkett-Smith - Enter the Matrix
Jenna Jameson - GTA Vice City
Winner - Ray Liotta - GTA Vice City
Snoop Dogg - Streets of LA

[[Your Choices]]

The most interesting results however, have to be the ones produced by the open vote so here is how YOU decided on Most Anticipated Game:

Dead or Alive Online
Doom 3
Driv3r (aka Driver 3)
Fable
Full Spectrum Warrior
Gran Turismo 4
Half-Life 2
Winner : Halo 2
007 : Everything or Nothing
Medal of Honor : Rising Sun
MGS 3 : Snake Eater
The Sims 2
Starcraft : Ghost

Visitors to SpikeTV.com also voted for the Most Addicitve Game:

Anarchy Online : Shadowlands
Donkey Kong Country (GBA)
ESPN NHL Hockey
Madden NFL 2004 (Online)
Planetside
Winner : Soul Calibur II
The Sims : Superstar
Viewtiful Joe
Virtua Fighter 4 : Evolution

Best PC Game

Age of Mythology : The Titans
BF 1942 : Road to Rome
C&C Generals : Zero Hour
Freedom Fighters
Winner : Halo : Combat Evolved
Max Payne 2
The Sims : Superstar
Jedi Academy
Warcraft III

Best Online Game

Anarchy Online : Shadowlands
BF 1942 : Road to Rome
Everquest
Winner : Final Fantasy XI
Midnight Club 2
Neverwinter Nights
Planetside
The Sims Online
Star Wars Galaxies

Best Handheld Game
Winner : Splinter Cell

Best Fighting Game
Winner : WWE Smackdown!Here Comes the Pain

Best First Person Action Game
Winner : Call of Duty

Best Phantasy Game
Winner : Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republic

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Video Game Awards The Results

the guy that said almost all Xbox games are on PC anyway, obviously you haven't been to a shop recently or looked up on a multiplatform shop recently. or if u have, u only looked at the PC side since your small fanny brain wouldn't allow you to look away. the games that are any good on the PC mostly are not on PC, such as:Crimson Skies, Rainbow Six 3 (this is completely different to Raven Shield not to mention voice activation), PGR2, Amped 2, Top Spin and more.these games are not on PC, there only reason u think most games on Xbox are on PC is b/c you're an idiot who has never looked beyond the boundaries on your PC.plus, you can't bag a console just b/c it's graphics are shit. GCN mind you is capable of mindblowing visuals, look at Rebel Strike, F-Zero GX for example. blistering frame rates with decent quality.a PS2 is truely behind, but so what? it still has awesome games like Gran Turismo 4 (dare i say photo realistic?) and Final Fantasy X-2. so next time b4 you say any shit about consoles which you obviously know nothing about, i suggest you look it up a bit more.

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Doom 3 will be kick arse, but come on, do you guys really think that shooting one or two things at any given time is REVOLUTIONARY? maybe y'all should look that word up in the dictionary. its been done like in every single FPS out there, but it will save Doom 3 b/c Doom 3 has awesome monsters and eerie atmosphere. but if you think it rocks b/c its different from the first two in that theres less monsters, you're very wrong. anyways, i guess i never got it through to you, i am also waiting impatiently for Doom 3, hell i got myself a 9800XT 3 a week ago just so i can play HL2 and Doom 3 games on my PC, and even if you don't believe me and call me a stinking liar, Doom 3 will be coming to Xbox, so even if you think i can't play it on PC, i can still play it on Xbox (will settings turned to low-medium on Xbox) but ofcourse i'd rather get it on PC since it'll look much better. i'm not a fanboy, and although i sounded like i was going for halo 2 so much, that's only b/c i was defending it. to tell you the truth, i am anticipating Doom 3 more than halo 2. i have read all the previews i could on Doom 3 not to mention seeing the actual footage shown in the 2003 E3. i got the exact feeling, that it reminded me of the Alien movies. i was simply saying that ppl shouldn't push Halo 2 away simply b/c it's an Xbox game.oh, and Halo on PC sucked...one reason: it came out 2 years after it did on Xbox, which means in the 2 years, many other ga,es have come out that cloned halo...but i do agree, Halo was never revolutionary, but the balanced battle mechanics was unrivaled (for example, how u can only have 2 guns and 2 types of grenades at any time. some games have done it b4, but the weapons they included in the game didn't really reflect this too much).second: Halo was not a good port on PC. gearbox stuffed it up, b/c really, it was designed for a controller, it just feels to slow for a PC game.so the thing is, who the hell cares which game ur anticipating? in the end im sure y

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******DAMN CUTOFFS!********in the end, i'm sure you're all gonna get all three games (Doom 3, HL2 and maybe halo 2 when it comes out).i mean, you may all be wasting ur time ANTICIPATING these games, but once they hit shelves, in due time you'll have all three installed onto ur PCs and finishing one after the other. i know i will.oh and btw, i just realised, its hard to compare Halo 2 to Doom 3, Halo 2 is more epic, ur not just one person, ur a team (the CPU does nothing though, in the end its a one man war, but you don't feel alone) so there isn't the scare factor, but a war feel, in Doom 3, ur a one man army against the army of hell, so its got the scare factor, but so far i dont think it'll be epic.so in the end, both of these games will satisfy ur need for a FPS.now if i get another fanboy post im gonna rip my hair out. i think we have covered all there is to cover.

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my rating for the spikeTV awards show.... a 1.5 out of 10and the 1.5 goes for GTAVC all the rest was pure crapHOW THE HELL IS MADDEN 2004 GOTY?!?!?!this award show (is it even considered an awards show?) was very dissapointingi can even see the developers looking disapointing (have you seen the developers for soul caliber 2?)from what i can tell most of them werent very happy about itand as for the host....david spade???just what we need...a B-actor that sux at acting.dont want to ever to hear those "you know when you play video games too much that...." from david spade again, god that was horridwhy couldnt we get a host to be like... John Carmack?? or anybody that had to involve video gamesand the thing that threw me off was the wrestling. seeing somebody else wrestling on a video game awards....ughthe VGA is nothing but pure crap and a embarrassment to all gamersget a clue spikeTV... hollywood actors and crappy bands on a VGA award just dont mixdamn im pissed off lol

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Sorry, John Carmack as the host? You need someone who can actually speak in front large audiences. John Carmack is a greasy bastard and looking at him for 2 hours is a sin.Someone said that it would have been boring and 'uncool' if a developer went up and started talking. Well you are a piece of shit. I would of liked someone like Hideo Kojima or Ed Fries go up and talk about something relevant instead of that old hoe Pamela Anderson. And you thought the 'secret life of videogames' segments were funny, jesus you are an asshole cause' those were the least amusing parts of that show.

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pointless drivel.....2 words that sum up this years much touted VGA. Hosts were WAY outta place, filler inbetween segments had nothing to do with video games, or if it did yer imagination really needed to stretch. Why not have people involved in VG host the show. Hell , ide even take the team from x-play. At least they are honest(sorta). If the makers of VGA think in this day and age they can get away with a show like that they are sadly mistaken. In an attempt to add video games to the already absurd television market they dropped a lemon on us bigger than sci-fi's "tremors-the series". This markets fans are of a different calibre than those that just sit and watch TV. They are alot more devoted. Most, through playing the games countless times, have a pretty good idea of good/bad in the market. People might like different genere of games, but all know what is good and bad in each genere. This VGA was just another attempt by television producers, and to quote George carlin, "to smear their logo feces" over another market they dont own. Cheers guys, lets see what happens nest.....

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Halo was a amazing game for the Xbox. Absolutely amazing. However, for a PC it was just average. It has been done before. The major issue with Halo on the PC was it was the worst port ever made. It did not take advantage of the PC's hardware or the New video cards. And the frame rates like the Xbox version for a 1st person shooter are way to low. 60-70 FPS is a must. The port was quite poor. Poor programing. Very brutal. Halo 2 will be pretty much the same game for the Xbox as the 1st installment. Dont expect improvemnets on the graphics. Why you may ask? Because Halo pushed the maximum edge of the Xbox's capabilities. If they plan to increase the polygon count for each image and increase the lighting effects across the board the way they have done it in Unreal 2 or Unreal 2003, Halo 2 will look AMAZING, but rununder 20 fps. The first game only ran slighty above 30 fps on the xbox. This is why i had a hard time playing it on the Xbox. I am too used to 1st person shooters running on my PC at minimum 90fps with everything maxed out. Halo was too slow and choppy on the Xbox and PC version. So don't expect Microsoft to change the visuals to even more slow down the frames per second. That's the main disadvantage of consoles. Since you can't upgrade, games that push the edge of the system won't improve on visuals or A.I. as that's too memory and gpu intensive.

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I knew these awards were bullshit. There are games that were way better than Madden 2004, and how is it that Halo, which wasn't even originally released on the PC, won PC game of the year? It's just a port of a damn Xbox game. And I want to meet the people that are anticipating Halo 2 more than Doom 3 or Half Life 2. I guess most of the people voting were blind chimpanzees.Spike TV said to themselves "Hey, video games are popular, I bet we could make a lot of money off an awards show for them. Even if we have never played a real game in our lives."I would rather play ET for the Atari 2600 for 3 days straight than watch Spike TV's bullshit awards.

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all the fuss about Xbox is that , xbox is this. i play xbox 3 days agos for the first time in my life, i do not see anything special about it just the graphic sharper, now i should run and buy Xbox , please. the controller sucks very much, the menu extreme gay. but the just my opinion.. as for this award shit , madden SUCKS!!!!!!!! f**king sports.splinter cell, gta should have won.not f**king football bunch fag running out in tights and gettting over paid just for running a touchdown..

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Anonymous at 8:19 10/12/2003 since you said "but the just my opinion" i will label you as being uninformed instead of a dumb fanboy, since u did only play it once.the controller i agree has faults, and ppl's preference on this issue is subject to their own comfortability and opinions. i for example, think the PS2 controller is the worst. it gets the job done and is very accessible, but its not comfortable, and too mechanised (as in, everything looks as if it was designed by a computer, and not a real person, it looks so damn straight u know what i'm saying?).but the menu thing, that is wrong. you're probably just not used to it, b/c the XBox's "Dashboard" is internationally agreed to be the most easy to use menu ever. everything is simple and made so that anyone can use it, and that it is not confusing. its all laid out infront of you.now, since u only played it once 3 days ago, chances are u havent tried some of the top titles the XBox offers. if the Xbox was just a system with sharper graphics *chuckles* then i'd touch nothing else cept my PC which hosts a 9800XT. but in that respect, the XBox is not only sharper, but provides better frame-rates than the PS2, and slightly better in some games then the GCN, and some other graphical advantages. but like i said, if the XBox was only graphically better, than there wouldn't be any reason for me to make room for it (since it is quite big) in my lounge room.but still, i enjoy all systems, so which ever way u look at it, they're all good! i'm just clearing up a few things is all.

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you write a long ass explaination about how good xbox is, you think you going to change my mind about the xbox you should explain it to someone gives a SHIT. just give it up already, as much you want you xblow to to sucess is not going to happend. i dont give a shit how good xbox graphic is, the graphic does not look amazing to me, just look the same to me as ps2 just sharper than ps2. i played the NFS underground on xbox, and PS2 and they both look the same to me. i am not going to sit there analyst the pixel,frame,texture, so on. I DONT GIVE A SHIT. i love my PS2 and i am stay with my ps2 , you stay with your XBOX. but dont try to make people change there minds about there current console. I SAID WAS JUST MY OPINION about it. i didnt know i lost my right to say something about a product. all you xbox lovers, just shut the f**k up already and next time you see a ps2 lover just tell them to shut the f**k up as well. all this bitching,moaning , is not going to solve anything.i just refuse to support microsoft anyways.dont ask just leave with damn it. geez

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ROFL HALO BEST PC GAME!!WHAT THE F*CKhas anyone even played this sack of sh1t for pc? its old, it blows it hogs system resources (and i have a pimped pc). the game was SOMEWHAT good on xbox 2 years ago, its absolute horse sh1t now... who chooses this crap??

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i agree halo was not all that great. in fact it was one of the worst games that i have played on pc. it might be good for x-box, but microsoft had their smallest company make it for pc. All that you would do it that game is shoot the little damn things and it got really boring really fast. People who voted for the VGA's did not know what the hell they were talking about. Splinter Cell is a sweet game for pc. but it looked and played like shit on a hand held. i just dont understand what people are thinkin

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LOL, this was more about music then VGA im never watching this garbage agian just a bunch of casual gamers all together seeing a few clips of games and listening to there shit music, f**king retards half the games in there list didnt even deserve to be there. And MADDED WINS WTF!!!! OVER SPLINTER CELL AND ZELDA???? CAN YOU SAY "THEYVE NEVER TOUCHED A REAL GAME"

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It's pretty interesting to see everyone agreeing on the subject that spiketv has a major pole up their ASS. Either they thought that all the best games were crap cos their minds are stuck in the old days...Hell, Duke3d is better than madden, fruck madden, and i can understand halo 2 beating doom 3, halo 2 has all the hype, moreso than doom 3, which made the choice for em. If it came down to lastability and enjoyment, doom 3 would eat Halo-0's for breakfast.... megagames should ko this thread, it aint goin NOWHERE, stoopid fagtv.

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WELL, welll..Guys, don't talk like u don't know wtf is goin on there.. I guess just havin a brief look at the nominees and the winners could reveal that the choices made were RANDOM! That's what it looks like - random selection over some buggy algorythm for random picks or perhaps they used one of those devices looking lile the lotto shit!C'mon, don't tell me u take serious such a bullshit! Does it change in anyway your choice for the games u be playin in the near (or far) future? Makes no sense discussing such topics!

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yea i had a feeling halo2 would with the most anticipated, because a hell of a lot of people dont know what half-life even is, its the console gamers that messed the VGAs up. Look at the awards, im not sure but I think every award is for console.

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even the best pc game is a port,heh, ok this is how they choose their winners, they get into contact with people involved with various games and ask them if they will come to thier show, and to coax them to aggree they will make up a catagory for them to win and fill the other nominees in, that way they get people who are in the game industry to sit through some dumb ass rap fag and david spade (who wasn't all that bad) and collect an award, shake some T&A in there and you got musicians and vocalists making appearances, then all you gotta do is film the f**ker and your set, now make an online vote and rig the vote so the majority of people who vote will vote for whatever game they recognize regardless if they have even played a game in thie lives. thus we have . . Spike TV's Video Game Awards, not put it on tv in a time slot where the only other thing on tv is the original star trek and some music awards show with christina agularia wearing skimpy clothing, constantly changing and talking with a fake euro accent and your sure to get people to watch, . . . like . . . girls . . or . . young boys with game cubes . . meh, it's all about selling advertising space . . . thank you for the remote control

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llikrevo u are totally right, and to all u out there SPIKE TV may have good shows about cars but wen it comes to video games they dont know shit,this awards cerimony would only appeal to a casual gamer,but casual gamers dont know shit ,hence "casual".they all stay at home and play ther playstations only because they like the fukin flashing colors and gay music. yes casual gamers are the reason that gay games like roller coaster tycoon and shit like that sell so much.

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I for one think that spike tv totally insulted video games with that shit show.watchin the fukin tony's is more exciting.but now that they made their million off of it i hope they can make a real awards cerimony next year with good games and votes actually mean somethin,so they dont have to award the games who's representatives showed up

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"even the best pc game is a port" u are a dumbass, Pc always will have superior games mostly because pcs are superior in every way. halo is a good addictive game..and ive played on it for hours....but its not jack sh*t when it comes to some of the stuff pouring out of PC games. maybe next time they should completely separate the console awards from the pc awards.I would like to say that most casual gamers play more of consoles when gamers whos hobby is gaming usually stick to PCs...but i guess ill find out if thats true or not when i see how many times my post is bashed by ppl who play consoles ..oh well..im drunk i hope someone can understand any of what i ujust wrote becuz my head is swiming.

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Video game award. Should have been.."Console game awards", because the winners for the awards are so off the mark it's almost comical. True Crimes of LA over Max Payne 2? What the hell??? The game is a rip off of GTA3 and Max Payne with crumier graphics and major clipping issues. They must have compared True Crimes with MaxPayne2 for the PS2, NOT THE PC VERSION! The PS2 version of MaxPayne 2 is quite shit. Horrible graphics and major slowdown in almost every scene when more then 2 enemies enter the fray.Madden2004, game of the year? What??? Yes, it's one of the best Football games out, but game of the year? HELL NO. Best PC game of the year. Halo??????? WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!??????? How much did Micro soft pay Spike T.V to give them that award. Freedom Fighters is better. StarTrek Elite Forces2 is better. Age of Mythology is better. C&C generals/zero hour is better. I could go on. But you get the point. What bullshit these awards are. Just tits and ass(which was nice. Jenna Jameson. YUMMMY UBER WHORE! She made the show. Just those porn juicy tits.) But the rest is quite shit.Most anticipated game. Oh f**k. Halo2. WHAT THE f**k. HL2, DOOM3 easily. These awards are for consoles. Not "video games" Because only xbox owners are waiting for Halo2. No one else.Best music in a game. That was f**ked too. Total P.R. ass kissing for sponsors and big game developers. Look who won most of the awards. ALL BIG COMPANIES. EA especially.Best online game. Final Fantasy????????? ARRRGGGGG! Are they smoking crack. Any PC online game is better. Never Winter Nights, Age of Mythology, C&C Zero hour, Battle Field 1942, StarTrek Elite Forces...This was a casual gamers award show. Plain and simple. Separte the awards for PC and console. Then maybe it will be more believable. Oh f**k i could go on about this like many others, but this was the biggest turd pile and rubbish i have ever witness to watch. THE HORROR. THE HORROR.

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I guess I'm not the only one who thought that show was totally f**ked. Why not just make up some bullshit excuse to get together to sing, dance and wrestle. Why choose a video game awards and then only dedicate a half hour to games? f**k the singing and shit...They let some f**king assholes who didn't know d**k about gaming have control over the format. That show was just a slap in our collective faces.I don't ussually like Adam sesler on Xplay but right now he looks pretty damn good. They shold consulted with the game mags and their reviewers.(EGM,Computer gamming monthly,IGN,ETC...) Those guys do this shit for a living and with the money they threw away on all those entertainers they could've done somthing epic. In the end lets just hope they do better next year...

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apart from Best First Person Action GameWinner : Call of DutyandBest Phantasy GameWinner : Star Wars : Knights of the Old Republici find most of the other resukts to be truly retarded. Madden won the best game of the year? WTF? sure it was a great NFL game, but it can't beat games like Zelda or some of the other ones mentioned.Halo was a great game on Xbox, truly redefined FPS on consoles, but those things have been seen b4 on PC (although no PC game was ever so balanced in weapon management etc.), not to mention the game just didn't work for PC, not Halo's fault, it's Gearbox's fault for making a lazy direct port. they didn't tka eadvantage of the PC platform at all.guys, u dont realise one thing, PC gamers are mostly (not all, since im not one of them) geeks who do not like to participate in anything other than online multiplayer which will get them in contact with the outside world. this is why not many PC games were voted b/c YOU didn't vote for them! blame urselves!Halo 2 will be kick, and from what i seen of Doom 3, although i am really hanging out for this game, you must understand one thing...why was Doom or Doom 2 that popular? because it DEFINED THE GENRE OF FPS. now this is gonna be mighty hard for Doom 3 to do since a lot of things have been done now unlike when Doom or Doom 2 first came out where they didn't have any competition.Doom 3 will still rock, but i don't see how it will surpass Halo 2 by any great margin, if at all. if u think Doom 3 is gonna totally rock because the previous games totally rocked, then think again. sometimes its not really how good the game is itself, its whether or not the world has seen anything like it b4. if they released Doom 2 right now, ofcourse with Doom 3's graphics, i doubt it would have been half as successful as it was a decade ago. so if Doom 3 don't make any real changes, then remember my post right now, b/c i did warn you.but for the section that Halo 2 won, it doesn't really matte

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***********CUTOFF**************but for the section that Halo 2 won, it doesn't really matter anyway. ppl may anticipate it more, but who the hell cares? doesn't make it a better game. i don't see why ur so worried. im sure DNF would have won that category a few years ago...and look at it now, anticipation is nothing to really judge a game by, it just makes certain publishers sleep better at night.did anyone pay much attention to a little title called Deus Ex b4 it was released back in 1997? i know i didn't, and then suddenly the game jumped onto various front pages of gaming magazines upon release. no one anticipated it, but now, it is firmly stamped into the history of gaming.its a pity DX2 is sounding somewhat disappointing, but oh well, i guess this is the double edged sword that is anticipation...or what normally the other name we give it: HYPE.

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