E3 2011: 4Player Podcast Game of Show Awards

By Nick Henderson on June 10th, 2011 (23 comments)

Today marked the end of yet another year of another E3 for 4Player Podcast. We saw and played a lot of the hottest games that will be hitting store shelves over the next year. This year also marked the first year that we handed out booth awards to games that warranted engaging discussions and sparked our imagination. While some titles like "Bioshock Infinite" and "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" are certainly deserving of awards (and believe me, they did), it just isn't the 4PP way to hand out nominations and awards to the obvious choices. In celebration of our first actual "booth awards", I have included photos of our awards on each of the booths! With that said, I present to you the 4PP E3 2011 Game of Show Runner Ups:


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While the games mentioned above are certainly shining examples of games that we all are very excited to play in the coming year, there is still something to be said for sheer surprise. Games like Hitman and Tomb Raider, while not perfect, are games that are willingly breaking the mold and taking chances in order to keep things interesting. Surprisingly, it was another game that none of us had high expectations for that took us by surprise and earned our "2011 Game of Show Award"

4PP E3 2011 Game of the Show

Sharing a booth with a game like Skyrim is daunting for a developer i'm sure but the guys at Human Head Games held their head high as they showed off their latest title, Prey 2 to unexpecting audiences. Even in an age where all of us suffer from severe shooter fatigue, a game like Prey 2 which is still a FPS at it's core, left us with our jaw on the floor. Be sure to read my full preview from yesterday for the details!

Tags: 2011 Video game awards, E3 2011, Electronic Entertainment Expo, Bethedsa, Bethesda Game Studios

Nick Henderson

I have been around since the very early days of 4Player but you may know me as “the short one” or the guy who is really into Dexter and that sweet new DmC reboot. I am a gaming enthusiast at my core and I love sharing my opinions on the subject with anyone who will listen. I am a cautious optimist and will try any game at least once. When it comes to gaming, I prefer to leave no stone unturned.

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  • LostKing 3 years, 3 months ago

    Prey 2 was my choice too, its on the top of my hype list, good form for human head.

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  • kd_battletoad 3 years, 3 months ago

    Great choice for nomination and excellent choice for Game of the Show. Prey 2 looks like a great game with a fresh and unique style which the FPS genre of this decade needs.

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  • Fodie 3 years, 3 months ago

    Prey 2 really surprised me from what I've read and seen. Very nice to see this earn some accolades.

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  • Cramoss 3 years, 3 months ago

    Since Prey 2's CGI trailer I've been really interested about this game, I love the style and the Mirror's Edge elements.

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  • Necrodancer 3 years, 3 months ago

    You just know Chris Hecker is going to be pestering you for one of those awards...

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    • Nick Henderson 3 years, 3 months ago

      We actually never saw Chris and Spy Party at E3 this year but I can assure you that he will earn an award at PAX Prime (assuming he is there)

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  • Dano25655 3 years, 3 months ago

    I realized your awards don't have the website link on them, but I guess they can just look up 4Player Podcast on Google or something.

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  • Mufasagoose 3 years, 3 months ago

    Nice nominees and great choice for Game of the Show. The awards are precious.

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  • AkumaBear 3 years, 3 months ago

    Those are some awesome nominees and I'm definitely hyped about Prey 2, very interesting.

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  • Zladko 3 years, 3 months ago

    Good choice. Prey 2 looks great.

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  • Sickbrain 3 years, 3 months ago

    So the game that didn't show the actual game play got the Best Game of E3?

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    • Nick Henderson 3 years, 3 months ago

      Prey 2 did show gameplay. We saw a 20 minute gameplay demonstration. We woudn't give a game of show award to a game without seeing the gameplay.

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  • Relay 3 years, 3 months ago

    That's surprising. (For me atleast) I trust your judgments and will look forward to what this game to become.

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  • ArcHeRHooD 3 years, 3 months ago

    Yeah, I for one was really surprised with how Prey 2 looked. At first I was kinda sad they didn't have the Portals from the original, but now that might not be so bad at all.

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  • XLD50X 3 years, 3 months ago

    Ah, a nice surprise, also like the XCOM choice as i have been looking forward to seeing/hearing more about it. Not to mention this is one hell of a way to get the 4PP name out there :>

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  • Comradebearjew 3 years, 3 months ago

    Can't say I expected that.

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  • MasterVader 3 years, 3 months ago

    I just watched a video of a stage demo of Prey 2 and was surprised how fun it looks. Great choice for game of show.

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  • TheSage 3 years, 3 months ago

    Great choice for game of the show. Prey 2 has been the biggest surprise from what I've seen, and even though it comes out next year, and there are bigger games that come out before (Skyrim, ME3), I am maybe more excited for Prey 2 than those games.

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  • GaiusBaltar 3 years, 3 months ago

    Sometimes obvious choices for Game of E3 are obvious for a reason. The original Prey was poor at best and Im surprised they were even green lit for Prey 2. How many games do you know of that the original is bad and the sequel is the GOTY? I actively quit playing FPS games 2 years ago and have been looking for a reason to play one again...maybe your game of show will be it. But ill look forward to Skyrim in the meantime.

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  • Hitman 3 years, 3 months ago

    Wait, even though I'm not involved with the gaming community at all, If I go to pax with 6 stickers, and give my actual feelings about a game, I could do that?

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