Games Convention award noms named

Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 receives only multiplatform nomination in German trade show's "Best of GC" awards.

Representatives from this week's Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, have announced their "Best of GC" nominees today. To be eligible for nomination, entries must be in a playable state and present at the convention. Category winners will be announced August 24.

Eschewing any genre-based honors, the Games Convention jury simply broke down its categories by best overall experience on each individual platform. The platform awards were further augmented by online gaming and hardware nominees. In all, more than 25 different games were nominated in the 11 different categories.

Surprisingly, Konami's Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 walked away with the only multiplatform nomination at the European event. The latest iteration in the long-running soccer sim series was nominated on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 2.

However, several games received a nod in multiple categories, including Flagship Studios' Hellgate: London and Splash Damage's Enemy Territory: Quake Wars receiving acclaim in both the PC and online categories. Otherwise, the award nominations were disbursed fairly evenly over the many upcoming big-name titles.

A complete list of nominees from this year's Game Convention is list below.

Best of PC
Sam & Max Season One (Telltale Games)
Starcraft II (Blizzard Entertainment)
Hellgate: London (Flagship Studios)
The Settlers: Rise of an Empire (Blue Byte)
Crysis (Crytek)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Splash Damage)

Best of Xbox 360
BioShock (2K Boston/2K Australia)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (Ascaron Entertainment)
Eternal Sonata (Tri-Crescendo)
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (Io Interactive)

Best of PSP
God of War: Chains of Olympus (Ready at Dawn)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)
Silent Hill: Origins (Climax)

Best of PS2
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)
Crash of the Titans (Radical Entertainment)
Singstar - Die Toten Hosen (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Buzz! - The Hollywood Quiz (Relentless)

Best of PS3
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Kojima Productions)
SingStar (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (Naughty Dog)
The Eye of Judgment (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (Konami)

Best of Wii
Wii Fit (Nintendo)
Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo)
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Sega)

Best of Nintendo DS
Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day (Nintendo)
Undercover: Dual Motives (Sproing)
The Simpsons Game (Electronic Arts)

Best of Mobile
Skate (Electronic Arts)
Medal of Honor: Airborne (Electronic Arts)

Best of Online Games
Hellgate: London (Flagship Studios)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (Splash Damage)
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Funcom)

Best of Hardware
Wii Balance Board (Nintendo)
Rock Band peripherals (Electronic Arts)
PlayStation Eye (Sony Computer Entertainment)

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