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Lazygamer’s E3 2016 Awards

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E3 is officially over. We still have a lot more coverage coming your way over the next week or two as the live correspondents are allowed to sleep and come home to write up all the things. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t already tell you what was the best thing shown off in LA. Here are the Lazygamer E3 awards. As usual, a rule was put into place – only games with hands-on opportunities could win an award (can’t win with a trailer). So here we go:

Best Xbox Game: Sea of Thieves

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For those of us following along at home, Rare’s reveal of Sea of Thieves at the Xbox press conference was just weird. But then Alessandro and Matthew got their hands on it and apparently played with gleeful smiles the whole time. Manning a ship with your crew of friends, fighting against other crews? As strange as it might seem, it sounds like it was a whole lot of fun.

Honourable mention: Cuphead, Forza Horizon 3

Best PC Game: Lawbreakers

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CliffyB is best known for his work on Gears of War, for which he has become something of a celebrity developer. However, it’s his new game, Lawbreakers, that is poised to push the limits of what we know and expect from shooting games. Embracing its lore and looking at the rise of mankind following our ultimate dystopian future, we can be sure that this multiplayer shooter will bring something truly unique to the table.

Honourable mention: Dawn of War 3, Gwent

Best PS4 Game: Horizon Zero Dawn

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What happens after the apocalypse? After the fallout and changes to our society? After humans lose and we are no longer the dominant species on earth? That’s what Guerrilla Games sought to explore in their PS4 exclusive, and it’s easily a reason to get in on this console.

Honourable mention: God of War 4, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Best FPS: Titanfall 2

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Want to run and gun with everything from your pilot’s little pistol to your Titan’s massive cannons? Well that’s exactly what you’ll get in Titanfall 2. New maps mean that certain areas will simply be better for pilots or for Titans, and those unique spaces on the maps are where everyone is going to kill and be killed. With impressive sound and visuals, as well as frenetic gameplay, you can be sure that Titanfall 2 will satisfy all your FPS cravings.

Honourable mention: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Battlefield 1, Lawbreakers

Best Multiplayer: Titanfall 2

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Prepare for Titanfall! With it’s combination of pilot and met gameplay, Titanfall was immensely popular a couple years back, instantly garnering a loyal community. It had magical netcode that allowed for incredible gameplay even for those of us without access to Azure servers. But with the game coming to PS4 as well this time, we can expect even better multiplayer experiences, no matter where you’re playing.

Honourable mention: Lawbreakers, Sea of Thieves, For Honor

Best Sequel: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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So what makes a good sequel? It’s a game that needs to build upon the wonderful things in the original games – reunite us with beloved characters or mechanisms, but also brings something new to the experience. That is exactly what The Legend of Zelda:Breath of the Wild has done. Offering unique elements in a new world that still feels strangely familiar, E3 has officially made us excited to play as Link again.

Honourable mention: Injustice 2, Battlefield 1, Forza Horizon 3

Best VR: Until Dawn: Rush of Blood

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Until Dawn let us play inside a classic teen slasher experience, and it was great for it. Now you get to be even more inside (if that’s possible) with the power of VR. Riding a mine cart with the PlayStation Move controllers as your input controls, it doesn’t take long before you actually feel like you’re on the horror ride. Real fear, which can be difficult to create, is masterfully done in this VR title. I just hope the PlayStation VR comes with some stain remover for our pants.

Honourable mention: Eagle Flight

Best Fighting Game: Injustice 2

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Sometimes, you just want to punch and kick everyone in the face. Unfortunately, that might lead to a prison sentence. Instead, you can take on the role of your favorite superhero of villain and beat up everyone to your heart’s content in Injustice 2. Building upon an existing popular game franchise, this iteration takes things to an even better level. Besides, what more do you need than an opportunity to get out all that aggression with some cool combos and impressive gameplay?

Honourable mention: Tekken 7

Best RPG: Horizon Zero Dawn

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Follow Aloy into the wilderness of a ruined Earth. Learn the secrets of why humanity fell and the machines now rule. What makes Aloy different, why must she be the one to discover these things? All these stories will be told as we take on the role of this red-headed lady in a post-post-apocalyptic future. From crafting to exploration, and all the upgrades and learning that players and the character will go through along the way, Horizon Zero Dawn is easily the most compelling RPG on show at E3.

Honourable mention: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind

Best Family Game: Skylanders Imaginators

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Imaginators might sound like something out of Phineas and Ferb, but that doesn’t make it any less fantastic. Giving players the long-sought-after ability to create their own customized Skylanders, kids of all ages (including some adults who are kids at heart) will enjoy the latest offering in the franchise. What could be better than finally creating your dream character?

Honourable mention: Steep

Most Anticipated Game: Horizon Zero Dawn

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With a huge world, intriguing lore, unique character and complex gameplay, we can’t wait to die over and over again in Horizon Zero Dawn. It’s a game that will clearly offer us a challenge, and one we’re ready to accept. The months simply can’t go fast enough, we need this game now.

Honourable mention: Titanfall 2

Best of Show: The Legend of Zelda – Breath of the Wild

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There’s a reason this was the most talked about game of E3. Not just a cool sequel, not just a great Nintendo title, The Legend of Zelda is reaching new heights in this new iteration, garnering new fans and veteran players alike. This might just be a reason for everyone to feel bad about selling off their Wii U consoles.

Last Updated: June 17, 2016

76 Comments

  1. Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

    June 17, 2016 at 15:32

    • Pariah

      June 17, 2016 at 15:40

      Dat FU to pc gamers

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 17, 2016 at 16:09

        It sucks, I agree

        Reply

      • Peter Pan

        June 20, 2016 at 07:27

        One of the reasons that, while I am a PC gamer at heart, I invested in a PS4 for such exclusives.

        Reply

        • Pariah

          June 20, 2016 at 08:08

          I wish I Could afford a PS4. So many really amazing looking games for it.

          Reply

  2. Pariah

    June 17, 2016 at 15:40

    So like these awards seem like a big FU to pc gamers. I mean, there’s lots for us this year, but all the awards are for console titles bar 1. Great.

    Reply

    • Nick de Bruyne

      June 17, 2016 at 15:48

      Injustice, titanfall, law breakers and Sea of Thieves and even bunch of runner ups like COD and BF are all PC games too? That’s a large amount of the list?

      Reply

      • Pariah

        June 17, 2016 at 15:49

        How many of them are Windows Store games? Because all of those are slaps in the face. Windows Store is useless rubbish – much like GFWL was.

        And CoD and BF are annual staples. Unless you play those, they don’t matter in any way.

        Reply

    • Disappointed

      June 17, 2016 at 16:23

      You are such a little bitch. Every post is either you trying to smart ass someone or you moaning about something. You obviously never got the required of klappe growing up.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

        June 17, 2016 at 16:46

        He has a point though. Consoles took the lion share of new Ips and seeing how broken Pc ports are sometimes I’d be upset as well. Also name calling isn’t nice. So let’s all embrace the weekend!

        Reply

      • Pariah

        June 17, 2016 at 17:24

        Wow, that sexism. And blatant attack on me, personally. Why not instead of calling me a bitch (which is sexist, what is wrong with a woman that you use that as an insult to me?) – why not try actually bringing up a counter argument. Like many have before – and changed my mind on things. I’m 100% open to debate, and I’m 100% open to be proven wrong. But you sir, are an idiot if that is the best you can muster.

        Oh and also, we all troll each other. It’s what we do. You’re welcome to join in, but bare in mind outright insults without context, those aren’t trolls, they’re just insults.

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        • Allykhat

          June 20, 2016 at 13:16

          Focusing on the PC thing instead of the douchiness.

          Can you blame devs for focusing on consoles over PC? Dedicated hardware to dev for across the board, making is easier to dev, higher base price at market, Digital Market included. Dramatically lower numbers of pirates. Devving for PC is a bit of a shit show because of all the different hardware and drivers out there too. While I do agree that PC is being a bit neglected, I do see why, from a business sense, they would Dev first for Console first and then port to PC.

          I mean I was at a LAN this weekend with around 20 or so people. We tried to play Crysis Wars. Endless issues getting the game to run on some machines. Graphics drivers, .net, Direct X, etc, etc, etc. Then we tried Killing Floor 2 seeing as it was a free weekend, same deal. Basically there wasn’t a single game we played where no issues were experienced. I’ve been a PC gamer since forever but I couldn’t be assed with messing around to fix a game when I can click 3 buttons on my console and im in game playing with my mates. Now I’m not attacking PC or PC gamers, so don’t take it that way. You have to look at it from a business standpoint and consoles have a massive slice of the market share.

          Reply

      • Ottokie

        June 17, 2016 at 17:47

        So far every post you made on this site has been negative and directing that negativity at someone. Now I know you are anonymous and that makes it easy to be a douche. If you used your real disqus account then maybe you would not be such a pessimist.

        Everyone has their own opinion and that’s fine if yours is different, just don’t make it personal.

        Reply

    • Crestfallen

      June 17, 2016 at 17:44

      QQ buy a console then if there are no games for your PC..

      Reply

      • Pariah

        June 17, 2016 at 17:44

        You paying?

        Reply

        • Crestfallen

          June 17, 2016 at 17:47

          Do i look like Nelson Mandela Charity Fund.. Pay your own dam way..

          Reply

          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 17:48

            Right. Well like most people I know who don’t have millionaire parents to buy them everything they want – I can’t afford a console and a PC. So instead of telling me to buy one – stfu or buy me one.

          • Crestfallen

            June 17, 2016 at 17:50

            Well if you paid attention in school in stead of crying about video games, you’d of learned how to manage your money better and you could have saved up. Do what ever other millennial doing open a gofundme page.. Sell your shitty pc that has no games..

          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 17:51

            Hey cunt. Fuck you. I work hard for my money. But even I can’t account for a PoS president who ruins our currency and labour laws that do little to protect creatives. Unlike you mine workers, a strike and some violence doesn’t earn me more money.

            http://reactiongifs.me/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/fuck-you-middle-finger-peter-dinklage-penelope.gif

          • Crestfallen

            June 17, 2016 at 17:53

            Lol..That’s what’s wrong with the youth today.

          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 17:54

            I love how you think I’m young. Assumptions. I expect no less from you.

          • Disappointed

            June 17, 2016 at 17:59

            You must be young spouting profanity like that during a civilized conversation. Sound like a 12yr old Cod player to me.

          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 18:00

            This coming from the “You are such a little bitch.” guy? Rich.

          • Crestfallen

            June 17, 2016 at 18:01

            Rich enough to by his own Console and own a PC hey..

          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 18:02

            Not that kind of rich. But I guess you who is poor in IQ wouldn’t understand.

          • Darren Peach

            June 18, 2016 at 00:45

            Hey man. What are you on about ? Let me give you some perspective. The fundamental way in which we exhist as human beings is through our individual spirit. Some like PC and some like Consoles. The point is we are free to enjoy whatever we want. That freedom extends to voicing opinions that don’t always agree with others. So, stop trolling and move on. There are some very smart people here that see through b.s. I learnt that the hard way. So will you.

          • Disappointed

            June 17, 2016 at 18:03

            Yes I am rich, and I know you’re not as you can’t afford a console

          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 18:03

            Ah, so you’re rich, entitled, and an idiot. Not even surprised.

          • Disappointed

            June 17, 2016 at 18:04

            At least I’m not a potty mouth

          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 18:05

            I’ll take a foul mouth over stupidity and entitlement any day.

          • Crestfallen

            June 17, 2016 at 18:06

            That is why u can not have nice things like a Console.

          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 18:07

            That doesn’t even make sense as a rebuttal. Lol. Ok. Yes that’s why exactly.

          • Disappointed

            June 17, 2016 at 18:07

            But you’re foul mouthed, opinionated, and n entitled master race buffoon.

          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 18:08

            Ah, if only you knew. But yes, I’m opinionated. Something that most people with any semblance of intelligence are. We have opinions. I would apologise for not being weak minded, but I’m not sorry.

          • Darren Peach

            June 18, 2016 at 00:46

            Ooh, get you. Rich.Thanks for that.

          • Darren Peach

            June 18, 2016 at 00:33

            Hey man. Ignore this guy. He is trying to get a rise out of you.

          • Crestfallen

            June 17, 2016 at 18:01

            such profanity.. typical youngster PC gamer.. no respect. Instead of asking your parents for money every weekend maybe you should of asked them a few lessons in manners.

            Here seeing you like being on the PC all the time i’ll guess i’ll have to do your Parents work for you.
            http://www.wikihow.com/Have-Good-Manners

          • Matthew Holliday

            June 20, 2016 at 09:59

          • Pariah

            June 20, 2016 at 10:01

            It was a bad Friday. I took the bait. πŸ™

          • Darren Peach

            June 18, 2016 at 00:53

            I never paid much attention in school. Yet I found my calling. It sounds like you are a very one dimensional person.

          • Crestfallen

            June 21, 2016 at 14:46

            Glory-hole attendee is not a calling..

          • Darren Peach

            June 21, 2016 at 15:10

            A picture of Mel Gibson. Seriously over the top insults. I detect a troll. Die troll, die.

          • Ottokie

            June 17, 2016 at 17:48

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      June 20, 2016 at 06:10

      i wonder if most PC gamers have already moved away from AAA titles anyway, though. Most PC gamers I know spend the majority of their time playing Warframe, CS:GO, Diablo and a range of indie games. Only AAA titles once they go on (Steam/GoG) sale.

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      • Pariah

        June 20, 2016 at 06:55

        That’s interesting, actually. I know that is generally the case locally. Is it the same around the world?

        Reply

        • Geoffrey Tim

          June 20, 2016 at 07:32

          Essentially, yes. while PC may be the biggest platform, it’s completely dominated by free to play games like League of Legends and the plethora of chinese pay-to-won MMO’s. when it comes to the AAA game industry, console is still very much king.

          Reply

          • Pariah

            June 20, 2016 at 08:07

            Well that makes sense then. Complete and utter bloody sense. We are our own problem. πŸ™

          • Matthew Holliday

            June 20, 2016 at 09:46

            the price difference for new PC games is at fault for that.R150 for cs:go
            most of my friends play cs:go and dota.

            if you look back to 5 years ago when a new game was R450, the statistics were probably a little more even.
            relatively speaking atleast, considering that gaming is now “cool” and all the cool guys from highschool now have consoles.

          • Pariah

            June 20, 2016 at 10:01

            But console games are more expensive than PC games, across the board. I’m not sure price is as much a factor as we make it out to be, in all fairness.

            I am interested to see more about this though.

          • Matthew Holliday

            June 20, 2016 at 10:30

            well when pc games were R450 and console games were R800, the R350 margin was fairly significant.
            Now that PC games are R800ish, that margin is much less.
            especially when you consider that PSN and XBL both have digital sales that are sometimes comparable to the steam sales.

            We always used to argue that over an extended period of time, PC game prices technically made PC the cheaper gaming option.
            but with that margin being less, the convenience of consoles being a one stop shop and the non-existant piracy option for consoles, PC has lost some of its appeal.

            Console is where the moneys at.

          • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

            June 20, 2016 at 08:09

            LOL @ pay-to-won

      • Admiral Chief Maximum Effort

        June 20, 2016 at 08:09

        Don’t forget OVERWATCH!

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    • BakedBagel

      June 20, 2016 at 09:36

      Pariah my friend, no worries.

      GabeN will save us with his glorious steam sales.

      Its not as good as brand new games or announcements

      but we can extend our backlog :D/

      Reply

  3. Pariah

    June 17, 2016 at 15:42

    Ps, that’s not reflecting on you guys, it’s just the E3 event itself. All console glory it seems.

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 17, 2016 at 16:12

      Dirty peasants!

      Reply

      • Allykhat

        June 20, 2016 at 13:04

        Keep hating, it only makes us stronger <3

        Reply

        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 20, 2016 at 13:07

          I’m one of you πŸ˜›

          Reply

          • Allykhat

            June 20, 2016 at 13:18

            SHHHHHHHH!

            They’ll hear you!

  4. K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

    June 17, 2016 at 15:45

    Isn’t “best of show” and “most anticipated game” basically the same thing? Just saying.

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    • Pariah

      June 17, 2016 at 15:46

      Well Best of Show is a Nintendo game – so it can’t be the most anticipated. Just saying.

      Reply

      • K1FF J1MB0B (sizzle edition)

        June 17, 2016 at 15:48

        Most anticipated by the 4 people who own Wii-U’s.

        Reply

        • HvR

          June 17, 2016 at 16:09

          Longest anticipated: Zelda sequal

          Reply

  5. Original Heretic

    June 17, 2016 at 15:51

    So many PS4 titles to look forward to. Sony for the WIN!!

    Reply

    • Pariah

      June 17, 2016 at 15:51

      Meanwhile PC gets their annual titles and Windows Store trash ports from Xbox One. WINNING.

      Reply

      • CiNiMoD

        June 17, 2016 at 16:29

        “Master Race”

        Reply

  6. HvR

    June 17, 2016 at 16:08

    I’m just not seeing Sea of Thieves being anymore than a nice tech demo. Awesome in a conference setting but failing terribly in the real world.

    All the problems that sunk Evolve PLUS tech barrier to entry.

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    • ZibeKash

      June 17, 2016 at 22:24

      Apparently the game had the longest lines at E3…meanwhile Days Gone had a dead crowd lol

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    • Spy Master Tokashi

      June 20, 2016 at 08:28

      well I do not think so. If MS play their cards right, Sea of Thieves will be a great success.

      You have no idea howmany gamers in the world are waiting for a game like this. AC Black Flag was not a success because of the story … it had ships, cannons, pirates in it … that made the game awesome…

      Reply

    • Matthew Holliday

      June 20, 2016 at 09:38

      I dont see it as anything more than a streamers game.
      If there is spectating value to it, then I’d watch it, but the cooperative nature of the game makes me doubt how worth it it would actually be to buy.

      Reply

  7. ZibeKash

    June 17, 2016 at 22:24

    Sea of Thieves had 4-5 hour long lines at E3, meanwhile Days Gone (which looked awful BTW) drew a dead crowd LOL

    Reply

  8. Darren Peach

    June 18, 2016 at 00:51

    Titanfall and Zero Dawn. Happiness πŸ™‚

    Reply

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