announced the creation of the Diamond Awards. This award is among the most elite in the game industry because it means your game is crazy hot. Games must have their videos downloaded on GT over 10 million times to earn the Diamond Award. Only 4 games have been awarded this honor as of yet. Those games are Assassins Creed
, Call of Duty 4
, Metal Gear Solid 4
, and Crysis
. Congrats to those sweet games. Read on for more on the Diamond Awards.
GAMETRAILERS.COM ESTABLISHES THE GAMETRAILERS DIAMOND AWARD TO RECOGNIZE VIDEO GAMES THAT EARN 10 MILLION OR MORE
Call of Duty 4®: Modern Warfare, Assassin's Creed®, Crysis®™ and
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots® are the First Four Titles to be Granted The Notable Distinction
Santa Monica, Calif. - (November 28, 2007) - GameTrailers (GT), the premier provider of video for gamers, announced today that they have created the GameTrailers Diamond Award to be granted to the Publisher and Developer of a title that garners 10 million or more video downloads on GameTrailers.com. A formidable milestone met by very few games, 10 million video downloads reinforces the extreme popularity of the game among GT's loyal, hard-core gamer audience. The first four honorees of the prestigious GameTrailers Diamond Award are Activision and Infinity Ward for Call of Duty 4®: Modern Warfare™, Ubisoft and Ubisoft Montreal for Assassin's Creed®, Konami and Kojima Productions for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots® and Electronic Arts and Crytek for Crysis® GameTrailers is a division of Viacom Inc.'s (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) MTV Networks Entertainment Group.
"The GameTrailers Diamond Award has been created to pay tribute to the outstanding games that are the undisputed favorites among gamers," said Shane Satterfield, editor in chief, GameTrailers. "To date, only four games out of thousands have achieved 10 million video downloads, securing their place as the hottest games of 2007."
"It is an honor to receive the GameTrailers Diamond Award for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare," said Grant Collier, Studio Head, Infinity Ward. "The gamers who swarm to GT for the latest game videos are the fans we want to reach, and 10 million downloads is certainly a landmark that we are proud of."
Each of the four winning games of the GameTrailers Diamond Award exhibit a unique story line, remarkable graphics and innovative concepts. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is the new action-thriller from the award-winning team at Infinity Ward, the creators of the Call of Duty® series. Crysis is the PC first-person shooter from Crytek, the award-winning developers of Far Cry. Launching in Q2 of 2008, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of Patriots is the final installment in the long-running series, currently being created by Konami and Kojima Productions. Assassin's Creed, developed by Ubisoft Montreal, is redefining the action genre by offering groundbreaking crowd and platforming mechanics.
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