EA nominated for several gamescon awards

by: Dan -
More On: The Sims 3 Star Wars: The Old Republic The Sims 3 Crysis 2 Rock Band 3 FIFA 11
If you happen to be in Cologne, Germany next week and are stopping at gamescon, you can swing by the EA booth and get a look-see at several titles and peripherals that already have been nominated for some awards. FIFA 11, Crysis 2 and Rock Band 3 instruments are three of the five, but take a look at the entire list below:
  • FIFA 11 – Best Console
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic – Best Online and Best of gamescom
  • Crysis 2 – Best PC, Best of gamescom
  • The Sims 3 console – Best Mobile title (NDS)
  • Rock Band 3 instruments – Best Hardware
The Rock Band 3 instruments (Best Hardware) really have me intrigued, as I am sure the keyboard and improved quality should have something to do with it. I may have to change my pre-order to get the whole kit instead of just the keyboard bundle if there has been significant enhancements made to the drums, mic and guitars.

Update (Chuck) you can find the rest of the nominees here and then speculate in the comments about who should win.
EA to Showcase Powerful Slate of Titles at gamescom 2010 in Cologne

FIFA, Need for Speed, Medal of Honor and The Sims Among Top Franchises to Reveal Deep Innovation and New Experiences for Consumers
gamescom 2010

COLOGNE, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) today announced plans for gamescom 2010 in Cologne. EA will showcase a powerful slate of titles representing a selection of leading franchises across the company’s Games, Sports and Play Labels. Media and consumers are invited for hands on experience with a whole host of innovative game play that highlights the company’s focus on delivering fewer, better games and building direct to consumer digital offerings.

“Gamescom has grown to become the largest show for interactive entertainment, and offers a unique chance for us to engage directly with consumers, retailers and media at one event,” said Jens Uwe Intat, Senior Vice President and General Manager for EA Publishing in Europe. “Our line up demonstrates the intense focus we have on building quality games with deep innovation for our consumers, and it’s great to see the industry coming together to create such a milestone event in Europe”.
Five EA and EA Partner titles at gamescom have already received early recognition for their outstanding quality. The gamescom 2010 award nominations were announced today and include:

FIFA 11 – Best Console
Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ – Best Online and Best of gamescom
Crysis® 2 – Best PC, Best of gamescom
The Sims™ 3 console – Best Mobile title (NDS)
Rock Band® 3 instruments – Best Hardware