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Future Announces Winners of the Most Valuable Game Awards at E3 2012

LOS ANGELES (E3 EXPO 2012) – June 6, 2012 – Future, a leading specialist hybrid media group, and a leader in video game digital media properties, today announced the full list of winners of the second annual Most Valuable Games (MVG) Awards at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held in Los Angeles from June 5-7, 2012.

For the second year in a row, Future US’ team of editors from the top gaming media gathered together to pick their favorite games at this year’s E3.  Winners include some familiar franchises such as Assassin’s Creed® III, Call of Duty®: Black Ops II and Dead Space 3. A few new titles to make the list this year include Dishonored and Injustice: Gods Among Us. Assassin’s Creed III swept the awards, receiving top nods from @Gamer, GamesRadar, PC Gamer, Official Xbox Magazine and PlayStation: The Official Magazine.

“Every year presents a more difficult judging process as the quality of games improve year after year,” said Rachelle Considine, Chief Operating Officer, Future US. “There were so many top contenders for the MVG Awards and it is very hard to choose the winners.  This year’s winners will engage the hard core and the masses and keep them playing for hours.”

The full list of the 2012 Most Valuable Game Award winners from each respective media, powered by Future, includes:

GamesRadar

Assassin’s Creed III
Beyond: Two Souls

Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Dead Space 3
Far Cry 3
Injustice: Gods Among Us
The Last of Us
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Pikmin 3
Resident Evil 6
Tomb Raider

Watch Dogs
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
ZombiU

Official Xbox Magazine

Assassin’s Creed III Dead Space 3
Dishonored

Halo 4
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metro: Last Light

Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Tomb Raider
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

PC Gamer

Assassin’s Creed III
Company of Heroes 2
Crysis 3
Dead Space 3
Gameglobe
Lego Batman 2
Metro: Last Light

SimCity
Quantum Conundrum
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

PlayStation: The Official Magazine

Assassin’s Creed III
Beyond: Two Souls
Dead Space 3
Dishonored

DUST 514
God of War: Ascension
The Last of Us
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Tomb Raider
Watch Dogs

Nintendo Power

Assassin’s Creed III
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow-Mirror of Fate

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

Kingdom Hearts 3D
The Last Story

New Super Mario Bros. U
Pikmin 3
Project P-100
Rayman Legends

ZombiU


@Gamer

Assassin’s Creed III
Beyond: Two Souls
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Dead Space 3
Dishonored
Far Cry 3
Halo 4
The Last of Us

Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Watch Dogs

For more information on the Most Valuable Game Awards powered by Future, visit: http://digitalfuture.com/mvg.

About Future

Future PLC is an international media group and leading digital content producer listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR).  Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the U.K., U.S. and Australia creating 200 specialist publications, apps, websites and events. We hold market-leading positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, crafts and automotive. Our biggest-selling products include TechRadar, T3, Total Film, BikeRadar, MusicRadar, Classic Rock, GamesRadar and Official Xbox Magazine. TechRadar is the U.K.’s number one consumer technology website. Future sells 2.9 million magazines each month; we attract more than 35 million monthly unique visitors to our websites; and we deliver over 100 digital editions and bespoke apps on tablet. Future exports or syndicates publications to 89 countries, making us the U.K.’s number one exporter and licensor of magazine content. Future is the Association of Online Publishers’ Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year.