NEWS - Wednesday, June 19, 2002
Sega Games Win Game Critics AwardsBuilding upon its reputation for creating the best video game content, SEGA ® of America, Inc. today announced "SEGA Sports ™ NFL 2K3" won Best Sports Game and "Super Monkey Ball ™ 2" won Best Puzzle/Trivia/Parlor Game in the "Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2002," the independent E3 awards committee recognizing excellence at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). Additionally, SEGA’s 2002 lineup continues to receive industry accolades following E3 with Associate Chairman of the Game Critics Awards, Geoff Keighley, calling SEGA "without a doubt one of the most important third-party publishers" and the Dallas Morning News stating that "SEGA had the best showing among the publishers" at E3 2002. SEGA games have also received awards from leading video game industry Web sites and publications. "SEGA Sports NFL 2K3" was also voted the Best Sports Game on PlayStation ® 2 and Xbox ™ by IGN.com. "Panzer Dragoon ™ ORTA" was voted among the top 10 games at E3 2002 by Electronic Gaming Monthly and voted among the top five Xbox games of E3 2002 by GameSpot.com. "The awards and accolades that SEGA has received following E3 2002 is testament to the strength of SEGA’s lineup across all new next generation consoles," said Peter Moore, president and COO, SEGA of America, Inc. "With ‘SEGA Sports NFL 2K3’ winning multiple industry awards for Best Sports Game, SEGA Sports is ready to take on the competition toe-to-toe this fall."