The Gamescom awards have been handed out by an "expert jury" from the publishing and media sector, with Gran Turismo 5 taking the "Best of Gamescom" award. Unlike the E3 Game Critics Awards, which is a collaborative effort by outlets you've heard of, the Gamescom accolades appear to come from six folks whose names we don't quite (be polite, be polite!) ... recognize.

The short list of winners selected by the brotzeit club were:
  • Best of Gamescom: Gran Turismo 5 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)
  • Hardware accessories: PlayStation Move (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)
  • Console games: Gran Turismo 5 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)
  • Mobile games: Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros. Games)
  • Online games: Guild Wars 2 (NCsoft West)
  • PC games: Crysis 2 (Crytek GmbH)
  • Best of Family Entertainment: Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo of Europe GmbH)
Those are certainly some adequate choices, but considering the international presence and size of the show, it would seem prudent that the Gamescom awards seek out a better mix and quantity of judges for future shows.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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