People's Choice Awards!
HALF-LIFE TAKES HOME PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Happy Puppy Gives Gamers a Voice and They Make Themselves Heard
(NEW YORK, NY)— Happy Puppy, a leading online gaming lifestyle publication since 1995, proudly presented Half-Life with the People’s Choice award for best overall game at the Computer Game Developers Association’s Spotlight Awards, held March 17 in San Jose, at the annual Game Developers Conference. The “Best Overall” division was one of the many People’s Choice categories that were voted on by visitors to
www.happypuppy.com in the several days preceding the event.
"It’s important to recognize the sophistication of the people out there who are actually buying and playing the games," said Elisabeth Crocker, Publisher of Happy Puppy. "The People’s Choice Awards gives gamers an opportunity to express a more refined appreciation than the best-seller lists can depict."
Gamers had the opportunity to visit the Happy Puppy Web site and fill out an online ballot that included all of the Spotlight Awards categories, plus the “Best Overall” category. The ballot was closed after 5,000 votes were cast and the results were tallied. One of the 5,000 voters will be chosen at random to receive one copy of each winning game from each category.
The ballot results were as follows:
1. Best Use of Graphics – Half-Life
2. Most Innovative Game Design – Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
3. Best Use of Audio – Half-Life
4. Best AI (Artificial Intelligence) – Half-Life
5. Best Children’s Title – Lego Creator.
6. Best Trivia, Puzzle or Classic Game – You Don’t Know Jack 4: The Ride.
7. Best Simulation – Gran Turismo.
8. Best Strategy/Wargame – Rainbow Six.
9. Best Adventure/RPG – Fallout 2.
10. Best Sports Title – NFL Blitz.
11. Best Action Game – Half-Life.
12. Best Multiplayer Game – StarCraft.
13. Best PC Game – Half-Life.
14. Best Console Game – Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
About Happy Puppy
Happy Puppy (http://www.happypuppy.com) was launched on Valentine’s Day 1995, establishing itself as the first-ever commercial games site. It was an overnight success and has been the leading gaming lifestyle publication on the Web ever since, with traffic exceeding 2.5 million visitors per month. Throughout its existence, Happy Puppy has remained solely an online entity, with revenues generated primarily through advertisements and syndication. It has maintained its vast and loyal community through holding fast to its reputation of being the true voice
of today’s gamer.
March 19th, 1999