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June 18, 2010 at 2:50 PM

E3: Valve’s “Portal 2” scores best of show hat trick

Bellevue’s Valve Software cleaned up at E3 with “Portal 2,” the next iteration of its hit puzzle game.

In its Best of E3 award competition, publisher IGN gave “Portal 2” awards for best Xbox 360 game, best PS3 game and best PC game, plus best puzzle game.

I’ll bet “Portal 2” would have won best Mac game as well, if IGN had that category.

If it weren’t for Disney’s “Epic Mickey,” it might have won best Wii game as well.

Bellevue’s 5th Cell’s “Super Scribblenauts” won IGN’s best DS game.

IGN’s award list:

— Best Overall Game: Rage (id Software)

— Best Xbox 360 Game: Portal 2 (Valve)

— Best PS3 Game: Portal 2 (Valve)

— Best Wii Game: Epic Mickey (Disney Interactive Studios)

— Best PC Game: Portal 2 (Valve)

— Best DS Game: Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros. Interactive)

— Best PSP Game: God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Sony Computer Entertainment)

— Best iPhone Game: Puzzle Agent (Telltale Games)

— Best Action Game: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)

— Best Fighting Game: Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Capcom)

— Best Motion-Controller Game: Child of Eden (Ubisoft)

— Best Music/Rhythm Game: Child of Eden (Ubisoft)

— Best Platforming Game: Epic Mickey (Disney Interactive Studios)

— Best Puzzle Game: Portal 2 (Valve)

— Best Racing Game: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Electronic Arts)

— Best RPG: Fallout: New Vegas (Obsidian Entertainment)

— Best Shooter: Rage (id Software)

— Best Sports Game: NBA Jam (Electronic Arts)

— Best Strategy Game: Civilization V (2K Games)

— Best Family Game: Guilty Party (Disney Interactive Studios)

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