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You're not an industry these days unless you have your own back-slapping awards ceremony, but the computer games industry has gone for a different approach. Billed as the industry's Oscars, the winners will actually be the ones that deserve the award (Hollywood will be turning in its designer grave). How come? All awards will be based on volume sales. Now while awards for the biggest grossing movies would never fit with the Oscars' high regard for style, talent and finesse (Eh? - Ed), this is a pretty fair way for computer games to be rated. It is fairly unlikely that there are any hidden gems in the games industry - if it's good, a thousand websites will tell you so. Of course, the only downside to this is that there is a complete lack of suspense since the winners know who they are well in advance of the day. The 16 awards will be split into three categories: Platinum, for 300,000+ sales; Gold, 2000,000+; and Silver, 100,000+. Sadly, the ceremony wasn't able to rid itself of PR nonsense - even though the winners are pre-determined (the company behind the selection admitted manufacturers already knew which of their games would win what), we were told we couldn't have the list (even if we promised to only publish it after the event was over). What can you do? If you're really interested, email us and we'll tell you tomorrow. Despite this, we can virtually assure you that Gran Turismo and Fifa 2000 are in for platinum awards.®

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