De Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences heeft bekend gemaakt welke games er op de E3 tegen elkaar gaan strijden om game van het jaar te worden. De genomineerden zijn: Age of Empires II, Donkey Kong 64 (N64), Pokemon Yellow (GB), Soul Calibur (DC), The Sims, en UT.

Verder hieronder ook het overzicht van enkele andere categorieen.Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings, leads the field with finalist nods in 7 categories, including four highly sought-after craft categories. These are: Game of the Year, Computer Game of the Year, Strategy Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering, Outstanding Achievement in Animation, and Outstanding Achievement in Character or Story Development. The developer of this title is Dallas-based Ensemble Studios. The publisher is Microsoft.

Finalists for the honor of Computer Game of the Year are: Age of Empires II: The Age of King, Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun, Homeworld, RollerCoaster Tycoon, and Unreal Tournament.

Finalists for the honor of Console Game of the Year are: Crazy Taxi (DC), Donkey Kong 64 (NINTENDO 64), Driver (PLAY STATION), Gran Turismo 2 (PLAY STATION), Pokemon Yellow (Game Boy), Soul Calibur (Dreamcast), and Tony Hawk's Pro-Skater (PLAY STATION).

Finalists for Online Game of the Year are: Asheron's Call, EverQuest, Get the Picture, Pop-Tarts ``Pop'' Trivia, and Wordox.Wat denk jij ervan? Wie gaat er winnen?? Ik denk dat UT wel een zeer grote kans heeft.