Whether it's Pac-man or Harry Potter, games are all about the characters. 10 years ago that would have meant just a handful of recognisable faces like Sonic and Mario, but today with the storyline more important than ever, the video games characters of today are just as big as Hollywood movie stars with fans keen to have their photo taken with them.
With that in mind, we trawled the halls of this year's E3 in Los Angeles to grab as many paparazzi shots of all the video game characters as we could find. Some are just mannequins, but others are real.
Of course not all games companies believe in them, if your favourite character isn't there it's not because we missed them (well we might of), but because they either weren’t at the show or they ducked for cover after they caught a glimmer of our lens.
So can you guess which game they come from? Skip straight to the gallery if you want to guess before you know the answers.
1. Sony's Sack Boy from Little Big Planet 2
2. THQ's Homefront
3. Sega's Sonic the hedgehog
4. Vanquish - Sega
5. Fist of the North Star Ken's Rage
7. Rift Planes of Telara
9. Sega's Slaughter house
10. Naruot Shippuden ultimate ninja storm 2
11. Gabrielle's Ghostly Groove
12. Toy Story 3
13. Warner Bros Harry Potter Lego years 1-4
14. The Lord of the Rings War in the North
15. THQ's Smackdown vs Raw 2011
16. Dreamworks Megamind
17. Microsoft's Halo Reach
18. Capcom's Dead rising 2
19. Busy scissors Wii Style Hair
20. Sony's Killzone 3
21. Battlestar Galactica Online
22. Ninjatown trees of Doom
24. Sony Online Entertainment's Everquest
25. Sony Online Entertainment's DC Universe Online
26. 1942 First Strike
27. Super Mario Bros.