24 October 2007

British Academy Video Game Awards

Last nigh BAFTA held their Video Game Awards. I think it's the second year of these awards and this year's big winner was Wii Sports. It is a very simple, very playable game. Even my parents can play (and enjoy playing) it. Here's the list of winners and nominees:

  • Action and Adventure: Crackdown (Realtime Worlds, Microsoft, X360)
  • Artistic Achievement: Okami (Clover Studio, Capcom, PS2)
  • Best Game: BioShock (2K Boston/2K Australia, 2K Games, PC, X360)
  • Casual: Wii Sports (Nintendo, Wii)
  • Gameplay: Wii Sports (Nintendo, Wii)
  • Innovation: Wii Sports (Nintendo, Wii)
  • Multiplayer: Wii Sports (Nintendo, Wii)
  • Original Score: Okami (Clover Studio, Capcom, PS2)
  • Sports: Wii Sports (Nintendo, Wii)
  • Strategy and Simulation: Wii Sports (Nintendo, Wii)
  • Story and Character: God of War II (SCE Santa Monica, SCE, PS2)
  • Technical Achievement: God of War II (SCE Santa Monica, SCE, PS2)
  • Use of Audio: Crackdown (Realtime Worlds, Microsoft, X360)
  • BAFTA Ones to Watch Award: Ragnarawk (Voodoo Boogy)
  • The PC World Gamers Award: (Public Online Voting) - Football Manager 2007 (Sports Interactive, Sega, PC)
  • Academy Fellowship: Will Wright, creator of The Sims

These results should help sales of the Nintendo Wii consoles, which comes with a copy of Wii Sports. I'm so behind on my game playing. I'm playing Doom 3 on PC at the moment but can't wait for Lego Star Wars to be released on the Wii, I loved it on PS2 and PC.

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