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March 11, 2009 at 10:26 am #7176AnonymousInactive
In case anyone missed it, the BAFTA video game awards were announced:
Gameplay: Call of Duty 4
Casual: Boom Blox
Sports: Race Driver: Grid
Story and Character: Call of Duty 4
Strategy: Civilisation Revolution
Best use of Audio: Dead Space
New Talent: Boro Toro
Multiplayer: Left 4 Dead
Best Technical Achievement: Spore
Original Score: Dead Space
Handheld: Professor Layton and the Curious Village
People’s Choice: Call of Duty 4
Artistic Achievement: LittleBigPlanet
Best Action and Adventure: Fable II
Best Game: Super Mario Galaxy
The lack of GTA 4 and Fallout 3 is notable.
March 11, 2009 at 2:49 pm #43569AnonymousInactive
In terms of quality it’s not surprising CoD4 was nominated but I doubt Treyarch are too happy that CoD5 didn’t even get a mention.
March 11, 2009 at 4:11 pm #43570AnonymousInactive
Don’t understand why Dare is bundled into BAFTA myself. The Dare award is what’s important, why duplicate it by adding it to BAFTA.
March 11, 2009 at 6:30 pm #43571AnonymousInactive
Baftas; Publishers have to self nominate their games and pay a fee (admittedly its not super expensive) to enter
"And for those reasons: I’m out"
March 11, 2009 at 7:40 pm #43572AnonymousInactive
March 11, 2009 at 11:56 pm #43573AnonymousInactive
COD4 is a 2007 game for example.[/quote:1d43ca255d]
"The last awards event, in 2007, caused controversy as some of the nominated titles had not actually been released in the shops and, in some cases, were not even finished.
As a result the 2008 ceremony was delayed until March 2009 to avoid clashing with the Golden Joysticks and to give judges more time with the nominated games."
Which explains Fallout 3, but not GTA 4.
March 12, 2009 at 4:47 pm #43579AnonymousInactive
Don’t understand why Dare is bundled into BAFTA myself. The Dare award is what’s important, why duplicate it by adding it to BAFTA.[/quote:99e6a2595a]
Primarily for promotional purposes for the competiton I would say. That being said, having a BAFTA under your belt is going to look good regardless. :)
March 12, 2009 at 5:09 pm #43580AnonymousInactive
Primarily for promotional purposes for the competiton I would say. That being said, having a BAFTA under your belt is going to look good regardless. :)[/quote:4e9c8496c3]
That’s my point though really. Don’t you think a BAFTA is a bit much for a student competition?
March 12, 2009 at 9:08 pm #43581AnonymousInactive
That’s my point though really. Don’t you think a BAFTA is a bit much for a student competition?[/quote:560e788b2c]
From the perspective of Dare – fantastic coup.
From the perspective of the BAFTAs – perhaps a bit much, though I haven’t seen the game so maybe it is worthy of the nomination.
Either way, well done to the student team who got nominated.
March 13, 2009 at 9:34 am #43583AnonymousInactive
The one to watch award is chosen from the dare to be digital participants. Its a dare only category.
March 13, 2009 at 10:06 am #43584AnonymousInactive
As nifty said, the ony nominees are all the Dare teams. So entering Dare means you enter Dare AND BAFTA. If the games aren’t up to scratch, its a bit of a cop-out letting them be automatically nominatedand makes BAFTA look bad in my mind. The category should at least allow entries from other sources.
I’m a big believer in Dare, but I think this is a step too far…
March 13, 2009 at 1:54 pm #43586AnonymousInactive
The one to watch award is chosen from the dare to be digital participants. Its a dare only category.[/quote:ba301db25b]
Thanks for the clarification. I missed that.
In that case…
Absolutely fantastic coup for Dare.
Completely uneducated move from BAFTA and they blatently did it to appear that they’re serious about bringing games into the awards. A nomination should be earned on merit, not just because you’ve entered into a student competition (no matter how credible the competititon is).
To echo Omen, I’m enthusiastic about the Dare project, but its own BAFTA?
March 13, 2009 at 3:22 pm #43587AnonymousInactive
Its not really a coup. Companies pay to be considered for nomination. I’m sure Dare pays for their award to exist
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