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    • #6360
      Anonymous
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      Did anyone else catch this last night?

      I watched the thing in a kind of a daze, wondering who it was who nominates and votes for the titles displayed.

      A brief summary could be basically that Wii Sports was the big winner, having about the same effect as Titanic at the Oscars. It ended up scooping up 6 Baftas, for Casual, Innovation, Multiplayer, Sports, Strategy and Gameplay. Watching Crackdown scoop up two awards, Use of Audio and Best Action Adventure game (beating Twilight Princess, Orange Box and God of War 2) was a little odd.

      Satisfyingly enough (in my opinion anyway), Okami also picked up two Baftas, for Best Original Score and Artistic Achievement.

      Strangely enough, the only person there who seemed in any way related to video games was Will Wright, who showed up to collect his Academy Fellowship award. The rest of the crowd seemed to be vaguely recognizable pseudo-celebrities who had nothing else to do, like McFly and two of the guys from Athlete.

      I suppose that it is a good thing that games are being recognized as a real art form now, but I suppose I would have liked if people from the video games industry had attended the video games awards…

      Here is the full list of winning games and the awards they picked up:

      ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP
      WILL WRIGHT

      ACTION AND ADVENTURE
      CRACKDOWN (Xbox 360) – Development Team (Realtime Worlds/Microsoft Game Studios)

      ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT
      OKAMI (PS2) – Atsushi Inaba (Clover(Capcom)/Capcom)

      BEST GAME
      BIOSHOCK (Xbox 360) – Development Team (2K Boston/2K Australia/2K Games)

      CASUAL
      WII SPORTS (Wii) – Development Team (Nintendo/Nintendo)

      GAMEPLAY
      WII SPORTS (Wii) – Development Team (Nintendo/Nintendo)

      INNOVATION
      WII SPORTS (Wii) – Development Team (Nintendo/Nintendo)

      MULTIPLAYER
      WII SPORTS (Wii) – Development Team (Nintendo/Nintendo)

      ORIGINAL SCORE
      OKAMI (PS2) – Atsushi Inaba (Clover (Capcom)/Capcom)

      SPORTS
      WII SPORTS (Wii) – Development Team (Nintendo/Nintendo)

      STRATEGY AND SIMULATION
      WII SPORTS (Wii) – Development Team (Nintendo/Nintendo)

      STORY AND CHARACTER
      GOD OF WAR 2 (PS2) – Cory Barlog, David Jaffe, Marianne Krawczyk (SCE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe)

      TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
      GOD OF WAR 2 (PS2) – Tim Moss, Christer Ericson (SCE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe)

      USE OF AUDIO
      CRACKDOWN (Xbox 360) – Development Team (Realtime Worlds/Microsoft Game Studios)

      BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
      RAGNARAWK – Voodoo Boogy (Malcom Brown, Robert Clarke, Peter Carr, Lynne Robertson, Finlay Sutton)

      THE PC WORLD GAMERS AWARD
      (The only award to be voted for by the public)
      FOOTBALL MANAGER 2007 (PC) (Sports Interactive/SEGA)

      And I have linked all of the nominees here:
      http://blogs.pcworld.com/gameon/archives/005528.html

    • #39133
      Anonymous
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      Note that some of the nominated games haven’t been released yet.

      Other than that its just a really really stupid time of year to be asking industry people to be showing up to anywhere other than their dev office…

    • #39134
      Anonymous
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      where the only people who voted for this mums and dad’s.

      GAMEPLAY
      WII SPORTS (Wii) – Development Team (Nintendo/Nintendo)

      INNOVATION
      WII SPORTS (Wii) – Development Team (Nintendo/Nintendo)

      MULTIPLAYER
      WII SPORTS (Wii) – Development

      WTF

      STRATEGY AND SIMULATION
      WII SPORTS (Wii) – Development Team (Nintendo/Nintendo)

      Even bigger WTF

    • #39136
      Anonymous
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      Note that some of the nominated games haven’t been released yet.

      Other than that its just a really really stupid time of year to be asking industry people to be showing up to anywhere other than their dev office…[/quote:c11d1fa4c3]

      ppl at the awards werent dev. marketing, sales and management.

    • #39137
      Anonymous
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      I still cant believe Crackdown won anything. I’m not saying its a bad game, but good grief saying its a better action adventure game than God of War 2, Twilight Princess or Orange box is INSANE. Also best use of audio? Eh!? At least none of the presenters said that they don’t like games this year.

      I guess we should be thankful for that.

    • #39138
      Anonymous
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      Crackdown did have very good use of audio though.

    • #39139
      Anonymous
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      Better than Elite Beat Agents or Guitar Hero II?

    • #39140
      Anonymous
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      true, but i think its the best use of audio out side of a music based game.

    • #39141
      Anonymous
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      I agree with a few of the Wii Sports prizes, but Strategy and Simulation? Wonder what part they consider good enough to be a "sim"

    • #39142
      Anonymous
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      Most accurate simulation of bowling I’ve ever seen…..

    • #39147
      Anonymous
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      Football manager won the only publicly voted award, brilliant! Should get more awards, that game is life-ruining!

    • #39152
      Anonymous
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      Watching McFly try and get through a conversation was alternatively funny and enragng.

      "Yeah, we, like, play games all the time, innit? Like, on the bus and that. We play them all the time with, like, multiplayer"

      Truely the voices of our generation.

    • #39173
      Anonymous
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      Yeah I hated the way they just interviewed the popstars who presented the awards instead of the winners! Was ok though, at least it was televised I guess

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