By John Walker on March 17th, 2011 at 1:55 am.
Games had their BAFTAs tonight – the British equivalent of the Oscar (in the same way as Diggerland is the British equivalent of Disney World) – and prizes were awarded. It’s super-fabbo that BAFTA recognises games in this way. As much as I’ve written stupid things all the way through this, it’s a mark of legitimacy that is welcome. But who won what, you demand to know, slamming your fist down on the table, scaring a child. For goodness sake, calm down. They’re below.
I don’t know how to tie a bowtie, so I wasn’t there this evening. But by the magic of copying it off another website, I’m able to provide you all the winners. (Not literally, of course – despite appearances, I’m not a shop.) Red Dead Redemption is conspicuous in its absence, but it seems this may be because of a temper tantrum Rockstar have thrown after GTA IV didn’t win anything last year, meaning they refused to enter RDR this year. Well, that’s what people have told GI.biz, anyway. I imagine they’d be the people to sue were that not true.
Anyhow, games that you can play on PC gave a fair showing. So… /rustles envelope.
Bestest Game Of Them All:
Mass Effect 2
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Artistic Achievement Award For Artisting:
God of War III
Game That Doesn’t Have Heads Getting Chopped Off:
What The Hell Is “Gameplay” Award For Gameplay:
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Cut the Rope
Most Average Multiplayer Apparently Because Good Grief:
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
The Not Much Good For The GOTY Box Quote Award For Original Music:
Aaron Sorkin’s Social Network Game:
The Oh Phew This One Is Useful Award For Story:
The Civilization Award For Strategy Games Called Civilization:
The Wow Actually Let’s Put The Music One On The Box Too Because Now It’s A List Award For Technical Innovation:
Battlefield: Bad Company: 2
BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital, Where The Other Two Finalists Were Called Mush And Sculpty:
The One Voted For By The Weirdo Public:
Call of Duty: Black Ops
BAFTA Academy Fellowship For Being In Your 50s And Still Working: