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Videogame BAFTA awards: Will Wright gets love + full nominations

2007-10-15 07:17:59·  3 minute read   ·  Jim Sterling@JimSterling
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The BAFTAs are the most prestigious awards that the UK has to offer after the British Comedy Awards, and for the first time they will honor videogames. Spore creator Will Wright shall be receiving a Fellowship BAFTA for his years of achievements in games, an honor I think many would be hard pressed to argue with.

Included as part of the London Games Festival, the videogame BAFTAs should prove to be a fantastic night where the medium of gaming gets treated with a little more respect and dignity than the mainstream usually affords it. I would be covering the event personally, but unless someone buys me a £200+ ticket, they can whistle for it.

Held on the 23rd of October, the BAFTAs will honor not just Sir Wright, but a whole host of videogames. Hit the jump for the full list of nominees. I love award shows ... if only we could win one.


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Action and Adventure

  • Crackdown (Xbox 360)
  • Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  • God of War 2 (PS2)
  • Orange Box (PS3)
  • Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)

Artistic Achievement

  • Bioshock (Xbox 360)
  • Heavenly Sword (PS3)
  • Okami (PS2)
  • Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
  • Skate (PS3)
  • Viva Piñata (Xbox 360)

Best Game

  • Bioshock (Xbox 360)
  • Crysis (PC)
  • Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  • Guitar Hero II (PS2)
  • Kane & Lynch: Dead Men (Xbox 360)
  • Wii Sports (Wii)

Casual

  • Big Brain Academy for Wii (Wii)
  • Cake Mania (DS)
  • Guitar Hero II (PS2)
  • More Brain Training (DS)
  • SingStar (PS3)
  • Wii Sports (Wii)

Gameplay

  • Crackdown (Xbox 360)
  • Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  • Sega Rally (PS3)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
  • WarHawk (PS3)
  • Wii Sports (Wii)

Innovation

  • fl0w (PSN)
  • Okami (PS2)
  • Super Paper Mario (Wii)
  • The Eye of Judgement (PS3)
  • Trauma Center: Second Opinion (Wii)
  • Wii Sports (Wii)

Multiplayer

  • Battlefield 2142 (PC)
  • Crackdown (Xbox 360)
  • Guitar Hero II (PS2)
  • Wii Sports (Wii)
  • World in Conflict (PC)
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC)

Original Score

  • Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
  • God of War 2 (PS2)
  • Lair (PS3)
  • Okami (PS2)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
  • Viva Piñata (Xbox 360)

Sports

  • Football Manager 2008 (PC)
  • Colin McRae: DiRT (Xbox 360)
  • FIFA 08 (PS3)
  • MotorStorm (PS3)
  • Sumo Digital/SEGA
  • Wii Sports (Wii)
  • Strategy and Simulation
  • Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars (Xbox 360)
  • Forza Motorsport 2 (Xbox 360)
  • Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms (PC)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas (Xbox 360)
  • Wii Sports (Wii)
  • World in Conflict (PC)

Story and Character

  • Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
  • God of War 2 (PS2)
  • Heavenly Sword (PS3)
  • Okami (PS2)
  • The Darkness (Xbox 360)
  • The Simpsons Game (Xbox 360)

Technical Achievement

  • Crackdown (Xbox 360)
  • Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  • God of War 2 (PS2)
  • MotorStorm (PS3)
  • Okami (PS2)
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)

Use of Audio

  • Crackdown (Xbox 360)
  • Elite Beat Agents (DS)
  • Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  • God of War 2 (PS2)
  • Guitar Hero II (PS2)
  • Skate (PS3)

BAFTA One's To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

  • Ragnarawk
  • ClimbActic
  • Bear Go Home

The PC World Gamers Award

  • Dr Kawashima's Brain Training (DS)
  • FIFA 07 (PS2)
  • Football Manager 2007 (PC)
  • Gears of War (Xbox 360)
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PSP)
  • Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3)
  • Wii Play (Wii)
 

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