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BAFTA Video Games Awards 2011 [Nominees in]

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Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Development Team
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal

Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Alan Kertz, Kristoffer Bergqvist
Electronic Arts/DICE

BioShock 2
Jordan Thomas, Zak McClendon
2K Games/2K Marin

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dom Drozdz
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch

God of War III
Stig Asmussen, Todd Papy, Steve Caterson
Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio

Halo: Reach
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie


Artistic Achievement

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Development Team
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dom Drozdz
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch

God of War III
Stig Asmussen, Ken Feldman, Cecil Kim
Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio

Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe

LIMBO
Development Team
Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games

Mass Effect 2
Development Team
Electronic Arts/BioWare


Best Game

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Development Team
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal

FIFA 11
Development Team
Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada

Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe

LIMBO
Development Team
Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games

Mass Effect 2
Development Team
Electronic Arts/BioWare

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka
Nintendo/Nintendo



Family

Dance Central
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios & MTV Games/MTV & Harmonix

Kinect Adventures
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Good Science Studio

Kinect Sports
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Rare
Kinectimals
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Frontier Developments Ltd

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Development Team
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/TT Games

Toy Story 3
John Blackburn, Jonathan Warner, Jeff Bunker
Disney Interactive Studios/Avalanche Software



Gameplay

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Development Team
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal

God of War III
Stig Asmussen, Todd Papy, Adam Puhl
Sony Computer Entertainment/SCE Santa Monica Studio

Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe

LIMBO
Development Team
Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games

Mass Effect 2
Development Team
Electronic Arts/BioWare

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka
Nintendo/Nintendo



Handheld

Cut the Rope
Development Team
Chillingo/Zeptolab

God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Development Team
Sony Computer Entertainment/Ready at Dawn & SCE Santa Monica Studio

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
Development Team
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/TT Games

Professor Layton and the Lost Future
Akihiro Hino
Nintendo/Level 5 Games

Sonic Colours
Development Team
SEGA/Sonic Team

Super Scribblenauts
Joseph M Tringali, Marius Fahlbusch, Jeremiah Slaczka
Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment/5th Cell



Multiplayer

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Development Team
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal

Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Alan Kertz, Kristoffer Bergqvist
Electronic Arts/DICE

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dom Drozdz
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch

Halo: Reach
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Development Team
Electronic Arts/Criterion Games

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Development Team
Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment


Original Music

Alan Wake
Petri Alanko
Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy

Fable III
Russell Shaw
Microsoft Games Studios/Lionhead Studios

Heavy Rain
Normand Corbeil
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe

James Bond 007: Bloodstone
Richard Jacques
Activision Blizzard UK/ Bizarre Creations

Mass Effect 2
Jack Wall
Electronic Arts/BioWare

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Koji Kondo
Nintendo/Nintendo



Social Network Game

Bejeweled Blitz
Jon David, Heather Hazen, Jason Kapalka
Popcap Games/Popcap Games

Farmerama
Tobias Reisberger, Jan-Michel Saaksmeier, Marten Schröder
Bigpoint/Bigpoint

FIFA Superstars
Development Team
EA Sports/Playfish

My Empire
Development Team
Playfish/Playfish

Zoo Mumba
Tobias Reisberger, Eduard Röhrich, Jan-Michel Saaksmeier
Bigpoint GMBH/Bigpoint GMBH

Zuma Blitz
Isaac Aubrey, Jon David, Jason Kapalka
PopCap Games/PopCap Games




Sports

F1 2010
Development Team
Codemasters/Codemasters Birmingham

FIFA 11
Development Team
Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada

Football Manager 2011
Development Team
SEGA/Sports Interactive

Gran Turismo 5
Development Team
Sony Computer Entertainment/Polyphony Digital Inc

International Cricket 2010
Development Team
Codemasters/Trickstar Games

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011
Shingo Takatsuka, Naoya Hatsumi, Jon Murphy
Konami/Winning Eleven Productions



Story

Alan Wake
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy

BioShock 2
Jordan Thomas, Zak McClendon
2K Games/2K Marin

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dom Drozdz
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch

Fallout: New Vegas
John Gonzalez, Eric Fenstermaker, Travis Stout
Bethesda Softworks/Obsidian Entertainment

Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe

Mass Effect 2
Development Team
Electronic Arts/BioWare


Strategy

Civilization V
Jon Shafer, Dorian Newcomb, Brian Wade
2K Games/Firaxis

Fallout: New Vegas
Josh Sawyer, Frank Kowalkowski, Justin Reynard
Bethesda Softworks/Obsidian Entertainment

FIFA Manager 11
Development Team
EA Sports/Bright Future

Napoleon Total War
Development Team
SEGA/Creative Assembly

Plants vs. Zombies XBLA
George Fan, Matt Lee Johnston, Ty Roberts
PopCap Games/PopCap Games

Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Development Team
Blizzard Entertainment/Blizzard Entertainment



Technical Innovation

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Development Team
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Adam Rosas, Scott Bean, Dom Drozdz
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch

Halo: Reach
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie

Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe

Kinectimals
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Frontier Developments Ltd

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Koichi Hayashida, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Takashi Tezuka
Nintendo/Nintendo


Use of Audio

Alan Wake
Development Team
Microsoft Games Studios/Remedy/14.05.10

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Development Team
Ubisoft Entertainment/Ubisoft Montreal/19.11.10

Battlefield: Bad Company: 2
Stefan Strandberg
Electronic Arts/DICE/05.03.10

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Development Team
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch/ 09.11.10

DJ Hero 2
Development Team
Activision Blizzard UK LTD/Freestylegames/22.10.10

LIMBO
Development Team
Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games/21.07.10



BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

Mush
Henry Hoffman, Ahmed Zaman, Matthew Dennis, Katherine Killick, Greg O’Brien
(Angry Mango)

Sculpty
Druhin Mukherjee, Fabien Roussot, James Long, Fraser Littlejohn, Ronan Suess
(Team Tickle)

Twang
Jocce Marklund, Annette Nielsen, Linus Nordgren, Marcus Heder, Thomas Finlay
(That Game Studio)





GAME Award of 2010
(The only award to be voted for by the public)

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Activision Blizzard UK Ltd/Treyarch

Dance Central
Microsoft Games Studios & MTV Games/MTV & Harmonix

FIFA 11
Electronic Arts/ Electronic Arts Canada

Halo Reach
Microsoft Games Studios/Bungie

Heavy Rain
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe

Limbo
Xbox Live Arcade/Playdead Games

Mass Effect 2
Electronic Arts/BioWare

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Electronic Arts/Criterion Games

Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games/Rockstar San Diego

Super Mario Galaxy 2
Nintendo/Nintendo
Source: Bafta Online



The ceremony will be streamed on the BAFTA website, live from the London Hilton on Park Lane on 16 March 2011.


UPDATE 24/02/11
You can now vote for the GAME Award here: http://www.baftagameaward.com/awards/index.html
 

Danielsan

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Limbo getting some decent nomination love.
The BAFTA game awards is probably one of the few award shows that actually is respectful of the medium. Great fun to watch last year.
 

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Huh, seems like Heavy Rain, Call of Duty, and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood have the most nominations.

Here's to awards for Heavy Rain and AC:B.
 

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lol lets just put BLOPS in every single category we can get away with including artistic achievement,although that one is probably a step too far...nah
 

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It'd be pretty funny if Limbo wins the GAME award. Other than that, the nominations seem pretty spot on.
You can buy Limbo at select GAME stores now (they are trialling selling some XBLA games on cards in some stores)

Just noticed Kinectimals for Technical Innovation - get in!
 
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offshore said:
God Of War III not on the GAME Award is strange, is it not.
No, but maybe it should be in the Technical Innovation category. Whatever, those nominations are better than I expected.
 

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is this one of those ones where you have to be a member to be nominated and rockstar isn't, as i'm a bit suprised red dead isn't anwhere except the fan one.
 
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Dynoro said:
You can buy Limbo at select GAME stores now (they are trialling selling some XBLA games on cards in some stores)

Just noticed Kinectimals for Technical Innovation - get in!
Really? I haven't been in a GAME store in years. They pretty much died off over here in Ireland.
 

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Decent noms, I like this game awards the best out of all the others. Last year's was classy and respectful of the industry. Only weird category for me is the Technical Innovation one, with GOW3 missing.
 

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It's really stupid that 99% of video games get shoved into the 'action' category. They can't break the categories down a little more?

Edit: How the hell is Fallout: NV a strategy game?
 
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I have no idea what any of those awards mean other than best gameplay and story. They all seem extremely vague. And I'm not sure I want to understand the story category if BLOPS was nominated.
 

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Artistic Achievement
Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe

Best Game
Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe

Gameplay
Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe

Story
Heavy Rain
David Cage, Guillaume de Fondaumiere, Scott Johnson
Sony Computer Entertainment/Quantic Dream & XDev Studio Europe
 
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ItWasMeantToBe19 said:
I have no idea what any of those awards mean other than best gameplay and story. They all seem extremely vague. And I'm not sure I want to understand the story category if BLOPS was nominated.
You'll find a shit load of people on GAF will question if Alan Wake and Heavy Rain are deserved of story nominations as well
Just roll with it
 

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Yeah, like others: expected GOW 3 in Technical Innovation. Nominations are better than I expected.

A bit sad that LBP 2 didn't arrive in time.
 

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Artistic achievement boring as hell is that really the best they could come up with? I fact all of them are boring nominees

Kinectimals a joke one right?
 

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and i hope david cage and his employees stay quarantined from the rest of the industry in quantic dream forever.
 

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jump_button said:
Artistic achievement boring as hell is that really the best they could come up with? I fact all of them are boring nominees

Kinectimals a joke one right?
Have you played Kinectimals a lot? Because I feel it deserves the recognition
 
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Why is it that Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep and MGS: Peace Walker never got nominated for any best handheld games awards? KH:BBS was one of the better games of the year and, while I didn't play Peace Walker, MGS was the highest rated handheld game of the year by the press. I really don't get it.
 

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Hoping Heavy Rain, Halo:Reach and Mass Effect clean up.

Best games i played last year.
 

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crowphoenix said:
The only category Heavy Rain should be in is Technical Innovation.


Have I told you recently how awesome you are?
Music was incredible
 
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Neither Bayonetta or Vanquish are on any of those lists. No justice. Some of those titles deserve their positions, though.
 
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I think FFXIII should have been nominated for artistic achievement, that game is a delight to look at

Japanese being shafted as usual
 

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I was wondering if Bayonetta came out too early for these or something since it didn't show up in the Best Gameplay category, but no, Mass Effect 2 is up there.
 

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Not only do they put God of War 3 and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood into the categories for best action game and best gameplay of the year (and I like ACB, but the combat is incredibly shallow), but they have the balls to snuff Bayonetta from the runnings? On top of that, while not everyone may agree with me that Alan Wake has one of the best stories of the generation, they put in Heavy Rain there?

Yeah, these guys are jokes.
 

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jump_button said:
For technical innovation? I love to hear why
It uses Kinect way more than any of the other Kinect games that I have tried and shows a few of the possiblities of the system not realsied by other games - not necessarily one thing but that it does them all in one and does them well. It has voice recognition for the animals so they respond by the name you give them and perform the tricks when asked. It uses the MS tags for image recognition of new toys/animals. It also shows off a lot of the different ways to uses the depth sensor in the mini games with the animals. The devs have also coded it really well and can quite happily pick up me at 6'5 or a 2 year year old (something Sports and Adventures suffer with). Plus it has absolutely amazing fur graphics - puts 'real' games to shame :)
 

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I'm sorry but how does CODBLOPS fit with best story and artistic achievement?

No Peace Walker or DQIX for handhelds is equally as stupid.
 

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Combichristoffersen said:
I don't see Nier nominated for best original music. Fix that shit.
Well it simply isn't the best soundtrack last year at all.
OPINIONS!

Suzzopher said:
I'm sorry but how does CODBLOPS fit with best story and artistic achievement?

No Peace Walker or DQIX for handhelds is equally as stupid.
I'm not sure about artistic, but the story in BLOPs is in noway worse then anything else on that list. If you don't think to much about it and just take it for what it is, it's solid. It's framed and presented well. It's paced well as well. Look at the competition. ME2? Horribly paced story. Heavy Rain? Incoherent mess that is insults me. BLOPS hardly insults me. Should it win? No, but the hate on it is really annoying. Probably only because it is CoD.