Video Game News: BAFTA Game Awards – Winners List

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Tonight saw the annual BAFTA Game Awards ceremony take place, reflecting on the chest games of 2015. Some controversial winners admittedly, and for a night basking in the diversity of games available to play right now, the categories failed to reflect that. On a personal note, how The Witcher 3 came away with no awards s a crime!

The winners for each categorie posted below are highlighted in bold.

Best Game

  • Fallout 4
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Life is Strange
  • Rocket League
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Game Design

  • Bloodborne
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Rocket League
  • Grow Home
  • Her Story
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Multiplayer

  • Rocket League
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • World of Warships
  • Splatoon

Story

  • Life is Strange
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Until Dawn
  • Undertale
  • Her Story
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Sports

  • Rocket League
  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • DiRT Rally
  • Football Manager
  • FIFA 16
  • PES 2016

Persistent Game

  • Prison Architect
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • LEGO Dimensions
  • Guitar Hero: Live
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Performer

  • Merle Dandridge – Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (Kate Collins)
  • Oliver Dimsdale – Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (Stephen Appleton)
  • Mark Hamill – Batman: Arkham Knight (The Joker)
  • Ashly Burch – Life is Strange (Chloe Price)
  • Masasa Moyo – Broken Age: Act 2 (Vella)
  • Doug Cockle – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Witcher)

Original Property

  • Until Dawn
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Life is Strange
  • Splatoon
  • Her Story

Music

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Halo V: Guardians
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Fallout 4

British Game

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Prison Architect
  • Tearaway Unfolded
  • Until Dawn
  • Her Story

Debut Game

  • Her Story
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Prune
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Mini Metro
  • Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime

Family

  • Rocket League
  • Disney Infinity 3.0: Play Without Limits
  • Guitar Hero: Live
  • Super Mario Maker
  • FIFA 16
  • LEGO Dimensions

AMD eSports Audience Award

  • Smite
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft
  • League Of Legends
  • Dota 2
  • Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3

Artistic Achievement

  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Audio Achievement

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Mobile & Handheld

  • Her Story
  • Prune
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Lara Croft GO
  • Alphabear
  • The Room Three

Game Innovation

  • Her Story
  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Life is Strange
  • Until Dawn
  • Splatoon
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Video Game News: BAFTA Gaming Awards – The Winners 2015

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The BAFTA Gaming Awards have taken place tonight, March 12th in London, the nominations and award categories can be found here and here are the winners:

 

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Video Game News: BAFTA Gaming Awards 2015 – Attendees Confirmed

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today confirmed a number of nominees, presenters and other attendees at tomorrow’s British Academy Games Awards.

The Grade 1 listed Tobacco Dock, London, will be lit up by stars from across the spectrum of popular entertainment and the gaming industry to celebrate the very best games of the past 12 months and highlighting an outstanding level of creative excellence from a broad range of UK and international development teams.

The British Academy Games Awards, hosted by actor Rufus Hound, will be streamed live at www.twitch.tv/bafta from 17.30, featuring pre-show interviews on the red carpet and the ceremony itself from 19.00.

British music sensation Riva Taylor will open the Awards with an original song composed especially for this year’s ceremony. Taylor will also present an award, as will Coronation Street star Georgia May Foote, comedian Rob Beckett, singer-songwriter Dan Croll, actress and model Alix Wilton Regan, presenter Andy Akinwolere and more to be confirmed.

Industry luminaries confirmed to attend include Tim Schafer, co-designer of The Secret of Monkey Island, Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas Was Alone, and Martin Hollis, the game designer behind the console hit of the 90s, GoldenEye 007.

Confirmed attendees to date include:

  • Rufus Hound
  • Riva Taylor
  • Georgia May Foote
  • Maimie McCoy
  • David Arnold
  • Linford Christie
  • Rob Beckett
  • Andrea Deck
  • Dan Croll
  • Katy Hill
  • Dynamo
  • Alix Wilton Regan
  • Andy Akinwolere
  • Alex Brooker
  • Dan Middleton
Industry VIPs
  • Tim Schafer
  • Jo Twist
  • Ian Livingstone
  • Martin Hollis
  • Mike Bithell
  • Chet Faliszek
  • David Braben
  • Vince Zampella
  • Harold Ryan

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Video Game News: BAFTA ‘Inside Games Arcade’ Selections Announced

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has today announced the 15 games selected for the Inside Games Arcade exhibition, which runs from 12 to 14 March. Now in its second year, Inside Games Arcade will be open to the public as part of EGX Rezzed, allowing developers to showcase their latest work and make their games available to play while celebrating the breadth of excellence in British game development today.

The selected games include virtual reality and touchscreen titles alongside console and PC games with some games showing previously unseen content.

The selections list in full:

Inside Games Arcade will also feature winners from BAFTA’s Young Game Designerscompetition. YGD (www.bafta.org/ygd ) gives young people and their teachers and mentors unique access to the games industry and its top professionals and celebrates the games stars of the future.

Tickets to Inside Games Arcade and EGX Rezzed are available from www.egx.net/rezzed/tickets .

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