Saturday, 20 March 2010

And the winner pitifully is...

Maybe, I'm a little bitter...
So Batman arkham Asylum was not the people's choice for the GAME Award last night at the BAFTA Video Game Awards, no it was Modern Warfare 2 that came out top dog.  If this is the kind of game that the British public thinks is the best out of all of the games released last year, well maybe they just don't deserve to be sold decent games any more....

The people behind the actual BAFTAs, the ones who decided on the other categories that were not voted for by the public, pretty much snubbed Modern Warfare 2.  Obviously the "industry" knows a foolish public opinion when it sees it.  The big winner of last night was Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, which scooped Best Action Game, Best Original Score, Best Story and Best Use of Audio.

And you know what? Batman Arkham Asylum didn't do too bad either, achieving Best Game (yeah, I know) and Best Gameplay.  So, I'm happy.  Also, Left 4 Dead 2 claimed Best Multiplayer Game of the year, again another title people may have thought Modern Warfare 2 would get.

Both Modern Warfare 2 and Assassin's Creed 2 were ignored by the academy voters.  They didn't pick up a single award.  And maybe I am a little smug about this.

On one final note
Mr Shigeru Miyamoto received an Academy Fellowship.  And I have to say that he's definitely earned that one.  In case you don't know who he is, let's just say he is one of the top people at Nintendo and responsible for such gaming classics as Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda.

Related links
List of all the winners and losers at the 2010 awards
Official Modern Warfare 2 site
Official Uncharted website
Official Batman Arkham Asylum site
Official Left 4 Dead 2 site

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