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BAFTA Awards: Portal 2 Takes Top Gong, Skyrim Snubbed
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The British Academy Video Games Awards wrapped up in London earlier tonight. The winners are now getting drunk and the losers... they’re getting drunk too.

Portal 2 was the major winner of the night, taking three awards including the coveted Best Game gong. It also picked up nods for Best Story and Best Design. Game director Josh Weier took to the stage to receive the honours.

Meanwhile, Battlefield 3 also performed well. It too took home three awards; Best Audio Achievement, Best Online Multiplayer and the GAME Award. That’s the one voted on by the public.

Elsewhere, LittleBigPlanet 2 picked up Best Game Innovation and Best Family Game. Batman: Arkham City won Best Action game and Mr J himself, Mark Hamill, took the Performer Award for his role as Joker. He couldn’t make the event itself though, which was a shame. 

Eidos life-president Ian Livingstone also presented the BAFTA Special Award to Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson. He’s had a crazy couple of years, hasn’t he?

What all of this means is that Skyrim won nothing. NOTHING. Not even Best Backwards Dragons. I believe “snubbed” is the word you’re looking for. It’s alright though. Skyrim did win our GOTY award. That’s really all anyone really cares about, right? Right?

Full list below. Winners are in bold. 

Assassin's Creed Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Artistic Achievement
Batman: Arkham City
L.A. Noire
LittleBigPlanet 2
Rayman Origins
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Audio Achievement
Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dead Space 2
The Nightjar
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Best Game
Batman: Arkham City
FIFA 2012
L.A. Noire
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Debut Game
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
L.A. Noire

Batman: Arkham City
L.A. Noire
LittleBigPlanet 2
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim
Super Mario 3D Land

Dance Central 2
Kinect Sports 2
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
LittleBigPlanet 2
Mario Kart 7

Game Innovation
Child of Eden
From Dust
L.A. Noire
LittleBigPlanet 2
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Mobile & Handheld
Dead Space iOS
Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint
Peggle HD
Super Mario 3D Land
The Nightjar

Online – Browser
Gardens of Time
I Am Playr
Global Resistance
Skylanders: Spyro’s Universe
The Sims Social

Online Multiplayer
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dark Souls
Gears of War 3
LittleBigPlanet 2

Original Music
Assassin's Creed: Revelations
Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
L.A. Noire
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Aaron Staton
(Cole Phelps) L.A. Noire
Mark Hamill
(The Joker) Batman: Arkham City
Nolan North
(Nathan Drake) Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Stephen Fry
(Narrator) LittleBigPlanet 2
Stephen Merchant
(Wheatley) Portal 2
Togo Igawa
(Diplomat, Advisor and Military General) Total War: SHOGUN 2

Dance Central 2
DiRT 3
F1 2011
FIFA 2012
Kinect Sports Season 2
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012

Batman: Arkham City
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
L.A. Noire
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

Dark Souls
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Football Manager 2012
From Dust
Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
Total War: SHOGUN 2

BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
Joust (Digital Knights)
Dreamweaver (Evolved Ape)
Tick Tock Toys (Swallowtail)

GAME Award
Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
FIFA 2012
L.A Noire
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception



User Comments

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Comment #1 by Rickmassacre
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:19:47 PM
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list of bullshit awards right here.

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Comment #2 by MrVictorStone
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:20:53 PM
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kinda surprised Skyrim didnt win any awards, althought to be fair it already has plenty....

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Comment #3 by Webb [STAFF]
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:23:12 PM
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@#2 - Yup, and it has the only award any game ever needs AKA our seal of approval AKA our Game of the Year award =P

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Comment #4 by TSG Dwaggie
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:26:41 PM
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As I so eloquently put on twitter earlier this evening...

@X360A Seriously, the Video Game BAFTAs are a fucking joke, and we all know it. Its' a case of who pays them the most money, that's all, as the people who judge have hardly anything to do with video games, and probably didn't even PLAY any of them.

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Comment #5 by Mr J Muffin
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:27:27 PM
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Good, I say. Skyrim was all right but in my opinion one of the most overrated games I've ever played. Come at me downvoters. I ain't afraid.

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Comment #6 by Majica8
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:27:50 PM
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No problems with any of those results apart from the fact that Nolan North should have won for performer.
Portal 2 deserves every award it gets, fantastic game. Would have been nice if it had won the GAME Award too but that was never going to happen on an award voted for by the public.

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Comment #7 by DecadentBeaver
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:29:47 PM
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Glad to see Rayman origins win something. That game really impressed me.

But a major shock for Bethesda leaving empty handed, but I doubt they'll be to upset. Its won GoTY awards from lots of places already.

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Comment #8 by daviduk2000
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:30:50 PM
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well I believe portal 2 deserved all its wins.
and Modern warfare 3 deserved all its losses (not because im a hater its just there was a better game than it in every one of its categories)

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Comment #9 by Soulreaper 1337
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:31:49 PM
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Worst video game awards ever!

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Comment #10 by Barad
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:32:06 PM
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Battlefield won Multiplayer I'm happy.

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Comment #11 by DeanBriggz
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:33:52 PM
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@5 Agreed!

Nice to see BF3 kicking some ass. Also good to see Batman: AC winning an award :)

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Comment #12 by blackout529
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:34:47 PM
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Portal 2 deservedly wins.

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Comment #13 by Larsson91
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:38:21 PM
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Sorry but you guys (x360a) bot Skyrim too . I was disappointed you gave it a 99/100 as it's nowhere near perfect.

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Comment #14 by HyperChondriacMusic
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:38:27 PM
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The stand out one for me is Mark Hamill as the Joker. Possibly THE best Joker character ever, not just the voice but the personality he brought with it. Shame he's not doing it anymore.

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Comment #15 by Epic Gamer Will
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:40:06 PM
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MW3 fanboys are crying right about now LoL

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Comment #16 by cheevo360
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:47:03 PM
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I am happy that Portal 2 won because so amazing graphics, story and great and best coop game ever made. I am bit disappointed that Skyrim didn't win but at least Portal 2 stand there. I am so happy with Rayman Origins got won something so do players who loved Rayman and yeah 100% people worked in Ubisoft are so proud of it!!

I am laughed because Battlefield 3 kick MW 3 asses for awards lol

I am pleased BF 3 make noobs choose it over MW 3 and make this win over COD haha :D

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Comment #17 by Purified666
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:53:32 PM
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god damned, looks like im the only one that doesnt like the portal, i was a huge fan of the first portal, but the second one kinda lost me in the middle, im not saying its a bad game. im happy though for the fact that portal did win the awards because its linked to valve, but not in my opinion for best game. played most of the games and a alot more games had me intrested more then just portal

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Comment #18 by AKirk93
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 07:59:25 PM
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I realised how big a geek I am tonight. I was so disappointed when they announced Mark Hamill wasn't there to receive his award. I wanted to hear him make a speech as Joker.

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Comment #19 by ash356
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 08:00:35 PM
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I thought for sure LA Noire would get artistic achievement :O
But it won original music, so I... lolwut? From my recollection, original music in LA Noire is few and far between. Sure, the 40's songs are great and add to the atmosphere, but hardly 'original'. I loved the game to bits, but... hmmmm....
Hell, I would have picked Skyrim for that, simply due to the epicness of the theme ;)

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Comment #20 by Nami
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 08:00:38 PM
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The buthurt is strong in here. Portal 2 deserved it not Skyrim, I've been saying that since I played Skyrim. If you had eyes you would realize that.

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Comment #21 by BrySkye
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 08:06:44 PM
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If the VG BAFTA's are a joke, then I don't really know what word could describe the painful experience that are the Spike VGAs...

Mark Hamill getting a gong for his performance in Arkham City is a wonderful swansong to his many years portraying quite possibly the best incarnation of the Joker.

While I don't agree with all the choices, there are some good solid ones made there. CoD MW3 not winning anything, not even the public vote, is also noteworthy.

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Comment #22 by Jack Flak
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 08:14:45 PM
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Glad to see that gayfag Modern Warfare 3 didn't get anything. Not just because I'm a hater, but because I legitimately believe it wasn't innovative enough to deserve anything on this list.

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Comment #23 by HugTheBear
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 08:19:05 PM
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Agree with some don't agree with others. Glad Rayman won something though. Also good to see Mark Hamill on there, he was brilliant in Batman Arkham City.

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Comment #24 by FuriousAli007
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 08:36:37 PM
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Honestly last year was a three way tie between Skyrim, Arkham Asylum and Portal 2, all three games were outstanding.

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Comment #25 by quaneylfc
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 08:37:17 PM
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skyrim snubbed and cod snubbed, oh well not a big deal just remember kane and lynch getting the GAME award even though it got bad reviews, its ok if you can buy the awards

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Comment #26 by Fakan
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 08:55:11 PM
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The Skyrim snub hurts, but at the same time, Portal 2 deserves quite a lot. I can live with this (although seriously, Skyrim should've won best music).

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Comment #27 by Quimswell
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 09:17:28 PM
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Man, Valve has to be the most overrated company out there. How exactly does Portal 2 lose "Best Action Game" to Batman but still beat Batman in the "Best Game" category?

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Comment #28 by Akuza
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 09:25:29 PM
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Being honest I'm glad portal 2 took it all - that game is all round amazing.

Skyrim was kinda of like oblivion on heat ..

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Comment #29 by Fox Hound JD
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 09:29:01 PM
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Damn, if these awards are such a joke, then hows come the Elder Scrolls fans are bitching so much? Not just on this site either... not everyone likes the elder scrolls, get over it. also every bethesda game released isn't finished till they're done patching the crap wrong with it on day 1. I'm glad portal won, i would have chosen Arkham city but i'm a fanboy. Dead space would have been up there for me too.

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Comment #30 by Suplemental
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 09:38:29 PM
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if these are 2012 awards then its stupid... if its 2011 its worse lol!

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Comment #32 by Legendary enchilada
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 10:16:49 PM
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Skyrim is over rated. I'm surprised MW3 didn't win game of the year, cod games are the definition of gaming.

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Comment #33 by Sinist3r Jok3r
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 10:39:51 PM
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Giving Mark Hamill the award for Best Performer was a class act. Easily one of the most recognizable voices in the industry, and the sad fact that this was supposedly his last performance, it only felt right for him to win.

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Comment #34 by hydrosugar
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 11:10:44 PM
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@32 obvious troll is obvious.

Anyways Skyrim's had it's fair share of awards, so there's nothing wrong with this.

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Comment #35 by Des
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 11:34:47 PM
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Story > Skyrim
Its like 5 hours fucking long, THE FUCK DO YOU MEAN STORY? -.-

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Comment #36 by Legendary enchilada
Friday, March 16, 2012 @ 11:43:06 PM
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@34 troll obvious is troll

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Comment #37 by XxMayhemxX
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 12:57:30 AM
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BAFTA is no joke compared to the horrendous mainstream SpikeTV video game awards... Now THATS a joke...

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Comment #38 by AgentOrange330
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 01:13:25 AM
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If this is the British view on video gaming I can see why GAME is going out of business...

On a side note, I'd like to thank #31. Does anyone here know how hard it is to find $25 Gucci handbags...?

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Comment #39 by Gebadire
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 01:19:15 AM
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Not quite sure I get why the BAFTA's are joke? Just because your favorite game didn't win?

I don't think there are any games that won that didn't deserve their award...

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Comment #40 by ShadowDrake69
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 01:39:01 AM
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@38 LMMFAO OT: The british wouldnt know what a good game was if it came with tea and crumpets. Portal 2 was a great game but GOTY not hardly. Im just glad that battlefield won for best multi player. BF 3 sucks but not nearly as much as MW3. Hands down the last cod i will ever buy. Bring on ghost recon

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Comment #41 by Pax Psychosis
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 02:04:15 AM
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Ah, the BAFTA VG awards. The video game alternative to Eurovision...

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Comment #42 by YBloc Rellim
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 02:05:32 AM
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portal 2 taking the win is the real fucking joke....great game but Skyrim and Batman AC were better

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Comment #43 by elsnoggler
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 02:13:52 AM
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Oh, you're such a rebel, #5. Way to stick it to people who like things you don't!

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Comment #44 by High Lord Sigma
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 03:18:48 AM
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@#43: The correct reaction to that post is this:

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Comment #45 by the emcee
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 03:52:27 AM
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Not a single award for dark souls...easily one of the best games in years.

Bullshit awards fuck the baftas

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Comment #46 by Dislecksier
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 04:47:48 AM
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I kind of get why Skyrim gets a lot of adoration, but I just can't seem to get into it. I didn't really like Oblivion either though, so i'm not sure why I thought this would be any different

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Comment #47 by toonsim2
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 04:50:16 AM
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BAFTA just arn't qualified to be dishing out game awards.

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Comment #48 by Nitnoid
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 05:00:28 AM
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Maybe the British didn't care for the accents in Skyrim? However, I am glad to see Portal receiving the recognition it so deserves. Excellent story, excellent choreography and top notch humor. There were so many good games last year, no matter who won, someone else had to go home a loser, unfortunately.

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Comment #49 by Caramel Cardinal
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 05:15:58 AM
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portal 2 is an awsome game deserved to win in my opinion, surprised skyrim didn't pick up a single award, would have expected it to win the public vote at least though

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Comment #50 by Shikamaru FTW
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 05:29:24 AM
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Go Portal, would have been nice to see Steven Merchant win best performer but Mark Hammil is still a worthy winner

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Comment #51 by Risenco
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 05:52:01 AM
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I'm really surprised MW3 didn't win public choice, have we finally realised there's more to gaming than call of duty?
maybe if next year Bafta brings out same old shit award, most over priced DLC award, most desperately in need of new ideas award and not forgetting "did any one play our campaign or did you go straight to our multi-player and still claim its the best game ever award"
if Bafta does this then congrats C.O.D you'll have a winning streak.

WELL DONE Arkham & Portal 2.

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Comment #52 by DeanBriggz
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 06:41:56 AM
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Lol at butthurt Americans. Right away they blame the British because their precious favourite game didn't win an award. Go play some more CoD, you uneducated cretins.

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Comment #53 by MustaPastori
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 06:55:30 AM
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Well, the right games won anyway. :)

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Comment #54 by Cyclone Jack
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 07:25:54 AM
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Meh, not upset that Skyrim didn't win anything, though how it lost best original music to LA Noire is baffling (did LA Noire even have any original music?).

As for best story, I personally though Portal 2 had a horrible, long-winded story that was 90% filler and 10% annoying. I literally had to force myself to continue through the game once I entered Aperture and the recordings of the founder started up. Complete rubbish. And the Wheatley character is easily in my top 10 worst characters ever, possibly tied with Jar Jar Binks.

Gameplay, however, was spot on, and I'm glad I forced myself to play as the later levels were brilliantly designed. At least I know that I can go through the game a second time on mute and not really miss out on anything.

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Comment #55 by rustyferg
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 07:33:28 AM
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Pretty deserving winners right here, however some nominations seem a little questionable. FIFA 12 for GOTY? Really? I'm sure it's a great game and all but really?

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Comment #56 by francisrossi
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 07:40:23 AM
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Had Skyrim not been riddled with horrific glitches, I'd be unhappy. Magnificent game sadly spoiled. I voted for Arkham City anyway.

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Comment #57 by Mittens2317
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 07:54:52 AM
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I'm really surprised how little Arkham's won this year. Portal 2 was good, but better than Arkham? Necro please. And Skyrim winnin so much? The game you need cellotape to stick back together again only for it to break yet again later on? It's bleedin ridiculous.

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Comment #58 by iflashhbackz
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 08:09:55 AM
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wow im surprised that Final Fantasy XIII-2 didnt make the cut for audio and artistic that game had amazing music and art direction

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Comment #59 by combustible lemon
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 08:39:42 AM
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sound design-how battlefield prized this one away from batman or dead space 2, i do not know

debut game-i had no idea bastion would loose to ITSP, seeing how everyone goes on about what a great, successful XBLA game bastion was whilst comparatively speaking no one talks about shadow planet.

original music-now this is where skyrim got cheated out of an award imo

strategy-since when were deus ex and shogun 2 remotely similar?

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Comment #60 by lam47
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 08:40:36 AM
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I couldn't get into Skyrim at all. All of my friends loved it. I still don't know why, but it just felt empty and hollow to me. I'm sure it is good I just couldn't get on with it.

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Comment #61 by lam47
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 08:41:56 AM
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I would have liked to see Dark Souls win something. My GOTY for sure.

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Comment #62 by thenewpeter
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 08:45:29 AM
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-looks down the list-
I'm fairly happy with those results, I'm very, very glad to see that these weren't based around just popularity, like that guinis book of records false list. I'm oh so glad to see that MW3 didn't recieve anything at all :) Thats made my day, to see that this was actualy aproached in the right way!
I've still got to get into Akram City properly, I will do eventually, then ask what took me so long like with Arkam asylum, lol.
Shame Skyrum didn't pick up something, would of thought that it may of had a chance with artistic achievement, really had some great visuals.

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Comment #63 by Aussie27Legend
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 09:12:12 AM
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Can't say I disagree with many of those. Love that Rayman Origins is actually getting reconised here... awesome awesome game. And portal 2 was my personal GOTY so I'm happy :)

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Comment #64 by HalfEVILmonkey
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 09:33:42 AM
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Arkham City was hands down GOTY

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Comment #65 by R0Y4LEwitCHEESE
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 09:49:39 AM
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Little Big Planet 2 is well old, how did that even qualify?

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Comment #66 by eiVaL
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 10:10:13 AM
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lol they're only genre specific award was "action"

who the hell would ever compare

Assassin's Creed Revelations or Batman: Arkham City to

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or
Portal 2

they're 3 completely difference genres and Portal is the least bit "action-y"

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Comment #67 by Alchemist5
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 10:10:14 AM
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The fact that Skyrim and Dark Souls didn't won nothing makes this award set a joke. Heck the only thing even slightly redeeming is Mark Hamill's Joker.

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Comment #68 by Divine Darkness
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 10:19:18 AM
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Glad to see portal win som stuff, amazing game imo. Skyrim was good but no where near perfect or goty, it was riddled with bugs on launch and ended up piss poor on one console, just not goty material to me. Dark Souls was far better imo, to me it offered a more in depth RPG experience and didn't hold your hand like Skyrim does.

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Comment #69 by DirtySeb
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 10:33:00 AM
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Portal 2 deserved Best Game. It's very compelling and innovative with beautiful visuals, storytelling and musical score. The difference from the first game is also very apparent.

Skyrim however, didn't really introduce anything new or generally different from previous Bethesda games. (And it's not that I don't like the game; I'm heavily addicted to it like most other people.)

BAFTA always make the more logical and correct decisions in choosing their winners, rather than simply following the money-making trail.

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Comment #70 by ubertrance
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 11:03:57 AM
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Im surprised Bastion didnt win anything either. Bastion was such a fantastic game.

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Comment #71 by JBtorres
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 11:35:45 AM
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LBP2 won best innovation?!?
Isn't it just a refined/expanded version of LBP

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Comment #72 by Trendin
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 11:47:43 AM
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@3 That was funny.

I'm glad portal 2 won some awards. I kinda thought that gow3 should have won best online though, they really made gow3 a good game last year.

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Comment #73 by PrinceOfThralls
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 12:04:15 PM
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Skyrim is so bad it doesn't deserve anything. But Portal 2 is shit least better than skyshitrim

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Comment #74 by BeardedHoplite
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 12:30:52 PM
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Everyone of Valve's Games are terribly overrated. Except for the original Counter-Strike, which wasn't even a Valve game.

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Comment #75 by XMirrorForceX
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 12:42:19 PM
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@67 you said exactly what i was thinking.

Dark Souls SHOULD have got SOMETHING, its a masterpiece and a real lesson in creating a long lasting, challenging and gorgeous looking game. I did love portal 2 but "Best Game"? i dont think so.

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Comment #76 by Dr Popodopolus
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 12:51:07 PM
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@65, maybe because it released in 2011..

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Comment #77 by MasterfulMoose
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 02:26:54 PM
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Portal 2? Really?

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Comment #78 by Colby
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 02:47:39 PM
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Awards were definitely fixed

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Comment #79 by TrueDestiny619
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 04:45:14 PM
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They should just let us vote for the best game which would be a bit more fair

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Comment #80 by TheHarbinger
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 07:09:09 PM
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Snub is Witcher 2 not being nominated for anything. And now that it gets a console port, everyone will be all over it.

Witcher 2 is taking game of the year this year, should have won two years in a row but haters going to hate.

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Comment #81 by tincann
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 07:22:41 PM
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@55 FIFA was nominated for GOTY because these are the Brit's Games awards & Futball (What we moronic Americans call Soccer), is the biggest sport, in the world, outside of North America. And I also agree that Dark Souls should of won something. Most are afraid to play it because you die A LOT!!!

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Comment #82 by Rekker09172194
Saturday, March 17, 2012 @ 09:04:53 PM
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Problem, Skyrim fans?

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Comment #83 by Chris iz Stoned
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 12:42:58 AM
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@79 if we voted it would be

codmw this

codmw that

codmw everything

cos people believe that crapest game series ever created is actually good

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Comment #84 by KuShNsTieN
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 12:53:06 AM
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LA Noire shouldve won Design

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Comment #85 by TrueDestiny619
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 06:14:29 AM
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@83 I knew that would of been a problem considering the large amount of COD players out their but their are lot more COD Haters that would make the scores even

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Comment #86 by Teh Phantomz
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 06:59:45 AM
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Loved the article very good writing.

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Comment #87 by Irish Dave
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 07:32:20 AM
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I think CoD lost fair and square, its a boring game and full of cheaters.

This years public vote was protected by "Captcha", not like the previous years where you hit back and vote again and again and again.

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Comment #89 by tsydrown
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 08:22:39 AM
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Sounds as big a fix as the Eurovision Song Contest . . . Skyrim & Arkham City were by far the best 2 games released last year . . . No "Awards" ceremony will convince me otherwise . . .

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Comment #90 by JRJ3 x360a
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 08:41:35 AM
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I love skyrim, but this site is so biased when it comes to skyrim...

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Comment #91 by Damodar Thade
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 08:54:41 AM
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About damn time Mark got an award he IS Joker.

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Comment #92 by blamesluck
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 09:24:09 AM
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@1 completely agree! Garbage list!

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Comment #93 by LeviXLush
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 04:27:47 PM
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@1 Agreed. Portal nerds must be mad. I mean it's and okay puzzle type game...but story etc...really?

All I can think of is fags buying "The Cake is a Lie" t-shirts for their 16 scene girlfriends from

I think BAFTA just didn't want to hurt Bethesda's back with all the awards they're already carrying.

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Comment #94 by TableMooseFace
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 05:01:22 PM
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Mark Hamill, well deserved.

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Comment #95 by mistwhisper117
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 05:57:09 PM
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Skyrim wasn't snubbed. There were just better games in each of the categories that Skyrim was in...

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Comment #96 by The Bum-Mobile
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 06:49:47 PM
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While Shadows of the Damned was my favorite, Portal 2 was the best game of 2011. Glad to see it get the proper recognition.

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Comment #97 by I Manface
Sunday, March 18, 2012 @ 07:06:27 PM
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As much as I don't totally agree with a few of the nominations/winners, it does seem to be a rather unbiased or should I say unfanboybiased list of
worthy games.

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Comment #99 by Rucking Carl
Monday, March 19, 2012 @ 05:33:47 AM
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I absolutely love Skyrim and personally it's my game of the year. But I think objectively that it is 2nd or 3rd in all of those categories. The only one that did baffle me slightly was the original music one. I think Skyrim should have beaten LA Noire in that category. Although I haven't played all of the games on that list so can't say that it should have won.

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Comment #100 by JuanPabloSmoker
Monday, March 19, 2012 @ 07:02:30 AM
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Surely Peggle HD has been out longer than a year. They should have given it to angry birds instead if it includes games from the last five years

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Comment #101 by Trombonafide
Monday, March 19, 2012 @ 09:55:59 AM
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I'm glad to see an awards show not just dumping every award ever onto Skyrim. I loved the game, don't get me wrong. I lost weeks of my life to it. But the critical praise it has received is very unbalanced.

My only thought is the voice actor bit. For me, it would have been a close tie with Stephen Merchant, because his performance in Portal 2 is really what made that game for me.

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Comment #102 by JGar77
Monday, March 19, 2012 @ 11:32:17 AM
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@#19, I know, right? LA Noire was nominated for so many things, and it ended up winning "best original music"? It uses very similar music repeatedly, and tracks that very much reflect the 40s--its good music, but not original. It's significantly innovative with a design that transports you back in time, wrapped into a storyline that gets more compelling as the game continues...and it wins music?

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