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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. 

Action
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
Bastion
Eufloria
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
L.A. Noire
Monstermind
RIFT

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

Family
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
Bastion
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
Quarrel
Super Mario 3D Land
The Nightjar

Online – Browser
Gardens of Time
I Am Playr
Monstermind
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

Performer
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

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

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

Strategy
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
Minecraft
Portal 2
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception

 




 
 

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US April 19, 2011
Europe April 22, 2011

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