BAFTA video game award nominees announced

Darren Allan
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The nominations for this year’s BAFTA video game awards have been officially confirmed.

And there’s a winner already – well sort of, in terms of the game which has been nominated for the most categories.

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood has no less than seven nominations, beating out Black Ops. Those categories include best action game, artistic achievement, gameplay, multiplayer, technical innovation, use of audio, and best overall game.

Interestingly, though, the Ubisoft game isn’t up for the Game Award 2010 which is the category where the public votes for its favourite of the previous year. So it won’t be the darling of the gaming masses.

Both Black Ops and Heavy Rain have six nominations, just the one behind Assassin’s Creed. Mass Effect 2 is up for five potential awards, with both Limbo and Super Mario Galaxy 2 in line for four.

Four games managed to get nominated in three categories: Alan Wake, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, God of War III, and Halo: Reach.

And a number of titles are up for two awards, namely Bioshock 2, Fallout: New Vegas, FIFA 11, Kinectimals, LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, and Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty.

This year’s One to Watch award is between Mush, Sculpty and Twang.

The British Academy Video Games Awards will be given out on March 16th.

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