Call of Duty kicks Grand Theft Auto at awards night
Game biz hands out gongs
Winning an Oscar’s the pinnacle for actors and their films, but the videogame industry’s finest were recognised in London last night at the British Academy Video Games Awards.
One of the night’s biggest losers was Register Hardware favourite Grand Theft Auto IV. It went away empty handed, despite being nominated in several categories, including Best Game, Gameplay and Action, and Adventure.
Probably the most prestigious award, Best Game, went to Super Mario Galaxy. Spore scooped the Technical Achievement award.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was one of the night’s biggest winners, scooping awards in several categories, including Gameplay, and Story and Character.
The event’s winners were decided by BAFTA members and roughly 200 industry experts. The awards' sponsor, High Street retailer Game, awarded a gong of its own, voted on by the public, which was also won by Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
Other winning titles included Dead Space for Use of Audio, Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution for Strategy, and Race Driver: GRID in the Sports category. ®
Glad to hear that
Grand Theft Auto (the franchise, not just GTAIV) is overrated and has always been. The only noteworthy point about these games is how Rockstar has used the work of anti-games people such as Jack Thomson for their own benefit as free publicity.
COD series is history...
There is no way the next COD game can compete any more, Killzone 2 has raised the genres bar too much. Multi-platform development is a compromise at the best of times, and this will be what prevents COD franchise getting any better.
cod4 is great
and better than cod5 wow, but i'm hooked again on the adventures of mr niko bellic, terrific entertainment.
British Academy Video Games Awards...