Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Oscars of video games

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards video game nominations (arguably the most prestigious video game awards) have been announced. If you take away the idiosyncrasies like including The Orange Box for PS3 and not XBox 360, and pushing Halo 3 and BioShock back to next years' awards but including Ratchet and Clank and Kane & Lynch while they haven't been released yet, it's a pretty strong group. The Skinny Post favorite Gears of War has seven nominations, topped only by Wii Sports with eight. A lot of PS2 games were nominated late in the system's life cycle, while there are zero XBox or Gamecube nominations.

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