Portal 2 Wins Best Game At The BAFTAs

Portal 2

The quirky puzzle game from Valve takes the top prize at the BAFTAs.

Remember how I said how horrible the Spike VGAs were? The screaming, the facepalming, the bashing my head against the wall? Well, I certainly hope the folks who put that show together were watching the BAFTAs. Those dudes raised the bar.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts held their annual Video Game Awards tonight, and it was streamed by IGN. And it was everything I had hoped for in an awards show honouring video games. I wanted to cry.

Anyhoo, Portal 2 took home the award for Best Game (beating out Skyrim), along with Best Story and Best Design. Congrats!

I missed the first 35 minutes, but the fine folks of My Nintendo News put up the full list of winners:

 

Action
WINNER — Batman: Arkham City
Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Adam Doherty
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Martin Schelling, Darby McDevitt, Raphael Lacoste
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Development Team
Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Jean-Francois Dugas, Antoine Thisdale
Eidos Montreal/Square-Enix
Portal 2
Development Team
Valve/Valve
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Development Team
Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Artistic Achievement
WINNER — Rayman Origins
Michel Ancel, Celine Tellier, Christophe Villez
UBlart Montpellier/Ubisoft

Batman: Arkham City
Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, David Hego
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
L.A. Noire
Simon Wood, Cheekin Chan, Ben Brudenell
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
LittleBigPlanet 2
Development Team
Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Todd Howard
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Game Studios
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Development Team
Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Audio Achievement
WINNER — Battlefield 3
Stefan Strandberg, Bence Pajor, Carl Vikman
Dice/Electronic Arts

Batman: Arkham City
Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Nick Arundel
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Development Team
Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
Dead Space 2
Andrew Boyd, J White, Steve Papoutsis
Visceral Games/Electronic Arts
The Nightjar
Nick Ryan, Paul Bennun, Daniel Jones
Somethin’ Else/Somethin’ Else
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Development Team
Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Debut Game
WINNER — Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Michel Gagne, Joe Olson
Shadow Planet Productions/Microsoft Studios

Bastion
Amir Rao, Greg Kasavin, Darren Korb
Supergiant Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Eufloria
Rudolf Kremers, Alex May
Omni Systems Limited/Omni Systems Limited

L.A. Noire
Brendan McNamara, Naresh Hirani, Alex Carlyle
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
Monstermind
Development Team
Bossa Studios/Bossa Studios
RIFT
Scott Hartsman, Russ Brown
Trion Worlds/Trion Worlds

Design
WINNER — Portal 2
Development Team
Valve/Valve

Batman: Arkham City
Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Ian Ball
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
L.A. Noire
Brendan McNamara, Alex Carlyle, Andrew Hamilton
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
LittleBigPlanet 2
Development Team
Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Super Mario 3D Land
Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Todd Howard
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Game Studio

Family
WINNER — LittleBigPlanet 2
Development Team
Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Dance Central 2
Development Team
Harmonix/Microsoft Studios
Kinect Sports 2
Development Team
Rare and Big Park Studios/Microsoft Studios
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
Jon Burton, John Hodskinson, James Cunliffe
TT Games/Disney Interactive Studios
LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
Jon Burton, Kellam Eanes, David Hoye
TT Games/Activision Blizzard and LucasArts
Mario Kart 7
Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo

Game Innovation
WINNER — LittleBigPlanet 2
Development Team
Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Bastion
Amir Rao, Darren Korb, Gavin Simon
Supergiant Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Child of Eden
Tetsuya Mizuguchi, Takashi Ishihara, Yuki Ichiki
Q Entertainment/Ubisoft
From Dust
Eric Chahi, Guillaume Brunier, Bruno Gentile
Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft
L.A. Noire
Brendan McNamara, Oliver Bao, Franta Fulin
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo

Mobile & Handheld
WINNER — Peggle HD
JP Vaughan, Paul O’Donnell, Sukhbir Sidhu
Popcap Games/Electronic Arts

Dead Space iOS
Development Team
Iron Monkey Studios/Electronic Arts
Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint
John Pickford, Ste Pickford
Pickford Bros/Zee-3 Limited
Quarrel
Gary Penn, Aaron Puzey, Sean Taylor
Denki Games/UTV Ignition Games
Super Mario 3D Land
Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo
The Nightjar
Development Team
Somethin’ Else/Somethin’ Else

Online – Browser
WINNER — Monstermind
Henrique Olifiers, Mike Bithell, Ric Moore
Bossa Studios/Bossa Studios

Gardens of Time
Development Team
Playdom/Disney Interactive Media Group
I Am Playr
Oli Madgett, Steve Didd, Dan Mayers
We R Interactive/We R Interactive
Global Resistance
Development Team
Insomniac Game/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Skylanders Spyro’s Universe
Development Team
Toys for Bob/Activision Blizzard
The Sims Social
Development Team
Playfish/Electronic Arts

Online-Multiplayer
WINNER — Battlefield 3
Lars Gustavsson, Alan Kertz, Patrick O’Shaughnessy
Dice/Electronic Arts

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Development Team
Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Martin Schelling, Darby McDevitt, Raphael Lacoste
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
Dark Souls
Development Team
From Software/Namco Bandai Games
Gears of War 3
Development Team
Epic Games/Microsoft Studios
LittleBigPlanet 2
Development Team
Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Original Music
WINNER — L.A. Noire
Andrew Hale, Simon Hale
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games

Assassin’s Creed Revelations
Jesper Kyd, Lorne Balfe
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
Batman: Arkham City
Nick Arundel, Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Michael McCann
Eidos Montreal/Square-Enix
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Jeremy Soule
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Game Studios
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Greg Edmonson, Azam Ali, Clint Bajakian
Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Performer
WINNER — Mark Hamill (The Joker) – Batman: Arkham City

Aaron Stanton (Cole Phelps) – L.A. Noire
Nolan North (Nathan Drake) – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Stephen Fry (Narrator) – LittleBigPlanet 2
Stephen Merchant (Wheatley) – Portal 2
Togo Igawa (Dipolomat, Advisor and Military General) – Total War: SHOGUN 2

Sports/Fitness
WINNER — Kinect Sports 2
Development Team
Rare and Big Park Studios/Microsoft Studios

Dance Central 2
Development Team
Harmonix/Microsoft Studios
DiRT 3
Development Team
Codemasters Racing Studio/Codemasters
F1 2011
Development Team
Codemasters Birmingham/Codemasters
FIFA 2012
Kaz Makita, David Rutter, Aaron McHardy
Electronic Arts/Electronic Arts
Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012
Stephane Decroix, Igor Manceau, Philippe Baude
Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft

Story
WINNER — Portal 2
Development Team
Valve/Valve

Batman: Arkham City
Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Paul Crocker
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Mary DeMarle, Jean-Francois Dugas, James Swallow
Eidos Montreal/Square Enix
L.A. Noire
Brendan McNamara
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Todd Howard
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks Europe
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Development Team
Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Strategy
WINNER — Total War: SHOGUN 2
Development Team
Creative Assembly/SEGA

Dark Souls
Development Team
From Software/Namco Bandai Games
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Jean-Francois Dugas, Frank Lapikas
Eidos Montreal/Square Enix
Football Manager 2012
Development Team
Sports Interactive/SEGA
From Dust
Eric Chahi, Guillaume Brunier, Bruno Gentile
Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft
Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
Julian Gollop, Stefan Dyulgerov, Borislav Bogdanov
Ubisoft/Ubisoft

BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital
WINNER — Tick Tock Toys
Sophie George, Kristian Francis, Rosemary Ball, Mark Bamford, Calum Goold
(Swallowtail)

Dreamweaver
Malath Abbas, Joseph Hurst, Daniel Scholes, Stuart Brown, Mat Stevenson
(Evolved Ape)
Joust!
Jose B Martinez Hernandez, Roman Graebsch, Agne Gediminskaite, Petr Papez, Amr Din
(Digital Knights)

GAME Award of 2011
(The only award to be voted for by the public)
WINNER — Battlefield 3
Dice/Electronic Arts

Batman: Arkham City
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games/Activision Blizzard
FIFA 2012
Electronic Arts/Electronic Arts
L.A Noire
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
Minecraft
Mojang/Mojang
Portal 2
Valve/Valve
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks Europe
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Nintendo/Nintendo
Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception
Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Best Game
WINNER — Portal 2
Development Team
Valve/Valve

Batman: Arkham City
Jamie Walker, Sefton Hill, Nathan Burlow
Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
FIFA 2012
Kaz Makita, David Rutter, Aaron McHardy
Electronic Arts/Electronic Arts
L.A. Noire
Brendan McNamara, Naresh Hirani, Alex Carlyle
Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
Todd Howard
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Game Studios
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Development Team
Nintendo/Nintendo

 

Congrats to all the winners (and nominees!). Looking forward to watching this again next year! ^_^

And The Award Goes To…

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