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Wii Sports Sweeps BAFTA Awards

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Nintendo had a very successful night at this years Video Game BAFTA awards show with Wii Sports collecting 6 awards.

Wii Sports dominated the evening, winning six out of the thirteen categories – Gameplay, Casual, Innovation, Multiplayer, Sports, and Strategy & Simulation. In this game of universal appeal, players use the remote as a tennis raquet, golf club, boxing glove, baseball bat and bowling ball to emulate the actions in real life sports.

There were two rounds of voting for the awards; in the first round, BAFTA games members and industry experts cast their votes on line for the 1000+ entries received. The top-voted titles were then sent out to jurors, while those pre-release titles which were ready in time for the judging process, were played on test units in a secure room at BAFTA by every juror, over a period of some five weeks. Once every juror had played every game, each jury convened to create the 6 nominations in each category. Other late releases not ready for this year’s Awards will be eligible for next year’s.

Here's a complete break down of all this years winners:

Action and Adventure
Crackdown (Xbox 360)

Artistic Achievement
Okami (PS2)

Best Game
Bioshock (Xbox 360)

Wii Sports (Wii)

Wii Sports (Wii)

Wii Sports (Wii)

Wii Sports (Wii)

Original Score
Okami (PS2)

Wii Sports (Wii)

Strategy and Simulation
Wii Sports (Wii)

Story and Character
God of War 2 (PS2)

Technical Achievement
God of War 2 (PS2)

Use of Audio
Crackdown (Xbox 360)

BAFTA One’s To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

The PC World Gamers’ Award
Football Manager 2007 (PC)

Whilst I totally understand the merits of Wii Sports, I'm not sure it deserves to win all 6 of those, but nevermind, great news for Reggie!


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