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BAFTA Announces Gaming Nominees

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Posted February 10, 2009 - By Stephen Johnson

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced its nominees for the GAME British Academy Video Games Awards taking place on Tuesday, March 10. As you might have guessed, Call of Duty IV has the most nominations -- eight, total -- and other big-hitters of the year are represented heavily. Fable 2, Fallout 3, and LittleBigPlanet are all up for multiple honors.

The 14 categories are voted on by British games journalists and industry figures, whereas the additional GAME Award of 2008 is voted on by members of the public.

The full list of nominees is below the cut.

ACTION & ADVENTURE

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Dead Space
Fable II
Grand Theft Auto IV
Prince of Persia
Tomb Raider: Underworld

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT

Assassin's Creed
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Dead Space
Gears of War 2
LittleBigPlanet
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

BEST GAME

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Fable II
Fallout 3
Grand Theft Auto IV
Rock Band
Super Mario Galaxy

CASUAL

Boom Blox
Buzz! Quiz TV
Guitar Hero: World Tour
LittleBigPlanet
SingStar Vol. 2
Wii Fit

GAMEPLAY

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Grand Theft Auto IV
Left 4 Dead
Mario Kart Wii
Rock Band
Super Mario Galaxy

HANDHELD

Geometry Wars: Galaxies
God of War: Chains of the Olympus
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Patapon
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Soul Bubbles

MULTIPLAYER

Buzz! Quiz TV
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Gears of War 2
Left 4 Dead
Mario Kart Wii
Rock Band

ORIGINAL SCORE

Assassin's Creed
Dead Space
Fable II
Fallout 3
LittleBigPlanet
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

SPORTS

FIFA 09
Football Manager 2009
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift
Pure
Race Driver: GRID
Wii Fit

STRATEGY

Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (aka Advance Wars: Days of Ruin)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
Ninjatown
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
SOCOM: U.S. Navy Seals - Tactical Strike
Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise

STORY AND CHARACTER

Assassin's Creed
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Fable II
Fallout 3
Grand Theft Auto IV
Mass Effect

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Assassin's Creed
Fable II
Fallout 3
Grand Theft Auto IV
LittleBigPlanet
Spore

USE OF AUDIO

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Dead Space
Gears of War 2
Grand Theft Auto IV
LittleBigPlanet
Super Mario Galaxy

BAFTA ONE'S TO WATCH AWARD

Boro-Toro
Origamee
VegeMe

GAME Award of 2008

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Fallout 3
Gears of War 2
Grand Theft Auto IV
Guitar Hero: World Tour
Left 4 Dead
LittleBigPlanet
Professor Layton and the Curious Village
Wii Fit
World of WarCraft: Wrath of the Lich King

Do game awards mean anything to you, reader? Do you rush out and buy award-winning titles because they've won awards? If not, how do you decide which games deserve your precious dinero?

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