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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Game Baftas: PS3 brings the Heavy Rain

Sony's PS3 was the big winner at the 2011 Baftas

Matt Adcock for Darkmattters

Last night the Video Game Baftas were awarded and for the second year running, the PS3 was the console which had the most wins. Last year Uncharted 2 took home 4 Baftas, this year it was Heavy Rain which won 3 and was the only game to win multiple awards.

There was a good selection of winners but the only Xbox 360 exclusive to win was the kiddie friendly Kinect Sports - surprisingly Sony's Move enabled Heavy Rain beat Kinect to the Technical Innovation award. Microsoft had put Alan Wake up against Heavy Rain in two catagories but the PS3 title beat it both times.
"Multiple Baftas for the MOVE controlled game"

And the winner is:

Best Game - Mass Effect 2 

Artistic Achievement - God of War III

Action - Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

Multiplayer - Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Original Music - Heavy Rain

Sports - F1 2010

Story - Heavy Rain

Technical Innovation - Heavy Rain

Best use of audio - Battlefield: Bad Company: 2

Game Award 2010 (Voted by the Public) - Call of Duty: Black Ops

Family - Kinect Sports

Gameplay - Super Mario Galaxy 2

Strategy - Civilization V

Social Network Game - My Empire

One to Watch - Twang

Handheld - Cut the Rope

Well done to all the winners - here's to another great year of gaming which has already kicked off in style with LittleBigPlanet2, KILLZONE 3, DC UNIVERSE ONLINE and YOOSTAR 2.

"Heavy Rain - the game to beat in 2010"
Darkmatters review of HEAVY RAIN


Andrei said...

Nice! I have finished Alan Wake this winter, but I have yet to play Heavy Rain, which I actually just bought last week or so. I've always been comparing these two games for some reason and I'm glad that I'll finally get the chance to find out who's the winner.

Have you played HR and/or AW? What are your thoughts on the two games?

Matt Adcock said...

Hey - I loved Heavy Rain, probably the most immersive game I've played... Not tried Alan Wake (just so many games hitting at the moment,am playing Dead Space 2, Killzone 3, Bulletstorm, DC Universe Online and Homefront!?)...