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BAFTA nominations for The Last of Us and GTA V

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Bafta men

I enjoy the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards. They’re like the Oscars, but with a stiff upper lip and way more wit (and a better quaffed gold man). Also, they actually honor games in their awards, something the American Academy really should start doing. This year’s nominations heavily feature some expected games, including some much loved indies.

Topping the list of nominations, is the Lord of the Rings trilogy of games – The Last of Us. With ten nominations, TLoU stands to win awards for Best Game, Game Design, Multiplayer, Music, Story, and Performer. GTA V is also nominated for Best Game, Game Design, British Game, Game Innovation, Performer and Story – GTA V received nine nominations.

Tearaway is nominated for eight awards while ACIV: Black Flag, Bioshock Infinite, Super Mario 3D World, Stanley Parable and Papers, Please were all nominated for five awards. Wow, it’s nice to see the Stanley Parable and Papers, Please lumped together with Assassin’s Creed and Mario. Those were some impressive indies, so it’s nice to see them recognized in categories like Game Design, Best Game and Game Innovation. Personally, I found both of them to be way more innovative than GTA V.

Other games to be nominated include Civ V, Democracy 3, Remember me, Ni No Kuni, Skylanders Swap Force and even Surgeon Simulator. If you’re so inclined, you can see the full list of nominees here.

For the first time, BAFTA is organizing a games showcase. Attendees can check out the Inside Games Arcade, a curated games exhibition with a selection of engaging and inspiring games. I hope the Stanley Parable is among them – that game is certainly strange and inspiring to me. Additionally, there will be developer talks and GameZones with confirmed exhibitions from Titanfall, Dark Souls II and even Valve will be there with a “Secret Shop”. Wow, I want to go!

Last Updated: February 13, 2014

46 Comments

  1. VampyreSquirrel

    February 13, 2014 at 14:41

    I hope they give the right awards to the right games… sometimes I look at the noms and the winner and go “Really? WTF?”.

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  2. Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

    February 13, 2014 at 14:41

    Valve’s Secret Shop?
    Could it be that they aren’t just going to announce Half Life 3, they’ll actually start selling it?

    Imagine what would happen to the world if this happened.
    It’d be chaos and mayhem as the world grinds to a halt, well at least the part of it run by gamers.

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  3. RinceandLeSIGH

    February 13, 2014 at 14:44

    What, no CoD Ghosts!?!?!?!?! DAPHUQ!?

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    • Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

      February 13, 2014 at 14:48

      You forgot your sarcasm font.

      Reply

      • RinceandLeSIGH

        February 13, 2014 at 14:49

        YOUR MOM! What is the font? πŸ™‚

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        February 13, 2014 at 14:49

        Anything written by him is sarcasm… no font required.

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        • RinceandLeSIGH

          February 13, 2014 at 14:50

          I see what you did there!

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        • Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

          February 13, 2014 at 14:53

          You live, you learn and sometimes you wake up the next morning with a pineapple next to your bed.

          Reply

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 13, 2014 at 14:54

            LOL! So true, thankfully I haven’t had that experience.

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 13, 2014 at 14:55

            You learn? Definitely not.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 13, 2014 at 14:55

            I was talking about the pineapple… sheesh.

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 13, 2014 at 14:56

            Oh I don’t know, Trev has mentioned something about you being rather ‘fruity’… 0-O

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 13, 2014 at 14:56

            Nah, I’m nuts… not ‘fruity’

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 13, 2014 at 14:57

            Can’t have one without the other πŸ˜‰

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 13, 2014 at 14:58

            Speaking of nuts, you following the cricket? Gavin just ruined my day…

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 13, 2014 at 15:06

            I saw the tweet… closed twitter… just came out of the corner *wipes eyes*

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 13, 2014 at 15:08

            Me to brother. Not sure what the hell to say man. I expected so much more πŸ™ #broken

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 13, 2014 at 15:10

            Not as broken as the Proteas are at the moment. #toosoon

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 13, 2014 at 15:13

            Careful, or I’ll have to Le Sigh…

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 13, 2014 at 15:19

            63/4 @ tea

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 13, 2014 at 15:23

            I’m going to choose a place at the gym after work where I cannot see the TV. It’s a joke man.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 13, 2014 at 15:24

            If it lasts that long…

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 13, 2014 at 15:25

            πŸ™ True…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 13, 2014 at 15:32

            It will, they still have to avoid the follow-on. Oh look, I just made it worse. πŸ™

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 13, 2014 at 15:33

            Dude!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            February 13, 2014 at 15:24

            No. Don’t go there. I was watching the live scoring. I’m not watching the live scoring anymore.

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 13, 2014 at 15:34

            I am lucky to have NOT seen anything yet. Twitter storm going, sho… Official protea handle not even updating the score…

        • Her Highness the Hipster

          February 13, 2014 at 14:59

          i’m sure there’s a ginger and “your mom” joke in there somewhere….

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          • VampyreSquirrel

            February 13, 2014 at 15:06

            I’m quite sure there is…

          • Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

            February 13, 2014 at 15:10

            Rince already made that joke.
            It wasn’t very funny though so maybe someone else should give it a try?

    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      February 13, 2014 at 14:58

      CoD Ghosts has been nominated.

      Best fish AI
      Best dog AI

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        February 13, 2014 at 15:02

        I didn’t know you could award nominations for your users.

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        • RinceandLeSIGH

          February 13, 2014 at 15:03

          He used the term AI, Artificial Intelligence. CoD players have the latter? 0-O

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          • Kensei Seraph Moe Ninja

            February 13, 2014 at 15:12

            The ones with iPhones do.

          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 13, 2014 at 15:12

            tehehehehe

      • RinceandLeSIGH

        February 13, 2014 at 15:04

        lol

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  4. RinceandLeSIGH

    February 13, 2014 at 14:54

    No Thomas was alone?

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      February 13, 2014 at 15:00

      already won awards last year πŸ™‚

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      • RinceandLeSIGH

        February 13, 2014 at 15:04

        Ahhh. The world is once again okay πŸ™‚

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    • Rock789

      February 13, 2014 at 15:30

      What about that epic animated movie from last year, “Rince was alone with no PS4”?

      **runs** πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

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      • RinceandLeSIGH

        February 13, 2014 at 15:39

        Yeah πŸ™ I missed that nomination, I hear you missed the ‘best sound?’ *RUNS!

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        • Rock789

          February 13, 2014 at 15:41

          How could you bring that up again?! You know it makes me…

          **crashing sounds**

          A-N-G-R-Y-!-! **said in a DEEP voice!**

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          • RinceandLeSIGH

            February 13, 2014 at 15:44

            Sorry, I couldn’t HEAR you BWAHAHAHAH!

          • Rock789

            February 13, 2014 at 15:53

            Forget your hearing aid again? :p

  5. Umar Reborn

    February 13, 2014 at 15:03

  6. Johan Fourie

    February 14, 2014 at 09:48

    I hope Remember Me wins some. Really enjoyed it. Specially the music score. Damn innovative.

    Reply

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