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I love the British Academy. They recognize that great performances can also take place in video games, and they recognize gaming as part of their awards for artistic achievement. Even better, Steam is getting in on the fun and helping those who haven’t enjoyed these games yet.

Let’s look at how the awards turned out:

  • The Last of Us: Best Action and Adventure, Best Story, Audio Achievement Award, Best Game Overall, Best Performer (Ashley Johnson)
  • GTA V: Best British Game, Game Design Award, Best Multiplayer
  • Tearaway: Artistic Achievement Award, Best Family Game, Best Mobile and Handheld Game
  • BioShock Infinite: Best Music
  • Papers, Please: Best Strategy and Simulation
  • FIFA 2014: Best Sports Game
  • Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons: Game Innovation Award
  • Size Does Matter: BAFTA Ones to Watch
  • Gone Home: Best Debut Game

I’ve got to say, the nominations showed love for a greater variety of games, including a bunch of indies, but I’m still impressed with how the awards shaped up. Honestly, I think for the most part I agree with them. Congrats to all the people who made such impressive games.

In awesome news for us, Steam has decided to get on board with the BAFTAs. For 24 hours only, you can grab some of the nominees at massive discounts. Get Civ V: Brave New World for $7.49, Tomb Raider for a demonic $6.66, or Papers, Please for an undocumented $4.99. Looks like today might be the day I cave and pick up some of the games I’ve been waiting for. Not that I have time to play them, but I need Democracy 3, don’t I

Last Updated: March 13, 2014

75 Comments

  1. Umar Praise The Golden Sun

    March 13, 2014 at 14:07

    TLOU dominating ๐Ÿ™‚

    Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      March 13, 2014 at 14:08

      It really is that good. I can’t recommend it enough

      Reply

      • Kromas

        March 13, 2014 at 14:11

        I own a PS3 just for it.

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      • ToshZA

        March 13, 2014 at 14:13

        The price is a bit steep though, don’t you think? I mean a PS3 is R3200, plus whatever TLOU costs. meh.

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        • Hammersteyn

          March 13, 2014 at 14:15

          True, but if you own a PS3 get it now!

          Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      March 13, 2014 at 14:15

      A friend of a relative might sell me his 2nd hand copy.
      Does anyone know if there’s anything I have to worry about a long the lines of account locking?

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        March 13, 2014 at 14:16

        Zero worries, no account locking what so ever

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        • Kensei Seraph

          March 13, 2014 at 14:17

          Good.

          Reply

  2. Hammersteyn

    March 13, 2014 at 14:10

    Tearaway is on my list. But it’s a short expensive list.

    Reply

  3. RinceIsIngwer

    March 13, 2014 at 14:12

    What? No FF13-2?

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    • Hammersteyn

      March 13, 2014 at 14:15

      No COD?

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 13, 2014 at 14:17

        That’ll win best fish AI @ the wildlife conservation awards.

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        • Kensei Seraph

          March 13, 2014 at 14:19

          If there really is a wildlife conservation awards ceremony and I was in charge I would definitely nominate CoD as the only entry.
          Then when the awards are handed out I’d open the envelope and announce “For the category of best fish AI there was no clear winner.”

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        • Hammersteyn

          March 13, 2014 at 14:49

          Or best K-9 simulator

          Reply

  4. Alien Emperor Trevor

    March 13, 2014 at 14:13

    Got XCOM Enemy Within for $7.50 last night. Yay Steam.

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    • RinceIsIngwer

      March 13, 2014 at 14:16

      Awesome game bro.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 13, 2014 at 14:17

        I’ll find out one day ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        • VampyreSquirrel

          March 13, 2014 at 14:23

          When you get through the rest of the games after Loadout’s plug gets pulled?

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          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 13, 2014 at 14:24

            Pretty much heh.

          • Mossel

            March 13, 2014 at 14:50

            Im super psyched for the achievements they have planned! Will definitely motivate me to play more!

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 13, 2014 at 14:58

            I’ve been too distracted by the MineCraft server, Terraria and Sleeping Dogs to play anything else.

      • ToshZA

        March 13, 2014 at 14:27

        I’m yet to finish the main game. ๐Ÿ™ Was on last mission, team wiped. Rage quit and haven’t played since.

        Also, formal apology for earlier’s comments. No offence intended.

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        • RinceIsIngwer

          March 13, 2014 at 14:29

          Lol. No worries man! You whole team got wiped out? 0-O Shesh, I was broken when just one died!

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          • ToshZA

            March 13, 2014 at 14:34

            Yeah. It was devastating. The last few missions one or 2 of my high level guys got killed, but I had enough fully healed and geared for the final mission so I went for it. Boom. Rage. Quit. Might update and play again though, it’s been long enough xD

        • Kensei Seraph

          March 13, 2014 at 14:54

          For me I got to the last room and half my team got mind controlled.
          I was left with 2 snipers who were in another room and only had line of sight for the main enemy, and 1 heavy gunner who couldn’t hit the broad side of a blue whale at 0,5 meters.

          The snipers had about 50~60% chance of hitting the main enemy and between them managed to finish it off.

          If the game hadn’t been set to end after that enemy my entire squad would have been wiped.
          That squad included some of the members from my very first mission.

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          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 13, 2014 at 15:06

            Are you referring to the first game?

          • Kensei Seraph

            March 13, 2014 at 15:12

            Yeah. Still need to get the expansion.

            Don’t tell me that the squad he lost was from the 2nd game and had been upgraded!

        • Willem Swanepoel

          March 13, 2014 at 15:16

          Same here, my team died 3 times on the last mission. Never tried again

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    • General JJ the Fett

      March 13, 2014 at 14:29

      I saw. And I am being very strong.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        March 13, 2014 at 14:40

        Only reason I bought it was because I already have Enemy Unknown.

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        • General JJ the Fett

          March 13, 2014 at 14:41

          Need that too. It’s on my wishlist.
          You won’t believe this, but I’m actually working off my backlog. I am accomplishing the impossible!!!
          Then I formatted my pc last night. So will only get back to gaming tomorrow night.

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          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 13, 2014 at 14:42

            I actually finished another DLC of Fallout NV last night, so I’m slowly finishing that game!

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 13, 2014 at 14:45

            Wow. That’s flippen impressive. I love roaming too much, so never finish sandbox games.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 13, 2014 at 14:48

            Only have 4/5 quests left (although the one does not end currently, keeps on getting more and more quests) but so much fun!

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 13, 2014 at 14:49

            You’re making me want to replay it. AGAIN. But I’m stronger than that.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 13, 2014 at 15:00

            Too me forever to finish GTAV due to the fact I didnโ€™t want it to end.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 13, 2014 at 15:05

            “Too me”???

          • TiMsTeR1033

            March 13, 2014 at 15:05

            Flip sakes my bad!

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 13, 2014 at 15:06

            Don’t worry man, sometimes the same thing happens ‘too me’.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 13, 2014 at 14:45

            lol. I knocked a whole bunch off over Xmas, FF8 lately. Now Loadout has distracted me, which doesn’t help. Did start Metro 2033 last weekend though.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 13, 2014 at 14:46

            You must get the Metro book dude. Seriously.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            March 13, 2014 at 14:49

            I have it. If you think my games backlog is bad, you need to see the book one lol

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 13, 2014 at 14:50

            Haha. Alright. Seems we’re in the same boat with that one.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 13, 2014 at 14:48

            Aye, and since I’m getting ADSL next week, I fear Loadout and Planetside 2 will take up some time

      • Mossel

        March 13, 2014 at 14:42

        I failed. I’m so dissapointed.

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    • Admiral Chief of comments

      March 13, 2014 at 14:31

      WHAT??????????

      Reply

      • General JJ the Fett

        March 13, 2014 at 14:32

        Get on Steam man. It’s still going.

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        • Admiral Chief of comments

          March 13, 2014 at 14:42

          Already got it. For some stupid reason the #1 ITEM ON MY DAMN WISH LIST was not notified about the 75% discount. WHYYYYYYYY I ask you whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy??????

          Thanks Trev!

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          • General JJ the Fett

            March 13, 2014 at 14:44

            Close call.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            March 13, 2014 at 14:54

            I didn’t get notifications either… can’t get it anyway ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. VampyreSquirrel

    March 13, 2014 at 14:23

    Unfortunately I can’t even take advantage of Tomb Raider at that price ๐Ÿ™

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    • Mossel

      March 13, 2014 at 14:47

      That rough hey? I managed to buy Gone Home and Papers, Please. Need me some indie love.

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      • VampyreSquirrel

        March 13, 2014 at 14:53

        Aye, with car issues, increased interest rates, etc, it’s a painful time ๐Ÿ™

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        • TiMsTeR1033

          March 13, 2014 at 14:59

          I feel your pain man!

          Reply

        • General JJ the Fett

          March 13, 2014 at 15:03

          I am absolutely fearing my car’s next service at this moment myself.

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          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 13, 2014 at 15:05

            Soooo glad I have maintenance plan!

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 13, 2014 at 15:07

            You really should be. I’m actually looking to get another car within the next two months. The service costs are killing me man.

          • Admiral Chief of comments

            March 13, 2014 at 15:08

            Indeed, I have flat fee per month, no worries about achey breakeys

    • General JJ the Fett

      March 13, 2014 at 14:47

      Have you played the new Tomb Raider?

      Reply

      • VampyreSquirrel

        March 13, 2014 at 14:58

        Nope, I haven’t, which is why I was eyeing it.

        Reply

  6. General JJ the Fett

    March 13, 2014 at 14:29

    Infinite on music? I’m not so sure hey. It’s a great game, but I’m almost though it now and I can barely recall the music.
    Looks like console games are dominating the higher ranks though.

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    • Mossel

      March 13, 2014 at 14:45

      Have you got to the part where they play some CCR?
      lol it actually has some cool tunes and it will make sense in the end.
      But yeah, not the best to win an award though…

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      • General JJ the Fett

        March 13, 2014 at 14:46

        What?! They do?
        Okay. That definitely scores them extra points.

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        • Mossel

          March 13, 2014 at 14:47

          Hehe, then you have something to look forward to.
          How far are you btw?

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          • General JJ the Fett

            March 13, 2014 at 14:50

            Feels far.
            Six hours? Though I had some issues with my graphics software, so not all hours were spent playing.

          • Mossel

            March 13, 2014 at 14:54

            Oh, little infant. You have a long way to go. lol the game is about 15-20hours, depending how you play. I tend to snoop through everything.
            According to Steam I spent 50hours in the game, so what do I know! LOL! (That was two play throughs, the last one on 1999 mode without using vending machines, and the dlc) This might be my favourite game ever.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 13, 2014 at 14:56

            Well I’m seriously loving it. Haven’t been into an FPS game like this in a long long time. (think Metro2033 was the last one). Can’t wait to get back in after my pc is sorted.
            Thereafter I’m going to lose myself (and probably many many days) to STALKER and the MISERY mod.

          • Mossel

            March 13, 2014 at 14:59

            Sweet! Yeah Metro2033 was right up there story and atmosphere wise! Loved it! Only played it once though.

          • General JJ the Fett

            March 13, 2014 at 15:04

            What killed it’s replayability for me was the damn monsters’ physics meant they could run through you. Really irritating.

          • Mossel

            March 13, 2014 at 15:15

            I already played it on Ranger Hardcore on the first playthrough, so the only reason for me to go back was to get the good ending. But, meh.

    • Matthew Holliday

      March 13, 2014 at 14:46

      There was music?

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      • Mossel

        March 13, 2014 at 14:49

        The music right in the beginning was actually quite cool. Right after you get off the rocket. Such a happy tune…and then everything went to shit.

        Reply

  7. The Kenn

    March 13, 2014 at 15:09

    democracy 3 is awesome. worth every cent

    Reply

  8. Acornbread

    March 13, 2014 at 15:17

    Is The Stanley Parable as good as they say? Looks very intriguing….

    Reply

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