Portal 2 is Best Game, and Battlefield 3 Wins Three at BAFTA Awards

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Last night, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts held its awards gala, and Portal 2 took home Best Game as one of three video games to win in multiple categories.


Battlefield 3 was honored with best online multiplayer, audio achievement and the public-voted GAME award; Batman: Arkham City was the top action title, and Mark Hamill the year's best performer.

The entire list of winners is below.

Best Game, Best Design and Best Story: Portal 2

GAME award, Online Multiplayer, and Audio Achievement: Battlefield 3 (voted by the public)

Action and Performer: Batman: Arkham City, and Mark Hamill.

Mobile & Handheld: Peggle HD

Game Innovation and Family: Little Big Planet 2

Strategy: Total War: Shogun 2

One To Watch: Tick Tock Toys

Online Browser: Monstermind

Artistic Achievement: Raymans Origins

Sports/Fitness: Kinect Sports 2

Debut Game: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Original Music: LA Noire

Special award: Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of Minecraft and founder of Mojang.


In what way, shape or form does Peggle HD qualify as mobile/handheld game of the year? It's just an iPad port of a game released in 2007 that adds nothing new whatsoever. It was up against:

Dead Space IOS

Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint


Super Mario 3D Land

The Nightjar

All of which are games that deserved to win it more since, you know, they were actually games first released in 2011.

So something can be re-eligible for a BAFTA if it's released on a different format? Well I look forward to Batman: Arkham City being nominated for Best Game next year too when it's released on Wii U. Or the 3D version of Titanic winning 10 Oscars.

What a fucking stupid decision. Makes a complete mockery of the voting process, and makes me think the people who voted for it have no fucking clue as to the background of the stuff they're nominating and voting for.

Don't get me wrong, I love Peggle, but I loved it five years ago too. In no way, shape or form should it be winning awards intended for games released in 2011 because Peggle HD adds nothing new whatsoever.