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Skyrim, Bastion, Nintendo All Absent At 2012 BAFTA Game Awards

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Posted on March 16, 2012 AT 04:27pm

THE BUZZ: The 2012 GAME British Academy Video Game Awards were held today, and names like Skyrim, Bastian, and Nintendo were nowhere to be found.

EGM’s TAKE: BAFTA—the British Academy of Film and Television Arts—are of course a big name in the world of entertainment. Today, the organization held their video games-related awards ceremony.

The interesting part? A number of big names went home empty handed—names such as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bastion, and anything released by Nintendo.

Here are the list of winners:

Story: Portal 2
Original Music: L.A. Noire
Audio Achievement: Battlefield 3
Design: Portal 2
Game Innovation: LittleBigPlanet 2
Strategy: Total War: Shogun 2
Mobile & Handheld: Peggle
GAME Award of 2011 (Public voted one): Battlefield 3
Action: Batman: Arkham City
“Ones to watch” award: Tick Tock Toys
Online – Browser: Monstermind
Artistic Achievement: Rayman: Origins
Sports/Fitness: Kinect Sports Season 2
Online Multiplayer: Battlefield 3
Debut Game: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Family: LittleBigPlanet 2
Performer: Mark Hamill – Batman: Arkham City
Best Game: Portal 2

What do you think? Agree with most (or all) of these winners? Think some big names are missing? Let us know in the comments below!

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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