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UK BAFTA Game Awards Honor  GRAW, LocoRoco

UK BAFTA Game Awards Honor GRAW, LocoRoco

October 6, 2006 | By Simon Carless

October 6, 2006 | By Simon Carless
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The 2006 British Academy Video Games Awards, which are open to video games released worldwide in the last year, were announced at a ceremony on Thursday at the Roundhouse venue in London.

A great variety of winners was seen, with several titles picking up more than one award. Ubisoft's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter grabbed the Technical Achievement and Best Game nods, and Sony's LocoRoco won out for Best Character and Children's Game.

In addition, Shadow Of The Colossus won out for Artistic Achievement and Best Action & Adventure. Other notable winners were Nintendo's DS title Brain Training for Innovation and LucasArts' multi-platform game Lego Star Wars II for Gameplay.

The full list of nominees and winners is listed below, with the winners highlighted in bold:

INNOVATION
Dr Kawashima's BRAIN TRAINING: How Old Is Your Brain? (Nintendo/Nintendo)
Electroplankton (Nintendo/Nintendo)
Guitar Hero (RedOctane/Harmonix Music Systems Inc)
LocoRoco (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe(SCEE)/Sony Computer Entertainment Japan(SCEJ))
Shadow of the Colossus (SCEE/Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI))
We Love Katamari (Electronic Arts/Namco)

ARTISTIC ACHIEVEMENT
Black (EA Games/Criterion Games)
Hitman: Blood Money (Eidos Interactive/IO Interactive)
LocoRoco (SCEE)/ (SCEJ)
Shadow of the Colossus (SCEE/(SCEI))
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games/Bethesda Games Studios)
We Love Katamari (Electronic Arts/Namco)

CHARACTER
Agent 47 in Hitman: Blood Money (Eidos Interactive/IO Interactive)
Han Solo in Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LucasArts/Traveller's Tales)
Lara Croft in Tomb Raider: Legend (Eidos Interactive/Crystal Dynamics)
LocoRoco in LocoRoco (SCEE/SCEJ)
Rogue in Rogue Trooper (Eidos Interactive/Rebellion & 2000AD)

STRATEGY
Age of Empires: The Age Of Kings (Majesco/Backbone)
Football Manager 2006 (Sega Europe/Sports Interactive)
Medieval II Total War (Sega Europe/Creative Assembly)
Rise And Fall: Civilizations At War (Midway/ Midway)
Sid Meier's Civilization IV Warlords (2K Games/Firaxis Games)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris)

CASUAL & SOCIAL
Buzz!: The BIG Quiz (SCEE/Relentless Software)
Dr Kawashima's BRAIN TRAINING: How Old Is Your Brain? (Nintendo/Nintendo)
Electroplankton (Nintendo/Nintendo)
Guitar Hero (RedOctane/Harmonix Music Systems, Inc)
LocoRoco (SCEE/SCEJ)
SingStar Rocks! (SCEE/SCEE)

SCREENPLAY
24: The Game (SCEE/SCEE)
Psychonauts (Majesco/DoubleFine)
Rogue Trooper (Eidos Interactive/Rebellion & 2000 AD)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games/Bethesda Games Studios)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris)
Tomb Raider: Legend (Eidos Interactive/Crystal Dynamics)

CHILDREN'S
Daxter (SCEE/Ready At Dawn)
Ice Age II: The Meltdown (Vivendi Games/Eurocom)
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LucasArts/Traveller's Tales)
LocoRoco (SCEE/SCEJ)
New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo/Nintendo)
We Love Katamari (Electronic Arts/Namco)

GAMEPLAY sponsored by Nokia N-Gage
Guitar Hero (RedOctane/Harmonix Music Systems Inc)
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LucasArts/Traveller's Tales)
LocoRoco (SCEE/SCEJ)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games/Bethesda Games Studios)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris)
We Love Katamari (Electronic Arts/Namco)

SIMULATION
C-130 Hercules (Just Flight/Captain Sim)
Championship Manager 2006 (Eidos Interactive/Beautiful Game Studios)
Football Manager 2006 (Sega Europe/Sports Interactive)
Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis (Take-Two Interactive/Rockstar San Diego)
The Movies (Feral Interactive/Lionhead Studios)
Trauma Center: Under The Knife (Nintendo/Atlus)

MULTIPLAYER
2006 FIFA World Cup (Electronic Sports/EA Canada)
Animal Crossing: Wild World (Nintendo/Nintendo)
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (EA Games/Digital Illusions)
Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (Atari/Turbine)
Guild Wars Factions (NCsoft/ArenaNet)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris)

ACTION & ADVENTURE sponsored by PC World
Metroid Prime: Hunters (Nintendo/Nintendo)
Shadow of the Colossus (SCEE/(SCEI))
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games/The Bethesda Games Studios)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris)
Tomb Raider: Legend (Eidos Interactive/Crystal Dynamics)
We Love Katamari (Electronic Arts/Namco)

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT sponsored by Skillset
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (EA Games/Digital Illusions)
Black (EA Games/Criterion Games)
Burnout Revenge (Electronic Arts/Criterion Games)
Just Cause (Eidos Interactive/Avalanche Studios)
Shadow of the Colossus (SCEE/SCEI)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris)

SPORTS
2006 FIFA World Cup (EA Sports/EA Canada)
Fight Night Round 3 (EA Sports/EA Chicago)
Football Manager 2006 (Sega Europe/Sports Interactive)
Moto GP 06 (THQ/Climax)
Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (Konami/Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo (KCAT))
Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis (Take-Two Interactive/Rockstar San Diego)

ORIGINAL SCORE
Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King (Square Enix/Level 5)
LocoRoco (SCEE/SCEJ)
Shadow of the Colossus (SCEE/SCEI)
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2K Games/Bethesda Games Studios)
The Movies (Feral Interactive/ Lionhead Studios)
Tomb Raider: Legend (Eidos Interactive/Crystal Dynamics)

SOUNDTRACK
B-Boy (SCEE/FreeStyleGames)
Guitar Hero (RedOctane/Harmonix Music Systems Inc)
Reservoir Dogs (Eidos Interactive/Volatile Games)
SingStar Rocks! (SCEE/SCEE)

AUDIO
Black (EA Games/Criterion Games)
Electroplankton (Nintendo/Nintendo)
LocoRoco (SCEE/SCEJ)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris)
Tomb Raider: Legend (Eidos Interactive/Crystal Dynamics)
We Love Katamari (Electronic Arts/Namco)

GAME sponsored by PC World
Black (EA Games/Criterion Games)
Dr Kawashima's BRAIN TRAINING: How Old Is Your Brain? (Nintendo/Nintendo)
Guitar Hero (RedOctane/Harmonix Music Systems Inc)
Hitman: Blood Money (Eidos Interactive/IO Interactive)
Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (LucasArts/Traveller's Tales)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Paris)

The Gamers' Award, Sponsored by Nokia N-Gage ( and voted for by readers of The Sun's 'Something for the Weekend')

Tetris Mania
Sonic The Hedgehog Part One
Namco Classic's Pac-Man
Diner Dash
24: The Mobile Game
The Sims
Civilization for N-Gage
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Lemmings
Platinum Soduku


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