Dishonored wins Best Game BAFTA

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‘Dishonored’, a famous first person shooter video game in which gamers play a bodyguard-turned-assassin who seeks revenge on members of a conspiracy which framed him for murder, has been named Best Game at the 2013 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) video games awards which took place in London last night (5th March 2013).

It managed to beat an astounding fifty two other video games which include the likes of

  • Far Cry 3
  • FIFA 13
  • Journey
  • Mass Effect 3

Journey, PlayStations own title, left with the most awards (5), which included Artistic Achievement and Online – Multiplayer.

BAFTA Video Game Awards Breakdown

Best Game: Dishonored (winner)  

Nominations: Journey, Mass Effect 3, The Walking Dead,

FIFA 13,

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Online Multiplayer: Journey (winner)

Nominations: Assassin’s Creed III, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Need For Speed Most Wanted, Halo 4, Borderlands 2

Game Design: Journey (winner)

Nominations: Dishonored, Far Cry 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Borderlands 2, The Walking Dead

Artistic Achievement: Journey (winner)

Nominations: Halo 4, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, The Room, Dear Esther

Original Music: Journey (winner)

Nominations: Diablo III, Assassin’s Creed III, The Unfinished Swan, The Walking Dead

Audio Achievement: Journey (winner)

Nominations: Far Cry 3, Beat Sneak Bandit, Halo 4, Assassin’s Creed III, Dear Esther

Mobile & Handheld: The Walking Dead (winner)

Nominations: LittleBigPlanet (Vita), New Star Soccer, Incoboto, Super Monsters Ate My Condo, The Room

Story: The Walking Dead (winner)

Nominations: Journey, Far Cry 3, Thomas was Alone, Mass Effect 3, Dishonored

Game Innovation: The Unfinished Swan (winner)

Nominations: Fez, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Wonderbook: Books of Spells, Journey, Kinect Sesame Street TV

Debut Game: The Unfinished Swan (winner)

Nominations: Deadlight, Forza Horizon, Dear Esther, Proteus, The Room

Action: Far Cry 3 (winner)

Nominations: Hitman: Absolution, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Halo 4, Mass Effect 3, Borderlands 2

British Game: The Room (winner)

Nominations: Need for Speed Most Wanted, Forza Horizon, Dear Esther,

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LEGO: The Lord of the Rings

Performer: Danny Wallace (The Narrator) (winner)

Nominations: Nolan North (Nathan Drake), Melissa Hutchinson (Clementine), Dave Fennoy (Lee Everett), Adrian Hough (Haytham), Nigel Carrington (The Narrator)

Family: Lego Batman 2 (winner)

Nominations: Minecraft: XBOX 360 Edition, Just Dance 4, Skylanders Giants, Clay Jam, LEGO The Lord of the Rings

Strategy: Xcom – Enemy Unknown (winner)

Nominations: Dark Souls: Prepare To Die, Diablo III, Great Big War Game, Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai, Football Manager 2013

Ones to Watch: Starcrossed (winner)

Nominations: Project Thanatos, Pixel Story

Online Browser: SongPop (winner)

Nominations: The Settlers Online, Merlin: The Game, Runescape, Amateur Surgeon Hospital, Dick and Dom’s HOOPLA!

Sports/Fitness: New Star Soccer (winner)

Nominations: Forza Horizon, F1 2012, Nike+ Kinect Training, Trials Evolution, FIFA 13

Fellowship: Gabe Newell (winner)

Nominations: n/a

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Sources;

BAFTA (2013) Games in 2013 | Bafta Awards. [online] Available at: http://awards.bafta.org/award/2013/games [Accessed: 6 Mar 2013].

BBC News (2013) Dishonored wins Best Game Bafta. [online] Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21677124 [Accessed: 6 Mar 2013].

Guardian (2013) Bafta video game awards 2013. [online] Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/gamesblog/2013/mar/05/bafta-video-game-awards-2013-live [Accessed: 6 Mar 2013].

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Hitman HD Trilogy

Set for release on 1st February for all Europe fans and luckily 29th January for all North America fans.

Featured in the Hitman HD Trilogy you can enjoy 3 classic Hitman games. However none of which are the first game, Hitman: Codename47)  The three games are Hitman 2: Silent Assassin ( released in 2002), Hitman Contracts (released in 2004), and Hitman: Blood Money (released in 2006), all remastered for you Hitman gamers out there, as you may have already guessed, in HD.  Available on platforms Xbox 360 and PS3.

As these games have all previously been released the speculation surrounds how good do these games look in HD.  If you would like to find out for yourself scroll down to view some of the latest HD pictures.  For those who have not played any Hitman games before, or would like a reminder, here is a quick review of all 3 games featured. (Warning: Hitman: Contracts contains a spoiler if you have not yet played Hitman: Codename 47)

Hitman 2: Silent Assassin – Agent 47 has left his life as an assassin and retreated to a church in Sicily wanting to find peace. 47 works as a gardener for his best friend, and mentor, Father Vittorio. Unfortunately an event occurs meaning, the man we know as Agent 47 has to return to his old life as an assassin.  Making a deal he agrees to work for an agency, on one condition.

Hitman: Contracts – The start of the game shows Agent 47 wandering through a dark hotel corridor entering his room. Collapsing, he begins to have flashbacks off past assassinations he has committed, they have taken their toll. Starting with the aftermath of killing Dr. Ort-Meyer. The mission mainly focuses on replays of previous missions that take place in the original game, except this time they are played in reverse.

Hitman: Blood Money – This begins with a flash at an abandoned Baltimore, Maryland amusement park. We gather that many people were killed in an incident caused by negligent maintenance of a ferris wheel. The father of one of the victims calls the agency and orders a hit on the park owner, who was cleared of all charges. Agent 47 carries out the hit, following that assignment, he get’s a string of contracts from American clients all of which are eager to hire the famous hitman.

Latest HD Pictures

The pictures below have all been released by Square Enix, the developers, to show off the newly improved look;v

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Sources;

So Video Gaming (2013) So Video Gaming. [online] Available at: http://www.sovideogaming.com/ [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].

The Gaming Liberty (2013) Square-Enix – The Gaming Liberty . [online] Available at: http://thegamingliberty.com/index.php/tag/square-enix/ [Accessed: 24 Jan 2013].