Call of Duty 4 tops BAFTA nominees

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    Call of Duty 4 tops BAFTA nominees

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    Modern Warfare nets seven nods in extended Brit game awards; GTAIV, Fable II, Little Big Planet.


    Some 15 months after the debut of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, one might think it was done competing for Game of the Year awards. One would be wrong, however, as the British Academy of Film and Television Arts today announced the gaming nominees for its (mostly) annual BAFTA awards, and Modern Warfare led all comers with nominations in seven categories, including Best Game.


    More proof that Modern Warfare isn't ancient history.
    The last BAFTA game awards were doled out in October of 2007, with publishers needing to submit eligible games in completed form by early September. Last year, the British Academy opted to delay the awards (and the submission cutoff), ensuring that games competing on shelves in the same holiday season would also be competing in the same awards season. But along with that delay comes a one-time extra-large pool of candidates, with a 2007 release like Modern Warfare competing against games like Ubisoft's Prince of Persia, which launched in December 2008.

    Modern Warfare was by no means the only 2007 game to nab honors, nor the only one to pick up multiple nominations. Assassin's Creed was named in four categories, while Rock Band and Super Mario Galaxy each received three nods. As for the representatives of 2008, Grand Theft Auto IV garnered six nominations, Fable II and Little Big Planet scored five each, and Dead Space and Fallout 3 could soon need shelf space for an extra four awards each.

    The winners will be announced March 10 in a cermony at the London Hilton on Park Lane. One guaranteed honoree that night is Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, who has been confirmed as the recipient of this year's Fellowship accolade.

    The full list of categories and nominees follows.

    Action & Adventure

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Development Team
    Infinity Ward/Activision

    Dead Space
    Glen Schofield, Chuck Beaver, Bret Robbins
    Electronic Arts/Electronic Arts

    Fable II
    Development Team
    Lionhead Studios/Microsoft Game Studios

    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Development Team
    Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

    Prince of Persia
    Ben Mattes, Jean-Christophe Guyot
    Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft Entertainment

    Tomb Raider: Underworld
    Noah Hughes, Pat Sirk, Toby Gard
    Crystal Dynamics/Eidos

    Artistic Achievement

    Assassin's Creed
    Jade Raymond, Patrice Desilets, Claude Langlais
    Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft Entertainment

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Development Team
    Infinity Ward/Activision

    Dead Space
    Ian Milham
    Electronic Arts/Electronic Arts

    Gears of War 2
    Development Team
    Epic Games/Microsoft Games Studios

    Little Big Planet
    Kareem Ettouney, Mark Healey, Leo Cubbin
    Media Molecule & XDev Studio Europe/Sony Computer Entertainment

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
    Yoji Shinkawa
    Kojima Productions/Konami Digital Entertainment

    Best Game

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Development Team
    Infinity Ward/Activision

    Fable II
    Development Team
    Lionhead Studios/Microsoft Game Studio

    Fallout 3
    Todd Howard, Emil Pagliarulo, Istvan Pely
    Bethesda Game Studio/Bethesda Softworks Europe

    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Development Team
    Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

    Rock Band
    Alex Rigopulos, Eran Egozy, Mike Dornbrook
    Harmonix Music Systems/MTV Games

    Super Mario Galaxy
    Development Team
    Nintendo/Nintendo

    Casual

    Boom Blox
    Development Team
    Electronic Arts LA/Electronic Arts

    Buzz! Quiz TV
    David Amor, Andrew Eades, Lee Clare
    Relentless Software & XDev Studio Europe/Sony Computer Entertainment

    Guitar Hero: World Tour
    Development Team
    Neversoft/Activision

    Little Big Planet
    Mark Healey, Dave Smith, Pete Smith
    Media Molecule & XDev Studio Europe/Sony Computer Entertainment

    SingStar Vol. 2
    Vera So, Gillian Connole, Kevin Mason
    SCE London Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment

    Wii Fit
    Development Team
    Nintendo/Nintendo

    Gameplay

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Development Team
    Infinity Ward/Activision

    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Development Team
    Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

    Left 4 Dead
    Gabe Newell, Mike Booth, Chet Faliszek
    Valve/Valve

    Mario Kart Wii
    Development Team
    Nintendo/Nintendo

    Rock Band
    Alex Rigopulos, Dan Teasdale, Tracy Rosenthal-Newsom
    Harmonix Music System/MTV Games

    Super Mario Galaxy
    Development Team
    Nintendo/Nintendo

    Handheld

    Geometry Wars: Galaxies
    James Brooksby, Jim Mummery
    Doublesix/Sierra

    God of War: Chains of the Olympus
    Development Team
    Ready at Dawn & SCE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment

    The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
    Development Team
    Nintendo/Nintendo

    Patapon
    Development Team
    Pyramid & SCE Japan Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment

    Professor Layton and the Curious Village
    Development Team
    Nintendo/Nintendo

    Soul Bubbles
    Olivier Lejade, Omar Cornut, Frederick Raynal
    McKensleep/Eidos

    Multiplayer

    Buzz! Quiz TV
    David Amor, Andrew Eades
    Relentless Software & SCE XDev Studio Europe/Sony Computer Entertainment

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Development Team
    Infinity Ward/Activision

    Gears of War 2
    Development Team
    Epic Games/Microsoft Games Studios

    Left 4 Dead
    Gabe Newell, Mike Booth, Chet Faliszek
    Valve/Valve

    Mario Kart Wii
    Development Team
    Nintendo/Nintendo

    Rock Band
    Alex Rigopulos, Kasson Crooker
    Harmonix Music System/MTV Games

    Original Score

    Assassin's Creed
    Jade Raymond, Patrice Desilets, Claude Langlais
    Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft Entertainment

    Dead Space
    Development Team
    Electronic Arts/Electronic Arts

    Fable II
    Development Team
    Lionhead Studios/Microsoft Game Studios

    Fallout 3
    Todd Howard, Emil Pagliarulo, Istvan Pely
    Bethesda Game Studio/Bethesda Softworks Europe

    Little Big Planet
    Kenneth Young, Mark Healey, Leo Cubbin
    Media Molecule & XDev Studio Europe/Sony Computer Entertainment

    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
    Harry Gregson-Williams
    Kojima Productions/Konami Digital Entertainment

    Sports

    FIFA 09
    Andrew Wilson, David Rutter, Gary Paterson
    EA Canada/Electronic Arts

    Football Manager 2009
    Development Team
    Sports Interactive/SEGA

    Motorstorm Pacific Rift
    Development Team
    Evolution Studios/Sony Computer Entertainment

    Pure
    Jason Avent, Jim Callin, Craig Gabell
    Black Rock Studios/Disney Interactive Studios

    Race Driver: GRID
    Development Team
    Codemasters Studios/Codemasters

    Wii Fit
    Development Team
    Nintendo/Nintendo

    Strategy

    Advance Wars: Dark Conflict (Advance Wars: Days of Ruin in the US)
    Development Team
    Nintendo/Nintendo

    Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3
    Development Team
    EA Los Angeles/Electronic Arts

    Ninjatown
    Shawn Smith, Brandon Curiel, Jeremy Pope
    Venan in conjunction with Casmere Productions & Shalinamals/Southpeak Games

    Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution
    Development Team
    Firaxis Games/2K Games

    SOCOM: US Navy Seals Tactical Strike
    Development Team
    Slant Six Games & SCE Foster City Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment

    Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise
    Gary Richards, Paul Machacek, Joe Humfrey
    Rare/THQ

    Story and Character

    Assassin's Creed
    Jade Raymond, Patrice Desilets, Claude Langlais
    Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft Entertainment

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Development Team
    Infinity Ward/Activision

    Fable II
    Development Team
    Lionhead Studios/Microsoft Game Studios

    Fallout 3
    Todd Howard, Emil Pagliarulo
    Bethesda Game Studio/Bethesda Softworks Europe

    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Development Team
    Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

    Mass Effect
    Casey Hudson, Drew Karpyshyn, Derek Watts
    Bioware/Electronic Arts

    Technical Achievement

    Assassin's Creed
    Jade Raymond, Patrice Desilets, Claude Langlais
    Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft Entertainment

    Fable II
    Development Team
    Lionhead Studios/Microsoft Game Studios

    Fallout 3
    Todd Howard, Guy Carver
    Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks Europe

    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Development Team
    Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

    Little Big Planet
    Alex Evans, Dave Smith, Leo Cubbin
    Media Molecule & XDev Studio Europe/Sony Computer Europe

    Spore
    Development Team
    Electronic Arts Montreal/Electronic Arts

    Use of Audio

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Development Team
    Infinity Ward/Activision

    Dead Space
    Don Veca
    Electronic Arts/Electronic Arts

    Gears of War 2
    Development Team
    Epic Games/Microsoft Games Studios

    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Development Team
    Rockstar North/Rockstar Games

    Little Big Planet
    Kenneth Young, Mark Healey, Leo Cubbin
    Media Molecule & XDev Studio Europe/Sony Computer Entertainment

    Super Mario Galaxy
    Development Team
    Nintendo/Nintendo

    BAFTA Ones to Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital

    Boro-Toro
    Adam Westwood, Graham Ranson, Yves Wheeler, Matthew Booton, Owen Schwehr
    DarkMatter Designs

    Origamee
    Richard Barlow, Alberto Fustinoni, Jonathon Holmes, Kevin Dunlop, Jade Law
    Blue Skies

    VegeMe
    Guo Lin, Gao Ting, Zhang Jun, Laing Wei, Alexander Syminton
    Ctrl_D

    GAME Award of 2008 (Voted for by the public)

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
    Infinity Ward/Activision

    Fallout 3
    Bethesda Game Studio/Bethesda Software Europe

    Gears of War 2
    Epic Games/Microsoft Game Studios

    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Rockstar North/Take Two Interactive

    Guitar Hero World Tour
    Neversoft/Activision

    Left 4 Dead
    Valve/Valve

    LittleBigPlanet
    Media Molecule & XDEV Studio Europe/SCEE

    Professor Layton and the Curious Village
    Nintendo/Nintendo

    Wii Fit
    Nintendo/Nintendo

    World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
    Blizzard Entertainment/Activision


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  2. Stang

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    Not bad for a game thats over a year old.

    No mention of World at War.

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    World at War is Modern Warfare's eligitimate uglier, slower, ginger cousin with acne
     

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