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Best Debut

  • The Unfinished Swan
  • Deadlight
  • Forza Horizon
  • Dear Esther
  • Proteus
  • The Room

Original Music

  • Diablo III
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • Journey
  • The Walking Dead

Story

  • Journey
  • Far Cry 3
  • The Walking Dead
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Dishonored

Sports/Fitness

  • Forza Horizon
  • F1 2012
  • Nike+ Kinect Training
  • New Star Soccer
  • Trials Evolution
  • FIFA 13

Game Innovation

  • Fez
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Wonderbook: Book of Spells
  • Journey
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • Kinect Sesame Street TV

Artistic Achievement

  • Journey
  • Halo 4
  • Borderlands 2
  • Far Cry 3
  • The Room
  • Dear Esther

Online – Browser

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

Game Design

  • Journey
  • Dishonored
  • Far Cry 3
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Borderlands 2
  • The Walking Dead

Strategy

  • Dark Souls: Prepare to Die
  • Diablo III
  • Great Big War Game
  • Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai
  • Football Manager 2013
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Family Game

  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
  • Just Dance 4
  • Skylanders Giants
  • Clay Jam
  • LEGO Lord of the Rings

Audio Achievement

  • Far Cry 3
  • Beat Sneak Bandit
  • Halo 4
  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Dear Esther
  • Journey

Mobile & Handheld

  • LittleBigPlanet (Vita)
  • New Star Soccer
  • Incoboto
  • The Walking Dead
  • Super Monsters Ate My Condo
  • The Room

Performer

  • Nolan North (Nathan Drake) – Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Danny Wallace (The Narrator) – Thomas Was Alone
  • Melissa Hutchinson (Clementine) – The Walking Dead
  • Dave Fennoy (Lee Everett) – The Walking Dead
  • Adrian Hough (Haytham) – Assassin’s Creed III
  • Nigel Carrington (The Narrator) – Dear Esther

Online – Multiplayer

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

Best British Game

  • Need for Speed Most Wanted
  • Forza Horizon
  • Dear Esther
  • Super Hexagon
  • LEGO: The Lord of the Rings
  • The Room

Best Action in 2013

  • Far Cry 3
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Halo 4
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Borderlands 2

Best Game in 2013

  • Far Cry 3
  • Journey
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Dishonored
  • The Walking Dead
  • FIFA 13

 

While games will still be available on Blu-ray discs for the PlayStation 4, President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida tells The Guardian that all titles will be available as digital downloads as well.

“PS4 will be similar to PS Vita in that every game will be available as a digital download, and some will also be available as a disc,” he said, adding that “The Witness will be a digital release and because of the flexibility of the digital distribution scheme, we can have more small games that might be free or available for a couple of dollars, or different services like free-to-play or subscription models.”

With them moving more towards a digital model, can we expect a “Spotify for games”-type service? “As more and more services and contents become available digitally, we’ll have more of an option to create attractive packages. So hypothetically we can look at different models – like a cable TV company. We could have gold, silver or platinum levels of membership, something like that. We can do subscription services when we have more content – especially now that we have the Gaikai technology available. With one subscription you have access to thousands of games – that’s our dream.”

Yoshida also commented on the fact that Sony has been criticized for not actually showing the PlayStation 4 at the announcement event (watch in full below). “We have not finalised the hardware yet and decided not to try to get it finished in time,” he explained. “Also, it’s a long time from February to launch, we have to design our communication in phases. Our focus here was to show some games and talk about the key principles – we wanted to save the unveiling of the actual console.”

In a separate interview with IGN, Yoshida said that all the 12 Sony-owned studios are working on PlayStation 4 games. They asked, “Is it fair to say that all of the first party studios are working on PS4 games?” Yoshida’s answer was: “Is it fair or not fair? It is fair to say.”

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BAFTA Video Game Awards 2013 Nominees

Action

  • Borderlands 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Far Cry 3
  • Halo 4
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Mass Effect 3

Artistic Achievement

  • Borderlands 2
  • Dear Esther
  • Far Cry 3
  • Halo 4
  • Journey
  • The Room

Audio Achievement

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Beat Sneak Bandit
  • Dear Esther
  • Far Cry 3
  • Halo 4
  • Journey

Best Game

  • Dishonored
  • Far Cry 3
  • FIFA 13
  • Journey
  • Mass Effect 3
  • The Walking Dead

British Game

  • Dear Esther
  • Forza Horizon
  • LEGO: The Lord of the Rings
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • The Room
  • Super Hexagon

Debut Game

  • Deadlight
  • Dear Esther
  • Forza Horizon
  • Proteus
  • The Room
  • The Unfinished Swan

Game Design

  • Borderlands 2
  • Dishonored
  • Far Cry 3
  • Journey
  • The Walking Dead
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Family

  • Clay Jam
  • Just Dance 4
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • LEGO The Lord of the Rings
  • Minecraft: XBOX 360 Edition
  • Skylanders Giants

Game Innovation

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Fez
  • Journey
  • Kinect Sesame Street TV
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • Wonderbook: Books of Spells

Mobile & Handheld

  • Incoboto
  • LittleBigPlanet (Vita)
  • New Star Soccer
  • The Room
  • Super Monsters Ate My Condo
  • The Walking Dead

Online – Browser

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

Online – Multiplayer

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

Original Music

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Diablo III
  • Journey
  • Thomas Was Alone
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • The Walking Dead

Performer

  • Adrian Hough (Haytham) – Assassin’s Creed III
  • Danny Wallace (The Narrator) – Thomas Was Alone
  • Dave Fennoy (Lee Everett) – The Walking Dead
  • Melissa Hutchison (Clementine) – The Walking Dead
  • Nigel Carrington (The Narrator) – Dear Esther
  • Nolan North (Nathan Drake) – Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Sports/Fitness

  • FIFA 13
  • F1 2012
  • Forza Horizon
  • New Star Soccer
  • Nike+ Kinect Training
  • Trials Evolution

Story

  • Dishonored
  • Far Cry 3
  • Journey
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Thomas was Alone
  • The Walking Dead
  • Development Team

Strategy

  • Dark Souls: Prepare to Die
  • Diablo III
  • Football Manager 2013
  • Great Big War Game
  • Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

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

  • Pixel Story
  • Project Thanatos
  • Starcrosse