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Destiny Takes GOTY, Confuses Audience, at This Year's BAFTAs

| 13 Mar 2015 01:01
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Destiny beat out favourites Alien: Isolation and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor at this year's BAFTA awards.

At this year's British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards, Bungie's MMOFPS Destiny took home the coveted "Game of The Year" award... despite not winning any of the other categories it was nominated in. The move shocked and confused the audience, who were expecting favorites such as Alien: Isolation and Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor to take home the grand prize.

"There was an audible ripple of surprise in the press room as Destiny took the best game BAFTA," wrote BBC's Adam Rosser.

Accepting the award, Bungie's president Harold Ryan thanked the game's playerbase for its continued support. "It's always a labor of love that we do because of the passion of the fans," he said. "They really are the ones who drive you to put the energy and time into putting the game together."

The rest of the categories in the awards ceremony and their respective winners are as follows:

  • British game - Monument Valley (UsTwo)
  • Debut game - Never Alone (Upper One Games)
  • Story - The Last of Us: Left Behind (Naughty Dog)
  • Performer - Ashley Johnson for The Last of Us: Left Behind
  • Artistic achievement - Lumino City (State of Play)
  • Audio achievement - Alien Isolation (The Creative Assembly)
  • Family game - Minecraft: Console Editions (Mojang/4J Studios)
  • Game design - Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions)
  • Game innovation - The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts)
  • Mobile and handheld game - Monument Valley (UsTwo)
  • Multiplayer game - Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Music - Far Cry 4 (Cliff Martinez, Tony Gronick and Jerome Angelot)
  • Original property - Valiant Hearts (Ubisoft Studios)
  • Persistent game - League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Sport game - OlliOlli (Roll7)
  • Ones to watch - Chambara (Overly Kinetic)
  • Bafta fellowship - David Braben (Frontier Developments)

Source: BBC

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