BAFTA Video Games Awards – Charlie Brooker rules out GamesMaster TV role

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Charlie Brooker has ruled himself out of a role in the rumoured reboot of video game show GamesMaster. Tech Digest spoke to the Guardian columnist and Newswipe presenter at last night's BAFTA Video Games Award ceremony, where he presented the…

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BAFTA Video Games Awards – Host Dara O' Briain on gaming and his love of Portal

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Last night's BAFTA Video Games Awards were hosted by comedian and BBC Mock the Week chair Dara O' Briain. His second year in a row at the show, he waxed lyrical about his love of gaming, whilst joking about Call…

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BAFTA Video Games Awards – Shigeru Miyamoto given coveted Fellowship Award

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Shigeru Miyamoto, the mastermind behind iconic gaming franchises Super Mario and the Legend of Zelda, as well as being the brains behind the Nintendo Wii console, has been given the coveted BAFTA Fellowship award at the BAFTA Video Games Awards…

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BAFTA Video Games Awards – The Winners

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Drinks have been drunk, games have been celebrated and the BAFTA Video Games Awards 2010 have drawn to a close. Here's a list of all the winners for this year: Action Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Development Team Sony Computer…

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Poll: BAFTA Video Games Awards – Who should win Best Game?

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2009 was a stellar year for games, and just a quick look at this year's nominees for the Best Game at the BAFTA Video Game Awards will show you why. Assassin's Creed II, Batman: Arkham Asylum, FIFA 10, Call…

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BAFTA Video Games Awards – Live Coverage from 6pm GMT

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The annual BAFTA Video Games Awards take place at the Park Lane Hilton in London tonight, and Tech Digest will have live coverage from the event, as well as a run down on all the winners and losers. Follow all…

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Nintendo: Wii Fit Plus, Vitality Sensor, Super Mario and all they announced at E3

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Shipping over 15 million copies of Wii Fit obviously isn’t enough these days, especially with Microsoft and Sony both hot on your motion sensing heals. Sadly, all Nintendo could come up with in the new controller department is a fairly gimmicky sounding pulse monitor called the Wii Vitality sensor but then, that’s probably how people described the Balance Board when it first arrived.

The sensor works by wrapping around your little finger and working out just how your heart’s doing, presumably on a scale somewhere between total hysteria and death. Can’t see it really adding much to the gaming experience but I’m quite happy to be well and truly corrected.

Otherwise, it was a world of next generation favourites from the Japanese gaming giant with the most interesting being the Wii Fit Plus and the most nostalgic the upcoming Super Mario title for the Wii.

Wii Fit Plus is similar to the original but with the addition of customisable routines, the ability to choose programs targeted for specific parts of the body and 15 new games including juggling and skateboarding.

New Super Mario Bros is the faithfully, if unimaginatively, named title of the exploits of the world’s favourite Italian plumber. It’s a 2D screen scroller with automatic panning and zooming complete with the refreshing touch of a four-player cooperative mode, so you’ll no longer get stuck on level 6.3 on your own. It’ll be out in time for the “holiday season” which probably refers to Thanksgiving.

The last little treat was a the briefest of glimpses at the next Zelda game; so brief in that the only news was a slide and the fact that it’ll involve the Wii MotionPlus.

(via Telegraph & Crave)

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