In my last article, I detailed some of the many upcoming games that feature female characters or protagonists. It’s an exciting trend to see, and one I’m going to delve into in a little more detail about, giving each game a closer look as more information comes out. Up this week: Arkane Studio’s Dishonored 2.
So, Destiny won “Best Game” at the 2015 BAFTAs. Yes, Destiny. Beating out
Monument Valley, Mario Kart 8, Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Alien: Isolation, the game that “tell[s] the same pedestrian stories time and time again,” won the award for the pinnacle of achievement in video games.
Coming close on the heels of SXSW’s inaugural Gaming Awards on March 8th, the winners of the BAFTA Games Awards may have come as no surprise. NaughtyDog’s The Last of Us was the star of both events: the only game to win multiple categories at SXSW (Excellence in Musical Score and Game of the Year) and the game with the most wins at the BAFTAs, picking up five of its ten nominations. Grand Theft Auto V was close behind, however, winning three awards, two in categories where The Last of Us was also nominated.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts revealed the nominations for its 11th annual Games Awards early Wednesday morning. Unsurprisingly, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us and Rockstar’s GTA V picked up the most nominations, with The Last of Us receiving ten nods and GTA V nine. Both are nominated for Best Game, Game Design, Performer, and Story.