Tag Archives: bafta
Tue, Feb 23, 2010 | 21:32 GMT
Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto is to receive the Fellowship at this year’s GAME British Academy Video Games Awards.
Sat, Feb 20, 2010 | 18:52 GMT
Wed, Jan 06, 2010 | 19:31 GMT
Wed, Oct 21, 2009 | 22:42 BST
Update: Minkley’s confirmed it.
Original Story: If a tweet from UK industry money man and Gamesbrief founder Nicholas Lovell’s to be believed, Peter Molyneux tonight confirmed that Fable 3 will feature Natal support.
Said the note: “Fable 3 will have Natal support. Is that an announcement? #molyneux”
Molyneux dropped the nugget in a BAFTA lecture in London tonight.
We’re in Scotland with Microsoft at the moment, and no one seemed shocked by this. We’ll get an official comment in the morning.
Fri, Sep 18, 2009 | 11:39 BST
Charles Cecil and Watchmen co-creator Dave Gibbons are to host a BAFTA talk titled “Reinventing A Gaming Classic: iPhone “Beneath A Steel Sky” on October 5.
The present and future of narrative-based gaming is the order of the day, and there’s a chance to get stuff signed by the luminaries on the night.
The session runs from 7.00pm until 8.00pm. Anyone can attend but for non-BAFTA members there’s a £5 charge.
Full details after the break.
Sat, Sep 12, 2009 | 17:34 BST
Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and the Shadow Minister for Culture have each been announced to speak at the London Games Conference on October 27 at BAFTA.
According to the press release, the conference “will tackle the biggest issues facing publishers and developers today: How to strengthen relationships with their playing customers and how to sell products to them in the years ahead through digital distribution.”
“I’m delighted to be speaking to the London Games Conference,” said Shadow Minister for Culture, Ed Vaizey. “The games sector is one of the most successful creative industries in the UK, but it has been forgotten by Government. While Canada and France aggressively compete to attract games talent, all UK politicians talk about is video games violence.
“Yet this sector should be a dream for a politician – it recruits people qualified in difficult subjects, like maths and computer science; it’s regional, with clusters all over the country; and it’s successful and world-beating. Government backing for the games sector should be a no-brainer.”
Andy Payne, chair of ELSPA, Phil Harrison, Edge editor Tony Mott and Intent MD Stuart Dinsey are all expected to chair panels during the conference.
Full press release through the break.
Thu, Apr 02, 2009 | 17:59 BST
In a long chat with Kikizo, Nolan Bushnell’s reiterated just how big a fan of Wii he is.
“I’m a big believer in the Wii. I love the physicality of the Wii controller, and how you can get the feeling of throwing a bowling ball or swinging a golf club. Those are the kinds of games I really like,” he said.
“I would be playing first-person shooters with my kid, except that those are games in which you have to have such fast circuits. My kids just whack me, so it’s no fun – I hate to lose. I like games where you can use stealth and guile.
“As you get older, it’s like the difference between playing squash and racketball. Squash is an older man’s game, because if you’re stealthy and wily, you can beat a better-co-ordinated and stronger, younger person.”
Mr Atari also went on to discuss his past, Wolfenstein, and his BAFTA fellowship.
Read on through the link.
Fri, Mar 20, 2009 | 11:18 GMT
Pong creator Nolan Bushnell said at a BAFTA talk last night that online gaming was “not cool,” claiming that face-to-face interaction was the future of games.
“Social is buying someone a drink,” he said. “Sitting in a dark room in your underpants talking to thousands of people might seem social, but it’s not cool. The public space is always going to be here.”
Bushnell added that the main reason a Martini is more expensive in a bar than making one at home is because “the bar has people around”.
The pioneer’s current project is uWink, an “entertainment dining experience” where people are able to play games via interactive video terminals at tables.
Thu, Mar 12, 2009 | 22:41 GMT
Infinity Ward’s Rob Bowling revealed during his acceptance speech at the BAFTAs last Tuesday night that Call of Duty 4 has raked-in 15 million unique online players since launch.
The split is heavily skewed towards Live.
“I’m delighted that we just reached 11 million unique players on Xbox Live and we’ve got over 4 million on PSN,” Bowling said.
Xbox Live has 17 million users overall, according to Microsoft, meaning that two-thirds of users have played the game.
Just to compare, World of Warcraft has 11 million active players worldwide.
No numbers were given for PC users.
Thu, Apr 17, 2008 | 14:42 BST
GI.biz is reporting that the BAFTA Video Games Awards have been pushed back until 2009 in order to “facilitate a more effective judging process.”
Last year’s awards were marred with difficulties as some titles had to be judged before completion. The extra time will give the panel enough space in which to adequately assess ’08s releases, aparently.
The date of the next ceremony is March 10, 2009.
By Mike Bowden