Kinect Sports named best family game at BAFTA awards

By Steve Wollaston on Mar 17, 11 10:25 AM
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On the heels of being named the Fastest Selling Consumer Electronics Device by the Guinness World Records, the Kinect for Xbox 360 game Kinect Sports was named Best Family Game at the GAME British Academy Video Games Awards yesterday evening.

Overall, Kinect titles were up for six awards, including Family Game, Technical Innovation, and the GAME Award of 2010 which is the only public-voted category. In addition, legendary game developer, Peter Molyneux of Lionhead Studios and "Fable" fame, was awarded the prestigious British Academy of Film and Television Arts' Fellowship.

"We'd like to congratulate our extraordinary developers and partners on their BAFTA award nominations, particularly Rare for their win for Kinect Sports. They've delivered truly revolutionary, and fantastically immersive and fun experiences, that can't be matched on any other platform," said Neil Thompson, Microsoft's General Manager, Retail Sales & Marketing Division, UK & Ireland.

"As the recent Guinness World Records distinction has shown, millions of families and gamers have gotten off the couch and moving, dancing and getting fit with Kinect. We promise that there are even more controller-free games and entertainment for all ages and interests still to come."

The full list of BAFTA wins and nominations include:

Kinect Sports: Winner for Best Family Game
Kinect Adventures: Family
Kinectimals: Family, Technical Innovation
Dance Central: Family, GAME Award of 2010
Halo: Reach: Action, Multiplayer, Technical Innovation, GAME Award of 2010
Fable III: Original Music
Alan Wake III: Story, Original Music, Use of Audio
LIMBO: Artistic Development, Best Game, Gameplay, Use of Audio, GAME Award of 2010

Kinect for Xbox 360, the revolutionary controller-free way to experience games and entertainment, has sold more than 10 million sensors worldwide to date, with eight million units in just the first 60 days of launch.

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Steve Wollaston

Steve Wollaston - Sunday Mercury games reviewer Steve has been writing about video games for donkey's years. In fact he is probably far too old for it now which is why you will see a lot of reviews been done by kids... He has been nominated three times for Regional Games Journalist Of The Year at the Games Media Awards, but never wins. His major love is sports games and rates Sensible World of Soccer circa 90's as the greatest game ever made - closely followed by Championship Manager 2. Skyrim has currently taken over his life.

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