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Batman: Arkham Asylum takes top BAFTA honour

Uncharted 2 picks up 4 trophies, Modern Warfare 2 the people's choice at UK's top videogame awards event

Eidos and Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Asylum was honoured at last night's GAME British Academy Video Game Awards, taking away the gongs for Best Game and Gameplay.

The title beat Sony and Naughty Dog's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves to the top award, although the PlayStation 3 exclusive was recognised in the Action, Story, Score and Use of Audio categories.

The only award voted for by the public, the GAME Award 2009, went to Activision and Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Electronic Arts' picked up the Sports and Online awards for FIFA 10, while Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet for the PSP was judged the best Handheld title and Valve's Left4Dead 2 the best in the Multiplayer category.

The Artistic Achievement gong went to Flower, a game "that could only ever exist in the interactive medium" according to the judges. Nintendo's Wii Sports Resort won in the Family and Social category while Empire: Total War took the Strategy accolade.

The BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital went to The Butterflyers Shrunk!

At the climax of the event, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto was honoured with the BAFTA Fellowship. "Our imaginations and creativity... should be the only limits and that is what makes our industry a joy and a dream to work in," he said.

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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.

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