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Call of Duty: Black Ops takes public-voted BAFTA

Mass Effect 2 wins game of the year, Heavy Rain picks up three awards

Activision's Call of Duty: Black Ops has won the only public-voted category in the GAME British Academy Video Game Awards, with over 110,000 consumers casting their votes.

EA and BioWare's Mass Effect 2 won the award for best game, presented at 195 Piccadilly in London this evening.

Sony and Quantic Dream's Heavy Rain took three awards, for technical achievement, story and use of audio, while Sony Santa Monica won the artistic achievement gong for God of War III.

Codemasters received the best sports game award for F1 2010 and Criteron's Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit claimed the best multiplayer award.

Lionhead's Peter Molyneux was awarded the BAFTA Academy Fellowship, joining fellow game makers Nolan Bushnell, Shigeru Miyamoto and Will Wright.

The BAFTA winners follow:


Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

Artistic Achievement

God of War III

Best Game

Mass Effect 2


Kinect Sports


Super Mario Galaxy 2


Cut the Rope


Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Original Music

Heavy Rain

Social Network Game

My Empire


F1 2010


Heavy Rain


Civilization V

Technical Innovation

Heavy Rain

Use of Audio

Battlefield: Bad Company: 2

BAFTA Ones To Watch Award in association with Dare to Be Digital


GAME Award of 2010

Call of Duty: Black Ops

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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.