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Bafta Video Game Awards: winners and losers

For those in the gaming industry, the word Bafta does not conjure up images of A-List celebrities from the film industry stroking each other’s egos.

Instead, everyone gets very excited for one of the biggest nights in the gaming industry calendar. That’s right; it was the Bafta Video Game Awards on Friday night.

It was a night of atypical glitz and glamour for the industry, with some of the biggest names in gaming making an appearance on the red carpet for the ceremony.

There were some unsurprising winners on the night, and one or two surprising losers, so who took home what on Friday night?

Big winner: Portal 2

The platform-come-puzzle game from Valve had the best night of all the nominees, taking home not one but three awards.

Portal 2 took home the top prizes in the Design and Story categories, as well as walking away with the biggest prize of the night – Best Game.

Other winners

Portal 2 was not the only title to scoop more than one award at the Bafta ceremony. Both Battlefield 3 and LittleBigPlanet 2 took home multiple awards.

Battlefield 3 took home the less-than-glamorous Audio Achievement award, but EA will have been pleased to take home the GAME award – voted for by the public.

LittleBigPlanet 2 beat off stiff competition to take home the Game Innovation award, and also scooped the award for Best Family Title.

Big losers

The competition was certainly strong this year, but a couple of huge titles were surprisingly left out. There was no prize for the massive Modern Warfare 3, losing out to Arkham City in the Action category and Battlefield 3 in the Online Multiplayer category, amongst others.

There were also no prizes for one of the biggest sporting games of the year – FIFA 12. The football title lost out in the Sports category to Kinect Sports 2.