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    The shortlist for the 2012 BAFTA Video Games Awards has been made public, with L.A. Noire and Batman: Arkham City taking top billing with eight nominations each. 
    Second in line are Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and LittleBigPlanet 2, each with six nominations. Skyrim and Portal 2 both have five.
    L.A. Noire, Batman: Arkham City, Fifa 12, Portal 2, Skyrim and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword will go head-to-head for the coveted ‘best game’ award. 
    The voiceover category will be more hotly contested than I’ve seen in the past, Andrew Stanton (Cole Phelps, L.A. Noire), Stephen Merchant (Wheatley, Portal 2) and Mark Hamill (Joker, Batman: Arkham City) all worthy of the nod.
    Winners will be announced on 16 March. 
    Full list of nominees below L.A. Noire trailer.
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    Action

    Assassin’s Creed Revelations
    Batman: Arkham City
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Portal 2
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

    Artistic Achievement

    Batman: Arkham City
    L.A. Noire
    LitteBigPlanet 2
    Rayman: Origins
    The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

    Audio Achievement

    Batman: Arkham City
    Battlefield 3
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    Dead Space 2
    The Nightjar
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

    Best Game

    Batman: Arkham City
    FIFA 2012
    L.A. Noire
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Debut Game

    Bastion
    Eufloria
    Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
    L.A. Noire
    Monstermind
    RIFT

    Design

    Batman: Arkham City
    L.A. Noire
    LittleBigPlanet 2
    Portal 2
    Super Mario 3D Land
    The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim

    Family

    Dance Central 2
    Kinect Sports 2
    LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean
    LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
    LittleBigPlanet 2
    Mario Kart 7

    Game Innovation

    Bastion
    Child of Eden
    From Dust
    L.A. Noire
    LittleBigPlanet 2
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Mobile & Handheld

    Dead Space iOS
    Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint
    Peggle
    Quarrel
    Super Mario 3D Land
    The Nightjar

    Online – Browser

    Gardens of Time
    I Am Playr
    Monstermind
    Resistance 3
    Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
    The Sims Social

    Online – Multiplayer

    Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
    Battlefield 3
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    Dark Souls
    Gears of War 3
    LittleBigPlanet 2

    Original Music

    Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
    Batman: Arkham City
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    L.A. Noire
    The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

    Performer

    Aaron Stanton (Cole Phelps) – L.A. Noire
    Mark Hamill (The Joker) – Batman: Arkham City
    Nolan North (Nathan Drake) – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    Stephen Fry (Narrator) – LittleBigPlanet 2
    Stephen Merchant (Wheatley) – Portal 2
    Togo Igawa (Dipolomat, Advisor and Military General) – Total War: SHOGUN 2

    Sports/Fitness

    Dance Central 2
    DiRT 3
    F1 2011
    FIFA 2012
    Kinect Sports 2
    Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012

    Story

    Batman: Arkham City
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    L.A. Noire
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V – Skyrim
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

    Strategy

    Dark Souls
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Football Manager 2012
    From Dust
    Ghost Recon Shadow Wars
    Total War: SHOGUN 2

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

    Dreamweaver
    Joust!
    Tick Tock Toys

    GAME Award of 2011 (voted for by the public)

    Batman: Arkham City
    Battlefield 3
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
    FIFA 2012
    L.A Noire
    Minecraft
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
    Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

     

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