2011 GAME British Academy Video Games Awards: The Results

17 03 2011

>Didn’t see the live stram of the 2011 GAME British Academy Video Games Awards? Well, we have the rundown of who won what.


Action Games
Award Winner: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Runner-ups: Battlefield: Bad Company 2
BioShock 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops
God of War III
Halo Reach

Artistic Acheivement
Award Winner: God of War III
Runner-ups: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Heavy Rain
LIMBO
Mass Effect 2

Family

Award Winner: Kinect Sports
Runner-ups: Dance Central
Kinect Adventures
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 – 4
Toy Story 3

Gameplay

Award Winner: Super Mario Galaxy 2
Runner-ups: Assassian’s Creed: Brotherhood
God of War III
Limbo
Mass Effect 2

Handheld

Award Winner: Cut The Rope
Runner-ups: God of War: Ghost of Sparta
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 – 4
Professor Layton and the Lost Future
Sonic Colours
Super Scribblenauts

Multiplayer

Award Winner: Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
Runner-ups: Assassian’s Creed: Brotherhood
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Halo Reach
Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty

Original Music

Award Winner: Heavy Rain
Fable III
James Bond 007: Bloodstone
Mass Effect 2
Super Mario Galaxy 2

Social Network Game

Award Winner: My Empire
Runner-ups: Bejeweled Blitz
Farmerama
FIFA Superstars
Zoo Mumba
Zumba Blitz

Sports

Award Winner: F1 2010
Runner-ups: Fifa 11
Football Manager 2011
Gran Turismo 5
International Cricket 2010
Pro Evolution Soccer 2011

Story

Award Winner: Heavy Rain
Runner-ups: Alan Wake
BioShock 2
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Fallout: New Vegas
Mass Effect 2

Strategy

Award Winner: Civilisation V
Runner-ups: Fallout: New Vegas
FIFA Manager 11
Napoleon Total War
Plants vs Zombies (XBLA)
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Technical Innovation

Award Winner: Heavy Rain
Runner-ups: Assassian’s Creed: Brotherhood
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Halo Reach
Kinectimals
Super Mario Galaxy 2

Use of AudioAward Winner: Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Runner-ups: Alan Wake
Assassian’s Creed: Brotherhood
Call of Duty: Black Ops
DJ Hero 2
LIMBO

BAFTA Ones To Watch (in association with Dare to be Digital)

Award Winner: Twang
Runner-ups: Mush
Sculpty

Best Game

Award Winner: Mass Effect 2
Runner-ups: Assassian’s Creed: Brotherhood
FIFA 11
Heavy Rain
LIMBO
Super Mario Galaxy 2

GAME Award of 2010

Award Winner: Call of Duty: Black Ops
Runner-ups: Dance Central
FIFA 11
Halo Reach
Heavy Rain
LIMBO
Mass Effect 2
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Red Dead Redemption
Super Mario Galaxy 2

What do you think about these winners? Let us know in the comments!

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No love for Windows XP as Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 9

17 03 2011

 

Tuesday, March 14 was the release date for Microsoft’s next version of Internet Explorer, IE9, to be released to the general public. But why will many be unable to download the new edition?
Because Microsoft have dropped support for Windows XP. Yes, the browser comes with HTML5 and improved Javascript support, but to drop XP support? Yep. They’ve done it.
So, there will be no IE9 v Firefox 4 comparison due to the loss of IE9’s compatibility with Windows XP.
R.I.P. Windows XP-capable versions of Internet Explorer




>Windows Media Player ‘Vulnerable’

9 03 2011

>Microsoft has issued warnings Windows Media Player contains a critical vulnerability that could allow remote code execution if a user is tricked into opening a video file.

 

The most serious warning is MS11-015, where Microsoft urgers all Windows users to apply this update, due to the severity and likelihood of an attack code within thirty days.

 
This security update resolves one publicly disclosed vulnerability in DirectShow and one privately reported vulnerability in Windows Media Player and Windows Media Center. The more severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Microsoft Digital Video Recording (.dvr-ms) file. In all cases, a user cannot be forced to open the file; for an attack to be successful, a user must be convinced to do so.

 

Microsoft has rated the update critical for the following versions of Windows:

  • All versions of Windows XP, including Media Center Edition 2005
  • All supported editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7
  • Windows Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista.

The following versions of Windows are not affected:

  • Windows XP Home Edition (SP3)
  • Windows XP Tablet PC Edition (SP3)
  • Windows Server 2003 (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2003 for Itanium-based Systems (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (SP2)
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems (R2)

You can download the security update via the Microsoft Download Center





>Welcome to GT | Gaming & Tech

5 03 2011

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