BAFTA GAME Awards 2012 gave some surprise to fans as Portal 2 won the biggest award of the night and not Bethesda's RPG Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (as expected by fans). Portal 2 won "Best Story, Best Design and Best Game" awards.
DICE's Battlefield 3 was other big winner as it also won three awards, "Best Audio Achievement, Best Online Multiplayer and the GAME Public Vote". You can check out the full list of winners below.
Let us know in the comment section below, what was your reaction when you heard Portal 2 won Best Game Award at BAFTA 2012 and not Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim?
Best Story: Portal 2
Best Original Music: LA Noire
Best Audio Achievement: Battlefield 3
Best Design: Portal 2
Best Game Innovation: LittleBigPlanet 2
Best Strategy: Total War: Shogun 2
Best Mobile & Handheld: Peggle HD
The GAME Public Award: Battlefield 3
Best Action: Batman: Arkham City
One to Watch: Tick Tock Toys
Best Browser-Based Game: Monster Mind
Best Artistic Achievement: Rayman Origins
BAFTA Special Award: Markus “Notch” Persson
Best Sports/Fitness: Kinect Sports Season 2
Best Online Multiplayer: Battlefield 3
Best Debut Game: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet
Best Family Game: LittleBigPlanet 2
Best Performer: Mark Hamill (Joker, Batman: Arkham City)
Earlier this Week, Steam forums was taken down due to hacker attack. Apart from forum security being compromised, Steam's database containing user personal information was also breached.
Hackers did get access to the server containing user credit cards and user information, but according to Valve, there is every possibility that Credit Card information was stolen but there's no evidence to confirm it.
"We do not have evidence that encrypted credit card numbers or personally identifying information were taken by the intruders,"
In an email response, Valve's Gabe Newell said that all personal information of Steam users was encrypted using AES256. Gabe also confirmed that users will be compensated with the free copies of PORTAL 2 and DOTA 2 very SOON.
Valve's Portal 2 is one of the best game title of 2011, and it has managed to sell more than 3 million units worldwide. These sales figure is for all platforms, and the numbers are quite impressive considering the game only came out 2 months only.
It is expected that Portal 2 will outsold the original game in the series, Portal sold 4 million units till now. The news was confirmed by Valve head, "Gabe Newell".
Portal 2 new DLC titled as "Sixense MotionPack" is currently available for download. Well guys hold on, Valve has a trick condition, the DLC will be available only for those gamers who will buy shell out $140 for Razer's Hydra motion controller.
If you all can recollect properly, Valve announced way back that there will be a special edition of Portal 2 developed specially for Razer's Hydra controller. The controller is currently available via Steam in US, and carries a huge price tag of $140.
In short, if you want access to 10-level Portal 2 Sixense MotionPack DLC, go buy a $140 Razer's Hydra controller. Check out more details below:
"The Sixense Portal 2 MotionPack is custom-designed for use with the high-performance Razer Hydra motion tracking controllers. The MotionPack was designed from the ground up to provide the most advanced and immersive motion control experience ever seen. Reach, rotate and scale your way through both Portal 2 and the exclusive MotionPack test chambers. Intuitively interact with Portal Test Chambers using the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device in full three dimensions; fire portals at precise angles and throw Weighted Companion Cubes with measured force."
Valve has released Portal 2: Authoring Tools Kit, which will all gamers to develop their very own levels for the game. The tool kit will also enable gamers to create any type of mod for the game (single-player or co-op maps, music, 3D models).
PC gamers can get their hands on the Kit via Steam. Portal 2: Authoring Tools Kit includes the following:
Updated version of Hammer, the Source level editor