Last week saw The British Academy of Film and Television Arts holding their inaugural Games Awards ceremony, making a break from the former Interactive Entertainment awards which have been held previously, and saw Sony's Chris Deering awarded for his outstanding contribution to the Games industry.

Awards for best PC and PlayStation 2 game went to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which generally took part in what appears to be somewhat of a drive-by awards heist, also picking up the awards for best game in the Design, Action and Sound categories, and the Sunday Times Readers Award - the only publicly voted award in the ceremony.

Sony's Eye Toy: Play took the title in both the Children's and Technical Achievement categories, whilst Nintendo's Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising scooped both the best Gameboy Advance game and Strategy game. EA also snapped up two awards, with the hugely popular Battlefield 1942 getting the title of best Multiplayer game, and FIFA 2004 being confirmed as best Sports title.

Call of Duty took the title of Year's Best Game, with Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic getting the title for best Xbox title, Metroid Prime the best Gamecube title, and Tony Hawks now known as the best Mobile game - quite rightly so considering the excellent N-Gage version of the game which impressed us at last years ECTS.

Further awards went to Project Gotham Racing 2 which was recognised as being the best Racing game, with the award for best Animation/Intro going to Soulcaliber II, whilst The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was crowned with the best Adventure game award, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets spirited away the award for best use of Music in a game.

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