Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Family Gaming Awards Results 2008

Mirror's Edge has won the overall award in Game People's 2008 Age Awards. Having been nominated in their Workers category it managed to accrue many more reader votes than other short listed games.

The Video Game Age Awards are a little different to the norm, as they look to highlight games that are best suited to specific groups of gamers by their age and stage of life. The categories and winners are below:
Infants: Family Ski Wii
Juniors: Mario and Sonic at the Olympics Wii
Students: Super Smash Brothers Brawl Wii
Workers: Mirror's Edge PS3
Parents: Sing Star PS3
Seniors: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue PS3
Rather than exclude certain age groups from games, the awards show off the games that work well for particular ages. Each of the six awards (Infants, Juniors, Students, Workers, Parents and Seniors) highlights games with different qualities that match gamers at different stages of life. Paul Govan from Game People commented:
"So often we are trying to keep people away from inappropriate games. It's refreshing to introduce these different groups to experiences tailored for them."
You can check out what games were nominated for each category here.

Source: Internal

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