GDC 2008: Xbox Live Arcade Awards Winners Announced

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Microsoft’s inaugural Xbox Live Arcade Awards winners have been announced today, and after ballots were tallied up these are the games 26,000+ participating voters selected as the best of the best (save for the last four winners, those were selected based on sales data, review scores, etc.):

-Best Overall Arcade Game: “Bomberman Live” (Hudson Entertainment)

-Best Classic Game: “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night” (Konami Digital Entertainment)

-Best Original Game: “Pac-Man: Championship Edition” (NAMCO BANDAI Games)

-Best Family-Friendly Game: “Pac-Man: Championship Edition” (NAMCO BANDAI Games)

-Best Competitive Multiplayer Game: “Bomberman Live” (Hudson Entertainment)

-Best Cooperative Multiplayer Game: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Ubisoft Entertainment)

-Best-Selling Game: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (Ubisoft Entertainment)

-Most-Played Game: “Worms” (Team17 Software Limited)

-Highest-Rated Game: “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night” (Konami Digital Entertainment)

-Xbox LIVE Arcade Staff Choice: “Pac-Man: Championship Edition” (NAMCO BANDAI Games)

Apparently, most XBLA users dig the classics, what with Pac-Man, Bomberman and Castlevania receiving so much of the attention. Kind of a shame if you ask me, Alien Hominid and Super Puzzle Fighter II should’ve won at least a little something…

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