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Braid, Capcom Lead 2008 XBLA Award Nominees

Xbox Live users will be able to vote on the top Xbox Live Arcade games for the second year, with six nominees, including Braid and Super Street Fighter HD Remix, fighting it out in nine different categories.

Leigh Alexander

February 27, 2009

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For the second year in a row, Microsoft is inviting Xbox Live users to vote for their favorite downloadable games on Xbox Live Arcade. Six games were nominated in each of nine categories, including Best Overall Arcade Game, Best Cooperative Multiplayer Game, and Best Innovation in XBLA, to name just a few. Number-None's Braid is a leading contender, nominated in five different categories, and publisher Capcom enjoys a strong presence as well with Street Fighter II HD Remix, along with Bionic Commando Rearmed and Mega Man 9. The full list of nominees by category is as follows: Best Overall Arcade Game Braid Castle Crashers Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 Street Fighter II HD Remix Portal: Still Alive Best Original Game Castle Crashers N+ Braid Penny Arcade Episode 1 Schizoid Age of Booty Best Family Game Boogie Bunnies Roogoo A Kingdom for Keflings Lost Cities Meteos Wars Best Co-operative Multiplayer Game Castle Crashers Schizoid Bionic Commando Rearmed N+ Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 Best Competitive Multiplayer Game Street Fighter II HD Remix Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 SoulCalibur Meteos Wars Age of Booty Best Solo Game Braid Mega Man 9 Penny Arcade Episode 1 Rez HD Portal: Still Alive Best Innovation in XBLA Braid (time travel) A Kingdom for Keflings (use of Avatars) Fable II Pub Games (retail game integration) N+ (level sharing) Duke Nukem 3D (dynamic replay) Best Graphics Street Fighter II HD Remix Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 Braid Castle Crashers Bionic Commando Rearmed Best Classic/Remake Game Bionic Commando Rearmed Street Fighter II HD Remix Mega Man 9 Galaga Legions Rez HD Xbox Live users can vote for the nominees on the service's Spotlight Channel between March 3 and 10; winners will be announced shortly thereafter.

About the Author(s)

Leigh Alexander


Leigh Alexander is Editor At Large for Gamasutra and the site's former News Director. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Variety, Slate, Paste, Kill Screen, GamePro and numerous other publications. She also blogs regularly about gaming and internet culture at her Sexy Videogameland site. [NOTE: Edited 10/02/2014, this feature-linked bio was outdated.]

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