THE BRITISH ACADEMY has announced the nominations for the Video Game Awards in which Batman: Arkham City and L.A. Noire are up for the most awards.
Both titles are up for eight awards including Artistic Achievement, Best Game, Design, Original Music, Performer and Story. Coming in second for most nominations are Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and Littlebigplanet 2.
The British Acedemy said, "48 different games have been recognised and together they represent some of the most popular, innovative and cutting-edge creativity in today's gaming industry."
Portal 2 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim are up for five awards and Deus Ex: Human Revolution a respectable four.
New categories for this year are Debut Game, Online-Browser, Online-Multiplayer and Performer.
Big name first person shooter rivals Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will battle it out for best Online-Multiplayer, Game of the Year and Audio Achievement.
Members of the public can vote for the Game shop's Game of Year award and have a chance of winning a Kinect Star Wars themed Xbox 360.
The awards ceremony will take place 16 March at the London Hilton and will be hosted by celebrity comedian Dara O'Briain. µ
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