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 Written by John Scalzo  on January 22, 2008

News: Microsoft to honor the best downloadable games at GDC in February.



Micorosoft has announced they will be giving out the first annual Xbox Live Arcade Awards this February at the Game Developers Conference.

Awards will be handed out in six different categories: Best Cooperative Multiplayer Game, Best Competitive Multiplayer Game, Best Classic Game, Best Original Game, Best Family Friendly Game and Best Overall Arcade Game.

Microsoft has started things off by choosing six finalists in each category. Each category also includes a write-in slot. XBLA fans can vote for their favorites at Xbox.com.

The finalists are:

Best Cooperative Multiplayer Game
Alien Hominid HD
Golden Axe
Aegis Wing
Double Dragon
Arkadian Warriors
Teenaqge Mutant Ninja Turtles

Best Competitive Multiplayer Game
Puzzle Quest
Carcassonne
Bomberman Live
Super Puzzle Fighter II
Undertow
Catan



Best Classic Game
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Prince of Persia Classic
Asteroids
Jetpac Refuelled
Sensible World of Soccer
Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Best Original Game
Pac-Man Championship Edition
Boom Boom Rocket
Aegis Wing
Undertow
Band of Bugs
Hexic 2

Best Family Friendly Game
Pac-Man Championship Edition
Carcassonne
Catan
Bomberman Live
Hexic 2
Every Extend Extra Extreme

Best Overall Arcade Game
Puzzle Quest
Pac-Man Championship Edition
Carcassonne
Bomberman Live
Alien Hominid HD
Catan

We'll have more on all things XBLA-related soon.



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