'Grand Theft Auto V' Wins BAFTA Games Awards

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"Grand Theft Auto"

The blockbuster multiplayer game took three of the top prizes at this year's ceremony, which was hosted by Irish comedian and TV personality Dara O'Briain.

LONDON – Grand Theft Auto V took three of the top honors at this year's British Academy Games Awards, presented by the British Academy Film and Television Arts.

The Rockstar Games crime franchise, which hit $1 billion in worldwide retail sales in three days after release last year, scored BAFTA plaudits in the best multiplayer, best British and best game design categories.

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The game -- which allows players to control multiple characters in a plot centered in a city modeled after Los Angeles -- had a reported combined budget of $265 million. 

The awards were hosted by Irish comedian and TV host Dara O'Briain and dished out March 12.