Wii wins six British gaming awards


LONDON -- Nintendo platform Wii Sports played its way to six nods at BAFTA's British Academy Video Games Awards on Tuesday evening.

The gaming giant took home gongs for best sports game, strategy and simulation, gameplay and the all-important innovation category.

The main award dished out at the ceremony went to XBox 360- and PC-formatted "Bioshock," from Take-Two, which took home the game of the year nod.

PlayStation 2 also took home plaudits ahead of its new and improved sibling PlayStation 3, with the older format winning best story and character category for "God of War 2."

"Crackdown" picked up two nods on the Xbox 360, including one for best action adventure game.

PC game "Football Manager 2007" won the Gamers' Award, the only one chosen by the public, while Will Wright, creator of "The Sims," was awarded a BAFTA fellowship in recognition of more than 20 years' work in the industry.