Yesterday evening was the European Games Awards, voted for by a record 230,000 European people online.

Do us tea-sipping, garlic-wearing, sausage-stuffing gamers like different things to those people across the pond, where Oprah Winfrey lives?

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It's a Personality Award for you. Maybe it's the trademark pork pie hat that does it.

Well, the big winner of the night was Polish studio CD Projekt Red and The Witcher 2, a dirty and mature RPG that scooped six awards - Best European Game among them.

The Swedish-made Battlefield 3 was honoured with four awards, including best console, action and multiplayer game.

The also-Swedish-made revolution of Minecraft received Best Indie Game and Best European Community, and creator Markus "Notch" Persson was crowned with the Personality Award, whatever that is.

Europeans most want Assassin's Creed 3 and online game World of Warplanes, apparently.

Winners below.

  • Best European Art Direction: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Best European Character Design: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Best European Gameworld: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Best European Game Design: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Best European Game: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Best European Special Edition: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Best European Action Game: Battlefield 3
  • Best European Multiplayer Game: Battlefield 3
  • Best European Console Game: Battlefield 3
  • Best European Sound: Battlefield 3
  • Best European Indie Game: Minecraft
  • Best European Community: Minecraft
  • Personality Award: Markus Persson
  • Best European Publisher: Wargaming.net
  • Europe's Most Wanted Online Game: World of Warplanes
  • Best European Adventure Game: Botanicula
  • Best European Browser Game: GoodGame Empire
  • Best European Mobile Game: Burnout Crash!
  • Best European Racing Game: Driver: San Francisco
  • Best European Strategy Game: Anno 2070
  • Best European Studio: Blue Byte
  • Europe's Most Wanted Game: Assassin's Creed 3

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