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Voting open for PC World Award

Make your BAFTA voices heard.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, in association with PC World, is inviting the UK public to vote for their favourite games.

The inaugural PC World Gamers' Award, to be presented at BAFTA's 2007 Video Games Awards, is the only game to be voted for by the public at this year's ceremony taking place on Tuesday 23 October at Battersea Evolution in Battersea Park, London.

The list of finalists is as follows:

Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training (DS) (Nintendo/Nintendo)
FIFA 07 (PS2) (EA Canada/Electronic Arts)
Football Manager 2007 (PC) (Sports Interactive/SEGA)
Gears of War (Xbox 360) (Epic Games/Microsoft)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PSP) (Rockstar Leeds/Take Two)
Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3) (Insomniac/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe)
Wii Play (Wii) (Nintendo/Nintendo)

The public can vote for the award on a special website. Each eligible voter will be entered into a drawing to win prizes including four pairs of tickets to the Awards show, a day at EA's development studios, a PS3, an Xbox 360, a DS lite, the top 10 chart games, and 3 Pyramat wireless gaming chairs.

"The great thing about the PC World Gamers' Award shortlist is that it reflects the real diversity of games being played by the public," said Hilary Bevan Jones, chairman of the Academy, "and I am sure everyone will look forward to tuning in to watch the ceremony on November 4 at 11pm on E4 to see which one is victorious."

The Academy will recognise excellence in Artistic Achievement, Technical Achievement, Gameplay, Innovation, Original Score, Use of Audio, and Story and Character as well as achievements in the genres of Action and Adventure, Casual, Multiplayer, Sports, Strategy and Simulation in addition to Best Game.

"We are extremely proud to be once again associated with these great awards, and this year as headline sponsor," said Chris McShane, head of trading for PC World.

"Working within the gaming industry is extremely exciting and this year's awards will show the best of the industry's talent - may the best games win!"