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Wright getting lifetime BAFTA

A real "first".

Will Wright will become the first videogame "celebrity" to be awarded the Fellowship BAFTA; joining the ranks of recognised and household names like Dame Judi Dench, Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg.

It will be the first time the award has branched out into games, as it can apparently no longer ignore their massive impact on day-to-day life - especially if you read The Daily Mail.

Wright will receive his award on 23rd October (or a day before my birthday), and be applauded for his work on creating enormous franchises like SimCity and The Sims.

His current master work Spore is being allowed to take its jolly time, however, and the last we heard was that it would be out sometime after March next year.

Other games up for BAFTA awards this year include the likes of BioShock, Gears of War and Okami, and a full list can be found behind you.

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