Microsoft Announces Inaugural XBL Arcade AwardsMicrosoft has announced the inaugural Xbox Live Arcade Awards.
The finalists in each category were selected by a panel of consumer and videogame industry journalists, but the winners will be determined by popular vote. Fans can cast their votes on the Xbox web site between January 22 and January 30.
Microsoft plans to announce the winners of the awards at the Game Developer Conference in February.
The award categories open for public voting include:
Best Overall Arcade Game
Best Classic Game
Prince of Persia
Jet Pac Refuelled
Sensible World of Soccer
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Best Original Game
Boom Boom Rocket
Band of Bugs
Best Family Friendly Game
Best Competitive Multiplayer Game
Super Puzzle Fighter II
Best Cooperative Multiplayer Game
Fans will also be able to enter write-in candidates in the above categories to vote for a game not otherwise listed. Only XBLA games released in 2007 are eligible.
Other award categories not open to voting include:
Best selling game
Most played game
Highest rated game