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Cast Your Vote: The Second Annual XBLA Awards

By Jason Wadsworth

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Yesterday, Major Nelson announced that from March 3rd through March 10th gamers will have the chance to vote for their favorite Xbox LIVE Arcade titles as part of the Second Annual Xbox LIVE Arcade Awards.

Voters won’t even have to put down their controllers to vote. This year, votes will be cast from the voter’s Xbox through NXE. To vote, all you have to do is follow a few simple steps listed on Xbox.com. After downloading and launching the Arcade Awards Voting Application, you’ll be able to cast your vote in any of several categories listed after the jump, courtesy of Major Nelson.

And the nominees are…

Best Overall Arcade Game

Braid
Castle Crashers
Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2
Street Fighter II HD Remix
Portal: Still Alive

Best Original Game

Castle Crashers
N+
Braid
Penny Arcade Episode 1
Schizoid
Age of Booty

Best Family Game

Boogie Bunnies
Roogoo
A Kingdom for Keflings
Lost Cities
Meteos Wars

Best Co-operative Multiplayer Game

Castle Crashers
Schizoid
Bionic Commando Rearmed
N+
Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2

Best Competitive Multiplayer Game

Street Fighter II HD Remix
Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2
Soul Calibur
Meteos Wars
Age of Booty

Best Solo Game

Braid
Mega Man 9
Penny Arcade Episode 1
Rez HD
Portal: Still Alive

Best Innovation in XBLA

Braid (time travel)
A Kingdom for Keflings (use of Avatars)
Fable II Pub Games (retail game integration)
N+ (level sharing)
Duke Nukem 3D (dynamic replay)

Best Graphics

Street Fighter II HD Remix
Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2
Braid
Castle Crashers
Bionic Commando Rearmed

Best Classic/Remake Game

Bionic Commando Rearmed
Street Fighter II HD Remix
Mega Man 9
Galaga Legions
Rez HD

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