Dara OBriain to host Game BAFTAs

Comedian, presenter and gamer Dara O’Briain has been named as the host of the 2010 GAME British Academy Video Games Awards – the second time he has presided over the ceremony.

I am delighted to have been asked back to host the GAME BAFTA’s for the second year running,” O’Briain stated.

It’s an honour to acclaim the very real people whose creativity, innovation and wit produce such amazing virtual worlds.”

Video Games Committee chairman Ray Maguire added: It is fantastic to have Dara hosting again this year. It makes a huge difference when a host understands games and Dara does, he is also brilliantly funny.”

This year’s event will take place on March 19th at the Park Lane Hilton. There’s more information on the official website.

O’Briain featured in last year’s Gameswipe, with host Charlie Brooker telling MCV that his contribution sparked a fair bit of debate.

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