Keeping to their word, Microsoft just announced at GDC the winners of the first annual Xbox Live Arcade Awards and man oh man did Bomberman Live and Pac-Man: Championship Edition win big.

Out of the ten award categories, six category winners were chosen by the Xbox Live community who voted online this past January. And after the votes were tallied, Bomberman Live ended up being the big winner taking home the coveted Best Overall Arcade Game of 2007 as well as Best Competitive Multiplayer Game. Pac-Man: CE also came out on top, nabbing Best Original Game, Best Family-Friendly Game and Xbox LIVE Arcade Staff Choice honors. So, between Bomberman and Pac-Man, they took home half of all the awards. Not too shabby. After the break, check out all of 2007's top XBLA Award winners for each of the ten categories. And be sure to begin preparation for 2008's XBLA Awards, we have a feeling that the competition is going to be fierce.

Xbox Live Arcade Awards 2007
  • Best Overall Arcade Game: Bomberman Live
  • Best Classic Game: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Best Original Game: Pac-Man: Championship Edition
  • Best Family-Friendly Game: Pac-Man: Championship Edition
  • Best Competitive Multiplayer Game: Bomberman Live
  • Best Cooperative Multiplayer Game: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Best-Selling Game: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Most-Played Game: Worms
  • Highest-Rated Game: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Xbox LIVE Arcade Staff Choice: Pac-Man: Championship Edition

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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