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13th Annual AIAS Awards – Uncharted 2 Wins Game of the Year

Keeping up with the tradition of not disappointing this avid fan, Naughty Dog managed to snag multiple coveted awards as voted by the people who most understand the hardships of game design and development: the game developers themselves. As voted in a secret ballot by many peers and somebodies in the biz, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences unveiled the winners of the prestigious accolades and the ‘top dog’. From our glowing and suggestively titled review,  to our week long debate and voting of our game of the year picks, Uncharted 2 was destined for greatness.

But in modesty there is a solemn sense of clarity. A little modesty. Too much and things tend to get boring. There were other winners. Among them the passionately designed and creatively resonated Batman: Arkham Asylum which earned the #2 spot in our GOTY vote. Winning Rock Steady the award for Outstanding Achievement in Game Design was just one of the things did for mankind, as well as curing the dreaded and infectious disease know as Comicgamesucks Syndrome.

Below is a full list of the winners and their contribution to society.

Game of the Year:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Casual Game of the Year
Flower

Fighting Game of the Year
Street Fighter IV

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Dragon Age: Origins

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA Soccer 10

Racing Game of the Year
Forza Motorsport 3

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
Batman: Arkham Asylum

Adventure Game of the Year
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Social Networking Game of the Year
Farmville

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Brütal Legend

Action Game of the Year
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Family Game of the Year
The Beatles: Rock Band

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Scribblenauts

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction:
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Story -Adapted
Batman: Arkham Asylum

Outstanding Character Performance
Batman: Arkham Asylum – Joker

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Outstanding Achievement in Story – Original
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack
Brütal Legend

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Portable Game Design
Scribblenauts

Portable Game of the Year
Scribblenauts

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