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AIAS 2011 Annual Interactive Achievement Awards Nominees Announced
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The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' shortlist for the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards have been announced.

The Game of the Year 2011 contenders are Batman: Arkham City, Portal 2, The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception.

Bastion, L.A. Noire and Portal 2, alongside Skylanders, make up the Outstanding Innovation in Gaming nominees. Portal 2 has an impressive total of 10 nominations across the various categories. L.A. Noire has nine.

One of the most prestigious awards in the US, previous AIAS Game of the Year winners include Uncharted 2 and last year's winner Mass Effect 2.

The awards takes place on 9th Feb in Las Vegas. Full list of nominees below.

Game of the Year
Batman: Arkham City (Rocksteady/Warner)
Portal 2 (Valve/Valve)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda/Bethesda)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo/Nintendo)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog/Sony)


Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Bastion (Supergiant/Warner)
L.A. Noire (Team Bondi/Rockstar)
Portal 2 (Valve/Valve)
Skylanders Spyro's Adventure (Toys for Bob/Activision)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda/Bethesda)


Action Game of the Year
Battlefield 3 (DICE/EA)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Infinity Ward/Sledgehammer/Activision)
Dead Space 2 (Visceral/EA)
Gears of War 3 (Epic/Microsoft)
Saints Row: The Third (Volition/THQ)


Adventure Game of the Year
Batman: Arkham City (Warner/Rocksteady)
L.A. Noire (Team Bondi/Rockstar)
Portal 2 (Valve/Valve)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo/Nintendo)
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Naughty Dog/Sony)


Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Dark Souls (From Software/Namco Bandai)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos Montreal/Square Enix)
Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin/EA)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda/Bethesda)
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (CD Projekt Red/Atari)


Mobile Game of the Year
Contre Jour (Chillingo/EA)
Dead Space (EA/EA)
Infinity Blade II (Chair/Epic)
Tentacles (Press Play/Microsoft)
The Dark Meadow (Phosphor/Phosphor)


Handheld Game of the Year
Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (Capcom/Capcom)
Kirby Mass Attack (Hal Laboratory/Nintendo)
Mario Kart 7 (Nintendo/Nintendo)
Professor Layton and the Last Specter (Level 5/Nintendo)
Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo/Nintendo)


Downloadable Game of the Year
Bastion (Supergiant/Warner)
Drawn: Trail of Shadows (Big Fish/Big Fish)
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (Fuel Cell/Microsoft)
Ms. Splosion Man (Twisted Pixel/Microsoft)
Orcs Must Die! (Robot/Microsoft)




 
 

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Comment #1 by Death by EMP
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 05:18:49 AM
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Interesting list, think I have figured out who will be winning.


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Comment #2 by eclipzeundersco
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 05:32:01 AM
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I genuinely hope bastion wins something. It was a brilliant. An enthralling, well designed and well constructed little game, probably one of the games I most enjoyed last year.


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Comment #3 by Blueballs88
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 05:33:17 AM
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Skyrim!


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Comment #4 by DeviousD
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 05:59:20 AM
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Portal 2 FTW


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Comment #5 by the action frampton
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 06:16:37 AM
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Does anyone know where you can find the FULL list of categories? It says portal 2 has 10 nominations, but there are only 8 categories listed above!


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Comment #6 by Claudio 10 Juve
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 06:40:18 AM
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@5: Full list of categories: http://www.interactive.org/images/pdfs/15th-Annual-IAA-Finalists-Only.pdf


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Comment #7 by onidemon
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 06:41:10 AM
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Glad to see that Ghost Trick got some recognition on the DS. That game was brilliant


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Comment #8 by MattCannell91
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 06:48:25 AM
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If it was me I'd give the awards like so:
-Skyrim
-Portal 2
-Gears 3
-Arkham City
-Skyrim
-Infinity Blade II
-Mario Kart 7
-Bastion
But thats just my own personal opinion on each category :)


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Comment #9 by DecadentBeaver
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 06:52:28 AM
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What an amazing selection of games. In all honesty, it will be a tough choice for best in each category.

Skyrim, La Noire and Portal 2 are some of the best games I've played over the last year. I'm sure the others are of a great quality as well.


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Comment #10 by Hurball
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 07:55:15 AM
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Technically Minecraft was released this year... Why no nominations anywhere?


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Comment #11 by Rafie
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 08:11:14 AM
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My personal picks, not predictions:

GAME OF THE YEAR: Batman Arkham City (I know everyone is favoring Portal 2)

OUTSTANDING INNOVATION IN GAMING: L.A. Noire

ACTION GAME OF THE YEAR: C.O.D Modern Warfare 3 (Gears could be as well)

ADVENTURE GAME OF THE YEAR: Uncharted 3 (right on par with it would be Zelda)

ROLE PLAYING/MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER GAME OF THE YEAR: Skyrim

MOBILE GAME OF THE YEAR: Dead Space

HANDHELD GAME OF THE YEAR: Super Mario 3D Land

DOWNLOADABLE GAME OF THE YEAR: Bastion (HANDS DOWN!)


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Comment #12 by VectorUSS
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 08:12:47 AM
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Batman Arkham City :)


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Comment #13 by Rucking Carl
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 08:13:40 AM
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I'm with you #9 although L.A. Noire had little replay value and Portal 2 was just a little sort if utterly amazing and with a completely different MP to any other game.


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Comment #14 by sumthingchronic
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 08:34:05 AM
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@1 your probably going to say that you were right despite the fact you haven't even listed who you think will win


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Comment #15 by i got squeezed
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 10:43:54 AM
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Why is Dead Space 2 in there? The game released in 2010


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Comment #16 by skaghead
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 11:18:20 AM
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@15 wasn't Dead Space 2 released January 2011?


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Comment #17 by quaneylfc
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 11:29:39 AM
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really hop cod gets an award that game was my favorite this year, so much fun :)


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Comment #18 by ViNyLek
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 12:14:49 PM
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Intersting, I could swear that exactly same games recieved nominations for Goty on Spike... Coincidence or something more evil?


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Comment #19 by Sean1234
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 01:26:54 PM
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Wish that RPGs had their own section, so they could be judged separately. I would like Skyrim to win RPG of the year, but from what I've seen, the new Star Wars MMO looks pretty good (although I haven't actually played it yet). Nonetheless, most of these games on these lists were perfect, although a few I don't personally think they should be nominees.


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Comment #20 by Axel Desade
Friday, January 13, 2012 @ 06:47:02 PM
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IMO:
-Skyrim
-L.A. Noire
-Battlefield 3
-Arkham City
-Skyrim
-IB2
-Mario kart 7
-Bastion

Honestly though, as long as MW3 doesn't get an undeserved Action GoTY I'm ok with their choices.


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Comment #21 by i got squeezed
Sunday, January 15, 2012 @ 04:22:39 PM
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@ 16 you're correct. I could've sworn it came out in 2010


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