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 LittleBigPlanet  Leads AIAS' Interactive Awards Nominations

LittleBigPlanet Leads AIAS' Interactive Awards Nominations

January 23, 2009 | By Eric Caoili

January 23, 2009 | By Eric Caoili
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The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced its peer-selected nominees for the 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, taking place at DICE Summit 2009 on February 19th in Las Vegas, with comedian Jay Mohr hosting.

Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet picked up 10 nominations, while Epic Games' Gears of War 2, Valve Software's Left 4 Dead, Konami's Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Bethesda Game Studios' Fallout 3, and Lionhead Studios' Fable II also picked up multiple nods.

Infinity Ward's Call Of Duty 4 was one of the biggest winners at last year's ceremony, winning the Overall Game of the Year category, as well as Console Game of the Year.

The partial list of nominees for the 2009 Interactive Achievement Awards follows:

Overall Game of the Year:

Fallout 3
* Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
* Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Grand Theft Auto IV
* Publisher: Rockstar Games
* Developer: Rockstar North

Left 4 Dead
* Publisher: Valve Software
* Developer: Valve Software

LittleBigPlanet
* Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
* Developer: Media Molecule

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
* Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
* Developer: Kojima Productions

Console Game of the Year:

Fallout 3
* Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
* Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Gears of War 2
* Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
* Developer: Epic Games, Inc.

Grand Theft Auto IV
* Publisher: Rockstar Games
* Developer: Rockstar North

LittleBigPlanet
* Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
* Developer: Media Molecule

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
* Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
* Developer: Kojima Productions

Computer Game of the Year:

Fallout 3
* Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
* Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Left 4 Dead
* Publisher: Valve Software
* Developer: Valve Software

Mass Effect
* Publisher: Electronic Arts
* Developer: BioWare

Spore
* Publisher: Electronic Arts
* Developer: Maxis

World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
* Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
* Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming:

Braid
* Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
* Developer: Number None

Left 4 Dead
* Publisher: Valve Software
* Developer: Valve Software

LittleBigPlanet
* Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
* Developer: Media Molecule

Spore
* Publisher: Electronic Arts
* Developer: Maxis

Wii Fit
* Publisher: Nintendo
* Developer: Nintendo

Handheld Game of the Year

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin
* Publisher: Nintendo
* Developer: Intelligent Systems

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
* Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
* Developer: Konami

God of War: Chains of Olympus
* Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
* Developer: Ready at Dawn

Patapon
* Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
* Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment International

Professor Layton and the Curious Village
* Publisher: Nintendo
* Developer: Level 5, Inc.

"This was an exciting year for games, says AIAS president Joseph Olin. "The depth of talent and creativity in this industry continues to amaze me and we are honored to highlight some of the most impressive games of the year at the Interactive Achievement Awards. The 2009 nominees indeed reflect a stronghold of talent embodying the best and brightest in this field."


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