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 Battlefield 3 ,  Portal 2 , more win big at 10th annual G.A.N.G. Awards

Battlefield 3, Portal 2, more win big at 10th annual G.A.N.G. Awards

March 14, 2012 | By Tom Curtis

March 14, 2012 | By Tom Curtis
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Following its official ceremony at GDC 2012 last week, the Game Audio Network Guild has publicly announced the winners of its 10th annual G.A.N.G. Awards, which honored the standout achievements in video game audio for titles released in 2011.

DICE's big-budget shooter Battlefield 3 earned the most honors, taking home three awards, including one for Audio of the Year.

Valve's Portal 2, BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic, and Supergiant's Bastion also stood out as notable winners, with the games taking home two awards each.

Prolific video game composer, sound designer, and G.A.N.G. co-founder Tommy Tallarico received this year's Lifetime Achievement award for his long and productive career in the video game industry. In addition to working on hundreds of titles, Tallarico also created the video game concert tour Video Games Live.

"[Tallarico] has literally helped hundreds of people get into the video game industry and realize their dreams," said G.A.N.G. president Paul Lipson "There has never been a more deserving person for this award. His work and his life embody everything that G.A.N.G. is about."

All of the nominees at this year's awards were selected by a 70 person advisory committee, and the winners were chosen via a general vote among all of G.A.N.G.'s members.

Here is the list of winners in full:

Audio of the Year
Battlefield 3

Music of the Year
L.A. Noire

Sounds Design of the Year
Battlefield 3

Best Soundtrack Album
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Collector's Edition Soundtrack

Best Interactive Score (tie)
Portal 2
Kinect Disneyland Adventures

Best cinematic/cutscene audio
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Best Dialogue
Portal 2

Best Original Instrumental
"Glory, The Galactic Republic" - Star Wars: The Old Republic

Best Original Vocal " Choral
"Main Theme" - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Original Vocal " Pop
"Want You Gone" - Portal 2

Best Use of Licensed Music
Kinect Disneyland Adventures

Best Audio Mix
Battlefield 3

Best Handheld Audio
Infinity Blade II

Best Audio in a Casual/Indie/Social Game

Best Game Audio Article, Publication, or Broadcast
"The Use of Voice in Portal 2"

Lifetime Achievement Award
Tommy Tallarico

G.A.N.G. Recognition Award
Kevin Riepl

G.A.N.G. Distinguished Service Award
Dan Rudin

Rookie of the Year Award
Darren Korb (Bastion)

Diamond Sponsor/Partner Awards
Sumthing Else Musicworks
Game Developers Conference
Pyramind Studios

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