Uncharted 3 and Skyrim Dominate IAAs at DICE

It seems like the Interactive Achievement Awards have become the ‘Oscars’ of the gaming industry. The prestigious awards were held last night at the DICE event in Las Vegas and hosted by comedian, Jay Mohr. There were no real big surprises with Skyrim, Uncharted 3 and Portal 2 accumulating the most awards.

GamesIndustryBiz are reporting on the president fo the association, Martin Rae’s comments:

“Each year the Interactive Achievement Awards sees the top minds and personas of our industry coming together to not only celebrate, but recognize one another for the achievements of the year.

“2011 produced an outstanding number of fantastic games in all areas of the industry – console, PC, social and mobile – we are truly witnessing a new golden age of gaming. Bravo to our winners!”

Kotaku listed all the winners:

Best Original Music Composition: Portal 2
Best Sound Design: Battlefield 3
Best Story: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Best Character Performance: Wheatley
Best Downloadable game: Bastion
Best Casual Game: Fruit Ninja Kinect
Social Networking Game of the Year: Sims Social
Role-playing / MMO Game of the year: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Skylanders (!)
Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 12
Racing Game of the Year: Forza 4
Fighting Game of the Year: Mortal Kombat
Strategy / Simulation Game of the Year: Orcs Must Die
Hall of Fame 2012 Inductee: Tim Sweeney
Family Game of the Year: LittleBigPlanet 2
Mobile Game of the Year: Infinity Blade 2
Handheld Game of the Year: Super Mario 3D Land
Adventure Game of the Year: Batman: Arkham City
Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity: Portal 2
Action Game of the Year: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Uncharted 3
Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Uncharted 3
Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Uncharted 3
Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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