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The Academy of Interactive Arts and Science (AIAS) have come up with the nominees for their numerous awards (to be handed out at D.I.C.E. Summit February 19). There is one little big winner in the shape of Media Molecule's PS3 effort with a massive ten nominations. Other games who also got a lot of attention were: Gears of War 2, Left 4 Dead, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Fallout 3, and Fable II.

Here is the exhausting list of nominees:

Family Game of the Year

Boom Blox - Electronic Arts - EA Los Angeles
LittleBigPlanet - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Media Molecule
Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Paris
Rock Band 2 - MTV Games - Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
Wii Fit - Nintendo - Nintendo

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin - Nintendo - Intelligent Systems
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Electronic Arts - EA Los Angeles
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution - 2K Games - Firaxis
Sins of a Solar Empire - Stardock Entertainment - Ironclad Games
Tom Clancy's EndWar - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Shanghai

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Castle Crashers - Microsoft Game Studios - The Behemoth
Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games, Inc.
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. - Kojima Productions
Prince of Persia - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Montreal

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Dead Space - Electronic Arts - EA Redwood Shores
Fable II - Microsoft Game Studios - Lionhead Studios
LittleBigPlanet - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Media Molecule
Mirror's Edge - Electronic Arts - Digital Illusions
Prince of Persia - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Montreal

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games, Inc.
LittleBigPlanet - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Media Molecule
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. - Kojima Productions
Resistance 2 - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Insomniac Games
Tomb Raider: Underworld - Eidos/Warner Bros. Interactive - Crystal Dynamics

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering

Fable II - Microsoft Game Studios - Lionhead Studios
Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Game Studios
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
Spore - Electronic Arts - Maxis
Tom Clancy's EndWar - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Shanghai

Outstanding Character Performance

Gears of War 2 (Dom) - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games, Inc.
Gears of War 2 (Marcus) - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games, Inc.
LittleBigPlanet (Sackboy) - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Media Molecule
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Old Snake) - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. - Kojima Productions
Tomb Raider: Underworld (Lara Croft) - Eidos/Warner Bros. Interactive - Crystal Dynamics

Outstanding Achievement in Adapted Story

Lego Batman: The Videogame - Warner Bros. Interactive - TT Games
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe - Midway - Midway
Naruto: The Broken Bond - Ubisoft - Ubisoft
Quantum of Solace - Activision - Treyarch
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - LucasArts - LucasArts

Outstanding Achievement in Original Story

Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway - Ubisoft - Gearbox Software
Fable II - Microsoft Game Studios - Lionhead Studios
Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Game Studios
Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - Rockstar North
Professor Layton and the Curious Village - Nintendo - Level 5, Inc.

Role-Playing Game of the Year

Fable II - Microsoft Game Studios - Lionhead Studios
Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Game Studios
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time - Nintendo - Chunsoft
Tales of Vesperia - Namco Bandai Games - Namco Bandai Games

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

Braid - Microsoft Game Studios - Number None
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
LittleBigPlanet - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Media Molecule
Spore - Electronic Arts - Maxis
Wii Fit - Nintendo - Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

de Blob - THQ - Blue Tongue
Dead Space - Electronic Arts - EA Redwood Shores
Fable II - Microsoft Game Studios - Lionhead Studios
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. - Kojima Productions
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - Blizzard Entertainment - Blizzard Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack

Guitar Hero World Tour - Activision - Neversoft Entertainment
LittleBigPlanet - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Media Molecule
Motorstorm Pacific Rift - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Evolution Studios
Rock Band 2 - MTV Games - Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.
Singstar PS3 Vol. 1 - Sony Computer Entertainment America - SCE London Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Dead Space - Electronic Arts - EA Redwood Shores
Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games, Inc.
LittleBigPlanet - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Media Molecule
Prince of Persia - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Montreal
Wipeout HD - Sony Computer Entertainment America - SCE Studios Liverpool

Computer Game of the Year

Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Game Studios
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
Mass Effect - Electronic Arts - Bioware
Spore - Electronic Arts - Maxis
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - Blizzard Entertainment - Blizzard Entertainment

Adventure Game of the Year

Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. - Konami
God of War: Chains of Olympus - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Ready at Dawn
Mirror's Edge - Electronic Arts - Digital Illusions
Naruto: The Broken Bond - Ubisoft - Ubisoft
Prince of Persia - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Montreal

Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

EVE Online: Quantum Rise - CCP - CCP hf.
Pirates of the Burning Sea - Sony Online Entertainment - Flying Lab Software
PMOG - GameLayers - GameLayers
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - Electronic Arts - Mythic Entertainment
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - Blizzard Entertainment - Blizzard Entertainment

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 09 - Electronic Arts - EA Canada
Madden NFL 09 - Electronic Arts - EA Tiburon
MLB 08: The Show - Sony Computer Entertainment America - SCE Studios San Diego
NBA 2K9 - 2K Sports - Visual Concepts
NHL 09 - Electronic Arts - EA Canada

Racing Game of the Year

Burnout Paradise - Electronic Arts - Critereon Games
GRID - Codemasters - Codemasters
Mario Kart Wii - Nintendo - Nintendo
Motorstorm Pacific Rift - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Evolution Studios
Pure - Disney Interactive Studios - Black Rock Studio

Fighting Game of the Year

Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe - Midway - Midway
Soul Calibur IV - Namco Bandai Games - Project Soul
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Nintendo - Nintendo, HAL Laboratory, Sora Ltd.
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix - Capcom - Backbone Entertainment
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 - THQ - Yuke's Co., Ltd.

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play

Call of Duty: World at War - Activision - Treyarch
Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games, Inc.
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
NHL 09 - Electronic Arts - EA Canada
Rock Band 2 - MTV Games - Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.

Action Game of the Year

Call of Duty: World at War - Activision - Treyarch
Dead Space - Electronic Arts - EA Redwood Shores
Far Cry 2 - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Montreal
Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games, Inc.
Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - Rockstar North

Handheld Game of the Year

Advance Wars: Days of Ruin - Nintendo - Intelligent Systems
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. - Konami
God of War: Chains of Olympus - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Ready at Dawn
Patapon - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Sony Computer Entertainment International
Professor Layton and the Curious Village - Nintendo - Level 5, Inc.

Cellular Game of the Year

Reset Generation - Nokia - RedLynx
Spore Origins - Electronic Arts - Babaroga, Tricky Software
Trism - Demiforce - Demiforce

Casual Game of the Year

Braid - Microsoft Game Studios - Number None
Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhurst - Big Fish Games - Big Fish Games
Patapon - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Sony Computer Entertainment International
Professor Layton and the Curious Village - Nintendo - Level 5, Inc.
World of Goo - Nintendo - 2D Boy

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

Fable II - Microsoft Game Studios - Lionhead Studios
Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Game Studios
Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games, Inc.
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
World of Goo - Nintendo - 2D Boy

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Game Studios
Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games, Inc.
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
LittleBigPlanet - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Media Molecule
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. - Kojima Productions

Console Game of the Year

Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Game Studios
Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games, Inc.
Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - Rockstar North
LittleBigPlanet - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Media Molecule
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. - Kojima Productions

Overall Game of the Year

Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Game Studios
Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - Rockstar North
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
LittleBigPlanet - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Media Molecule
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. - Kojima Productions

Source: AIAS

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