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DICE 2008: The Awards

Russ Pitts | 8 Feb 2008 14:00
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AIAS Awards Winners

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Hand-held Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Applause Meter Winner: Puzzle Quest

Family Game of the Year: Rock Band
Applause Meter Winner: Rock Band

Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Assassin's Creed
Applause Meter Winner: Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: BioShock
Applause Meter Winner: BioShock

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Crysis
Whoa Meter Winner: Crysis

Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance: Portal
Applause Meter Winner: Portal

Outstanding Achievement in Story Development: BioShock

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering: Portal

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Downloadable Game of the Year: Puzzle Quest
Applause Meter Winner: fl0w

Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition: BioShock
Applause Meter Winner: God of War II

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack: Rock Band

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: BioShock

Cellular Game of the Year: skate
Applause Meter Winner: Diner Dash 2

Roleplaying Game of the Year: Mass Effect
Applause Meter Winner: Mass Effect

Racing Game of the Year: Motorstorm
Applause Meter Winner: Motorstorm

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Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: Portal
Applause Meter Winner: Three-way tie: BioShock, Super Mario Galaxy and Portal

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Rock Band
Applause Meter Winner: Super Mario Galaxy

Adventure Game of the Year: Super Mario Galaxy
Applause Meter Winner: God of War II

Sports Game of the Year: skate
Applause Meter Winner: skate

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
Applause Meter Winner: World in Conflict

Action Game of the Year: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Applause Meter Winner: None - the audience was stunned to silence by the vapidity of the presenters; two of the frag dolls, whose names failed to register, and whose IQs must have been lower than their necklines.

Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
Applause Meter Winner: Guess

Computer Game of the Year: The Orange Box
Applause Meter Winner: BioShock

Console Game of the Year: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Applause Meter Winner: Mass Effect (Although Rock Band was nominated, and had heretofore dominated the Applause Meter Awards, by this point in the evening, Rock Band Fatigue had set in, and the applause was dwindling.)

Overall Game of the Year: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

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