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The Escapist Awards 2009 - Winners Announcement

The Escapist Staff | 12 Mar 2010 13:00
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Looking back on the games we played, we've seen some truly remarkable advancements and achievements, and we're happy to reward those who've made it all possible. Please join us in congratulating our 2009 The Escapist Awards nominees, and stay tuned for the announcement of our winners.

To learn more about The Escapist Awards click here.

II. Professional Excellence

Sometimes one person - or a small team - can make a difference. The Escapist Awards in the category of Professional Excellence recognize achievements in the making of videogames where one or more people's influence are most clearly felt.


Best Box Art

Winner: Dragon Age: Origins (EA)

Nominees: WET (Bethesda), Street Fighter IV (Capcom), Dragon Age: Origins (EA)

Best Game Name

Winner: Robot Dinosaurs That Shoot Beams When They Roar (Tom Brien)

Nominees: Zombie Hooker Nightmare (Adult Swim), Robot Dinosaurs That Shoot Lasers When They Roar (Innvo Labs), AaaaaAAaaaAAAaaAAAAaAAAAA!!! - A Reckless Disregard for Gravity (Dejobaan Games)

Best Writing

Winner: Brutal Legend (EA)

Nominees: Brutal Legend (EA), Emerald City Confidential (PlayFirst), House of the Dead: Overkill (Sega)

Best Voice Acting

Winner: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Sony)

Nominees: Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos), Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Sony), Dragon Age: Origins (EA)

Best Original Music

Winner: BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Arc Systemworks)

Nominees: PixelJunk Shooter (Q-Games), Flower (Sony), BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Arc Systemworks)

Best Original IP

Winner: Borderlands (2K Games)

Nominees: Borderlands (2K Games), Shadow Complex (Microsoft), Brutal Legend (EA)

Best Multiplayer Gameplay

Winner: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision)

Nominees: Demigod (Stardock), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Activision), Left 4 Dead 2 (Valve)

Best Cinematic

Winner: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Sony)

Nominees: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Sony), Street Fighter IV (Capcom), Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Atari)

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