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Uncharted 2 dominates AIAS Awards nominations

Portable, game design and social networking awards new this year

Naughty Dog and Sony's Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has received an unprecedented 15 nominations for the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.

Voted for by industry professionals, multiple nominations also go to Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed II, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 from Activision, Eidos' Batman: Arkham Asylum, EA's Brutal Legend and Sony's Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time.

The Academy has also created three new awards this year: Portable Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design and Social Networking Game of the Year.

"The experiences that today's games offer certainly explains why consumers of all ages are spending greater amounts of time in these fantastic worlds," said Joseph Olin, president, AIAS. "This year's crop of finalists demonstrates the craft and talent of the Academy's members and their continued quest to create new worlds to explore."

The Awards will take place at DICE next month in Las Vegas on February 18, and a full PDF of the nominees can be seen here. Highlights follow:

Overall Game of the Year:

  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Action Game of the Year:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Prototype
  • Red Faction: Guerrilla
  • Shadow Complex

Casual Game of The Year:

  • Drawn: The Painted Tower
  • Flower
  • Flight Control
  • Plants Vs. Zombies
  • Scribblenauts

Role Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year:

  • Borderlands
  • Champions Online
  • Demon's Souls
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

Social Networking Game of the Year:

  • Bejeweled Blitz
  • Farmtown
  • FarmVille
  • Restaurant City

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming:

  • Demon's Soul's
  • Farmville
  • Flower
  • Scribblenauts
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Adventure Game of The Year:

  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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