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Uncharted 3, Portal 2, Skyrim receive multiple nominations in 15th AIAS Awards

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has revealed the finalists of its 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, which aim to highlight the best video games of 2011.
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has revealed the finalists of its 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, which aim to highlight the best video games of 2011. The AIAS is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates creativity in video games worldwide. The IAA ceremony will take place on February 9 as part of the 2012 D.I.C.E. Summit. Valve's Portal 2 has received multiple nominations in various categories including Game of the Year, while Uncharted 3, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Batman: Arkham City have each received multiple nominations. Martin Rae, president of AIAS, explained, "These games exemplify the highest standard of excellence and quality, from the breathtaking cinematics, to the bold storytelling and the innovative technology." "Our industry has really outdone itself this year and continues to exceed expectations with its creativity and craftsmanship." The nominees in full are as follows: Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition L.A. Noire LittleBigPlanet 2 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception InFamous 2 Portal 2 Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design Battlefield 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 L.A. Noire Need For Speed: The Run Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Outstanding Achievement in Story Bastion L.A. Noire Portal 2 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Outstanding Character Performance Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Adam Jensen) L.A. Noire (Cole Phelps) Portal 2 (Wheatley) Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Nathan Drake) Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (Victor Sullivan) Downloadable Game of the Year Bastion Drawn: Trail of Shadows Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Ms. Splosion Man Orcs Must Die! Casual Game of the Year Fruit Ninja Kinect Tiny Wings Jetpack Joyride Monsters Ate My Condo Where's My Water? Social Networking Game of the Year Army Attack CastleVille Gardens of Time The Sims Social Triple Town Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year Dark Souls Deus Ex: Human Revolution Star Wars: The Old Republic The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Outstanding Innovation in Gaming Bastion L.A. Noire Portal 2 Skylanders Spyro's Adventure The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Sports Game of the Year FIFA 12 Madden NFL 12 MLB 11 The Show NBA 2K12 NBA Jam: On Fire Edition Racing Game of the Year Forza Motorsport 4 Mario Kart 7 Real Racing 2 HD Fighting Game of the Year Fight Night Champion King of Fighters XIII Mortal Kombat Super Street Fighter 4: 3D Edition Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year Iron Brigade Orcs Must Die! Total War: Shogun II Toy Soldiers: Cold War Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution Family Game of the Year Dance Central 2 Just Dance 3 Kinect Disneyland Adventure LittleBigPlanet 2 Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Mobile Game of the Year Contre Jour Dead Space Infinity Blade II Tentacles The Dark Meadow Handheld Game of the Year Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Kirby Mass Attack Mario Kart 7 Professor Layton and the Last Specter Super Mario 3D Land Adventure Game of the Year Batman: Arkham City L.A. Noire Portal 2 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play Battlefield 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Gears of War 3 LittleBigPlanet 2 Star Wars: The Old Republic Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity Battlefield 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Dragon Age II Portal 2 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Action Game of the Year Battlefield 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Dead Space 2 Gears of War 3 Saints Row: The Third Outstanding Achievement in Animation Assassin's Creed: Revelations Batman: Arkham City L.A. Noire Rayman Origins Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction Batman: Arkham City Battlefield 3 Portal 2 Rayman Origins Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering Battlefield 3 Crysis 2 L.A. Noire RAGE Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering Batman: Arkham City Portal 2 Skylanders Spyro's Adventure The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction Batman: Arkham City L.A. Noire Portal 2 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception Game of the Year Batman: Arkham City Portal 2 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

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