Uncharted 2 Dominates 2010 AIAS
Thought Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was done winning awards? Not quite yet; it had one last major awards show to dominate.
The results are in and as you can see, Naughty Dog's gem raked in 10 awards at the 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, what many consider to be the most prestigious awards ceremony for the industry. Hosted by comedian and gamer Jay Mohr and taking place at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, the evening continued to pay homage to the unbelievable quality of Uncharted 2. They also awarded David Crane, game designer and Activision co-founder, the first Pioneer Award, and ESA founder Douglas Lowenstein received the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award. Oh, and let's not forget about Mark Cerny, a big name in the industry and responsible for bringing us the likes of Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Said Joseph Olin, AIAS president:
"The interactive world continues to grow and move forward every day. While we have seen tremendous advances in the community, I believe this is only the beginning. With the help of the tremendously talented men and women here tonight, we will continue to create games that inspire each other to continue pushing the envelope."
As for Uncharted 2, it took home Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Animation, Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Story - Original, Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition, Outstanding Achievement In Game Play Engineering, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design, and of course Game of the Year. Batman: Arkham Asylum got some love, too, and there's a disturbing lack of respect for Assassin's Creed II, but other than that, Uncharted 2 basically swept. So what else is new? ;)
Related Game(s): Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2/19/2010 12:28:57 PM Ben Dutka