AIAS names CoD4 GotY, BioShock nabs 5 awards

AIASThe results are in! The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences held the 11th annual Interactive Achievement Awards last night during the D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas, and Call of Duty 4 came out on top as the overall game of 2007.

Bioshock, which made headlines last month for its unprecedented 12 nominations, won five of those awards – more than any other single game. Call of Duty 4, however, edged Bioshock in the two very important categories of Console Game of the Year and Overall Game of the Year, raking in a total of four honors. Other multi-award winners included The Orange Box and Rock Band.

Blizzard co-founder and CEO Mike Morhaime was the newest inductee into the AIAS Hall of Fame, and this year’s Lifetime Acheivement Award went to "the father of the PlayStation," Ken Kutaragi. Hall of Famer and EA founder Trip Hawkins had this to say about Mr. Kutaragi:

"Ken Kutaragi is the smartest guy in the history of the videogame business. Without Ken, there is no Sony PlayStation and that is beyond comprehension."

A full list of winners at this year’s Interactive Achievement Awards is as follows:


Handheld Game of the Year:

Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Family Game of the Year:

Rock Band

Outstanding Achievement in Animation:

Assassin’s Creed

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction:


Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering:


Outstanding Achievement in Character Performance:

The Orange Box: Portal

Outstanding Achievement in Story Development:


Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering:

The Orange Box: Portal

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay:

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Downloadable Game of the Year:

Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition:


Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack:

Rock Band

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design:


Cellular Game of the Year:


Role-Playing Game of the Year:

Mass Effect

Racing Game of the Year:


Outstanding Achievement in Game Design:

The Orange Box: Portal

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming:

Rock Band

Adventure Game of the Year:

Super Mario Galaxy

Sports Game of the Year:


Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year:

Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Action Game of the Year:

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year:

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

Computer Game of the Year:

The Orange Box

Console Game of the Year:

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Overall Game of the Year:

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare


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