Little Big Planet tops AIAS noms

Sony Europe's sandbox platformer receives 10 nods for 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, to be handed out Feb. 19 at the DICE Summit in Vegas.

In a bid to become the definitive gaming-awards ceremony, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced in October that it had folded the International Game Developers Association into its Interactive Achievement Awards selection process. As a result of the partnership, the IGDA's 14,000-strong membership base would gain a vote on the "craft" categories of the IAAs.

We're going to need more Sackboys.

Today, the AIAS announced the initial fruit of that collaboration, laying out the nominees for its 12th Annual IAAs. Topping the list of this year's nods is Sony's PlayStation 3-exclusive Little Big Planet, which received critical praise from GameSpot upon its release in October. The AIAS gave the sandbox platformer 10 nominations, in categories ranging from Family Game of the Year to Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction to Overall Game of the Year.

Little Big Planet will face stiff competition to take home the AIAS' Game of the Year. Other contenders for the award include Bethesda Softworks' Fallout 3, Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto IV, Valve's Left 4 Dead, and Konami's Metal Gear Solid 4. Other multiple-award nominees include Epic's Gears of War 2 (9), Valve's Left 4 Dead (8), Bethesda's Fallout 3 (8), Konami's MGS4 (7), and Lionhead's Fable II (6).

The awards will be doled out as part of the AIAS' annual DICE Summit on February 19 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. As he did for last year's IAAs, comedian Jay Mohr will emcee the event, his fourth time to do so.

The full list of finalists for the 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards is as follows.

Overall Game of the Year
Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Softworks
Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - Rockstar North
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Konami - Kojima Productions

Console Game of the Year
Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Softworks
Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games
Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - Rockstar North
Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Konami - Kojima Productions

Computer Game of the Year
Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Softworks
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
Mass Effect - Electronic Arts - BioWare
Spore - Electronic Arts - Maxis
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - Blizzard Entertainment - Blizzard Entertainment

Adventure Game of the Year
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - Konami - Konami
God of War: Chains of Olympus - Sony - Ready at Dawn
Mirror's Edge - Electronic Arts - Digital Illusions
Naruto: The Broken Bond - Ubisoft - Ubisoft
Prince of Persia - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Montreal

Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
EVE Online: Quantum Rise - CCP - CCP
Pirates of the Burning Sea - Sony Online Entertainment - Flying Lab Software
PMOG - GameLayers - GameLayers
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - Electronic Arts - Mythic Entertainment
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - Blizzard Entertainment - Blizzard Entertainment

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 09 - Electronic Arts - EA Canada
Madden NFL 09 - Electronic Arts - EA Tiburon
MLB 08: The Show - Sony - SCE Studios San Diego
NBA 2K9 - 2K Sports - Visual Concepts
NHL 09 - Electronic Arts - EA Canada

Racing Game of the Year
Burnout Paradise - Electronic Arts - Criterion Games
GRID - Codemasters - Codemasters
Mario Kart Wii - Nintendo - Nintendo
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift - Sony - Evolution Studios
Pure - Disney Interactive Studios - Black Rock Studio

Fighting Game of the Year
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe - Midway - Midway
Soulcalibur IV - Namco Bandai Games - Project Soul
Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Nintendo - Nintendo, Sora
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix - Capcom - Backbone Entertainment
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 - THQ - Yuke's

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play
Call of Duty: World at War - Activision - Treyarch
Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
NHL 09 - Electronic Arts - EA Canada
Rock Band 2 - MTV Games - Harmonix

Action Game of the Year
Call of Duty: World at War - Activision - Treyarch
Dead Space - Electronic Arts - EA Redwood Shores
Far Cry 2 - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Montreal
Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games
Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - Rockstar North

Handheld Game of the Year
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin - Nintendo - Intelligent Systems
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - Konami - Konami
God of War: Chains of Olympus - Sony - Ready at Dawn
Patapon - Sony - Sony Computer Entertainment International
Professor Layton and the Curious Village - Nintendo - Level 5

Cellular Game of the Year
Reset Generation - Nokia - RedLynx
Spore Origins - Electronic Arts - Babaroga, Tricky Software
Trism - Demiforce - Demiforce

Casual Game of the Year
Braid - Microsoft Game Studios - Number None
Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhurst - Big Fish Games - Big Fish Games
Patapon - Sony - Sony Computer Entertainment International
Professor Layton and the Curious Village - Nintendo - Level 5
World of Goo - Nintendo - 2D Boy

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
Fable II - Microsoft Game Studios - Lionhead Studios
Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Softworks
Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
World of Goo - Nintendo - 2D Boy

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Softworks
Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Konami - Kojima Productions

Family Game of the Year
Boom Blox - Electronic Arts - EA Los Angeles
Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule
Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Paris
Rock Band 2 - MTV Games - Harmonix
Wii Fit - Nintendo - Nintendo

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin - Nintendo - Intelligent Systems
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Electronic Arts - EA Los Angeles
Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution - 2K Games - Firaxis
Sins of a Solar Empire - Stardock Entertainment - Ironclad Games
Tom Clancy's EndWar - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Shanghai

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Castle Crashers - Microsoft Game Studios - The Behemoth
Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Konami - Kojima Productions
Prince of Persia - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Montreal

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Dead Space - Electronic Arts - EA Redwood Shores
Fable II - Microsoft Game Studios - Lionhead Studios
Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule
Mirror's Edge - Electronic Arts - Digital Illusions
Prince of Persia - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Montreal

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games
Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Konami - Kojima Productions
Resistance 2 - Sony - Insomniac Games
Tomb Raider: Underworld - Eidos/Warner Bros. Interactive - Crystal Dynamics

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering
Fable II - Microsoft Game Studios - Lionhead Studios
Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Softworks
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
Spore - Electronic Arts - Maxis
Tom Clancy's EndWar - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Shanghai

Outstanding Character Performance
Gears of War 2 (Dom) - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games
Gears of War 2 (Marcus) - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games
Little Big Planet (Sackboy) - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Media Molecule
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Old Snake) - Konami - Kojima Productions
Tomb Raider: Underworld (Lara Croft) - Eidos/Warner Bros. Interactive - Crystal Dynamics

Outstanding Achievement in Adapted Story
Lego Batman: The Videogame - Warner Bros. Interactive - TT Games
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe - Midway - Midway
Naruto: The Broken Bond - Ubisoft - Ubisoft
Quantum of Solace - Activision - Treyarch
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - LucasArts - LucasArts

Outstanding Achievement in Original Story
Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway - Ubisoft - Gearbox Software
Fable II - Microsoft Game Studios - Lionhead Studios
Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Softworks
Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - Rockstar North
Professor Layton and the Curious Village - Nintendo - Level 5

Role-Playing Game of the Year
Fable II - Microsoft Game Studios - Lionhead Studios
Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Softworks
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time - Nintendo - Chunsoft
Tales of Vesperia - Namco Bandai Games - Namco Bandai Games

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Braid - Microsoft Game Studios - Number None
Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software
Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule
Spore - Electronic Arts - Maxis
Wii Fit - Nintendo - Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
de Blob - THQ - Blue Tongue
Dead Space - Electronic Arts - EA Redwood Shores
Fable II - Microsoft Game Studios - Lionhead Studios
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Konami - Kojima Productions
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King - Blizzard Entertainment - Blizzard Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack
Guitar Hero World Tour - Activision - Neversoft Entertainment
Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift - Sony - Evolution Studios
Rock Band 2 - MTV Games - Harmonix
Singstar PS3 Vol. 1 - Sony - SCE London Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Dead Space - Electronic Arts - EA Redwood Shores
Gears of War 2 - Microsoft Game Studios - Epic Games
Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule
Prince of Persia - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Montreal
Wipeout HD - Sony - SCE Studios Liverpool

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156 comments
10679
10679

nah mgs4 won't win all the awards. GTAIV will most likely to win game of the year award.

PSgamer99
PSgamer99

completely agree metalgear-solid

metalgear-solid
metalgear-solid

Seems to me like MGS4 will be getting all the awards. Don't see how it could go any other way.

supermezzooo
supermezzooo

wow!wow! what about diablo3 for role-playing?!

fradam
fradam

I WANT THIS FOR PC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

retospectre
retospectre

i think lbp and mgs4 should win every catagory including best racing game and best MMO.

-eddy-
-eddy-

Dead Space really turned out to be a great game.

lamprey263
lamprey263

not too many Japanese games up there, I think MSG4 takes nearly half the Japanese developed game nominations

vietboi89
vietboi89

i dont really no how u would judge a good game to people, this list just shows the games that people have actually owned and played, for christ sake Valkyria Chronicles isnt even mentioned, not as an RPG or even artistic achievement, i think if a game that has an emotional of war but doesnt need to draw blood and guts to do it deserves some kind of recognition

LinktheCloud
LinktheCloud

As if they couldn't find a fifth RPG eh? Valkyria Chronicles The World Ends With You Crisis Core Persona 4 C'mon :P

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

-Outstanding Achievement in Original Story- and in the list is GTAIV but isn't MGS4? What the hell??? LBP is an amasing game, too bad that the sales aren't as impressive as it should be.

jadefury27
jadefury27

you guys are getting bent outta shape awful quick. the lists above are just for the nominees, nobody won anything yet. with that being said i think lbp will win maybe 2 awards, braid SHOULD win at least 1, and i would be upset if mgs 4 :gotp doesn't win a few.

chimairawr
chimairawr

I'll be honest, the thing that most irks me about this list is that Braid is seen as a "casual" game. It's a challenging game that actually requires a big investment of time to finish every puzzle. I doubt many "casual" gamers could play over about half without getting frustrated.

lukemularczyk
lukemularczyk

pokemon mystery dungeon as RPG of the year, but not the world ends with you. Good to know the media groups in charge actually don;t play games and just go on hype. All of the "overall" games of the year are boring after the first couple of hours, they are not epic games, there have been far better. Oh and while LBP is a great idea in theory, its actually not that good (and yes i have it, not compleated it, only had fun with the paintinator which imo should have been in from the start), cause theres somethign off with the jumping, kinda important for a platformer!) This whole list is bs but its the way of the games market now, its heading for a nice crash cause "high selling games" not "good" games are leading the way :/

zmbi_gmr
zmbi_gmr

@Everyone after reading about LBP being nominated in so many outstanding categories if you do not already own LBP then maybe you should. if your a 360 owner only, then maybe LBP and MGS4 should sway you to pick up a PS3. it's worth it on so many levels. it's mgs4 for the win in just about any category that it's been nominated for, but i am very pleased to see LBP doing so well. i've never played a platformer quite like it. also, in outstanding achievement in visual engineering, i think tomb raider deserved it's nomination. hate the camera's, and the combat needs a lot of work, but visually it was pretty great.

Shiftfallout
Shiftfallout

I have to agree on the LBP and MGS4 showdown. Both have done what no game has done before on consoles to that particular level. Everything else is pretty much a rehash of reused design with updated graphics. There are tons of FPS, GoW2 isnt any different in this regard. Its a solid and good game, but its not really an achievement. Sorry, but its true. Spore's creature creation was interesting, though the rest of the game lacked depth as it was just a collection of mediocre minigames. WoW is only an achievement in that its so popular and solid, even after so many years. GTA4 was an achievement in how it was able have such a large detailed sandbox... so I suppose its up there with LBP and MGS4, though the mechanics are not all that different from previous titles. It does use on the spot character movement and physics rendering, which is new and great...but its another company that did that. Dead Space was a joke, it looked good but thats about it. Its sound track is worth a nod though. Left for Dead had a unique and solid online play set up. Its a great game, Valve did another good job. Not really a huge achievement in my book, but its definately nice to see player mod ideas being used, and turned into an AAA title. Finally Fallout 3...not impressed really. Its not an achievement in that its just an upgrade of Oblivion. The art direction is worth giving a nod too however, though its just taken from the older fallout titles. I know I mentioned games that were not part of the overall game of the year, but I felt they were worth addressing anyways. LBP brought user generated content and inter connectivity to the console platform. Thats a huge achievement. Its iconic enough to become the next Mario, or Sonic in terms of branding. Sony has a good mascot this time around. MGS4 is just a cinematic interactive masterpiece on a level like no game has been done before. In my opinion, much of it based on the actual development and delivery of the titles for the next gen market, they are really the best.

anktenkey
anktenkey

Fable II as Outstanding Achievement in Original Story? It was a shorten version Fable 1's story. The list is crap.

tidyspidey
tidyspidey

Zanthia561 - they're just nominations at this stage, not awards..... they've been listed in Alphabetical order

Zanthia561
Zanthia561

R they serious Eve Online over WoW thats seriously stupid STUPIDS!

sykalob
sykalob

Gears of war 2 owns the best visual Really video gaming before playing gears is an experience and after playing gears is another experience Outstanding game and should be GOTY so far ..

OICWUTUDIDTHAR
OICWUTUDIDTHAR

No list will ever be perfect for everyone, but this one is really good despite a few that feel a little off for me. It's really nice to see LittleBigPlanet getting the appreciation it's been missing.

aurora_born_93
aurora_born_93

Everyone should know that the AIAS ceremony is one of those to be reckoned with. This is how the awards should be: Game of the Year: Metal Gear Solid 4 (Both categories, Overall & Console) Computer Game: World of Warcraft MMO of the year: World of Warcraft Adventure Game: Prince of Persia Sports Game of the year: NHL 09 Fighting Game of the Year: Soulcalibur IV Racing Game of the Year: Burnout Paradise Oustanding Achievement in Online Play: Resistance 2 (What the hell were they thinking in not-nominating Resistance 2, 60 players on-line, on a console and with absolutely lag-free... but anyways i suppose it might go to Left For dead or some other cheesy game...) Action Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV Handheld game: God of war: Chains of Olympus (I'll be damned if Patapon or Professor Layton win in this Category) Cellular Game: Trism Casual Game: World of Goo Oustanding Achievement in Game Design: Fallout 3 Oustanding Achievement in Game Direction: MGS4 Family Game: Little Big Planet Strategy Game: C&C: Red Alert 3 Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Metal Gear Solid 4 Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Little Big Planet Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: MGS4 Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering: Tom Clancy's Endwar Outstanding Voice Performance: Old Snake Outstanding Achievement in Adapted Story: Star Wars Force Unleashed Outstanding Achievement in Original Story: Grand Theft Auto IV Best RPG of the Year: Fallout 3 Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Wii Fit Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition: MGS4 Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack: Rock Band 2 Outstanding Achievement in Soud Design: Dead Space These are the awards as they should be dealt out. If anybody thinks i'm wrong, you can boo me, But, if anybody thinks i'm even the tiniest bit right than give me the thumbs up... thank you. Metal Gear Solid 4 all the way!!!!

msudude211
msudude211

It should be interesting to see who wins.

xatman911
xatman911

10 nominations.... LBP has more then enough chance of getting an award here.

Proman84
Proman84

Boom Blox FTW! Some other great games are nominated too.

Sonic7777777
Sonic7777777

I'd say either metal gear or little big planet.

barb_girl
barb_girl

thnx for the low-down AIAS :D

JACO9251
JACO9251

Woah, I wonder who's funding the show.

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

Pretty good list by why not add Valkyria Chronicles for best Role playing game. They only have four nominees there.

AlmightyMax
AlmightyMax

TWEWY snubbed of 'Best Roleplaying Game', 'Best Handheld Game' (beaten by freaking POKEMON MYSTERY DUNGEON and ADVANCE WARS respectively), and 'Best Original Soundtrack', and Gears 2 gets TWO 'Best Character' noms? Wow, and I thought the Oscars were bad this year.

Irishspud79
Irishspud79

I agree with you totally def_defyin..dead space is a fantastic game that just isn't getting enough recognition. My favourite game for a long,long time. Like you i cant understand why it's being shunned. At least there are people like us that can give the developers credit for some really great work. Excellent work ea!! Dead Space No.1!!

towelie892
towelie892

MGS4 not being nominated for outstanding original story is a travesty, as is The World Ends with You not being nominated for outstanding handheld game. But hey, for the most part the nominations are great, unlike most awards shows.

Def_Defyin
Def_Defyin

So political....wanna know why? Look at Overall GOTY compared to Console GOTY. Whats the only difference? Sub Left 4 dead for Gears 2. How does that make ANY sense other than they couldn't snub Gears 2 with no GOTY nominations in any category. Did the mouse and keypad make THAT much of a difference? Now I like Gears its one of my favorite games of the year, but is no by means the best that has been released (Left 4 dead doesn't really cut it either) instead they snub my personal favorite game of the year. Dead Space. Great atmosphere, good controls, good original story, some new and interesting gameplay designs, fantastic graphics, hands down the best sound of the year (if it doesn't win that category this crap really is the oscars of gaming) and overall an unforgettable experience. Why is this game getting shunned on every GOTY awards? I hear everyone laying hate to all the rest of the titles nominated (probably the old teenage, everyone likes it so I'm going to hate to be different attitude but w/e) but i have yet to hear anyone say that Dead Space wasn't a fantastic game. What gives?

bryancoolboy
bryancoolboy

fable 2 best story was payed by microsoft

XeonForce
XeonForce

"Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack Guitar Hero World Tour - Activision - Neversoft Entertainment Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule Motorstorm: Pacific Rift - Sony - Evolution Studios Rock Band 2 - MTV Games - Harmonix Singstar PS3 Vol. 1 - Sony - SCE London Studio" I hate how Super Smash Bros. Brawl has no consideration for what I thought was it's strongest suit. Brawl has over 80 songs, most them original, and the list of contributing musicians is historical in number. http://www.smashbros.com/en_us/music/music01.html I'm not a pro-Nintendo kind of guy, I just really think Brawl has been overlooked this year...

missonrs
missonrs

guitar hero in soundtrack awards what the.

Incubus420
Incubus420

I like the idea of a Games award hat isn't pulled or swayed by Advertising. Looks like they got the correct games here. Over all a great year in Games.

Spoonman671
Spoonman671

The same games are up for every category. These awards are a sham. I guess there's no point in it being any different from awards in other media.

ff7cloudking
ff7cloudking

Now those are some damn good lists, way better than the ones Gamespot came up with IMO, and its awesome to see Naruto in a few of them :D

Stanford123
Stanford123

also the thing that media molecule should fix is the laggy online play god that drives me nuts

Stanford123
Stanford123

little big planet is great hope they have more add ons for the game

CasinoOutlaw247
CasinoOutlaw247

Overall Game of the Year Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule Console Game of the Year Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule Computer Game of the Year Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software Adventure Game of the Year Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia - Konami - Konami Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year don't care Sports Game of the Year Madden NFL 09 - Electronic Arts - EA Tiburon Racing Game of the Year GRID - Codemasters - Codemasters Fighting Game of the Year Soulcalibur IV - Namco Bandai Games - Project Soul Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play Left 4 Dead - Valve Software - Valve Software Action Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto IV - Rockstar Games - Rockstar North Handheld Game of the Year Patapon - Sony - Sony Computer Entertainment International Cellular Game of the Year don't care Casual Game of the Year Patapon - Sony - Sony Computer Entertainment International Outstanding Achievement in Game Design Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Softworks Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule Family Game of the Year Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution - 2K Games - Firaxis Tom Clancy's EndWar - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Shanghai Can't decide between the two Outstanding Achievement in Animation Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Konami - Kojima Productions Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering Tom Clancy's EndWar - Ubisoft - Ubisoft Shanghai Outstanding Character Performance Little Big Planet (Sackboy) - Sony Computer Entertainment America - Media Molecule Outstanding Achievement in Adapted Story Lego Batman: The Videogame - Warner Bros. Interactive - TT Games Outstanding Achievement in Original Story Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Softworks Role-Playing Game of the Year Fallout 3 - Bethesda Softworks - Bethesda Softworks Outstanding Innovation in Gaming Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots-Konami-Kojima Productions Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design Little Big Planet - Sony - Media Molecule Conclusion: Little Big Planet is a HUGE breath of fresh air. Was I skeptical? absolutely! am I believe in this game and how wonderful it is? YES!

malfarf15869
malfarf15869

Fallout 3 is my choice for goty... after that it's MGS4 and Left 4 Dead. all 3 are amazing games in their own ways... i just hope GTA IV doesn't get anything. biggest bomb of the year hands down

swhite123
swhite123

dead space was my favorite game of the year overall.there were a lot of great games but to me dead space was crazy

Xefiroderc
Xefiroderc

I thought Resistance 2 would be nominated for "Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play". I mean, aren't 60 player matches a record for consoles? And the online co-op was a great addition too. And isn't World at War just CoD 4 with WW2 weapons and Nazi Zombies? Also, although I'm not a big fan of MGS4's storytelling, I think it should still be a big contender for "Outstanding Achievement in Original Story".

chappy_man
chappy_man

my hopes are that Little Big Planet, God of War : Chains of Olympus, Dead Space, Smash Brothers Brawl, Spore, and World of Warcraft: WOTLK get some good awards Played them and loved them so heres hoping.

byngx
byngx

and it had no real expectations unlike fable which was hyped up too much

byngx
byngx

fallout 3... that was great

byngx
byngx

yeah fable 2 was the biggest disappointment. sure it was a decent game, but it wasn't nominated for the "biggest disappointment" award... its only deserving award. AND ITS STORY! WHAT STORY?!?!? Although i do agree with cardigan 1.