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Mass Effect 2 and Red Dead Redemption were the golden boys (and girls) of the 14th annual Interactive Achievement Awards, with Commander Shepard and crew taking home 2011's Game of the Year award, and Marston and company walking into the sunset with a total of five top honors.
Conducted by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS), the awards took place last night in Las Vegas following the AIAS' yearly D.I.C.E summit. In addition to scoring top honors, BioWare's Mass Effect 2 also received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Story and Best Role Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year. For its part, Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption took home the most amount of awards including ones for Oustanding Achievement in Art Direction, Oustanding Achievement in Game Design and Outstanding Character Performance.
BioWare's co-founders, Dr. Greg Zeschuk and Dr. Ray Muzyka, were also inducted into to the AIAS Hall of Fame.
The awards were hosted by comedian Jay Mohr as host with a special halftime show performance by Fergie and Slash. Hah – just kidding, that would be crazy, right?
The complete award winner list can be found, and subsequently argued ove at the AIAS website.
Feb 11, 2011
Bioware co-founders inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame
Dr.Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk to be honored at D.I.C.E 2011
The preemptive 2011 game awards
What's wrong with giving game awards before we play them? Don't answer that