AIAS Awards: Call of Duty 4 wins game of the year

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aias award ceremony call of duty 4The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS), a non-profit organization that promotes entertainment software, held its 11th Annual Academy of Interactive Achievement Awards at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, NV, during this year’s D.I.C.E summit. Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty 4 took home the night’s top honors with four awards.

Call of Duty 4 has already proven to be not only the most successful title within the series, but also 2007’s biggest seller with more than 7 million units sold worldwide. It is also the most played game on Xbox Live for the second straight week and has been nominated for game of the year through numerous media and gaming outlets, both in magazine and the web. Valve Software’s The Orange Box took the honor of computer game of the year.

Other noteworthy winners were BioShock, which was acknowledged for its outstanding achievement in art direction, story development and sound design, and Motorstorm earning itself racing game of the year.

Mike Morhaime, the CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment was inducted into the Academy’s hall of fame, while former Sony chief Ken Kutaragi was presented with the lifetime achievement award.

The full awards list is as followed:

Overall Game of the Year

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Console Game of the Year

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Computer Game of the Year
The Orange Box

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Rock Band

Handheld Game of the Year
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

Multiplayer Game of the Year
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

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

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

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 Character Performance
The Orange Box: Portal

Outstanding Achievement in Story Development

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering
The Orange Box: Portal

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Downloadable Game of the Year
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack
Rock Band

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

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