14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards—LIVE!

Posted on February 2, 2011

DICE 2011: Eyes turn toward Red Dead Redemption, Enslaved, and God of War III as industry luminaries convene on Las Vegas to honor the best and brightest of 2010.

LAS VEGAS–Thursday has by far been the most eventful day for the Academy of Interactive Arts and Science’s 2011 DICE Summit, and it has already seen panels from the likes of Jade Raymond, Richard Garriott, and the BioWare doctors Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, as well as a number of other high-profile industry notables. However, the crowning jewel of the day is still to come, with the 14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. PT tonight.

The leading contender this year is Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption, which has already taken home a number industry awards, including GameSpot’s Game of the Year. However, Rockstar’s Western has stiff competition in all of the nine categories it is competing in, from the likes of Namco Bandai’s Enslaved and Sony’s God of War III, each of which has earned six nominations.

Both Red Dead Redemption and God of War III, but not Enslaved, are up for the AIAS’ coveted Game of the Year award. Other nominees for the top honor include Treyarch’s best-selling Call of Duty: Black Ops, BioWare’s sci-fi role-playing game Mass Effect 2, and the breakout iPad gaming hit Angry Birds HD.

A number of industry luminaries are also slated to receive accolades tonight. Muzyka and Zeschuk will both be inducted into the AIAS’ Hall of Fame, while former EA star and current venture capitalist Bing Gordon will be bestowed with a Lifetime Achievement award. Bill Budge will walk away from the evening with the organization’s second annual Pioneer Award.

Industry-staple funnyman Jay Mohr is on hand to host tonight’s event, which will be going down at the Red Rock Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for GameSpot’s liveblog to receive updates on award winners as they happen. And who knows, perhaps the evening will end with a game reveal, as it (sort of) did last year.

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14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards—LIVE!” was posted by Tom Magrino on Thu, 10 Feb 2011 19:40:22 -0800

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