When we awarded Uncharted 2
our top spot in 2010
, we simply thought we were aligning ourselves with other people with impeccable taste; however, after reading the results from last night's 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (i.e., the DICE
awards) we've discovered that we've also aligned ourselves with the entire video game development community
. While we only bestowed a single award on Naughty Dog's latest outing, the Academy dropped ten awards on ol' Nathan Drake and friends, including Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering ... oh, and Game of the Year. (Pictured above: Some of the Naughty Dog team, visibly exhausted from climbing up to the stage ten times
While Uncharted 2
was the hands-down "winner" last night, there were 17 other awards handed out (some of which we're sure Uncharted
would have won, had it been eligible). Other familiar names on the list (which can be found in its entirety after the break) include: Batman: Arkham Asylum
, with three awards; Scribblenauts
, with three awards; Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
, with two awards; and Brütal Legend
, with two awards.
Congratulations to all the winners. Oh, and let's just give Naughty Dog all its awards at once from now on; it's tough to make award-winning games without any cartilage in your knees.