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Skyrim snags another best of show gong at 15th annual AIAS awards


Like the sun rising in the East or our daily tribute to the almighty caffeine deity, we've come to expect writing a post at least once a week announcing yet another award for Skyrim. This week is no different, with Skyrim taking top honors at the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards in Las Vegas last evening.

The studio took home five awards in total for the dragon-infested, open-world RPG, alongside fellow multiple award winners Uncharted 3 and Portal 2. We've dropped a full list of winners after the break, but before you head there allow us to be outraged for you that Skyward Sword didn't win any awards. Outrage! How could they? Etc.

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Portal 2 (Valve)

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Battlefield 3 (EA)

Outstanding Achievement in Story

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

Outstanding Character Performance

Portal 2 - Wheatley (Valve)

Downloadable Title of the Year

Bastion (Warner Bros)

Casual Game of the Year

Fruit Ninja Kinect (Microsoft Studios)

Social Networking Game of the Year

The Sims Social (EA)

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Online Game of the Year

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure (Activision)

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 12 (EA)

Racing Game of the Year

Forza Motorsport 4 (Microsoft Studios)

Fighting Game of the Year

Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros)

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Orcs Must Die! (Microsoft Studios)

Family Game of the Year

LittleBigPlanet 2 (SCEA)

Mobile Game of the Year

Infinity Blade II (Epic Games)

Handheld Game of the Year

Super Mario 3D Land (Nintendo)

Adventure Game of the Year

Batman: Arkham City (Warner Bros)

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Star Wars: The Old Republic (EA)

Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity

Portal 2 (Valve)

Action Game of the Year

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Activision)

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (SCEA)

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (SCEA)

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (SCEA)

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

Game of the Year

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

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