2012 Interactive Achievement Awards

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  1. ProjectPat2280 SELLING...PERFECTION

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    Here are the nominees for this years IAA's hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. The rest of the nominees are at the link at the bottom of the page. The awards will be held on Feb 7th at 7:30pm PST and live streamed on Machinima. Chris Hardwick will host.


    Game of the Year

    Borderlands 2
    Far Cry 3
    Journey
    The Walking Dead
    XCOM: Enemy Unknown

    Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

    Journey
    Dishonored
    Far Cry 3
    The Unfinished Swan
    The Walking Dead

    Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

    Journey
    Nintendo Land
    Sound Shapes
    The Unfinished Swan
    The Walking Dead

    Action Game of the Year

    Borderlands 2
    Far Cry 3
    Halo 4
    Hitman: Absolution
    Sleeping Dogs

    Adventure Game of the Year

    Assassin's Creed III
    Darksiders II
    Dishonored
    New Super Mario Bros. Wii U
    The Walking Dead

    Mobile Game of the Year

    Fairway Solitaire
    Hero Academy
    Horn
    Rayman Jungle Run


     
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  2. Havok83 Registered

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    Man was this a weak year in gaming, just looking at that. Seems light on categories but based on that, I would go with:

    Game of the Year
    The Walking Dead. Only bc Ive only played two of the nominees and this was the better of the two (Journey being the other)

    Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
    The Unfinished Swan

    Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
    Sound Shapes

    Action Game of the Year
    Sleeping Dogs

    Adventure Game of the Year
    The Walking Dead

    Mobile Game of the Year
    Rayman Jungle Run. I got this free from a Starbucks promo and its REALLY fun.
     
  3. James Built from Lego

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    Come oooooon X-Com! You can do it!
     
  4. cherokeesam SHIELD Director Coulson

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    I predict Journey and TWD taking most of the awards, since they have everywhere else this year. I think the industry is looking to heap as much praise as possible on games that think outside of the same ol' same ol' killbox.
     
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    I would love for XCOM to win, bit I think it's going to be Journey or The Walking Dead. This was a big year for "emotional" games.
     
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    IA but I hope they also take notice of Sound Shapes and the Unfinished Swan, both of which are unique gems no one are talking about
     
  7. Electro UK Can't all be for nothing

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    I feel like Spec Ops: The Line has been shafted a fair bit when it comes to this year's GOTY awards. It might not have the production values of FC3 or Halo 4 but it's certainly a better experience than either.
     
  8. ProjectPat2280 SELLING...PERFECTION

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    Couldnt agree more man. Also there are more categories, those are just the "main" ones.
     
  9. Soapy Registered

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    I agree as well. 2012 wasn't the best. Everyone focused on next generation I guess.
     
  10. ProjectPat2280 SELLING...PERFECTION

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    Yea i think that would make for a good argument as to the weaker lineup we saw. I felt there were some really good titles tho, just didnt seem to me like they were as numerous as they were last year. Im honestly not expecting much different this year either, looking at my anticipated games list, its fairly small with very few titles im super excited about.
     
  11. James Built from Lego

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    I'm looking forward to a few games this year but once GTA V comes out my entire year is pretty much going to be dominated by that.
     
  12. Havok83 Registered

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    thats bc it goes back to his point that everyone is focused on next gen. All the games that are announced will be released in the first half of the year with little to no news of whats to come this fall. Publishers are clearly waiting on MS and Sony to make their official reveals of the new consoles before they can start making their announcements. I think you may feel differently in the coming months
     
  13. ProjectPat2280 SELLING...PERFECTION

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    I doubt it. I have seen zero indication that anything is in the pipeline that would really get me excited, at least not that will be released this year.
     
  14. Havok83 Registered

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    well outside of obvious sequels like a CoD, we have little clue what type of new IPs the next gen will bring. I think its too early to rule out the second half of the year when there still too much unknown about it. Im really interested on Sony's end bc alot of their big developers havent released a game in quite some time (Sucker Punch, Guerilla, for example). Its possible they already have something ready to go. SP especially doesnt dissapoint and considering they havent released a game since Sony purchased them nearly 2 years ago, I think they could have a game ready for the PS4 launch, if not very soon after, whether its Infamous 3 or a brand new IP
     
  15. Electro UK Can't all be for nothing

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    2012 was pretty lame, but it was inevitable given how incredible 2011 was.
     
  16. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    I barely bought anything for 2012. I think I bought more nostalgic collectors titles for the old Nintendo consoles than any actual new games.
     
  17. Electro UK Can't all be for nothing

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    This. I used 2012 to complete my Metroid Collection and start work on my Castlevania one.

    Now that we mention it I could use another year off.
     
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    My 2012 retail purchases were

    Soul Calibur V
    SSX
    Twisted Metal
    Amazing Spiderman
    Spiderman EOT
    Mass Effect 3
    Catherine
    Sleeping Dogs
    PS AS BR
    Assassins Creed 3
    WWE 13
    Max Payne 3
    Tekken Hybrid
    Journey Collectors Edition
    Killzone Collection
    DmC HD Collection
    Ratchet and Clank HD Collection
    Jak and Daxter HD Collection
    God of War Saga Collection
    Infamous Collection

    Dang notice a pattern there? No wonder i thought the year sucked. Ive been playing a ton of old games
     
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    My list for 2012 is:

    Beyond Good and Evil
    Binary Domain
    The Binding of Isaac
    Borderlands 2
    Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
    Civilization III
    Civilization V
    Company of Heroes
    Dota 2
    Double Dragon Neon
    Europa Universallis III
    Ghost Recon
    Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
    Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2
    Ghost Recon: Desert Siege
    Ghost Recon: Island Thunder
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    Halo 4
    Hotline Miami
    Mass Effect 3
    Monster World IV
    Napolean: Total War
    Nuclear Dawn
    Penumbra: Black Plague
    Penumbra: Requiem
    Penumbra: overture
    Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
    Spelunky
    Star Wars - Jedi Knight: Dark Forces
    Star Wars - Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
    Star Wars - Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
    Star Wars - Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
    Star Wars - Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
    Star Wars: Dark Forces
    Thief
    Thief 2
    Thief: Deadly Shadows
    Vampire: The Masquerade
    The Walking Dead
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution
    Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
    Wonder Boy in Monster Land
    Wonder Boy in Monster World
    XCOM: Enemy Unknown
    Xenoblade Chronicles

    Keep in mind I bought the vast majority of those in Steam sales.
     
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    I completely disagree. Yeah the story was great but the experience was no where close to Halo 4. That had an emotional story and it was fun to play through. Spec Ops was a chore to play through
     
  21. hippie_hunter The King is Back!

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    I got most of my Metroid collection complete. I just need to replace Metroid Prime Players Choice with a black label version and Metroid II for the Game Boy to finish it.
     
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    Indeed. I loved how the story was presented and it was a damn blast to play.
     
  23. ProjectPat2280 SELLING...PERFECTION

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    I need to play that. I played the demo and while it didnt seem bad, it seemed as tho it was just another run of the mill shooter.
     
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    gameplay wise That's exactly what it is. But the story is absolutely phenomenal
     
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