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Infocom co-founders to get AIAS Pioneer Award

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 19, 2012 4:30pm PST

Dave Legling and Marc Blank, co-founders of Playdom, best known for their work on the classic text-based adventure Zork and Enchanter series, will receive the Pioneer Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS)

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"Zork was a little behind my time, but I have fond memories playing Return to Zork on ..."

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Mass Effect 2 Named AIAS Game of the Year; Red Dead Redemption Scores Five Awards

By Steve Watts, Feb 11, 2011 7:40am PST

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) held its 14th annual Interactive Achievement Awards at the DICE Summit last night, and now the...

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"Love Mass Effect 2 so much but wished it had more of an RPG feel like the first one had. Also ..."

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AIAS Announces 14th Annual Interactive Achievement Award Nominees

By Steve Watts, Jan 20, 2011 11:15am PST

Today, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced its list of nominees for the 14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards. The awards...

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"Mass effect 2 is not deserving, its less ambitious then Me 1, story is weaker, exploration is ..."

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2009 Interactive Achievement Award Finalists Announced

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 21, 2010 7:20pm PST

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced the extensive list of finalists for its 13th annual Interactive Achievement Awards....

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"I agree with you except for MW2. Mainly as a PC gamer but it was just disappointing as a game ..."

- silverback1138 see all 29 comments

LittleBigPlanet Cleans Up at AIAS Awards

By Nick Breckon, Feb 20, 2009 12:31pm PST

Media Molecule's innovative platformer LittleBigPlanet (PS3) took top honors at the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences awards, held last night...

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"Firstly, Brawl's single player *is* just a token stroyline attached to a series of AI matches. ..."

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AIAS, IGDA Partner for Annual Game Awards

By Chris Faylor, Oct 22, 2008 10:44am PDT

The International Game Developers Association and Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, both organizations dedicated to furthering the video...

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AIAS President: 'Game Reviewers Are Lazy'

By Chris Faylor, Jul 30, 2008 2:58pm PDT

Speaking on the current state of video game journalism and criticism, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences president Joseph Olin has expressed...

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"There is no proving a subjective opinion, but at least you're doing a good job of looking ..."

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Evening Reading

By Chris Faylor, Feb 08, 2008 6:00pm PST

Once again it seems the weekend is upon us. Shall we commence with the traditional offering of links and goodies? Seat belts only like...

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"eh, I think this reply is bullshit. If he's happy doing it, why shit on his happiness? He'll ..."

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AIAS Honors Call of Duty 4, BioShock, The Orange Box in GOTY Awards

By Chris Faylor, Feb 08, 2008 10:38am PST

During an awards ceremony last night, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences named Infinity Wards' Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC, PS3,...

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"I agree. I played demo on my new rig at max settings and got bored after 10min. I must admit the ..."

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Blizzard's Mike Morhaime Joins AIAS Hall of Fame

By Chris Faylor, Dec 12, 2007 9:47am PST

Blizzard Entertainment co-founder, president and CEO Mike Morhaime (pictured left) is the latest addition to the Academy of Interactive Arts &...

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"Ask him if they're working on Diablo 3. If he says they have no real plans at this time, he's ..."

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PlayStation Creator Kutaragi Will Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from AIAS

By Carlos Bergfeld, Nov 26, 2007 11:49am PST

Former Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Ken Kutaragi, the "Father of PlayStation," will receive the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences 2008...

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"Huh? After all his "BAAAAAAW!" noise about how the PS3 would be the miraculous coming of Jesus ..."

- three-d see all 9 comments

Late Night Consoling

By Chris Remo, Feb 07, 2007 8:00pm PST

Okami, Oblivion top GDCA award noms; Schafer to host [ps2] [xbox] [xbox360] [gamecube] [wii] [psp] This week, the full list of nominations for the...

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"The only award Oblivion was worthy of was "Biggest Disappointment of the year"."

- Aankhen see all 22 comments

DICE Summit Q&A

By Maarten Goldstein, Feb 05, 2007 5:31am PST

FiringSquad has a DICE summit Q&A up, asking AIAS president Joseph Olin about this game industry conference and the related Interactive...

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"What does Frontlines have going for it that will smoke BF2/2142? I don't know anything about ..."

- Sturm08 see all 6 comments

Capcom vs. AIAS, Round Two

By Chris Remo, Jan 29, 2007 8:24am PST

Last year, many gamers and industry members were surprised when the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences released its yearly list of gaming...

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"i meant really the aias response. i guess it's not really a "come-back.""

- skryte see all 38 comments

M.U.L.E. Creator Dani Bunten Berry to Join AIAS Hall of Fame

By Chris Remo, Jan 25, 2007 3:38am PST

Joining a group whose ranks include industry luminaries such as Will Wright, John Carmack, Shigeru Miyamoto, Sid Meier, Peter Molyneux, Richard...

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"One interesting thing to note is that next to the sex-industry, the largest profession for ..."

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