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AIAS Awards Finalists

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences sends along the list of finalists for their 8th annual Interactive Achievement Awards, with the winners to be announced at the awards ceremony February 1, 2005, the second evening of the D.I.C.E. Summit. Here are the game of the year nominees:

• Game Of The Year

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Take2/Rockstar North)
Half-Life 2 (Vivendi Universal Games/Valve)
Halo 2 (Microsoft/Bungie)
Katamari Damacy (Namco/Namco Limited)
World of Warcraft (Vivendi Universal Games/Blizzard)

• Console Game Of The Year

Burnout 3 (Electronic Arts/Criterion)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Take2/Rockstar North)
Halo 2 (Microsoft/Bungie)
Katamari Damacy (Namco/Namco Limited)
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (Sony/Insomniac Games)

• Computer Game Of The Year

City of Heroes (NCSoft/Cryptic Studios)
Half-Life 2 (Vivendi Universal Games/Valve)
Doom 3 (Activision/id Software)
World of Warcraft (Vivendi Universal Games/Blizzard)
Sid Meier’s Pirates! (Atari/Firaxis Games)

24. Re: Jan 22, 2005, 06:57 Rseman
I didn't play enough games last year to have any idea but there was no whole game that just blew me away.

Half Life 2 amazed me.... the biggest dangers you faced in the game were those sections where they made you have team members. If the Combine had gone home for tea and biscuits instead of killing my team members I'd have been a far lesser threat to them. In the original Half Life, I'd see things happening and I'd WANT to find out why and I'd be exploring everywhere I could, hungry for the next tidbit. It was probably easier to accomplish when the whole game was based in the one facility, but it kept me hooked. Half Life 2 didn't have that same pull for me. The couple of levels where you had Dog, or those with the Buggy and, without a doubt, Nova Prospekt made the game for me.

As Beamer says. DooM3 was the same thing over and over and over. I finished it to finish it and see how it panned out, not because I was having much fun. Still, that level where you enabled the Sentry Bot and went to town with the big boys was probably about the best gaming moment I can remember.

Since I played UT2K4 more than anything else last year and still am playing it, I'm giving it my vote;P

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