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BioShock Lays Siege to Interactive Achievement Award Nods

The finalists for the 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards have been selected. BIOSHOCK led all nominees with a record 12 nominations. The awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 7 at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas, in conjunction with the 2008 D.I.C.E. Summit. Actor/comedian Jay Mohr will host the event, which will be aired live on www.gamespot.com and via Comcast HD VOD.

The nominees are:

Overall Game of the Year* BIOSHOCK* CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE* ROCK BAND* SUPER MARIO GALAXY* THE ORANGE BOX

Computer Game of the Year* BIOSHOCK* CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE* CRYSIS* THE ORANGE BOX* WORLD OF WARCRAFT: THE BURNING CRUSADE

Console Game of the Year* BIOSHOCK* CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE* MASS EFFECT* ROCK BAND* SUPER MARIO GALAXY

Handheld Game of the Year* DRAWN TO LIFE* JEANNE D'ARC* PUZZLE QUEST: CHALLENGE OF THE WARLORDS* RATCHET AND CLANK: SIZE MATTERS* THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: PHANTOM HOURGLASS

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming* ASSASSIN'S CREED* BIOSHOCK* ROCK BAND* SUPER MARIO GALAXY* THE ORANGE BOX

Family Game of the Year * GUITAR HERO III* RAYMAN RAVING RABBIDS 2 * ROCK BAND * SCENE IT? LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION * WARIOWARE: SMOOTH MOVES

Adventure Game of the Year* ASSASSIN'S CREED* GOD OF WAR II* RATCHET & CLANK FUTURE: TOOLS OF DESTRUCTION* SUPER MARIO GALAXY* UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE

Sports Game of the Year* FIFA SOCCER 08* MLB 07: THE SHOW* NBA 2K8* NHL 08* SKATE.

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year* ACE COMBAT 6: FIRES OF LIBERATION* COMMAND AND CONQUER 3: TIBERIUM WARS* COMPANY OF HEROES: OPPOSING FRONTS* SUPREME COMMANDER* WORLD IN CONFLICT

Action Game of the Year* BIOSHOCK* CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE* CRYSIS* HALO 3* THE ORANGE BOX

Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year* EVE ONLINE: TRINITY* GUILD WARS: EYE OF THE NORTH* RICHARD GARRIOTT'S TABULA RASA* THE LORD OF THE RINGS ONLINE: SHADOWS OF ANGMAR* WORLD OF WARCRAFT: THE BURNING CRUSADE

Cellular Game of the Year* DINER DASH 2* PREY MOBILE* SIMCITY SOCIETIES* SKATE.

Mobile Role-Playing Game of the Year* ETERNAL SONATA* JEANNE D'ARC* MASS EFFECT* ROGUE GALAXY* THE WITCHER

Racing Game of the Year* DIRT* FORZA MOTORSPORT 2* MOTORSTORM* NEED FOR SPEED PRO STREET* PROJECT GOTHAM RACING 4

Downloadable Game of the Year* AZADA* BUILD-A-LOT* FLOW* PEGGLE* PUZZLE QUEST: CHALLENGE OF THE WARLORDS

Outstanding Achievement in Animation * ASSASSIN'S CREED* CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE* RATCHET & CLANK FUTURE: TOOLS OF DESTRUCTION* UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE* THE ORANGE BOX: TEAM FORTRESS 2

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction* ASSASSIN'S CREED* BIOSHOCK* CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE* HEAVENLY SWORD* THE ORANGE BOX: TEAM FORTRESS 2

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering* ASSASSIN'S CREED* CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE* CRYSIS* RATCHET & CLANK FUTURE: TOOLS OF DESTRUCTION* UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE

Outstanding Character Performance* BIOSHOCK* HEAVENLY SWORD* MASS EFFECT* THE ORANGE BOX: PORTAL* UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE

Outstanding Achievement in Story Development* BIOSHOCK* DRAWN TO LIFE* MASS EFFECT* THE DARKNESS* UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering* ASSASSIN'S CREED* ROCK BAND* SUPER MARIO GALAXY* THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: PHANTOM HOURGLASS* THE ORANGE BOX: PORTAL

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play* CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE* FORZA MOTORSPORT 2* HALO 3* ROCK BAND* WORLD IN CONFLICT

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition* BIOSHOCK* UNCHARTED: DRAKE'S FORTUNE* GOD OF WAR II* HEAVENLY SWORD* LAIR

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack* BIOSHOCK* GUITAR HERO III* ROCK BAND* SINGSTAR POP* SKATE.

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design* BIOSHOCK* CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE* TOM CLANCY'S GHOST RECON ADVANCED WARFIGHTER 2* SKATE.* NEED FOR SPEED PROSTREET

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design* BIOSHOCK* CALL OF DUTY 4: MODERN WARFARE* ROCK BAND* SUPER MARIO GALAXY* THE ORANGE BOX: PORTAL

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming* ASSASSIN'S CREED* BIOSHOCK* ROCK BAND* SUPER MARIO GALAXY* THE ORANGE BOX

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