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LittleBigPlanet wins big at AIAS DICE awards

Friday, 20th February 2009 07:12 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet has swept the board at the 12th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards in Las Vegas, taking eight trophies from the ceremony.

The platformer won Family Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering, Outstanding Character Performance, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, Console Game of the Year, and, obviously, Overall Game of the Year.

Fallout 3, Left 4 Dead and Dead Space all did well on the night, but there was no stopping the little sack man.

Full list of winners, in bold, after the break. Thanks, Gamespot.

Overall Game of the Year
Fallout 3 – Bethesda Softworks – Bethesda Softworks
Grand Theft Auto IV – Rockstar Games – Rockstar North
Left 4 Dead – Valve Software – Valve Software
Little Big Planet – Sony – Media Molecule
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Konami – Kojima Productions

Console Game of the Year
Fallout 3 – Bethesda Softworks – Bethesda Softworks
Gears of War 2 – Microsoft Game Studios – Epic Games
Grand Theft Auto IV – Rockstar Games – Rockstar North
Little Big Planet – Sony – Media Molecule
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Konami – Kojima Productions

Computer Game of the Year
Fallout 3 – Bethesda Softworks – Bethesda Softworks
Left 4 Dead – Valve Software – Valve Software
Mass Effect – Electronic Arts – BioWare
Spore – Electronic Arts – Maxis
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – Blizzard Entertainment – Blizzard Entertainment

Adventure Game of the Year
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia – Konami – Konami
God of War: Chains of Olympus – Sony – Ready at Dawn
Mirror’s Edge – Electronic Arts – Digital Illusions
Naruto: The Broken Bond – Ubisoft – Ubisoft
Prince of Persia – Ubisoft – Ubisoft Montreal

Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
EVE Online: Quantum Rise – CCP – CCP
Pirates of the Burning Sea – Sony Online Entertainment – Flying Lab Software
PMOG – GameLayers – GameLayers
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning – Electronic Arts – Mythic Entertainment
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – Blizzard Entertainment – Blizzard Entertainment

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 09 – Electronic Arts – EA Canada
Madden NFL 09 – Electronic Arts – EA Tiburon
MLB 08: The Show – Sony – SCE Studios San Diego
NBA 2K9 – 2K Sports – Visual Concepts
NHL 09 – Electronic Arts – EA Canada

Racing Game of the Year
Burnout Paradise – Electronic Arts – Criterion Games
GRID – Codemasters – Codemasters
Mario Kart Wii – Nintendo – Nintendo
MotorStorm: Pacific Rift – Sony – Evolution Studios
Pure – Disney Interactive Studios – Black Rock Studio

Fighting Game of the Year
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe – Midway – Midway
Soulcalibur IV – Namco Bandai Games – Project Soul
Super Smash Bros. Brawl – Nintendo – Nintendo, Sora
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix – Capcom – Backbone Entertainment
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 – THQ – Yuke’s

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play
Call of Duty: World at War – Activision – Treyarch
Gears of War 2 – Microsoft Game Studios – Epic Games
Left 4 Dead – Valve Software – Valve Software
NHL 09 – Electronic Arts – EA Canada
Rock Band 2 – MTV Games – Harmonix

Action Game of the Year
Call of Duty: World at War – Activision – Treyarch
Dead Space – Electronic Arts – EA Redwood Shores
Far Cry 2 – Ubisoft – Ubisoft Montreal
Gears of War 2 – Microsoft Game Studios – Epic Games
Grand Theft Auto IV – Rockstar Games – Rockstar North

Handheld Game of the Year
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin – Nintendo – Intelligent Systems
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia – Konami – Konami
God of War: Chains of Olympus – Sony – Ready at Dawn
Patapon – Sony – Sony Computer Entertainment International
Professor Layton and the Curious Village – Nintendo – Level 5

Cellular Game of the Year
Reset Generation – Nokia – RedLynx
Spore Origins – Electronic Arts – Babaroga, Tricky Software
Trism – Demiforce – Demiforce

Casual Game of the Year
Braid – Microsoft Game Studios – Number None
Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhurst – Big Fish Games – Big Fish Games
Patapon – Sony – Sony Computer Entertainment International
Professor Layton and the Curious Village – Nintendo – Level 5
World of Goo – Nintendo – 2D Boy

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
Fable II – Microsoft Game Studios – Lionhead Studios
Fallout 3 – Bethesda Softworks – Bethesda Softworks
Gears of War 2 – Microsoft Game Studios – Epic Games
Left 4 Dead – Valve Software – Valve Software
World of Goo – Nintendo – 2D Boy

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Fallout 3 – Bethesda Softworks – Bethesda Softworks
Gears of War 2 – Microsoft Game Studios – Epic Games
Left 4 Dead – Valve Software – Valve Software
Little Big Planet – Sony – Media Molecule
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Konami – Kojima Productions

Family Game of the Year
Boom Blox – Electronic Arts – EA Los Angeles
Little Big Planet – Sony – Media Molecule
Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party – Ubisoft – Ubisoft Paris
Rock Band 2 – MTV Games – Harmonix
Wii Fit – Nintendo – Nintendo

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
Advance Wars: Days of Ruin – Nintendo – Intelligent Systems
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Electronic Arts – EA Los Angeles
Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution – 2K Games – Firaxis
Sins of a Solar Empire – Stardock Entertainment – Ironclad Games
Tom Clancy’s EndWar – Ubisoft – Ubisoft Shanghai

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Castle Crashers – Microsoft Game Studios – The Behemoth
Gears of War 2 – Microsoft Game Studios – Epic Games
Left 4 Dead – Valve Software – Valve Software
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Konami – Kojima Productions
Prince of Persia – Ubisoft – Ubisoft Montreal

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Dead Space – Electronic Arts – EA Redwood Shores
Fable II – Microsoft Game Studios – Lionhead Studios
Little Big Planet – Sony – Media Molecule
Mirror’s Edge – Electronic Arts – Digital Illusions
Prince of Persia – Ubisoft – Ubisoft Montreal

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Gears of War 2 – Microsoft Game Studios – Epic Games
Little Big Planet – Sony – Media Molecule
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Konami – Kojima Productions
Resistance 2 – Sony – Insomniac Games
Tomb Raider: Underworld – Eidos/Warner Bros. Interactive – Crystal Dynamics

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering
Fable II – Microsoft Game Studios – Lionhead Studios
Fallout 3 – Bethesda Softworks – Bethesda Softworks
Left 4 Dead – Valve Software – Valve Software
Spore – Electronic Arts – Maxis
Tom Clancy’s EndWar – Ubisoft – Ubisoft Shanghai

Outstanding Character Performance
Gears of War 2 (Dom) – Microsoft Game Studios – Epic Games
Gears of War 2 (Marcus) – Microsoft Game Studios – Epic Games
Little Big Planet (Sackboy) – Sony Computer Entertainment America – Media Molecule
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (Old Snake) – Konami – Kojima Productions
Tomb Raider: Underworld (Lara Croft) – Eidos/Warner Bros. Interactive – Crystal Dynamics

Outstanding Achievement in Adapted Story
Lego Batman: The Videogame – Warner Bros. Interactive – TT Games
Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe – Midway – Midway
Naruto: The Broken Bond – Ubisoft – Ubisoft
Quantum of Solace – Activision – Treyarch
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – LucasArts – LucasArts

Outstanding Achievement in Original Story
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway – Ubisoft – Gearbox Software
Fable II – Microsoft Game Studios – Lionhead Studios
Fallout 3 – Bethesda Softworks – Bethesda Softworks
Grand Theft Auto IV – Rockstar Games – Rockstar North
Professor Layton and the Curious Village – Nintendo – Level 5

Role-Playing Game of the Year
Fable II – Microsoft Game Studios – Lionhead Studios
Fallout 3 – Bethesda Softworks – Bethesda Softworks
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time – Nintendo – Chunsoft
Tales of Vesperia – Namco Bandai Games – Namco Bandai Games

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Braid – Microsoft Game Studios – Number None
Left 4 Dead – Valve Software – Valve Software
Little Big Planet – Sony – Media Molecule
Spore – Electronic Arts – Maxis
Wii Fit – Nintendo – Nintendo

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
de Blob – THQ – Blue Tongue
Dead Space – Electronic Arts – EA Redwood Shores
Fable II – Microsoft Game Studios – Lionhead Studios
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – Konami – Kojima Productions
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King – Blizzard Entertainment – Blizzard Entertainment

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack
Guitar Hero World Tour – Activision – Neversoft Entertainment
Little Big Planet – Sony – Media Molecule
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift – Sony – Evolution Studios
Rock Band 2 – MTV Games – Harmonix
Singstar PS3 Vol. 1 – Sony – SCE London Studio

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Dead Space – Electronic Arts – EA Redwood Shores
Gears of War 2 – Microsoft Game Studios – Epic Games
Little Big Planet – Sony – Media Molecule
Prince of Persia – Ubisoft – Ubisoft Montreal
Wipeout HD – Sony – SCE Studios Liverpool

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  1. Blerk

    Some great games winning there! Congrats to all (apart from Smash Bros).

    #1 5 years ago
  2. reask

    Silly question coming up.
    Are the ones bolded the winners and all the others nominees?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Yes.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. reask

    Thanks Blerk.
    So Gears won nothing then ah well.
    Good wins for LBP.

    #4 5 years ago