Infinity Ward Sweeps First Annual Inside Gaming Awards

While Uncharted 2: Among Thieves got the top nod from Spike's annual Video Game Awards, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 managed to sweep a different video game ceremony just one day ahead of the VGAs.

The First Annual Inside Gaming Awards was held December 11 in Los Angeles to "specifically appeal to the vast community of global gamers and was established to provide an alternative look at the recent year in gaming".

This means that Modern Warfare 2 got the Game of the Year slot instead of Uncharted 2, and in total developer Infinity Ward walked away with six statuettes.

Here's a list of the IG winners (not to be confused with IGA - the Indie Game Awards held at the Game Developers Conference). For fun, compare the alternative winners circle to the VGA winners. Notice anything?

Game of the Year Modern Warfare 2 (Activision, Infinity Ward)

Best Trailer Halo 3: ODST (Microsoft, Bungie)

Best Multiplayer Modern Warfare 2 (Activision, Infinity Ward)

Best Narrative Brutal Legend (EA, Double Fine)

Best Art Direction Batman Arkham Asylum (Eidos/Warner Bros, Rocksteady Studios)

Best Animation Batman: Arkham Asylum (Eidos/Warner Bros, Rocksteady Studios)

Best Game Cinematography Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Sony, Naughty Dog)

Best Replayability Modern Warefare 2 (Activision, Infinity Ward)

Best Indie Game I MAED A GAM3 W1TH ZOMBIES 1N IT!!!1 (Ska Studios)

Most Compelling Character The Joker – Batman Arkham Asylum (Eidos/Warner Bros., Rocksteady Studios)

Best DLC (best content pack/expansion content) Fallout 3 – Expansions (Bethesda Game Studios)

Best Downloadable Game (games only available digitally for purchase or free download) Plants vs. Zombies (PopCap)

Most Original Game Scribblenauts (Warner Bros, 5th Cell)

Best Control Modern Warfare 2 (Activision, Infinity Ward)

Best Game Innovation 1 vs. 100 - Massively Multiplayer Online game show with real prizes (Microsoft)

Best Original Score Modern Warfare 2 (Activision, Infinity Ward)

Best Weapon AC - 130 - Modern Warfare 2 (Activision, Infinity Ward)

Best Sound Design Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Sony, Naughty Dog)


    OMFG! are these clowns kidding me?!?!

    mw2 for best multiplayer my a**....

    Rofl best control - MW2 ?

    The same game that devs called lean "Unbalanced"

    Honestly sometimes I think the industry just sucks up to Infinity and all the people who dont are left out of the parties.

    i knew PC kids were gonna rage about the best multiplayer award. however as someone who plays it on 360, i wholeheartedly agree it is the best multiplayer game of the year. *prepares for trolls*

      so anybody that disagrees with you is a troll??? are you 10 years old by any chance because you sound like it?

        i think you should look up the word before you let your genius shine through like that... obvs no, not people who disagree with me, i was pointing out that pc kids that are going to rage at me because mw2 is horrid multiplayer on PC whereas on 360 its great; so by saying its well deserved on 360 i was effectivly putting myself out there waiting for gimps like you to rage at me

    lets hope it is the Last Annual Inside Gaming Awards.

    and the awrd to the biggest bribe goes to...

    The article doesn't mention or link; who chose/judge these things anyway, and how can I avoid their opinion in the future?

    Which is why no one cares about this award.

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