Those who like to complain about the annual Spike Video Game Awards, and yes, we’ve heard there are one or two of you, you’re missing the point. Don’t complain about the Spikes. Just forget all about them. And concentrate on the Interactive Achievement Awards instead!
Tonight, the 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards went down at DICE in Las Vegas. The winners aren’t selected by TV voters, or magazine readers, they’re picked by members of the Academy of Arts and Interactive Sciences. In other words, the peers of the video game industry.
While comedian Jay Mohr has by al accounts being doing his best to ruin the night, nothing will spoil things for the lucky few who picked up a very pointy trophy at the end of the night.
As the show is actually still going on, we’ll update this list as more winners are announced:
Best Original Music Composition: Portal 2
Best Sound Design: Battlefield 3
Best Story: Skyrim
Best Character Performance: Wheatley
Best Downloadable game: Bastion
Best Casual Game: Fruit Ninja Kinect
Social Networking Game of the Year: Sims Social
Role-playing MMO Game of the year: Skyrim