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BioShock Receives A Record-Breaking 12 Interactive Achievement

***BIOSHOCK receiveS A RECORD-BREAKING 12 *

*Interactive Achievement Award NOMINATIONS*

/ /

/Call of Duty 4, The Orange Box, Rock Band, Super Mario Galaxy, ‘Shock/

/ Fight It Out for ‘Overall Game of the Year’ Honors **/

CALABASAS, CA – January 17, 2008 – The Academy of Interactive Arts and
Sciences® (AIAS) today announced the nominees for the 11^th annual
Interactive Achievement Awards®. The nominations for the peer-based
awards have been dominated by two blockbuster first-person shooter
games, /BioShock /(2K Games) and /Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare/
(Activision) by receiving an astounding 10+ nominations from industry
leaders and members of the interactive entertainment software business.
In addition, finalists in close lead with top nominations include: /The
Orange Box (/Electronic Arts and Valve Software/), Rock Band (/MTV
Games/) /and/ Super Mario Galaxy (/Nintendo of America/), /all up for
the Overall Game of the Year Award.

The awards ceremony will take place during The D.I.C.E. (Design,
Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit® 2008 on February 7 at the Red
Rock Resort in Las Vegas, with comedian, actor and proud game
enthusiast, Jay Mohr returning for his third year to host the award
ceremony.

These peer-based awards recognize the outstanding products, talented
individuals and development teams that have contributed to the
advancement of the multi-billion dollar worldwide entertainment software
industry. The Interactive Achievement Awards for the first time can be
viewed live via webcast on GameSpot (www.gamespot.com
) and Comcast HD Video on Demand. This gives
game enthusiasts worldwide the opportunity to experience first-hand the
excitement as the coveted Interactive Achievement Awards are presented
to the geniuses and giants behind the most popular video games of the year.

“This year’s finalists reflect the commitment game makers have to create
compelling, engaging and exciting experiences for the expanding game
playing audience,” said Joseph Olin, president, AIAS. “The 2008 nominees
represent the tremendous talent and passion that our members bring to
their craft. The Interactive Achievement Awards are dedicated to
acknowledging the men and women who create these innovative and
excellent games.”

Following is a partial list of finalists; the complete list of finalists
is available at www.interactive.org :

*_Overall Game of the Year:_*

* *

*BioShock*

* Publisher: 2K Games
* Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia

* *

*Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare *

* Publisher: Activision
* Developer: Infinity Ward

*Rock Band *

* Publisher: MTV Games
* Developer: Harmonix

**

*Super Mario Galaxy *

* Publisher: Nintendo of America
* Developer: Nintendo

*The Orange Box *

* Publisher: Electronic Arts/Valve Software
* Developer: Valve Software

*_Console Game of the Year:_*

* *

*BioShock*

* Publisher: 2K Games
* Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia

* *

*Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare *

* Publisher: Activision
* Developer: Infinity Ward

*Mass Effect*

* Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
* Developer: BioWare

**

*Rock Band *

* Publisher: MTV Games
* Developer: Harmonix

**

*Super Mario Galaxy *

* Publisher: Nintendo of America
* Developer: Nintendo

*_Computer Game of the Year:_*

* *

*BioShock*

* Publisher: 2K Games
* Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia

**

*Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare *

* Publisher: Activision
* Developer: Infinity Ward

*Crysis *

* Publisher: Electronic Arts
* Developer: Crytek

*The Orange Box *

* Publisher: Electronic Arts/Valve Software
* Developer: Valve Software

**

*World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade *

* Publisher: Vivendi Games
* Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

*_Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: _*

* *

*Assassin's Creed *

* Publisher: Ubisoft
* Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

**

*BioShock *

* Publisher: 2K Games
* Developer: 2K Boston, 2K Australia

**

*Rock Band *

* Publisher: MTV Games
* Developer: Harmonix

*Super Mario Galaxy *

* Publisher: Nintendo of America
* Developer Nintendo

**

*The Orange Box*

* Publisher: Electronic Arts/Valve Software
* Developer: Valve Software

*_Handheld Game of the Year_*

*Drawn to Life *

* Publisher: THQ
* Developer: 5th Cell

*Jeanne d'Arc *

* Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
* Developer: Level 5

*Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords*

* Publisher: D3 Publisher of America
* Developer: Infinite Interactive, 1st Playable Productions

*Ratchet and Clank: Size Matters *

* Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
* Developer: High Impact Games

*The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass *

* Publisher: Nintendo of America
* Developer: Nintendo

//

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Since 1998, the Interactive Achievement Awards have recognized
outstanding games, individuals and development teams that have
contributed to the advancement of the multi-billion dollar worldwide
entertainment software industry. More than 160 titles were played and
evaluated by members of the Academy’s Peer Panels. These panels; one for
each award category, are comprised of the game industry’s most
experienced and talented men and women who are experts in their chosen
fields. Interactive Achievement Award recipients are then determined by
a vote of qualified Academy members, which is secret, conducted online
and supervised and certified by VoteNet Solutions, Inc. The integrity of
the system, coupled with a broad-based voting population of AIAS
members, makes the Interactive Achievement Awards the most credible,
respected and recognized awards for interactive entertainment software.

*About the D.I.C.E. Summit:*

The D.I.C.E. Summit is a high-level interactive entertainment industry
conference that brings together the top video game designers and
developers from around the world and business leaders from all the major
publishers to discuss the state of the industry, its trends and the
future. The three-day event will be held in Las Vegas, at the upscale
Red Rock Resort, February 6-8, 2008. Online registration for the
D.I.C.E. Summit 2008 is open now. Please visit http://www.dicesummit.org
for more information and to register to
attend the interactive entertainment industry event of the year.

*About the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences*

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) was founded in 1996 as
a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and
recognition of the interactive arts. The Academy’s mission is to promote
and advance common interests in the worldwide interactive entertainment
community; recognize outstanding achievements in the interactive arts
and sciences; and conduct an annual awards show (Interactive Achievement
Awards) to enhance awareness of the interactive art form. The Academy
also strives to provide a voice for individuals in the interactive
entertainment community. In 2002 the Academy created the D.I.C.E.
(Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit, a once yearly
conference dedicated to exploring approaches to the creative process and
artistic expression as they uniquely apply to the development of
interactive entertainment. The Academy has over 12,000 members, with the
board comprised of senior executives from the major videogame companies
including Bioware/Pandemic, Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Insomniac
Games, Microsoft, Nintendo of America, Sony, THQ and Ubisoft. More
information on the AIAS, the Interactive Achievement Awards and the
nominees can be found at http://www.interactive.org
.


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