Fallout 3 up for AIAS awards

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Per, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    The BethBlog spake and said Fallout 3 has been nominated for eight Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences awards, which are these:
    • Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering
    • Outstanding Achievement in Original Story
    • Role-Playing Game of the Year
    • Computer Game of the Year
    • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design
    • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
    • Console Game of the Year
    • Overall Game of the Year
    These Interactive Achievement Awards are distributed roughly a month from now on the D.I.C.E. Summit among developers who have paid to be eligible for them.
  2. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Outstanding Achievement in Original Story, eh?

    I wonder if Age of Decadence has budgeted for this fee already.
  3. Patton89

    Patton89 Vault Dweller

    Nov 21, 2008
    It makes no sense.
    How could any SANE person give fallout 3 "outstanding gaming engineering / original story award ?
    JC, seems that standards are really low these days, when a game like fallout 3 is a "great" a-rpg or a shooter/rpg hybrid thingy.

    JC Denton, where are thee ?
  4. Eyenixon

    Eyenixon Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 11, 2008
    It's been nominated, not awarded,


    it's probably going to win it anyway.
  5. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I... I just don't know what to say.

    I have no words to describe the feeling that goes through me after reading this.

    When did this happen, when did the majority of game journalists grow so retarded that their collective IQ is probably not high enough to open a pickle jar.

  6. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Maybe it was original in that it managed to balls up a standard by the book cliched plot line so badly, which is quite hard to do.
  7. EnglishMuffin

    EnglishMuffin Still Mildly Glowing

    Jul 21, 2008
    Why don't they just give it the "Best Fallout Game of 2008" award and cut the bullshit.
  8. TheRatKing

    TheRatKing Vault Dweller

    Oct 7, 2008
    Wow that is hilarious. If you want an award...you have to pay. Probably makes sure no great indie games win these awards...
  9. Public

    Public Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    May 18, 2006
    or "The Best Game Eva!"
  10. TheRatKing

    TheRatKing Vault Dweller

    Oct 7, 2008
    Heh, now we can actually badger Beth for paying for good coverage.
  11. 4too

    4too Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 30, 2003
    Pass The Hat

    Pass The Hat


    If only Vince would crawl out from under that bushel basket he's been hiding his shining parts , and take his message straight to the people-s!:cry:

    Vince teh Un-shied spoke-th, " Folks I need seed money to prime the media pumps."

    And the folk-s did come forth and showered teh "Un-shied" in glorious geld!

    Since we now walk in the valley of the shadows of the last days of the eternal crowning glory of "modern video gaming canon", (amen), let us not spare the loaves and fishes ... when AOD pass-eth the hat.

    If there be a level playing field, then perhaps there could be a transcendence of niche and a 'miracle' of market share.

  12. 100LBSofDogmeat

    100LBSofDogmeat It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 11, 2008
    That is just sad... either there weren't any good games this past year. Which there really weren't... or it's more Fallout 3 fever. Honestly, the game wasn't very good... the texture res was crap, the story was horrible, and the game was glitchy as hell.

    Sadly they'll probably win a few of these and feed their hideous egos even further. Thanks a lot, Caen, you douche!
  13. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    The thing is just. That one HAS to get all those awards ... as stupid as it sounds. But look at the competitions. Fallout 3 definetly was one of those games in 2008 with the bigest marketing and most "money" pushed in the development. I mean how would it look like if they all start to come out and say, sorry guys ... we could not decide who to give those awards as they all are crap (kinda unprofessional as well).

    considering the really really weak time we have now with games, its no surprise it got all this Gotys, "writting" awards and such. I mean hands down, as a "RPG" fallout 3 was really the highlight of 2008, though that doesnt really say anything about Fallout 3s quality but about the gaming buisness in general ...

    Letz all hope the next few years will see better games, particularly RPGs.
  14. Dracon M'Alkir

    Dracon M'Alkir Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 19, 2004
    Next up: Fallout 3 wins Nobel Prize for curing cancer.

    I've never seen a game so grossly heralded and overrated before, that's some serious media black dollars. :lol:
  15. >P&A<

    >P&A< First time out of the vault

    Jul 16, 2007
    Petition to also nominate FO3 for the "One Outstanding Achievement to Bind Them All" :twisted:
  16. Jim Cojones

    Jim Cojones It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 6, 2008
    It's not that big shock. You should've been already prepared for this after nomination to Writer's Guild Award.
  17. Mentats

    Mentats First time out of the vault

    Jun 18, 2007
    It's a shame StarCraft II didn't come out last year...because it would have made F3 look like a punk bitch. I'm seriously giving up on RPGs from now on, I think I'll go back to TBS and RTS, I never did like FPS.
    Like OMG, LOL...ok enough.

    I think F3 was an ok game, but I personally wouldn't have made it game of the year (above all others). I respect companies such as Blizzard and Microsoft Studios who rarely send out a game before it's 100%. Blizzards games mostly get constant patches not due to faulty gaming but because of the online cheats, tricks, and a few bugs. :clap:
  18. Cold Zer0

    Cold Zer0 Still Mildly Glowing

    Aug 6, 2004
    I raise a glass to a fair jury that will "vote" for all those awards :clap:
  19. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Wikipedia says "Its membership consists of industry professionals, and only professional members who meet a set of minimum criteria are able to vote", so yeah, only professional professionals are involved.
  20. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    Well maybe it can ?

    I mean as long its not proven wrong it might true. Just like the claim that its a "deep" RPG ...