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8th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Award Winners

On March 15th the Game Audio Network Guild, or G.A.N.G., announced the winners of their annual award show held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The non-profit organization, which is dedicated to the advancement and recognition of game audio, gives out annual awards to honor outstanding creative, technical and artistic audio achievement in the world of interactive entertainment. All awards are voted on and judged by the game audio industry and members of G.A.N.G. The winners represent the best in game audio over the '09 year. Not surprising Sony’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves received 6 awards including Audio of the Year. Founder, CEO and Chairman, Tommy Tallarico had this to say: “The level of quality this year was stunning. Each nominee and winner should be extremely proud of their amazing accomplishments.” President of G.A.N.G., Paul Lipson added: “GANG is committed to recognizing the accomplishments of our industry, and our partnership with GDC (Game Developers Conference) has enabled us to make the GANG Awards an internationally recognized event. This year’s group of nominees and winners raised the bar in every category, and we are thrilled to celebrate that.”
Without further ado here are the winners:


Audio of the Year
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


Music of the Year (Tie)
Assassin’s Creed II
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


Sound Design of the Year
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


Best Original Soundtrack Album
Infamous


Best Interactive Score
Flower


Best Handheld Audio
The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition (iPhone)


Best Cinematic/Cut-Scene Audio
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


Best Dialogue
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


Best Original Instrumental
“Reunion” – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves


Best Original Vocal – Choral
“Halls of Iron” – World of Warcraft: Secret of Ulduar


Best Original Vocal – Pop
“Plant vs. Zombies” – Plants vs. Zombies


Best Use of Multi-Channel Surround in a Game
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2


Best Use of Licensed Music
Rock Band: The Beatles


Best Game Audio Article, Publication or Broadcast
“The Future of Game Audio / The Game Audio Mixing Revolution”


Lifetime Achievement Award
Charles Deenen


Rookie of the Year (Tie)
Dave Johnson
Camden Stoddard


G.A.N.G. Recognition Award
Brian Schmidt


G.A.N.G. Service Awards
Rob Bridgett
Morla Gorrondona
Chip Beeman
Alexander Brandon
David Chan

Student/Apprentice Competition Winners
Music – Courtney Johns
Sound Design – Jeff Schmidt

Diamond Sponsor
Sumthing Else Music Works
AFM – The American Federation of Musicians
5 Rockets

Gold Sponsor
DTS

Diamond Partners
Pyramind, Inc.

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