Bioshock sweeps Game Audio Awards, wins eight awards

Bioshock - Image 1Even when the buzz about Bioshock (Xbox 360, PC) has pretty much lowered down to a low (but still audible) hum, its ability to win accolades and win critics over has not waned the slightest. We see this in action via this year's Game Audio Awards, an outfit that gives recognition to the games that sounded just right. How many awards did Bioshock get in this one, you ask? Try eight. All the details in the full article.

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It seems that the massive amount of praise heaped upon 2K Games' Bioshock (Xbox 360, PC) has not yet been deemed massive enough, as this year's Game Audio Awards bestowed the gene-splicing dystopian FPS eight counts of being the most beautifully-sounding game this generation. Count 'em - eight awards, awarded because Bioshock sounded so damn good. That, dear readers, is hardcore.

And while yours truly personally believes that something like Super Mario Galaxy could get an award or two, BioShock really deserves every award it gets. For not only did it succeed in a genre that's saturated to the hilt, it gave the entire videogame world a rousing shake as to what storytelling should be. And boy, did it shake.

Here's the complete list of categories (and winners):

AUDIO OF THE YEAR
BioShock

MUSIC OF THE YEAR
BioShock

SOUND DESIGN OF THE YEAR
BioShock

BEST ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
God of War II

BEST INTERACTIVE SCORE
BioShock

BEST HANDHELD AUDIO
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow

BEST AUDIO – OTHER
Jewel Quest II

BEST CINEMATIC/CUT-SCENE AUDIO
BioShock

BEST DIALOGUE
BioShock

BEST ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL
"Welcome To Rapture" – BioShock

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL – CHORAL
"Main Titles" – God of War II

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL – POP
"Still Alive" – Portal

BEST USE OF LICENSED MUSIC
BioShock

BEST ARRANGEMENT OF A NON-ORIGINAL SCORE
Simpsons Game

BEST GAME AUDIO ARTICLE, PUBLICATION OR BROADCAST
"The World of Game Composing" – Film Music Magazine

MOST INNOVATIVE USE OF AUDIO
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2

BEST USE OF MULTI-CHANNEL SURROUND IN A GAME
Halo 3

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Austin Wintory
Tomas Neumann

STUDENT/APPRENTICE CONTEST WINNERS
Mike "Skitch" Schichiano
Mikkel Eskessen

G.A.N.G. RECOGNITION AWARDS
Russell Brower
Rod Abernathy
Michael "Piano Squall" Gluck

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