G.A.N.G. Award Nominees Announced

The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) has revealed all the finalists for the 10th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards -as chosen by its 70-person Advisory Committee. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception received nine nominations in various categories – the most of any game this year.

Other notable nominees include Batman: Arkham City, Battlefield 3, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3, and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. A full list of nominees and categories can be found below. The winners will be announced at the 10th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards ceremony on March 8 in San Francisco during the 2012 Game Developers Conference.

AUDIO OF THE YEAR
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dead Space 2
Gears of War 3
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

MUSIC OF THE YEAR
Batman: Arkham City
InFamous 2
Kinect Disneyland Adventures
L.A. Noire
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

SOUND DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Battlefield 3
Forza Motorsport 4
Gears of War 3
NCAA Football 12
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

BEST SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
Batman: Arkham City
Dead Space 2
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Star Wars: The Old Republic
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

BEST INTERACTIVE SCORE
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Dead Space 2
Kinect Disneyland Adventures
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

BEST HANDHELD AUDIO
Death Rally HD
Infinity Blade II
Monster Hunter 3G
Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D
Super Mario 3D Land

BEST AUDIO IN A CASUAL/INDIE/SOCIAL GAME
Bastion
Conspiracy
Monday Night Combat
Orcs Must Die
Star Wars: Clone War Adventures
WindUp Knight

BEST CINEMATIC/CUT-SCENE AUDIO
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Crysis 2
Gears of War 3
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

BEST DIALOGUE
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
L.A. Noire
Portal 2
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

BEST ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL
"Lacrimosa" – Dead Space 2
"Main Theme" – Deus Ex: Human Revolution
"GameWrapper" – Kinect Disneyland Adventures
"Pirate Dance" – Kinectimals Gold
"Glory, The Galactic Republic" – Star Wars: The Old Republic
"Small Beginnings" – Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL – CHORAL
"Main Theme" – Batman: Arkham City
“Storm Clouds Over Stalingrad” – Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
“Guardians Theme” – Rift
“Clash of Destiny” – Star Wars: The Old Republic
"Main Theme" – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL – POP
"Rogue Heart" – Dragon Age II
"Torched Song" – L.A. Noire
"Victoria’s Lab" – LittleBigPlanet 2
"Wabby Wabbo" – Plants Vs. Zombies
"Want You Gone" – Portal 2
“Kayfoundo Naweea (Hungry Eyes)” – Star Wars: The Old Republic

BEST AUDIO MIX
Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
Crysis 2
L.A. Noire
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception

BEST USE OF LICENSED MUSIC
Kinect Disneyland Adventures
LittleBigPlanet 2
MLB 11: The Show
Rocksmith
Shift 2: Unleashed – Need for Speed
Stacking

BEST GAME AUDIO ARTICLE, PUBLICATION OR BROADCAST
Designing the Boot Sound for the Original Xbox
Game Developer Magazine – “Three Erroneous Conceits”
Mixing as Part of the Music Composing Process
Sound Effects Transformation: From This to That
The Use of Voice in Portal 2

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