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Game of the Year
The 3rd annual Interactive Achievement Awards were held May 11 at the Regal Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles during the Electronic Entertainment Expo.  It was hosted by Martin Short and presenters included Martin Lewis, Ahmet Zappa,Stevie CaseBrian Fargo, Alison Sweeny, Harry ShearerPeter Molyneux, and Glenn Entis.  During the event,Hironobu Sakaguchi was inducted into the Hall of Fame.

Game of the Year

The Sims - Maxis Software / Electronic Arts

Computer GOTY

Computer Game of the Year

Age of Empires II: Age of Kings - Ensemble Studios / Microsoft

Console Game of the Year

Soul Calibur - Namco / Namco

Console GOTY

Action Game of the Year (Console)

Crazy Taxi - Hitmaker / Sega

Action Game of the Year (PC)

Half-Life: Opposing Force - Gearbox Software / Sierra Online

Action GOTY (Console)

Adventure/Role Playing Game of the Year (Console)

Final Fantasy VIII - Squaresoft / Squaresoft

Adventure/Role Playing Game of the Year (PC)

Asheron's Call - Turbine Entertainment / Microsoft

Action GOTY (PC)

Children's Entertainment Title of the Year (Console)

Pokemon Snap - HAL Laboratory / Nintendo

Children's Entertainment Title of the Year (PC)

Disney's Villains' Revenge - Disney Interactive / Disney Interactive

Adventure / Role Playing GOTY (Console)

Creativity Title of the Year

Disney's Magic Artist Studio - Disney Interactive / Disney Interactive

Educational Title of the Year

Jump Start Phonics Learning System - Knowledge Adventure / Knowledge Adventure
Bear in the Big Blue House: Bear's Sense of Adventure - Knowledge Adventure / Knowledge Adventure
Blue's 1 2 3 Time Activities - Humongous Entertainment / Humongous Entertainment
The Clue Finder's Fifth Grade Adventures - The Learning Company / Mattel Interactive
Math Blaster for 1st Grade - Knowledge Adventure / Knowledge Adventure
Space Academy GX-1 - Adventure Edmark Corp. / Adventure Edmark Corp.

Adventure / Role Playing GOTY (PC)

Family Title of the Year

3-D Ultra Lionel Traintown - Dynamix / Sierra Online

Fighting Game of the Year

Soul Calibur - Namco / Namco

Children's GOTY

Online Game of the Year

EverQuest - Verant Interactive / 989 Studios
Asheron's Call - Turbine Entertainment / Microsoft
Get the Picture - Berkeley Systems / Berkeley Systems
Pop-Tarts - Magnet Interactive / Magnet Interactive
Wordox - Landor Design Associates / World Opponent Network

Racing Game of the Year

Star Wars: Episode I - Racer - LucasArts / LucasArts

Online GOTY

Simulation Game of the Year

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2000: Professional Edition - Microsoft / Microsoft

Sports Game of the Year (Console)

Knockout Kings 2000 - Black Ops Entertainment / Electronic Arts

Racing GOTY

Sports Game of the Year (PC)

FIFA 2000 - EA Canada / Electronic Arts

Strategy Game of the Year

Age of Empires II: Age of Kings - Ensemble Studios / Microsoft

Simulation GOTY

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Final Fantasy VIII - Squaresoft / Squaresoft

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Final Fantasy VIII - Squaresoft / Squaresoft

Sports GOTY (Console)

Outstanding Achievement in Character or Story Development

Age of Empires II: Age of Kings - Ensemble Studios / Microsoft

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

The Sims - Maxis Software / Electronic Arts

Original Music Composition

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering

The Sims - Maxis Software / Electronic Arts

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Um Jammer Lammy - NanaOn-Sha Co. / Sony Computer Entertainment America

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Medal of Honor - Dreamworks Interactive / Electronic Arts

Sound Design

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

Unreal Tournament - Epic Games / GT Interactive Software

Entertainment Site of the Year

TheOnion.com - Jack Szwergold / Peter Haise
ABC.com - Go.com / Go.com
Banja.com - CHMAN / CHMAN
CalendarLive.com - Leah Gentry / Los Angeles Times
Entertaindom.com - Jim Moloshok / AOL Time Warner
IGN.com - Snowball.com / Snowball.com
Tony the Tiger Website - Magnet Interactive / Magnet Interactive

News/Information Site of the Year

Gamespot.com - GameSpot Inc. / GameSpot Inc.
CNN.com - CNN Interactive / CNN Interactive
 
*** Games listed below and attached to this page are only the winners of Awards ***    

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