With BioShock nothing but a sweet, sweet memory to most gamers, it's easy to forget that the industry is still piling awards on top of it. Well, nominations in this case. Nominations from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences to be specific. The AIAS has nominated BioShock for twelve Interactive Achievement Awards this year, more than any other game this year or apparently any other year. So, if you haven't played it, you really should, lest your friends start calling you out for the philistine you are. As for other 360 exclusives, Mass Effect garnered 4 nods, including console game of the year and role playing game of the year. Halo 3 nabbed two nominations, one for outstanding achievement in online play and one for action game of the year.
The IAA's will be broadcast by both GameSpot and ComCast on their video-on-demand services and will again be hosted by Jay Mohr.