2003 Awards

1st Annual GANG Awards - 2002 Released Games

The Game Audio Network Guild held the 1st Annual G.A.N.G. Awards Show in San Jose, California during the Game Developers Conference. Congratulations to the following winners:

Overall

Award
Nominees
Winner
Audio of the Year
  • Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
  • Mafia
  • Medal Of Honor: Frontline
  • No One Lives Forever 2
 
Best Cinematic/Cut-Scene Audio
  • James Bond 007: Nightfire
  • Dead To Rights
  • Resident Evil 0
  • Rygar: The Legendary Adventure
  • Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos
 
Best Audio - Other
  • Fisher Price Pixter Pro Base (Interactive handheld system)
  • Leap Frog Imagination Desk Reading Games (Interactive book)
  • Ocean Wonders Aquariam (Baby toy)
  • Ocean Wonders Aquariam (Baby rocker)
 
Best Handheld Audio
  • Alienators: Evolution Continues
  • Castlevania: Harmony Of Dissonance
  • Matchbox Cross Town Heroes
  • Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits
  • Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones
 
Best Website Audio
  • Blitz Digital Studios
  • Game Audio Network Guild
  • General Electric Imagination
  • Shiny Entertainment
 
Best Edutainment/Children Audio
  • Disney/Pixar Learning 2nd/3rd Grade w/Buzz Lightyear (PC)
  • Fisher Price Pixter Pro Base (Interactive handheld system)
  • Leap Frog Imagination Desk Reading Games (Interactive book)
  • Matchbox Cross Town Heroes (Gameboy Advance)
  • Treasure Planet: Training Academy (PC)
  • Words Of Billy 2 (PC)
 

Music

Award
Nominees
Winner
Music of the Year
  • Headhunter
  • Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
  • Icewind Dale II
  • Medal Of Honor: Frontline
  • Neverwinter Nights
  • Rygar: The Legendary Adventure
 
Best Live Performance Recording
  • "Jack's Theme" - Headhunter
  • "Cinematic Suite" - Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos
  • "Kingdom (Orchestrated)" - Kingdom Hearts
  • "Memoro De La Satona" - Final Fantasy XI
  • "Rygar Overture" - Rygar: The Legendary Adnveture
  • "Operation Market Garden" - Medal Of Honor: Frontline
 
Best Interactive Score
  • James Bond 007: Nightfire
  • Mark Of Kri
  • Sly Cooper & The Thievius Raccoonus
  • Splinter Cell
 
Best Instrumental Song
  • "Allied Assault Main Theme" - Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault
  • "Jack's Theme" - Headhunter
  • "Kingdom (Orchestrated)" - Kingdom Hearts
  • "Mafia Main Theme" - Mafia
  • "Memory Of The People" - Final Fantasy XI
  • "Operation Market Garden" - Medal Of Honor: Frontline
 
Best Original Vocal Song - Choral
  • "Arnhem" - Medal Of Honor: Frontline
  • "Cinematic Suite" - Warcraft III: Reign Of Chaos
  • "Hitman 2 Main Title" - Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
  • "Memoro De La Satona" - Final Fantasy XI
 
Best Original Vocal Song - Pop
  • "Kingdom (Vocal Version)" - Kingdom Hearts
  • "Nearly Civilised" - James Bond 007: Nightfire
  • "NOLF Theme" - No One Lives Forever 2
  • "Redbeard" - Scooby Doo: Night Of A Hundred Frights
  • "The Concept Of Love" - Jet Set Radio Future
 
Best Use of Licensed Music
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
  • Mafia
  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
  • Wipeout Fusion
 
Best Original Soundtrack Album
  • The Best Of LucasArts Soundtracks
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Maximo
  • Sounds Of Onimusha: Samuragoch's Best Selection
 
Best Arrangement of a Non-Original Score
  • James Bond 007: Nightfire
  • Maximo
  • Scooby Doo: Night Of A Hundred Frights
 

Sound Design

Award
Nominees
Winner
Sound Design of the Year
  • Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
  • Medal Of Honor: Frontline
  • No One Lives Forever 2
  • Splinter Cell
 
Best Sound Design in a Sports Or Driving Game
  • FIFA World Cup 2002
  • Madden NFL 2003
  • NASCAR Thunder 2003
  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
 
Best Use of Multi-Channel Surround In a Game
  • Street Hoops
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • James Bond 007: Nightfire
  • Pirates: The Legend of Black Kat
  • Ghost Recon
 

Voice Acting

Award
Nominees
Winner
Best Dialogue
  • Grand Theft Audio: Vice City
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Mafia
  • No One Lives Forever 2
  • Splinter Cell
 
Best Commentary in a Sports Game
  • FIFA World Cup 2002
  • Madden NFL 2003
  • MLB Slugfest
 

Industry & Trade

Award
Nominees
Winner
Best New Audio Technology
  • Dolby Pro Logic II
  • DTS 5.1 SDK for PS2
  • SoundMAX SPX
  • XACT
 
Best Audio Software
  • Cakewalk Sonar 2.1
  • Emagic Logic Audio Platinum 5.5
  • Propellerheads Reason 2.0
  • Sonic Foundry Sound Forge 6.0
  • Steinberg Cubase SX
  • Steinberg Wavelab 4.0
 
Best Audio Hardware
  • Access Virus Rack XL
  • Digidesign Digi002
  • Neuron Synth
  • RME Hammerfall HDSP 9652
 
Best Sound Library
  • Garritan Orchestral Strings
  • Project Sam Horns
  • Sonic Implants Strings
  • Sound Ideas 6000 Extension 3
  • Spectrasonics Atmosphere
  • Spectrasonics Stylus
  • Vienna Symphonic Library Orchestral Cube (First Edition)
 

Recognition

Award
Nominees
Winner
Lifetime Achievement Award
G.A.N.G. Recognition Awards
Rookie of the Year
Silas Warner Best Audio Programing Award
Best Producer/Designer
Most Innovative Use of Audio
  • Gitaroo Man
  • Mad Maestro
  • PaRappa the Rappa 2
  • Rez
  • SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALS
 
Best Game Audio Article, Publication or Broadcast
  • "Charting A Course For Game Audio" 
    by Tommy Tallarico, Game Developer Magazine.
  • "Sound Decision" 
    Executive Producer: Victor Lucas, Electric Playground.
  • "Project BBQ: 2002 Official Report" 
    Hosted by The Fat Man, developed by Avallone Media Group.
  • "The Use And Effectiveness of Audio in HALO: Game Music Evolved" 
    by Marty O'Donnell & Aaron Marks, Music4Games.Net
 

 

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