Show to air on Sunday, March 18th on TwitchTV


Tommy Tallarico receives Lifetime Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES, CA - The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.), the non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of game audio, is proud to announce the winners of the 10th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards held at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last week.

Voted and judged upon by the game audio industry and members of G.A.N.G., the finalists represent an array of the best audio in video games from 2011. A 70 person Advisory Committee helped in deciding each of the final nominees which included hundreds of hours of research, listening, watching and playing. Over 2,000 people representing over 30 countries have signed up as members of G.A.N.G. since its inception in 2002. The final winners, voted on by the general membership of G.A.N.G., included multiple wins for Portal 2, Battlefield 3, Star Wars: The Old Republic and Kinect Disneyland Adventures. Other notable winners included L.A. Noire, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception and the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

The award show has become an annual tradition at GDC, drawing standing room only crowds and has become the centerpiece of the audio track. The entire awards show will be broadcast via TwitchTV starting Sunday, March 18th at 9pm eastern/6pm pacific on the following channel: HYPERLINK "http://www.twitch.tv/videogameslive" \o "http://www.twitch.tv/videogameslive" http://www.twitch.tv/videogameslive

World renowned video game composer/sound designer Tommy Tallarico received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his 22 year history and major contributions to the community of game audio. Aside from his many award winning soundtracks over the years, he is also the creator/producer of the touring Video Games Live show and one of the original founders of the Game Audio Network Guild. “He has literally helped hundreds of people get into the video game industry and realize their dreams,” said G.A.N.G. President Paul Lipson “There has never been a more deserving person for this award. His work and his life embody everything that G.A.N.G. is about.”

A complete list of the award winners are as follows…

AUDIO OF THE YEAR

Battlefield 3



MUSIC OF THE YEAR

L.A. Noire

SOUND DESIGN OF THE YEAR

Battlefield 3



BEST SOUNDTRACK ALBUM

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Collector's Edition Soundtrack



BEST INTERACTIVE SCORE (tie)

Portal 2

Kinect Disneyland Adventures



BEST CINEMATIC/CUTSCENE AUDIO

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

BEST DIALOGUE

Portal 2



BEST ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL

"Glory, The Galactic Republic" - Star Wars: The Old Republic

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL – CHORAL

"Main Theme" - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL – POP

"Want You Gone" - Portal 2



BEST USE OF LICENSED MUSIC

Kinect Disneyland Adventures


BEST AUDIO MIX

Battlefield 3


BEST HANDHELD AUDIO

Infinity Blade II


BEST AUDIO IN A CASUAL/INDIE/SOCIAL GAME

Bastion



BEST GAME AUDIO ARTICLE, PUBLICATION OR BROADCAST

"The Use of Voice in Portal 2"



LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Tommy Tallarico


G.A.N.G. RECOGNITION AWARD

Kevin Riepl



G.A.N.G. DISTINGUISED SERVICE AWARD

Dan Rudin



ROOKIE OF THE YEARD AWARD

Darren Korb (Bastion)



DIAMOND SPONSOR/PARTNER AWARDS

Sumthing Else Musicworks

Game Developers Conference

Pyramind Studios