'Uncharted 3,' 'BioShock Infinite' lead award nominations

 

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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception and BioShock Infinite each have nominations in four categories ahead of the Game Critics Awards on June 28, including Best of Show and Best Action/Adventure.

The nominations roll-call reflects on titles shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo and reads like a holiday season wish-list, with most titles scheduled for release in October or November.

Though BioShock Infinite and fellow Best in Show nominee Tomb Raider are among the few that opt for a 2012 debut, they count Batman: Arkham Asylum (October 18), Uncharted 3 (November 1), and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (November 11) as category competitors.

Joining Batman, Skyrim and Tomb Raider on three nominations each are Battlefield 3 (October 25) and Star Wars: The Old Republic (late 2011 on PC), along with Eric Chahi's From Dust (July 20 on 360) and one of the PlayStation Vita's titles, Sound Shapes.

Duking it out for Best Online Multiplayer are Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (November 8), Uncharted 3, Gears of War 3 (September 20) and The Old Republic.

A full list of nominations can be found at gamecriticsawards.com/nominees.html.

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