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Industry insiders grant awards; Zelda surpasses 1 million sales mark in the US! The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has honored Nintendo with five Interactive Achievement Awards, including Outstanding Innovation in Gaming for Wii Sports. The hugely popular Wii title won three awards, while The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day each took home honors. This critical recognition comes on the heels of dramatic commercial success, as the Wii version of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess just crossed the 1 million sales mark in the United States, making it the fastest-selling launch title for any new video game system since Super Mario 64 for Nintendo 64 some 10 years ago. The awards were presented the night of Feb. 8 at the academy’s annual Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain summit in Las Vegas. The awards are among the most respected in the interactive entertainment community. “These awards, granted by a group of our industry peers, demonstrate that it’s possible to please both new and experienced game players,” says Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. “To see honors given to games as varied as Twilight Princess, Wii Sports and Brain Age tells us the industry hungers for new ideas and great games. We believe both Wii and Nintendo DS are specifically equipped to deliver those experiences.” Nintendo received 19 nominations in 11 different gaming categories, and came home with five awards. The complete list of Nintendo’s Interactive Achievement Awards is as follows: * Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Wii Sports * Outstanding Achievement in Story and Character Development: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess * Outstanding Achievement in Game-Play Engineering: Wii Sports * Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: Wii Sports * Hand-Held Game of the Year: Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day

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for some reason that looks like u copied and pasted that none the less its good seeing nintendo getting recognized for the good work theve put into the wii

1up says: Nintendo Can Make Anything Fun Who the hell would have thought that doing math problems, checking the weather, or drawing goofy faces could be this much freakin' fun? What can't Nintendo make enjoyable? Now we can't wait for Virtua Taxes, Vacuuming's Great!, and Let's Bag the Doggy Poo. Link:

OOO!!! Let's bag the Doggy Poo... That one sounds like fun because you could take your pointer-finger, and paint doggy poo pictures!

PSN ID: Kwaad

I fly this flag in victory!

Virtua Taxes is great because.....I love doing taxes!

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Oh and who could forget "Working in a cubicle for 8 hours a day: The Game!"?