CastleVille, Gardens of Time etc. get Interactive Achievement Award noms

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Interactive Achievement AwardsAh, a new year, another crop of stuffy prestigious video game awards ceremonies. The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has released its nominees for the 15th annual Interactive Achievement Awards (IAAs), set to go down on Feb. 9 during the 2012 D.I.C.E. Summit in at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas. Sure, the fact that comedian Jay Mohr is hosting the awards is news, but we know what you really care about: What games were nominated?

The IAAs span the entirety of the games industry, covering numerous categories, but here are the nominees that you social and casual gamers care about (for the rest of the nominees, click here):

Casual Game of the Year
Social Networking Game of the Year
And what do ya know, the lot of those "social networking games" made it into our own top 10 list for Facebook games. (And one of those might have squeezed into our top 10 free iPhone and iPad games list.) It's quite an honor to be an IAA nominee, and we're particularly excited to see Triple Town receive a nomination.

And since Playdom recently decided to publish the Spry Fox-developed game, we guess that means the Disney-owned studio scored two nominations ... sort of. GameSpot will be streaming the IAAs live from its website, so be sure to tune in on Feb. 9 at 10:30 p.m. EST. You know, if you can't make it out to Vegas.

Are you a fan of any the games nominated? Which casual or Facebook game do you think deserved a nomination that didn't make it into the IAAs? Sound off in the comments. Add Comment.
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