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The news was revealed via Twitter, as game director Justin Richmond took a quick photo of writer Amy Hennig on-stage accepting the award from Patton Oswalt and Brad Bird.
Also shortlisted for the esteemed award: Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Batman: Arkham City, Brink, and the unusual inclusion of Mortal Kombat (presumably not for the storyline which appeared to condone violence against women).
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