Big budget game development paid off for Sony, Warner Bros. and Activision, and EA got a nod for risk-taking, at the 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards.  Edge-Online reports on this year’s winners in the awards handed out annually at the DICE Summit by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.  Sony and developer Naughty Dog’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was the night s standout winner, picking up ten awards including game of the year.  Warner Bros. and Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham Asylum was the next most recognized console game, garnering three awards.  That included a performance award for Mark Hamill, who voiced Joker in the game.  The triple-A trend continued with the year s biggest commercial success, Activision’s Modern Warfare 2, getting recognized with IAAs in the action game and online game experience categories.  EA’s decision to pick up Tim Schaefer’s Brutal Legend when Activision dropped it may not have delivered a huge commercial success, but it earned the publisher a couple of IAA nods including strategy-simulation game of the year.  Also worthy of mention is Warner Bros. and 5th Cell Media’s Scribblenauts, which got three awards including handheld game of the year.  Edge-Online notes that AIAS handed out its first Pioneer Award to legendary designer David Crane, and this year’s lifetime achievement award to Doug Lowenstein, founder of the Entertainment Software Association.  Check out the full list of winners at Edge-Online {link no longer active}.