James Brightman: Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences adds new awards category, praises Apple for democratizing content
In advance of next week's D.I.C.E. Summit, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences added a new category to its annual awards, noting that Apple's App Store would be the first recipient of its Technical Impact Award. The new award category is meant to "celebrate unique innovations that contribute to the ongoing progress of interactive media in all its forms, and celebrates technical achievements that are expanding and redefining our industry."
The first Technical Impact Award will be presented to the App Store by Dr. Michael Capps, former Epic Games executive and member of the AIAS Board of Directors, during the 18th D.I.C.E. Awards on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at The Joint in the Hard Rock Resort and Casino Las Vegas.