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Journey wins AIAS's DICE Awards Game of the Year
Posted on February 07, 2013 by Drew Bergmark

Three weeks ago, the nominations for the 16th Annual DICE Awards were revealed and anxiously the developers have been waiting to find out if they won or not. Tonight from Las Vegas, the award show was streamed thanks to Machinima. Stockpiled into ninety minutes of awards giving and drunken bromance, the award show was pretty entertaining after getting the audience excited for what everyone was there for: the best game of 2012. From the awesome award bridge music to the montages, there were definitely a lot of little quips for gamers to enjoy. Everyone who is reading this doesn't care about what I have to say so let's just get into the list of winners:

  • Game of the Year: Journey
  • Oustanding Achievement in Game Direction: Journey
  • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Journey
  • Downloadable Game of the Year: The Walking Dead
  • Handheld Game of the Year: Paper Mario Sticker Star
  • Mobile Game of the Year: Hero Academy
  • Web Based Game of the Year: Sim City Social
  • Action Game of the Year: Borderlands 2
  • Adventure Game of the Year: The Walking Dead
  • Casual Game of the Year:
  • Family Game of the Year: Skylanders Giants
  • Fighting Game of the Year: PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale
  • Racing Game of the Year: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
  • Role-Playing / MMO Game of the Year: Mass Effect 3
  • Sports Game of the Year: FIFA Soccer 13
  • Strategy / Simulation Game of the Year: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Assassin's Creed III
  • Oustanding Achievement in Art Direction: Journey
  • Oustanding Character Performance: Dave Fennoy as Lee Everett in The Walking Dead
  • Oustanding Achievement in Connectivity: Halo 4
  • Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Journey
  • Oustanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Journey
  • Oustanding Achievement in Sound Design: Journey
  • Oustanding Achievement in Story: The Walking Dead
  • Oustanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Halo 4

Congrats to all of those who won and especially congrats to those who were nominated as this is truly the biggest awards show in the industry despite what those folks at Spike TV might say. I'm looking forward to the next ten months for what developers, independent and corporately supported, will be able to offer gamers around the world.

Source: Interactive.org

Drew Bergmark - Staff Writer viggo (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

What do you think of Hatred?

It's a horrible game that no one should play!
I don't care for it, but it should be available for people to play.
it looks interesting, I may check it out.
O-M-G THIS IS THE GAME I'VE BEEN DREAMING OF!
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