16th Annual DICE Awards Round Up

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The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences holds DICE every year to celebrate the gaming culture. One of gaming’s most prestigious trade shows, winning an award at DICE is indeed considered among the greatest achievements in the industry.

thatgamecompany‘s Journey swept the show, winning eight awards. Unconventional to the core, Journey is indeed deserving of all the praise it gets. It managed to bag prizes for ‘Outstanding Innovation in Gaming’, ‘Casual Game of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design’, among others. It also won the ‘Game Of The Year’, making it the finest effort by any developer this year.


Journey – Winning Big

 ‘Action Game Of The Year’  went to the well deserving Borderlands 2. Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead also hit home big, winning ‘Outstanding Achievement In Story’, ‘Downloadable Game Of The Year’, ‘Best Character Performance’ for Lee Everett, and ‘Adventure Game Of The Year’. Bringing back old style adventure games into a new era, the game is really one of the shining examples of what gaming can do as a medium. Everyone should play it once.



The Walking Dead

The rest went as expected, with Mass Effect 3 winning the RPG prize, FIFA 13 taking the Sport prize, and Need For Speed: Most Wanted winning the Racing category, and XCOM: Enemy Unkown bagging the Strategy category. There were a lot of other smaller categories, which you can find below.


Fifa ’13

On a personal note, I feel Dishonored got a little shafted. It was really the finest game I played last year, and deserved at least a shout out.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Action Game of the Year
Borderlands 2

Mobile Game of the Year
Hero Academy

Handheld Game of the Year
Paper Mario Sticker Star

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Outstanding Achievement in Story
The Walking Dead

Outstanding Character Performance
The Walking Dead: Lee Everett

Downloadable Game of the Year
The Walking Dead

Casual Game of the Year

Web-Based Game of the Year
SimCity Social

Family Game of the Year
Skylanders Giants

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Mass Effect 3

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

Sports Game of the Year

Racing Game of the Year
Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Fighting Game of the Year
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity
Halo 4

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Assassin’s Creed III

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Halo 4

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Adventure Game of the Year
The Walking Dead

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Game of the Year

Deepit Magee

18 year old programmer, gamer, and tech enthusiast from Noida.

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