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Journey leads D.I.C.E. awards with 11 nominations

1:30 PM on 01.14.2013 // Dale North
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Chris Hardwick to host 16th annual awards

The 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards take place next month in Las Vegas and the nominations have been announced by The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. I'm not at all surprised to see Journey taking the top of the nomination counts wit 11 noms, including Game of the Year. Their nomination list looks a lot like ours for 2012, with games like The Walking Dead, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown earning nods. 

The awards take place on February 7th, where I'll hopefully be sitting in the audience, laughing at new host Chris Hardwick, founder of Nerdist.com.

"The D.I.C.E. Awards are VERY important to me,” said Hardwick.  “I have been playing video games since there were video games. I hope there is some type of Dovahkiin Shout that will make sure I don't mess this up. I will find one! If not, I'll just look like a psychotic, screaming as*hole leading up to the Awards."

Below you'll find a list of nominations for this year's awards. Who are you picking for winner?

[Amazing Journey fan art by Pixiv artist 一登]

Game of the Year

Borderlands 2 

• Publisher: 2k Games 

• Developer: Gearbox Software

Far Cry 3 

• Publisher: Ubisoft 

• Developer: Ubisoft

Journey 

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC 

• Developer: thatgamecompany

The Walking Dead 

• Publisher: Telltale Games 

• Developer: Telltale Games

XCOM: Enemy Unknown 

• Publisher: 2k Games 

• Developer: Firaxis Games

 

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Journey 

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC 

• Developer: thatgamecompany

Dishonored 

• Publisher: Bethesda Softworks 

• Developer: Arkane Studios

Far Cry 3 

• Publisher: Ubisoft 

• Developer: Ubisoft

The Unfinished Swan 

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC 

• Developer: Giant Sparrow

The Walking Dead 

• Publisher: Telltale Games 

• Developer: Telltale Games

 

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

Journey

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC 

• Developer: thatgamecompany

Nintendo Land 

• Publisher: Nintendo of America Inc. 

• Developer: Nintendo

Sound Shapes 

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC 

• Developer: Queasy Games

The Unfinished Swan 

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC 

• Developer: Giant Sparrow

The Walking Dead 

• Publisher: Telltale Games 

• Developer: Telltale Games

 

Action Game of the Year

Borderlands 2 

• Publisher: 2k Games 

• Developer: Gearbox Software

Far Cry 3 

• Publisher: Ubisoft

• Developer: Ubisoft

Halo 4 

• Publisher: Microsoft Studios 

• Developer: 343 Industries

Hitman: Absolution 

• Publisher: Square Enix, Inc. 

• Developer: IO Interactive A/S

Sleeping Dogs 

• Publisher: Square Enix, Inc. 

• Developer: United Front Games

 

Adventure Game of the Year

Assassin's Creed III 

• Publisher: Ubisoft 

• Developer: Ubisoft

Darksiders II 

• Publisher: THQ 

• Developer: Vigil Games

Dishonored 

• Publisher: Bethesda Softworks 

• Developer: Arkane Studios

New Super Mario Bros. Wii U 

• Publisher: Nintendo of America Inc. 

• Developer: Nintendo

The Walking Dead 

• Publisher: Telltale Games 

• Developer: Telltale Games

 

Mobile Game of the Year

Fairway Solitaire 

• Publisher: Big Fish 

• Developer: Big Fish

Hero Academy 

• Publisher: Robot Entertainment 

• Developer: Robot Entertainment

Horn 

• Publisher: Zynga 

• Developer: Phosphor Games Studio

Rayman Jungle Run 

• Publisher: Ubisoft 

• Developer: Pastagames, Ubisoft Montpellier

 



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