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Zelda was the big winner at the D.I.C.E. Awards

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took home four more awards last night during the 21st annual D.I.C.E. Awards. Nintendo's open-air adventure was the big winner overall, claiming the coveted Game of the Year title along with Outstandi...

 
 
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The D.I.C.E. Awards are all about Horizon Zero Dawn

Here we go again. When the Game Developers Choice Awards recently listed its nominees, CJ wondered if The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild had another win left. Well, it might actually have two! The finalists for the 21st annual D.I.C.E....

 
 
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Overwatch wins big at the 20th D.I.C.E. Awards

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences held the 20th annual D.I.C.E. Awards last night in Las Vegas, and unlike last year, the game of the year selection isn't bound to shock. It was Overwatch! Other highlights include Uncharted 4: ...

 
 
 
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EA exec admits games are 'too hard'

Video games are an interesting medium. On one side of the spectrum, you have hardcore gamers that thrive on a challenge and feast upon the complexities of any given title. And on the other, you have casuals that want to do nothing but poke ...

 
 
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AIAS scholarships now open for videogame students

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is now accepting applications for its scholarships. They're open for those that plan to work toward careers in the gaming industry, for both undergraduate and graduate level program...

 
 
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Austin Wintory: Everyone has the potential to make music

We managed to catch up to composer Austin Wintory (Journey, The Banner Saga, Monaco) following his D.I.C.E. Summit talk on how technology has changed music making, and how this impacts videogame scores. As a fellow musician and a budding ga...

 
 
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Journey was composed on a $50 crappy Casio keyboard

We recently had a chance to chat with Journey and The Banner Saga composer Austin Wintory, and as a fellow musician I took the opportunity to talk shop. Curious about which tools he uses to create music with, I asked about his studio s...

 
 
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Media Molecule on the challenges of making Tearaway

Earlier this month, I caught up with Media Molecule's Rex Crowle, lead creator on one of my favorite games of last year, Tearaway. My main goal was simple: to thank him for such a fantastic Vita game. But we ended up chatting about Tearaway...

 
 
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Chroma: A musical first-person shooter from Harmonix

It makes sense that when word gets out that Harmonix is working on a new game, everyone is going to want to see it. This was exactly the case at an invite-only showing earlier this month, taking place during D.I.C.E. Summit 2014. I sat in a...

 
 
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The Last of Us wins 10 D.I.C.E. Awards

Naughty Dog's The Last of Us swept the 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Award, taking everything from Outstanding Achievement in Story to the Game of the Year awards last night, sweeping the majority of the 13 categories they were nominated in. The dri...

 
 
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Keiji Inafune talks Mighty No. 9, shows Mighty No. 7

Comcept's Keiji Inafune came to D.I.C.E. Summit 2014 today to talk about the potential of crowdfunding and how the games industry might change for the better through the freedom they provide. But he also took the opportunity to show off rob...

 
 
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Mark Cerny: the future of game consoles looks solid

In his D.I.C.E. Summit 2014 talk this morning, PS4 lead system architect Mark Cerny was put on the spot by co-panelists Eugene Jarvis (Raw Thrills) and Mark Turmell (Zynga) on the future of gaming consoles. Cerny quickly shot back: "We...

 
 
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Mark Cerny remembers optical media, early days fondly

At D.I.C.E. Summit 2014 this morning, PS4 system architect Mark Cerny fondly recalled the good old days in his talk with Raw Thrills' Eugene Jarvis and Zynga's Mark Turmell. When asked to talk about the greatest innovations to gaming, Cerny...

 
 
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Watch the 2014 D.I.C.E. Summit talks live

The 2014 D.I.C.E. Summit is this week in Las Vegas and it's being streamed live this year on Twitch. Today is full of talks from folks like CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Petursson, Vlambeer's Rami Ismail, and Insomniac Games president Ted Price. T...

 
 
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D.I.C.E. Summit and awards to be streamed live on Twitch

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' Annual D.I.C.E. Summit and Awards are usually a pretty closed off event. For the longest time it has been an invite-only event for the game development community, with the guest list being a p...

 
 
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Keiji Inafune, Rami Ismail to speak at D.I.C.E. Summit

While many of us non-attendees give the awards component of D.I.C.E. the most attention, there's also the presentations to consider. The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has added five extra speakers who will join previously-annou...

 
 
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Xbox co-founder among D.I.C.E. 2014 Summit speakers

This morning, The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences have listed the first round of speakers for their D.I.C.E. Summit 2014.  This year's theme is The New Golden Age of Gaming. For this first round of speakers for the even...

 
 




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