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#1 Posted by Nike_Air (18233 posts) -

.... all the awards

Awards List (credit-neogaf) -

  • Adventure Game of the Year: The Last of Us
  • Downloadable Game of the Year: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
  • Mobile Game of the Year: Plants Vs. Zombies 2
  • Handheld Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: The Last of Us
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: The Last of Us
  • Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: The Last of Us
  • Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering: Grand Theft Auto V
  • Hall of Fame Recipients: Sam Houser, Dan Houser, and Leslie Benzies of Rockstar Games
  • Casual Game of the Year: Plants Vs. Zombies 2
  • Family Game of the Year: Super Mario 3D World
  • Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Diablo III
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: XCOM: Enemy Within
  • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: The Last of Us
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Bioshock: Infinite
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: The Last of Us
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story: The Last of Us
  • Outstanding Character Performance: The Last of Us- Ellie
  • Pioneer Award: Eugene Jarvis
  • Online Game of the Year: World of Tanks
  • Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 14
  • Racing Game of the Year: Forza Motorsport 5
  • Fighting Game of the Year: Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Action Game of the Year: Bioshock: Infinite
  • Outstanding Achievement of Game Direction: The Last of Us
  • Game of the Year: The Last of Us

Nintendo and Microsoft pulled off some upsets

  • Mario 3D World won best Family game with heavy competition from Puppeteer
  • Zelda A Link Between Worlds won best handheld game from heavy competition from Tearaway
  • Forza 5 won best racing game with heavy competition from Gran Turismo 6

List of nominee finalists -

http://www.interactive.org/images/pdfs/17th-Annual-DICE-Finalists.pdf

#2 Posted by Krelian-co (9788 posts) -

it should've won every single category, i demand a recheck, how is it possible that it didn't win as best fighting game, i mean, have you seen how joel beats the crap out of zombies? i smell conspiracy here.

#3 Posted by soulitane (13367 posts) -

I do understand TLoU winning in most of those categories, but I'm really not seeing why it won an award to do with innovation as I didn't really feel it innovated much if at all. Well deserved though, great game.

#4 Posted by mems_1224 (45649 posts) -

TLOU deserved every award except art direction. No idea how it won that.

#5 Posted by happyduds77 (1338 posts) -

@Nike_Air said:

  • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: The Last of Us

How is the last of us innovative?

That award goes to GTA V in my opinion.

#6 Posted by sailor232 (4234 posts) -

There are a few I don't agree with, oh well, awards are a sham anyway.

#7 Edited by Joedgabe (5087 posts) -

@Nike_Air said:

  • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: The Last of Us

How is the last of us innovative?

That award goes to GTA V in my opinion.

Idk what game was actually innovative last year though. People say Super Mario 3D world but shit there's been 3D platformers since PS1. I really don't know honestly.. i guess Beyond 2 Souls but i wouldn't wanna award it anything.

#8 Posted by Nike_Air (18233 posts) -

@Joedgabe said:

@happyduds77 said:

@Nike_Air said:

  • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: The Last of Us

How is the last of us innovative?

That award goes to GTA V in my opinion.

Idk what game was actually innovative last year though. People say Super Mario 3D world but shit there's been 3D platformers since PS1. I really don't know honestly.. i guess Beyond 2 Souls but i wouldn't wanna award it anything.

The finalists were The Last of Us , GTA V , Tearaway , Papers Please , and The Stanley Parable.

#9 Posted by Consternated (478 posts) -

@Nike_Air said:

  • Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Diablo III

Haha, alright then.

#10 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (8246 posts) -

Nothing for Beyond Two Souls ?

They probably don't consider it a game. But if thats not the case, why didn't it win the Visual Engineering Award ?

Also The One For Story too. Why award a game that tells its story in such a pasive way ? Guess they were too focused on the plot itself to notice that most of it was delivered by cutscene. Wrong Narrative, TLOU shouldn't have been Nominated in the 1st place

#12 Edited by millerlight89 (18338 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu said:

Nothing for Beyond Two Souls ?

They probably don't consider it a game.

Also The One For Story too.

It's a game, just not a good game. Its story is horrible.

#13 Edited by Nike_Air (18233 posts) -

@Lulu_Lulu said:

Nothing for Beyond Two Souls ?

They probably don't consider it a game. But if thats not the case, why didn't it win the Visual Engineering Award ?

Also The One For Story too. Why award a game that tells its story in such a pasive way ? Guess they were too focused on the plot itself to notice that most of it was delivered by cutscene. Wrong Narrative, TLOU shouldn't have been Nominated in the 1st place

Beyond Two Souls was a finalist in 3 categories -

  • Original Music Composition
  • Story
  • Animation

Jodie Holmes (Ellen Page) should have been nominated for character performance. I think she did a great job.

#14 Edited by Zaibach (13406 posts) -

The Last Game on my backlog before my transition to the PS4

can't effn wait!

ND FTW!!!

#15 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8399 posts) -

Replaying it right now. One of the best games the previous. generation.

#16 Posted by lostrib (31049 posts) -

Cool beans

#17 Posted by hippiesanta (9715 posts) -

Ellie beat Joel for Outstanding Character Performance??

b b but I want Joel to win

#18 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (8246 posts) -

@ millerlight89

You missed my Point. I wasn't questioning TLOU's quality. Why was a game with Cutscenes nominated for a Story Award by Video Game Journalists ?

Its like Nominating The Lost Symbol for a Story Award at the Oscars because Tranformers had a bad story.

I won't disagree that Beyond is Sh!t but its alot more Qualified than TLOU is.

@ Nike_Air

Perhaps the BAFTA's VG Awards will appreciate Beyond more than DICE did.

#19 Posted by lostrib (31049 posts) -

@ millerlight89

You missed my Point. I wasn't questioning TLOU's quality. Why was a game with Cutscenes nominated for a Story Award by Video Game Journalists ?

Its like Nominating The Lost Symbol for a Story Award at the Oscars because Tranformers had a bad story.

I won't disagree that Beyond is Sh!t but its alot more Qualified than TLOU is.

@ Nike_Air

Perhaps the BAFTA's VG Awards will appreciate Beyond more than DICE did.

Um, how does having cutscenes mean it's not a good story?

#20 Posted by lostrib (31049 posts) -

TLOU deserved every award except art direction. No idea how it won that.

Probably because of the detail put into the game world

#21 Edited by Epic-gamerz (196 posts) -

@soulitane: TLOU not innovative? Well in a generation where fast twitch shooters dominate the market, Naughty Dog said well let's do the complete opposite and slow down the gameplay. In a market dominated by brain dead zombies, Naughty Dog said let's try something new, let's make then infected instead of undead, let's give all the infected a different class. Let's introduce story telling into a zombie game for once. Let's make a multiplayer based on stealth instead of the usual COD-ified fast twitch shooters. A completely new IP with new game design that succeeded. Haters gone hate

#22 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8246 posts) -

@ lostrib

Never said anything about good or bad story.

#23 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8246 posts) -

...in relation to cutscenes

#24 Posted by Pffrbt (6312 posts) -

TLOU doesn't deserve to win in almost any of those categories since it's awful and not innovative at all, and GTAV certainly doesn't deserve a win in gameplay since it basically fucking has none.

#25 Posted by StrongBlackVine (8399 posts) -

@Pffrbt: Your opinion on this subject is irrelevant.

#26 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8246 posts) -

@ Pffrbt

Well yeah but as far as Executing tried and tested methods go, it did great.

#27 Posted by ReadingRainbow4 (12655 posts) -

@Pffrbt said:

TLOU doesn't deserve to win in almost any of those categories since it's awful and not innovative at all, and GTAV certainly doesn't deserve a win in gameplay since it basically fucking has none.

I also just took a huge shit.

#28 Posted by Pffrbt (6312 posts) -

@Pffrbt: Your opinion on this subject is irrelevant.

My opinion on this subject is relevant since I've played and finished the games in question.

#29 Posted by Pffrbt (6312 posts) -

@ Pffrbt

Well yeah but as far as Executing tried and tested methods go, it did great.

it did great at being monotonous torture.

#30 Edited by Desmonic (12403 posts) -

Holy crap, 10 Dice awards? Sweet Jebus!

#31 Edited by Sushiglutton (5165 posts) -

Did BS:I really have original music? All I heard was Mozart, Beach Boys, Scott Joplin and various religous songs.

#32 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (28302 posts) -

lol wow we can see where the money from the 5k lay offs at sony went too paying off judges.

I specially like INNOVATION in gaming.....lolololololol The game literally plays like any other 3ps and offers nothing in terms of actual interaction that was promised 3 e3's ago such as truly evolving and smart AI, specially concerning your ally AI where they will literally run into enemies and among them.

#33 Posted by I_can_haz (6394 posts) -

SDC. #TLHBO.

#34 Posted by uninspiredcup (6542 posts) -

The industry is now movie games with bare bones game play. Let us applaud the death of game-play with pride. Bravo... Bravo.

#35 Edited by _Matt_ (8737 posts) -

@Nike_Air said:

  • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: The Last of Us

How is the last of us innovative?

That award goes to GTA V in my opinion.

Ok sure, TLOU isn't really innovative...

but seriously? You think GTA is somehow more innovative?

#36 Posted by g0ddyX (3865 posts) -

More ownage.
GTA5 and TLOU rocked the year.
Brother a tale of two sons got mentioned too.

#37 Posted by Krelian-co (9788 posts) -

And this is why last of us receives the "make people butthurt award" from mgs4, it makes the poor souls who couldn't enjoy it anally bleed until the next bomb drops from playstation.

#38 Posted by tormentos (16290 posts) -

lol wow we can see where the money from the 5k lay offs at sony went too paying off judges.

I specially like INNOVATION in gaming.....lolololololol The game literally plays like any other 3ps and offers nothing in terms of actual interaction that was promised 3 e3's ago such as truly evolving and smart AI, specially concerning your ally AI where they will literally run into enemies and among them.

#39 Edited by happyduds77 (1338 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

@happyduds77 said:

@Nike_Air said:

  • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: The Last of Us

How is the last of us innovative?

That award goes to GTA V in my opinion.

Ok sure, TLOU isn't really innovative...

but seriously? You think GTA is somehow more innovative?

GTA V is the biggest and the most detailed open world game and has three playable characters to switch between while playing the game in a flawless manner. And the game switches from in-game cutscene to gameplay without ever showing a loading screen. And then there is GTA Online.

#40 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8246 posts) -

@ Krelian-co

You said "couldn't enjoy it" not "couldn't play it"

So what does if somebody did play it but didn't enjoy it ?

#41 Posted by Shewgenja (7776 posts) -

WOW! Look at ALL THOSE XBOX TITLES!!

lol

#42 Posted by Krelian-co (9788 posts) -

@ Krelian-co

You said "couldn't enjoy it" not "couldn't play it"

So what does if somebody did play it but didn't enjoy it ?

looks like you enjoy making stupid arguments over dumb things, it is pretty obvious what i meant.

#43 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (8246 posts) -

@ Krelian-co

Well then In that case. TLOU doesn't does all those awards.

#44 Edited by Lulu_Lulu (8246 posts) -

my bad. I meant TLOU doesn't deserve all those awards.

#45 Posted by Krelian-co (9788 posts) -

my bad. I meant TLOU doesn't deserve all those awards.

it probably doesn't, for example i agree it doesn't deserve innovation, but it took pre existing formulas and did everything so damn good i don't mind.

#46 Edited by MBirdy88 (7030 posts) -

HOW did it win "OUtstanding innovation in gaming" how the hell is great graphics innovation?

this is as messed up as this flappy bird craze. its as if people are retarded.

#47 Edited by Krelian-co (9788 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

HOW did it win "OUtstanding innovation in gaming" how the hell is great graphics innovation?

this is as messed up as this flappy bird craze. its as if people are retarded.

as if?

#48 Posted by MBirdy88 (7030 posts) -

@MBirdy88 said:

HOW did it win "OUtstanding innovation in gaming" how the hell is great graphics innovation?

this is as messed up as this flappy bird craze. its as if people are retarded.

as if?

referring strictly to the "innovation" section, I have no quarrels with the other awards it received (furthers my point of it being a graphic whore game mostly infact.)... not a single aspect of the game is innovative though... its retarded... straight up.

#49 Edited by megaspiderweb09 (3652 posts) -

I think people who dislike TLOU will not agree it was innovative so no point in debating with them in the first place. If a consensus of developers agree with me that TLOU was innovative, then i think my sanity is in check, unlike some people who cannot objectively analyse subjects without resorting to fan boy nonesense, that is not to say i am not a fan boy and i lack bias, but i can clearly welcome critic and observe a subject from a non fan perspective.

The gun fights and combat alone makes the game play like no other game, please critics mention any other game with a combat system like TLOU. While not every design choice was pulled off with flying colours, you can see that ND has their sights on things a lot of dev ignore, things like AI in particular, while it was not properly done, it did create moments of magic where you feel sooner or later, ND will master how to make an enemy AI feel relevant in a battle scene. Not just canon fodder of waves of same faces rushing to the slaughter but hey whatever right, fanboys gonna fanboy

#50 Posted by Justw8_N_C (85 posts) -

TLOU deserved every award except art direction. No idea how it won that.

innovative twist on zombies perhaps? Idk : /