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#1 Posted by Enforcedspot (2915 posts) -


Game of the Year:
Borderlands 2 - 2k Games Gearbox Software
Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft Ubisoft
Journey - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany
The Walking Dead - Telltale Games Telltale Games
XCOM: Enemy Unknown - 2k Games Firaxis Games


Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction:
Journey - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany
Dishonored - Bethesda Softworks Arkane Studios
Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft Ubisoft
The Unfinished Swan - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC Giant Sparrow
The Walking Dead - Telltale Games Telltale Games


Outstanding Innovation in Gaming:
Journey - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany
Nintendo - Land Nintendo of America Inc. Nintendo
Sound Shapes - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC Queasy Games
The Unfinished Swan - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC Giant Sparrow
The Walking Dead - Telltale Games Telltale Games


Downloadable Game of the Year:
Fez - Microsoft Studios Polytron Corporation
Journey - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany
Mark of the Ninja - Microsoft Studios Klei Entertainment
The Unfinished Swan - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC Giant Sparrow
The Walking Dead - Telltale Games Telltale Games

Handheld Game of the Year:

Gravity Rush - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC Japan Studio
Paper Mario - Sticker Star Nintendo of America Inc. Intelligent Systems
Resident Evil Revelations - Capcom USA Capcom Co., Ltd.
Sound Shapes - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC Queasy Games
Uncharted: Golden Abyss - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC Sony Bend Studio


Mobile Game of the Year:
Fairway Solitaire - Big Fish Big Fish
Hero Academy - Robot Entertainment Robot Entertainment
Horn Zynga Inc. - Phosphor Games Studio
Rayman Jungle Run - Ubisoft Pastagames, Ubisoft Montpellier
Web Based - Game of the Year
Bingo Bash - BitRhymes Inc. BitRhymes Inc.
Burrito Bison Revenge Adult Swim Juicy Beast Studio
CityVille 2 - Zynga Zynga
Sim City Social - Electronic Arts Maxis, Playfish
Song Pop - FreshPlanet Inc FreshPlanet Inc


Action Game of the Year
Borderlands 2 - 2k Games Gearbox Software
Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft Ubisoft
Halo 4 - Microsoft Studios 343 Industries
Hitman: Absolution - Square Enix, Inc. IO Interactive A/S
Sleeping Dogs - Square Enix, Inc. United Front Games


Adventure Game of the Year
Assassin's Creed III - Ubisoft Ubisoft
Darksiders II - THQ Vigil Games
Dishonored - Bethesda Softworks Arkane Studios
New Super Mario Bros. Wii U - Nintendo of America Inc. Nintendo
The Walking Dead - Telltale Games Telltale Games


Casual Game of the Year:
Fairway Solitaire - Big Fish Big Fish
Journey - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany
Puzzle Craft - Electronic Arts Ars Thanea
Rayman Jungle Run - Ubisoft Pastagames, Ubisoft Montpellier
Sound Shapes - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC Queasy Games


Family Game of the Year
Dance Central 3 - Microsoft Studios Harmonix Music Systems
Just Dance 4 - Ubisoft Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest, Ubisoft Bune, Ubisoft Milan
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super - Heroes Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment TT Games
Nintendo Land - Nintendo of America Inc. Nintendo
Skylanders Giants - Activision Publishing, Inc. Toys for Bob

Fighting Game of the Year:
Persona 4 -Arena Atlus Co. Arc System Works
Playstation All-Stars Battle - Royale Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC SuperBot Entertainment, Inc.
Soulcalibur V Namco Project Soul
Street Fighter X Tekken - Capcom USA Capcom Co., Ltd.
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 - Namco Bandai Games Namco Bandai Games


Racing Game of the Year:
Forza Horizon - Microsoft Studios/Turn 10 Studios Playground Games
LittleBigPlanet Karting - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC United Front Games
MotorStorm RC - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Evolution Studios
Need for Speed Most Wanted - Electronic Arts Criterion Games
Trials: Evolution - Microsoft Studios RedLynx Ltd.


Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Diablo III - Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment
Dust: An Elysian Tale - Microsoft Studios Humble Hearts
Guild Wars 2 - NC Soft ArenaNet
Mass Effect 3 - Electronic Arts BioWare
Torchlight 2 - Runic Games Runic Games


Sports Game of the Year
FIFA Soccer 13 - Electronic Arts EA Canada
MLB The Show 2012 - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC San Diego Studios
NBA 2K13 - 2K Sports Visual Concepts


Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
FTL - Subset Games Subset Games

Minecraft - 360 Microsoft Studios Mojang/4J Studios
Orcs Must Die 2 - Robot Entertainment Robot Entertainment
Total War: SHOGUN 2- Fall of the Samurai - SEGA of America Inc. The Creative Assembly
XCOM: Enemy Unknown - 2k Games Firaxis Games


Outstanding Achievement in Animation:
Assassin's Creed III - Ubisoft Ubisoft
Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft Ubisoft
Hitman: Absolution - Square Enix, Inc. IO Interactive A/S
Mark of the Ninja - Microsoft Studios Klei Entertainment
Uncharted: Golden Abyss - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC Sony Bend Studio


Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction:
Borderlands 2 - 2k Games Gearbox Software
Dishonored - Bethesda Softworks Arkane Studios
Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft Ubisoft
Halo 4 - Microsoft Studios 343 Industries
Journey - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany


Outstanding Character Performance:
Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina - 2k Games Gearbox Software
Far Cry 3: Vaas Montenegro - Ubisoft Ubisoft
Halo 4: Cortana - Microsoft Studios 343 Industries
Mass Effect 3: Female Commander Shepard - Electronic Arts BioWare
The Walking Dead: Lee Everett - Telltale Games Telltale Games


Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity:
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Activision Treyarch
Halo 4 - Microsoft Studios 343 Industries
Nike+ Kinect Training - Microsoft Studios Sumo Digital Lrd.


Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering:
Dishonored - Bethesda Softworks Arkane Studios
Gravity Rush - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC Japan Studio
Journey - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany
The Walking Dead - Telltale Games Telltale Games
XCOM: Enemy Unknown -2k Games Firaxis Games


Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay:
Borderlands 2 - 2k Games Gearbox Software
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Activision Treyarch
Diablo III - Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment
Halo 4 - Microsoft Studios 343 Industries
Journey - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany


Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition:
Diablo III - Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment
Far Cry 3 - Ubisoft Ubisoft
Journey - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany
Mass Effect 3 - Electronic Arts BioWare
World Of Warcraft Mists Of Pandaria - Blizzard Entertainment Inc. Blizzard Entertainment Inc.


Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design:
Assassin's Creed III - Ubisoft Ubisoft
Diablo III - Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment
Journey- Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany
Medal of Honor: Warfighter Electronic - Arts Danger Close Games
Syndicate - Electronic Arts Starbreeze Studios


Outstanding Achievement in Story:
Dishonored - Bethesda Softworks Arkane Studios
Journey - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany
Sleeping Dogs - Square Enix, Inc. United Front Games
Spec Ops: The Line - 2k Games YAGER Development GmbH
The Walking Dead - Telltale Games Telltale Games


Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering:
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Activision Treyarch
Halo 4 - Microsoft Studios 343 Industries
Hitman: Absolution

Need for Speed Most Wanted - Electronic Arts Criterion Games
Total War: SHOGUN 2- Fall of the Samurai - SEGA of America Inc. The Creative Assembly

Link:

http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/14/2013-dice-award-nominations-led-by-journey-walking-dead-far-cr/#continued

If there's any error on the list let me know and I'll fix it.

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#2 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

Every time I see or hear about DICE, I think about the devs :P

Oh and my choices...

Game of the Year:
Far Cry 3 Ubisoft Ubisoft


Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction:
Journey - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany

Downloadable Game of the Year:
Mark of the Ninja Microsoft Studios Klei Entertainment

Action Game of the Year
Far Cry 3 Ubisoft Ubisoft

Adventure Game of the Year
Dishonored Bethesda Softworks Arkane Studios

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Guild Wars 2 NC Soft ArenaNet

Outstanding Achievement in Animation:

Assassin's Creed III Ubisoft Ubisoft

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction:
Journey Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany


Outstanding Character Performance:
Far Cry 3: Vaas Montenegro Ubisoft Ubisoft

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition:
Mass Effect 3 Electronic Arts BioWare

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design:
Medal of Honor: Warfighter Electronic Arts Danger Close Games (Annoyed ME3 isn't in this, it ahd great sound)

Outstanding Achievement in Story:
Spec Ops: The Line 2k Games YAGER Development GmbH

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering:
Hitman: Absolution

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#3 Posted by freedomfreak (49803 posts) -
Racing game of the year: Trials Evolution. Oh, ffs..
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#4 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

Racing game of the year: Trials Evolution. Oh, ffs..freedomfreak

Yeah some of those are flat out dumb. And far too many of them steer in Journey's favour if you ask me. Some crappy award titles.

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#5 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -


Outstanding Character Performance:
Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina 2k Games Gearbox Software
Far Cry 3: Vaas Montenegro Ubisoft Ubisoft
Halo 4: Cortana Microsoft Studios 343 Industries
Mass Effect 3: Female Commander Shepard Electronic Arts BioWare
The Walking Dead: Lee Everett Telltale Games Telltale Games

Enforcedspot

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#6 Posted by TheEpicGoat (2006 posts) -

Glad someone finally included Far Cry 3 in their noms for goty, I think TWD will win though.

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#7 Posted by jg4xchamp (61445 posts) -

Game of the Year:
Journey Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany
Games


Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction:
Journey - Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany


Outstanding Innovation in Gaming:
Journey Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany


Downloadable Game of the Year:
Journey Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany

Handheld Game of the Year:
Sound Shapes Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC Queasy Games


Mobile Game of the Year:

Song Pop FreshPlanet Inc FreshPlanet Inc


Action Game of the Year
Far Cry 3 Ubisoft Ubisoft


Adventure Game of the Year
Dishonored Bethesda Softworks Arkane Studios


Casual Game of the Year:
Journey Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany


Family Game of the Year

Nintendo Land Nintendo of America Inc. Nintendo

Fighting Game of the Year:

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Namco Bandai Games Namco Bandai Games


Racing Game of the Year:

Trials: Evolution Microsoft Studios RedLynx Ltd.


Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Guild Wars 2 NC Soft ArenaNet


Sports Game of the Year
NBA 2K13 2K Sports Visual Concepts


Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
XCOM: Enemy Unknown 2k Games Firaxis Games


Outstanding Achievement in Animation:

Mark of the Ninja Microsoft Studios Klei Entertainment


Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction:
Dishonored Bethesda Softworks Arkane Studios


Outstanding Character Performance:

The Walking Dead: Lee Everett Telltale Games Telltale Games


Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity:
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Activision Treyarch


Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering:

XCOM: Enemy Unknown 2k Games Firaxis Games


Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay:

Journey Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany


Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition:
Journey Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC thatgamecompany


Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design:

Medal of Honor: Warfighter Electronic Arts Danger Close Games


Outstanding Achievement in Story:

The Walking Dead Telltale Games Telltale Games


Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering:

Halo 4 Microsoft Studios 343 Industries

My predictions.

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#8 Posted by jg4xchamp (61445 posts) -
[QUOTE="freedomfreak"]Racing game of the year: Trials Evolution. Oh, ffs..

I don't see them having a platformer award anytime soon, and really doesn't fit any of the other genre types either. It's not an action or adventure game in any way really. But that's the issue you get when people focus too much on genre lables, and more importantly genre awards.
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#9 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

My predictions.

jg4xchamp

So much Journey... :|

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#10 Posted by freedomfreak (49803 posts) -
[QUOTE="jg4xchamp"][QUOTE="freedomfreak"]Racing game of the year: Trials Evolution. Oh, ffs..

I don't see them having a platformer award anytime soon, and really doesn't fit any of the other genre types either. It's not an action or adventure game in any way really. But that's the issue you get when people focus too much on genre lables, and more importantly genre awards.

Shame though, because it really is a platformer at heart. Not to mention an insanely good one.
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#11 Posted by jg4xchamp (61445 posts) -

[QUOTE="jg4xchamp"]

My predictions.

seanmcloughlin

So much Journey... :|

Why would anyone bet against that game getting a clean sweep? It's taken full advantage of the backlash against Mass Effect 3 and all those other big triple A games not having a major hype train connected to them beyond AC3(which has no business being there in the first place). The more shocking thing would be is if Journey doesn't win most of those awards. Because it winning is about as surprising as Homeland winning the golden globe last night.
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#12 Posted by jg4xchamp (61445 posts) -
[QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="jg4xchamp"][QUOTE="freedomfreak"]Racing game of the year: Trials Evolution. Oh, ffs..

I don't see them having a platformer award anytime soon, and really doesn't fit any of the other genre types either. It's not an action or adventure game in any way really. But that's the issue you get when people focus too much on genre lables, and more importantly genre awards.

Shame though, because it really is a platformer at heart. Not to mention an insanely good one.

Game is f*cking crack. So many of those levels become such horse sh1t, but when you finally get dat GOLD. FEEL SO GOOD.
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#13 Posted by freedomfreak (49803 posts) -
[QUOTE="jg4xchamp"][QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="jg4xchamp"] I don't see them having a platformer award anytime soon, and really doesn't fit any of the other genre types either. It's not an action or adventure game in any way really. But that's the issue you get when people focus too much on genre lables, and more importantly genre awards.

Shame though, because it really is a platformer at heart. Not to mention an insanely good one.

Game is f*cking crack. So many of those levels become such horse sh1t, but when you finally get dat GOLD. FEEL SO GOOD.

Gold does feel pretty sweet. Although the game slaps you in the face when you finish it and Platinum medals become available. Relentless.
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#14 Posted by jg4xchamp (61445 posts) -
[QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="jg4xchamp"][QUOTE="freedomfreak"] Shame though, because it really is a platformer at heart. Not to mention an insanely good one.

Game is f*cking crack. So many of those levels become such horse sh1t, but when you finally get dat GOLD. FEEL SO GOOD.

Gold does feel pretty sweet. Although the game slaps you in the face when you finish it and Platinum medals become available. Relentless.

WHAT? I'm struggling so much for golds as it is....After the nonsense that was Dear Esther I needed trials evolution. Eventually gotta get around to Xcom, Far Cry 3, Mark of the Ninja, and Sleeping Dogs.
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#15 Posted by freedomfreak (49803 posts) -
[QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="jg4xchamp"] Game is f*cking crack. So many of those levels become such horse sh1t, but when you finally get dat GOLD. FEEL SO GOOD. jg4xchamp
Gold does feel pretty sweet. Although the game slaps you in the face when you finish it and Platinum medals become available. Relentless.

WHAT? I'm struggling so much for golds as it is....After the nonsense that was Dear Esther I needed trials evolution. Eventually gotta get around to Xcom, Far Cry 3, Mark of the Ninja, and Sleeping Dogs.

Oh yeah. The DLC ones are even more insane. Besides that, I still need to start playing Xcom. I have it for months now. The rest of those games are mighty fine though.
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#16 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

Outstanding Character Performance:
Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina - 2k Games Gearbox Software

Over Handsome Jack? Git the f*ck out of here. Tiny Tina was just annoying. Jack was brilliant.

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#17 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (12616 posts) -
[QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="jg4xchamp"][QUOTE="freedomfreak"] Gold does feel pretty sweet. Although the game slaps you in the face when you finish it and Platinum medals become available. Relentless.

WHAT? I'm struggling so much for golds as it is....After the nonsense that was Dear Esther I needed trials evolution. Eventually gotta get around to Xcom, Far Cry 3, Mark of the Ninja, and Sleeping Dogs.

Oh yeah. The DLC ones are even more insane. Besides that, I still need to start playing Xcom. I have it for months now. The rest of those games are mighty fine though.

Just got DLC for Trials myself. It's pretty awesome, although I haven't gotten to the extreme tracks.
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#18 Posted by freedomfreak (49803 posts) -
[QUOTE="speedfreak48t5p"][QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="jg4xchamp"] WHAT? I'm struggling so much for golds as it is....After the nonsense that was Dear Esther I needed trials evolution. Eventually gotta get around to Xcom, Far Cry 3, Mark of the Ninja, and Sleeping Dogs.

Oh yeah. The DLC ones are even more insane. Besides that, I still need to start playing Xcom. I have it for months now. The rest of those games are mighty fine though.

Just got DLC for Trials myself. It's pretty awesome, although I haven't gotten to the extreme tracks.

They can really do a number on you. But yeah, the DLC is great. Especially for its price.
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#19 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

[QUOTE="speedfreak48t5p"][QUOTE="freedomfreak"] Oh yeah. The DLC ones are even more insane. Besides that, I still need to start playing Xcom. I have it for months now. The rest of those games are mighty fine though.freedomfreak
Just got DLC for Trials myself. It's pretty awesome, although I haven't gotten to the extreme tracks.

They can really do a number on you. But yeah, the DLC is great. Especially for its price.

cant wait for the PC release

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#20 Posted by halogreatest (134 posts) -

Halo4 for everything. Its the best fps ever make.

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#21 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

Halo4 for everything. Its the best fps ever make.

halogreatest

Shut up Bieber

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#22 Posted by freedomfreak (49803 posts) -

[QUOTE="freedomfreak"][QUOTE="speedfreak48t5p"] Just got DLC for Trials myself. It's pretty awesome, although I haven't gotten to the extreme tracks.seanmcloughlin

They can really do a number on you. But yeah, the DLC is great. Especially for its price.

cant wait for the PC release

Yup, everyone should get it. Obviously, it also comes with the DLC.
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#23 Posted by megadeth1117 (1830 posts) -

Outstanding Character Performance:
Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina - 2k Games Gearbox Software

Outstanding Achievement in Story:
Dishonored - Bethesda Softworks Arkane Studios
Enforcedspot

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This has to be some sort of joke.

Also, nothing for Max Payne 3? Not even for McCaffrey?

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#24 Posted by WTA2k5 (3999 posts) -

Do they really credit the developer instead of the actor for the character performance category? That's pretty weird.

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#25 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25164 posts) -

BRO awards... nah, ok lists I guess. 2012 was meh for me.

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#26 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (12616 posts) -

[QUOTE="halogreatest"]

Halo4 for everything. Its the best fps ever make.

Master_ShakeXXX

Shut up Bieber

:lol:
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#27 Posted by FrozenLiquid (13547 posts) -
Damn, I thought that was DICE the dev. So keen to read a dev's list of end-of-year awards.
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#28 Posted by jg4xchamp (61445 posts) -

Damn, I thought that was DICE the dev. So keen to read a dev's list of end-of-year awards.FrozenLiquid
Link

Not awards, but that second stretch of top 10s is just individual devs pumpint out their 10 favorite games of the year. Plus DICE I would say is more closer to gamings idea of Academy/Emmys more so than devs lists. GDC is when you get the devs picking awards.

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#29 Posted by gamefan67 (10034 posts) -
I like how the only adventure game in the adventure games category is The Walking Dead.
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#30 Posted by hippiesanta (10299 posts) -
Family game of the year and Mobile game of the year makes me lol
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#31 Posted by skrat_01 (33767 posts) -
Pretty cool nominations.
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#32 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
Journey owning lems as usual