Awkward 17th DICE Awards Bag The Last Of Us 10 Wins

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Awkward 17th DICE Awards Bag The Last Of Us 10 Wins

The Last of Us
If you weren’t The Last of Us at the 17th Annual DICE Awards, you probably felt pretty left out. Sony’s Playstation 3 exclusive Blockbuster went on to plow through 10 awards, out of several more nominations. A full list of winners can be seen below:

Game of the Year
The Last of Us

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

Casual Game of the Year
Plants VS Zombies 2

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

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
The Last of Us

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 14

Racing Game of the Year
Forza Motorsport 5

Fighting Game of the Year
Injustice: Gods Among Us

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
XCOM: Enemy Within

Family Game of the Year
Super Mario 3D World

Mobile Game of the Year
Plants VS Zombies 2

Handheld Game of the Year
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Adventure Game of the Year
The Last of Us

Online Game of the Year
World of Tanks

Action Game of the Year
Bioshock Infinite

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

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
BioShock Infinite

Downloadable Game of the Year
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Aside from Naughty Dog’s massive success, the DICE Awards brought few surprises. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that The Last of Us was deemed more innovative than The Stanley Parable.

A visibly honored developer for Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons took the stage, after winning its category against larger peers of Gone Home or Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Blizzard also was touched for their win with Diablo III, over games like Pokémon x and Y or Dota 2.

Presentation, however, was less enjoyable to witness. There seemed to be indecision between where the theme wanted to go, with a mix of seriousness with extremely corny jokes.

A duo of jack-of-all-trades Felicia Day and Youtube wizard Freddie Wong, who you know from explosive clips, did their best to keep the tone light. In turn, executives and other figureheads instantly killed that mood with long-winded droning and badly read prompts.

For those of you who remember the VGX catastrophe, the 17th Annual DICE Awards was a bit like that, but less insulting, just terribly awkward.