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Dragon Age: Inquisition Takes Game of the Year at DICE Awards

| 6 Feb 2015 05:00

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The 18th Annual D.I.C.E Awards have concluded, with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor sweeping every category it was nominated for except the overall Game of the Year, which was well earned by Dragon Age: Inquisition. It's not much of a surprise, though, as our own Reader's Choice Game of the Year made exactly the same prediction.

Here's the full list of the category winners:

  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction - Monument Valley
  • Outstanding Achievement in Character - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Talion)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition - Destiny
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design - Destiny
  • Outstanding Achievement in Story - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Action Game of the Year - Destiny
  • Adventure Game of the Year - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Family Game of the Year - Little Big Planet 3
  • Fighting Game of the Year - Super Smash Bros for Wii U
  • Racing Game of the Year - Mario Kart 8
  • Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year - Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Sports Game of the Year - FIFA 15
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year - Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • D.I.C.E. Sprite Award - Transistor
  • Handheld Game of the Year - Super Smash Bros for Nintendo 3DS
  • Mobile Game of the Year - Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay - Destiny
  • Outstanding Innovation in Gaming - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction - Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Game of the Year - Dragon Age: Inquisition

What do you think? Was Destiny deserving of the "Online Gameplay" award? Should Dark Souls II have been somewhere on the list? Should they have included a Horror category, if only to give Alien: Isolation some attention? Hop into the forums and let us know!

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Original Post:
With D.I.C.E. 2015 behind us, it's time for the annual awards show, celebrating triumphs in gaming in 2014. Last year, The Last of Us stole the show, taking the award for 10 of 12 categories for which it was nominated. Two years ago, it was Journey that really burned bright, taking eight of 11 nominations.

Since they're streaming live this year, we thought you might not want to wait, so check it out right here as it's going on, and we'll update the post after the awards with all of the winners.

What do you think deserves recognition this year? Hop over to the forums and let us know!

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