#1 Edited by Demoskinos (14763 posts) -

http://www.youtube.com/user/machinimalive

Starting soon! Tune in! Edit: The Show is over

List of Nominees:

Game of the Year:

Borderlands 2

• Publisher: 2k Games

• Developer: Gearbox Software

Far Cry 3

• Publisher: Ubisoft

• Developer: Ubisoft

Journey

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC

• Developer: thatgamecompany

The Walking Dead

• Publisher: Telltale Games

• Developer: Telltale Games

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

• Publisher: 2k Games

• Developer: Firaxis Games

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction:

Journey

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC

• Developer: thatgamecompany

Dishonored

• Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

• Developer: Arkane Studios

Far Cry 3

• Publisher: Ubisoft

• Developer: Ubisoft

The Unfinished Swan

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC

• Developer: Giant Sparrow

The Walking Dead

• Publisher: Telltale Games

• Developer: Telltale Games

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming:

Journey

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC

• Developer: thatgamecompany

Nintendo Land

• Publisher: Nintendo of America Inc.

• Developer: Nintendo

Sound Shapes

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC

• Developer: Queasy Games

The Unfinished Swan

• Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America, LLC

• Developer: Giant Sparrow

The Walking Dead

• Publisher: Telltale Games

• Developer: Telltale Games

Action Game of the Year:

Borderlands 2

• Publisher: 2k Games

• Developer: Gearbox Software

Far Cry 3

• Publisher: Ubisoft

• Developer: Ubisoft

Halo 4

• Publisher: Microsoft Studios

• Developer: 343 Industries

Hitman: Absolution

• Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

• Developer: IO Interactive A/S

Sleeping Dogs

• Publisher: Square Enix, Inc.

• Developer: United Front Games

Adventure Game of the Year:

Assassin's Creed III

• Publisher: Ubisoft

• Developer: Ubisoft

Darksiders II

• Publisher: THQ

• Developer: Vigil Games

Dishonored

• Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

• Developer: Arkane Studios

New Super Mario Bros. Wii U

• Publisher: Nintendo of America Inc.

• Developer: Nintendo

The Walking Dead

• Publisher: Telltale Games

• Developer: Telltale Games

Mobile Game of the Year:

Fairway Solitaire

• Publisher: Big Fish

• Developer: Big Fish

Hero Academy

• Publisher: Robot Entertainment

• Developer: Robot Entertainment

Horn

• Publisher: Zynga

• Developer: Phosphor Games Studio

Rayman Jungle Run

• Publisher: Ubisoft

• Developer: Pastagames, Ubisoft Montpellier

#2 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

I never seen these before. Wonder what it is like.

#3 Posted by Demoskinos (14763 posts) -

@ImmortalSaiyan: Much higher class than the VGA's they are voted on BY the developers themselves. Which is neat so its the industry awarding their peers for good work.

#4 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

@Demoskinos: Think I may have to watch these now. Is there a list of the nominees?

#6 Posted by mrfluke (5130 posts) -

thanks for the heads up! definitely gonna tune in

#7 Posted by Optix12 (612 posts) -

I was under the impression it started 20 minutes ago but its just the preroll red carpet crap, i dont want to start watching this at 4am local time so il read up on it tomorrow.

#8 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

@mrfluke: Thanks for that. Does not give the full list of catagories or anything. So gonna have to tune in. I hope Journey sweeps it. Rather that over Halo 4 or Borderlands 2 taking it.

#9 Edited by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -

I'll be watching while I do homework. This is actually the first DICE award show I've seen.

#10 Posted by mrfluke (5130 posts) -
#11 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

@ImmortalSaiyan said:

@mrfluke: Thanks for that. Does not give the full list of catagories or anything. So gonna have to tune in. I hope Journey sweeps it. Rather that over Halo 4 or Borderlands 2 taking it.

heres the full list http://www.interactive.org/images/awards/16th-Annual-D.I.C.E.-Finalists-For-Web.pdf

maybe edit your original post and post this link also for people?

I wonder what their definition of "casual" is. Journey is nominated in that category. Glad that Sleeping Dogs got a nom even though it has zero chance of winning. Slightly upsetting that Dead or Alive 5 or Skullgirls is not nominated for fighting game. I bet most game developers are not big into fighting games so, not much weight i'm giving to that. As elitist that sounds. It is a shame that Skullgirls is not nominated for animation. It is FAR better animation than AC3 that is for sure. GOTY is kinda the obvious picks. The two big indie games and 3 massive budget games.

Turned that into a bit of a rant but those are my quick thoughts.

#12 Posted by TheHT (11133 posts) -

Never seen one of these before. Heard it's a proper awards show, so I'm excited!

#13 Posted by Demoskinos (14763 posts) -

Opening bit was pretty cool.

#14 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

Opening bit was pretty cool.

It was not bad. Low blow to Atari by this host.

#15 Posted by TheHT (11133 posts) -

Come on Chris Hardwick, no need to pander.

#16 Posted by mrfluke (5130 posts) -

opening was pretty tasteful for videogames.

#17 Posted by B_Heart (180 posts) -

low energy crowd

#18 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

Bonorfart? Glad I skipped out on Borderlands 2. At least he is peppy.

#19 Posted by mrfluke (5130 posts) -

yikes the crowd doesnt have it for chris hardwick

#20 Posted by Thoseposers (783 posts) -

had to turn off the stream cause HOLY SHIT THAT GUY IS NOT FUNNY

#21 Posted by mrfluke (5130 posts) -

@Thoseposers: hes done now btw.

@TheHT: and he actually acknowledges this to an extent lol

#22 Posted by TheHT (11133 posts) -

visceral count: 1

#23 Posted by B_Heart (180 posts) -

presenter looks like a drug king pin from the 80's

#24 Edited by mrfluke (5130 posts) -

Borderlands 2 wins best action game

huh

#25 Posted by Demoskinos (14763 posts) -

@mrfluke: Yeah, Boo!

Also, Hardwick is fine the crowd is just awful.

#26 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

@mrfluke said:

Borderlands 2 wins best action game? huh

Jeff is not wrong. Video game genres are not great.

#27 Posted by TheHT (11133 posts) -

sleeping dogs totally should've got that.

#28 Posted by Demoskinos (14763 posts) -

@TheHT: Agreed.

#29 Posted by mrfluke (5130 posts) -

hero academy wins mobile game. ok i can get behind that

#30 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@TheHT: Agreed.

Me too. Sleeping Dogs really impressed me. Granted I never played borderlands 2.

#31 Posted by mrfluke (5130 posts) -

handheld game of the year goes to paper mario.

really?

#32 Posted by B_Heart (180 posts) -

this show doesnt seem very well put together. Feels very rushed and the sound guy is late on all his cues

#33 Edited by mrfluke (5130 posts) -

definitely journey wins that award for best music! and best sound design!

#34 Posted by B_Heart (180 posts) -

Journey cleaning up

#35 Posted by mrfluke (5130 posts) -

yep walking dead winning best story makes perfect sense also

#36 Posted by B_Heart (180 posts) -

Vaas should of won the character thing

#37 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

@B_Heart said:

Journey cleaning up

Deservedly so.

#38 Posted by Demoskinos (14763 posts) -

I was getting ready to throw my PC out the window if Tiny Tina won for best character.

#39 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@Demoskinos: Thanks duder, it defaulted to some fan cam though. The Nerdist guy is hosting, cool.

#40 Posted by mrfluke (5130 posts) -

wow walking dead won best character performance? totally thought vaas would have took it.

#41 Posted by Demoskinos (14763 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior: Click the button near the top to change streams. =)

#42 Edited by CaptainTightPants (2834 posts) -

What the hell? Vaas didn't win?

#43 Posted by TheHT (11133 posts) -

@CaptainTightPants said:

What in the hell? Vaas didn't win?

between him and lee, that's a toughie.

#44 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Is this the Awards show voted by the developers?

Oh man they giving a Lifetime achievement award to the Zork creators, I am fully behind this awards show.

#45 Posted by mrfluke (5130 posts) -

@TheHT said:

@CaptainTightPants said:

What in the hell? Vaas didn't win?

between him and lee, that's a toughie.

agreed

#46 Posted by Demoskinos (14763 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior: Yes.

#47 Posted by mrfluke (5130 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior: i believe so.

#48 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

Best character of 2012 is Lilly Satou. Ya'll know it to be true.

#49 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@TheHT said:

@CaptainTightPants said:

What in the hell? Vaas didn't win?

between him and lee, that's a toughie.

I get why Lee won compared to Vaas, the actor of Lee had to record so much dialogue with a lot of different tones and showed alot of different emotions compared to what the character picked, and had some scenes that expressed genuine emotion.

#50 Posted by mrfluke (5130 posts) -

i do quite like these mini documentary stuff. it was the stuff that G4 used to be good at.