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D.I.C.E. Awards winners announced, Journey scoops Game of the Year

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The sixteenth D.I.C.E. Awards were held last night in Las Vegas and thatgamecompany’s PSN exclusive Journey dominated proceedings by taking home an incredible eight trophies. Telltale Games’ celebrated episodic adventure series The Walking Dead also performed well, winning best downloadable game and picking up an impressive four awards on the night.

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Meanwhile, Borderlands 2 scooped the award for best action game and Mass Effect 3 won the category for best RPG or MMO.

Here are the results in full:

Game of the Year Categories

  • Game of the Year 2012: Journey

  • Action: Borderlands 2

  • Mobile: Hero Academy

  • Handheld: Paper Mario Sticker Star

  • Sports: FIFA 13

  • Racing: Need for Speed: Most Wanted

  • Fighting: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

  • Downloadable: The Walking Dead

  • Casual: Journey

  • Web based: SimCity Social

  • Family: Skylanders Giants

  • RPG or MMO: Mass Effect 3

  • Strategy or simulation: XCOM: Enemy Unknown

  • Adventure: The Walking Dead

Other Categories

  • Outstanding achievement in original music: Journey

  • Outstanding achievement in original sound design: Journey

  • Outstanding achievement in original story: The Walking Dead

  • Outstanding achievement in character performance: The Walking Dead (Lee Everett)

  • Outstanding achievement in art direction: Journey

  • Outstanding innovation in gaming: Journey

  • Best online gameplay: Journey

  • Oustanding achievement in connectivity: Halo 4

  • Outstanding achievement in animation: Assassin’s Creed 3

  • Outstanding achievement in gameplay engineering: XOM: Enemy Unknown

  • Outstanding achievement game direction: Journey

Do you think Journey deserved to win Game of the Year or does another title from last year merit this honour? Let us know your personal pick for 2012 Game of the Year in the comments below.


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