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2014 DICE Awards nominees list led by The Last of Us, GTA V

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The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced the final list of nominees for the 17th Annual DICE Awards, with The Last of Us, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, Beyond: Two Souls, Bioshock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V and Tearaway all being nominated under multiple categories including ‘Game of the Year,’ and outstanding achievements and innovations.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on February 6th at 7:30pm PT / 10:30pm ET, which takes place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas during this year’s DICE Summit.

The nominees list was compiled by “members of the Academy’s Peer Panels,” which themselves comprise “the game industry’s most experienced and talented men and women who are experts in their chosen fields. The Academy’s 22,000+ members then vote to determine the winners as part of a secure voting process in which the winners are not revealed until the evening of the show.”

See the full nominees list below and let us know which games you’ll be rooting for on February 6th:

Game of the Year

- Assassin’s Creed: IV Black Flag
- Bioshock Infinite
- Grand Theft Auto V
- The Last of Us
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

- Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Papers, Please
- Tearaway
- The Last of Us

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

- Grand Theft Auto V
- Papers, Please
- Tearaway
- The Last of Us
- The Stanley Parable

Adventure Game of the Year

- Assassin’s Creed: IV Black Flag
- Tearaway
- The Last of Us
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
- Tomb Raider

Action Game of the Year

- Battlefield 4
- Bioshock Infinite
- Dead Rising 3
- DmC: Devil May Cry
- Resogun

Downloadable Game of the Year

- Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons
- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
- Gone Home
- Papers, Please
- The Stanley Parable

Online Game of the Year (Not Based on Year of Release)

- Battlefield 4
- Borderlands 2
- Diablo III
- The Last of Us
- World of Tanks

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

- Beyond: Two Souls
- Bioshock Infinite
- Puppeteer
- rain
- Rayman Legends

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

- Battlefield 4
- Bioshock Infinite
- God of War: Ascension
- Grand Theft Auto V
- The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Story

- Beyond: Two Souls
- Bioshock Infinite
- The Last of Us
- The Novelist
- Tomb Raider

Outstanding Character Performance

- Grand Theft Auto V – Trevor
- Ryse – Marius Titus
- The Last of Us – Ellie
- The Last of Us – Joel
- The Stanley Parable – Narrator

Casual Game of the Year

- Candy Box
- Peggle 2
- Plants VS Zombies 2
- Rayman Fiesta Run
- Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

- Diablo III
- Dota 2
- Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
- Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
- Pokémon X & Y

Sports Game of the Year

- FIFA 14
- Madden NFL 25
- MLB 13 The Show
- NBA 2K14
- NHL 14

Racing Game of the Year

- Forza Motorsport 5
- Gran Turismo 6
- Grid 2
- Need for Speed Rivals
- Real Racing 3

Fighting Game of the Year

- Divekick
- Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Killer Instinct

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

- Europa Universalis 4
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World
- StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
- XCOM: Enemy Within

Family Game of the Year

- Disney Infinity
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
- Rayman Legends
- Skylanders Swap Force
- Super Mario 3D World

Mobile Game of the Year

- Fetch
- Flick Kick Football Legends
- Plants VS Zombies 2
- Ridiculous Fishing – A Tale of Redemption
- The Wolf Among Us

Handheld Game of the Year

- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
- Pokémon X & Y
- Tearaway
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

- Assassin’s Creed: IV Black Flag
- Beyond: Two Souls
- Puppeteer
- Rayman Legends
- The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

- Bioshock Infinite
- Puppeteer
- Rayman Legends
- Tearaway
- The Last of U

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

- Assassin’s Creed: IV Black Flag
- Battlefield 4
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Ryse
- The Last of Us

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering

- Assassin’s Creed: IV Black Flag
- Forza Motorsport 5
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Super Mario 3D World
- The Last of Us


Which games do you hope will win this year?



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