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20th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards
DateFebruary 23, 2017 (2017-02-23)
VenueMandalay Bay Convention Center
CountryParadise, Nevada, USA
Hosted byJessica Chobot and Greg Miller
Highlights
Most awardsOverwatch and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (4)
Most nominationsUncharted 4: A Thief's End (10)
Overall Game of the YearOverwatch
Hall of FameTodd Howard

The 20th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards is the 20th edition of the D.I.C.E. Awards, an annual awards event that honors the best games in the video game industry. The awards are arranged by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), and were held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Paradise, Nevada on February 23, 2017 (2017-02-23). It was also held as part of the Academy's 2017 D.I.C.E. Summit, and was co-hosted by Jessica Chobot of Nerdist News, and Kinda Funny co-founder Greg Miller.[1]

Overwatch won Game of the Year and tied for winning the most awards with Uncharted 4: A Thief's End which received the most nominations. Sony Interactive Entertainment published the most nominated titles and the most winners, with Naughty Dog being the most nominated and award winning developer.

Todd Howard, lead director and executive producer for The Elder Scrolls and Fallout franchises at Bethesda Game Studios, received the Hall of Fame Award.[2][3]

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D.I.C.E. Awards

D.I.C.E. Awards

The D.I.C.E. Awards is an award show in the video game industry started in 1998 and commonly referred to in the industry as the "video games Oscar". The awards are arranged by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) and held during the AIAS' annual D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas. "D.I.C.E." is a backronym for "Design Innovate Communicate Entertain". The D.I.C.E. Awards recognize games, individuals, and development teams that have contributed to the advancement of the multi-billion dollar worldwide entertainment software industry.

Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) is a non-profit organization of video game industry professionals. It organizes the annual Design Innovate Communicate Entertain summit, better known as D.I.C.E., which includes the presentations of the D.I.C.E. Awards.

Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Mandalay Bay Convention Center

Mandalay Bay Convention Center is attached to the Mandalay Bay resort, located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The 2,100,000 sq ft (200,000 m2) facility is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. It is among the largest convention centers in the U.S.

Paradise, Nevada

Paradise, Nevada

Paradise is an unincorporated town and census-designated place (CDP) in Clark County, Nevada, United States, adjacent to the city of Las Vegas. It was formed on December 8, 1950. Its population was 191,238 at the 2020 census, making it the fifth most populous CDP in the United States; if it were an incorporated city, it would be the fifth largest in Nevada. As an unincorporated town, it is governed by the Clark County Commission with input from the Paradise Town Advisory Board.

Jessica Chobot

Jessica Chobot

Jessica Chobot is an American on-camera host and writer. She has hosted the IGN shows IGN Strategize and Weekly Wood, which also runs on Xbox Live; she previously worked as presenter of the IGN Daily Fix. Since 2013, she was the primary host of Nerdist News and Nerdist News Talks Back for Nerdist Industries. In 2014, she launched her own podcast titled Bizarre States. She left Nerdist on August 5, 2019. She currently stars in a show called Expedition X.

Nerdist News

Nerdist News

Nerdist News is a Nerdist-branded pop culture newsletter launched in February 2012. It was founded and operated by Nerdist Industries' CEO, Peter Levin, and its CCO, Chris Hardwick. It was hosted by Jessica Chobot.

Kinda Funny

Kinda Funny

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Overwatch (video game)

Overwatch (video game)

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D.I.C.E. Award for Game of the Year

D.I.C.E. Award for Game of the Year

The D.I.C.E. Award for Game of the Year is an award presented annually by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences during the academy's annual D.I.C.E. Awards. It is given in honor of "the single game, without regard to system or delivery mechanism, voted by the membership of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences that best utilizes the chosen medium to entertain users".

Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog

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Bethesda Game Studios

Bethesda Game Studios

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Winners and Nominees

Winners are listed first, highlighted in boldface, and indicated with a double dagger (double-dagger).[4][5]

Handheld Game of the Year

Special Awards

Hall of Fame

Games with multiple nominations and awards

Companies with multiple nominations

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D.I.C.E. Award for Game of the Year

D.I.C.E. Award for Game of the Year

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Overwatch (video game)

Overwatch (video game)

Overwatch was a 2016 team-based multiplayer first-person shooter game by Blizzard Entertainment. The game was first released for PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One in May 2016 and Nintendo Switch in October 2019. Cross-platform play was supported across all platforms.

Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. is an American video game developer and publisher based in Irvine, California. A subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, the company was founded on February 8, 1991, under the name Silicon & Synapse, Inc. by three graduates of the University of California, Los Angeles: Michael Morhaime, Frank Pearce and Allen Adham. The company originally concentrated on the creation of game ports for other studios' games before beginning development of their own software in 1993 with games like Rock n' Roll Racing and The Lost Vikings. In 1993, the company became Chaos Studios, Inc., and eventually Blizzard Entertainment after being acquired by distributor Davidson & Associates. Shortly thereafter, Blizzard released Warcraft: Orcs & Humans.

Battlefield 1

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DICE (company)

DICE (company)

EA Digital Illusions CE AB is a Swedish video game developer based in Stockholm. The company was founded in 1992 and has been a subsidiary of Electronic Arts since 2006. Its releases include the Battlefield, Mirror's Edge and Star Wars: Battlefront series. Through their Frostbite Labs division, the company also develops the Frostbite game engine.

Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) is an American video game company headquartered in Redwood City, California. Founded in May 1982 by Apple employee Trip Hawkins, the company was a pioneer of the early home computer game industry and promoted the designers and programmers responsible for its games as "software artists." EA published numerous games and some productivity software for personal computers, all of which were developed by external individuals or groups until 1987's Skate or Die!. The company shifted toward internal game studios, often through acquisitions, such as Distinctive Software becoming EA Canada in 1991.

Inside (video game)

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Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog

Naughty Dog, LLC is an American first-party video game developer based in Santa Monica, California. Founded by Andy Gavin and Jason Rubin in 1984, the studio was acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment in 2001. Gavin and Rubin produced a sequence of progressively more successful games, including Rings of Power and Way of the Warrior in the early 1990s. The latter game prompted Universal Interactive Studios to sign the duo to a three-title contract and fund the expansion of the company.

D.I.C.E. Award for Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

D.I.C.E. Award for Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game

The D.I.C.E. Award for Outstanding Achievement for an Independent Game is an award presented annually by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences during the academy's annual D.I.C.E. Awards. This is "awarded to a game that embodies the independent spirit of game creation, representing a higher degree of risk tolerance and advances our media with innovative gameplay and experiences." It was preceded by the D.I.C.E. Sprite Award which was "awarded to a game having disproportionate resources for development and exposure ."

1979 Revolution: Black Friday

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Firewatch

Firewatch

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Campo Santo (company)

Campo Santo (company)

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Source: "20th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, January 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20th_Annual_D.I.C.E._Awards.

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References
  1. ^ "20th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Results". Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  2. ^ "Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Special Awards". Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 11 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Todd Howard to present Phil Spencer with D.I.C.E. Lifetime Achievement Award". VGC. 2022-02-03. Retrieved 2022-07-09.
  4. ^ O'Brien, Lucy (2017-02-24). "DICE 2017: Overwatch Wins Game of the Year at DICE Awards 2017". IGN. Retrieved 2022-07-09.
  5. ^ "First DICE awards for VR nominate six Rift and Vive favorites". New Atlas. 2017-01-25. Retrieved 2022-07-09.

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