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DICE 2017: Overwatch wins the Game of the Year award

Published: 09:00, 24 February 2017
Updated: 09:04, 24 February 2017
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DICE awards took place in Las Vegas and Overwatch took home the pot

The 20th annual ceremony hosted by Jessica Chobot of Nerdist News and Kinda Funny co-founder Greg Miller was the culmination of the three-day 2017 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit. Held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the event honoured games in 24 award categories.

Overwatch won the Game of the Year award, beating out Battlefield 1, Inside, Pokemon GO and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End. Other awards Overwatch took home were: Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay and the Action Game of the Year.

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Uncharted 4 was the big winner of the night as well, having ten nominations and taking home four awards. Inside won three awards, including the DICE Sprite Award, created to honour a game with limited resources for development and exposure (as compared to AAA titles).

Full list of categories and nominees, with the winner in bold:

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Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Overwatch
  • Street Fighter V
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

 

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Battlefield 1
  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

 

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Nick Reyes
  • Firewatch - Delilah
  • Firewatch - Henry
  • The Last Guardian - Trico
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End - Nathan Drake

 

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Abzu
  • Battlefield 1
  • Doom
  • The Last Guardian
  • Titanfall 2

 

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • Battlefield 1
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Quantum Break
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

 

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Oxenfree
  • That Dragon, Cancer
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

 

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Battlefield 1
  • No Man's Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

 

Action Game of the Year

  • Battlefield 1
  • Doom
  • Gears of War 4
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2

 

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • King's Quest: The Complete Collection
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

 

Family Game of the Year

  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Rock Band Rivals
  • Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS

 

Fighting Game of the Year

  • EA Sports UFC 2
  • Guilty Gear Xrd - Revelator -
  • Killer Instinct: Season 3
  • Pokken Tournament
  • Street Fighter V

 

Racing Game of the Year

  • Driveclub VR
  • Forza Horizon 3

 

Role-playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

  • Dark Souls 3
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • Tom Clancy's The Division
  • World of Warcraft: Legion

 

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 2017
  • Madden NFL 2017
  • MLB 16 The Show
  • NBA 2K17
  • Steep

 

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • The Banner Saga 2
  • Deus Ex GO
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Sid Meier's Civilization VI
  • XCOM 2

 

Immersive Reality Technical Achievement 

  • Eagle Flight
  • I Expect You to Die
  • Job Simulator
  • Superhot VR
  • Tilt Brush

 

Immersive Reality Game of the Year:

  • Eagle Flight
  • I Expect You to Die
  • Job Simulator
  • The Lab
  • Superhot VR

 

DICE Sprite Award

  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Superhot
  • That Dragon, Cancer

 

Handheld Game of the Year

  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot
  • Pokemon Sun and Moon
  • Severed

 

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Clash Royale
  • Crashlands
  • Gardenscapes - New Acres
  • Pokemon GO
  • Reigns

 

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

  • Battlefield 1
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • Tom Clancy's The Division

 

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • I Expect You to Die
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Owlboy
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

 

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
  • Battlefield 1
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

 

Game of the Year

  • Battlefield 1
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Pokemon GO
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
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