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DICE 2017: Overwatch wins the Game of the Year award

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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.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

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.

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).

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

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