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Overwatch takes the title of Game of the Year at the 2017 DICE Awards

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It was a big night for Blizzard yesterday, as Overwatch took a grand total of four trophies at the 20th annual DICE Awards. Alongside the main gong for Game of the Year, Overwatch also won awards for Action Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design and Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay.

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Playdead took its fair share of awards for Inside, winning Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction and Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, as well as the DICE Sprite Award. Superhot VR earned the award for Immersive Reality Game of the Year, while Doom quite rightly won the Outstanding Achievement in Original Composition award. Bethesda also earned itself another big award, with game director and executive producer of Fallout and the Elder Scrolls Todd Howard becoming 22nd member of the AIAS Hall of Fame, joining the ranks of people like Hideo Kojima, Gabe Newell, John Carmack and more.

Civilization VI won Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year, with Battlefield 1 earning Best Sound Design and Dark Souls 3 getting Roleplaying/Massive Multiplayer Game of the Year. I’m not quite sure why those two massively different categories are linked together but Dark Souls 3 technically ticks both boxes so it’s not too egregious. You can read the whole list of winners below and you can join me in the comments in shouting about how Killer Instinct Season 3 should have won Fighting Game of the Year.

  • Game of the Year: Overwatch (publisher: Blizzard Entertainment, developer: Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Inside (publisher: Playdead, developer: Playdead)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: Overwatch (publisher: Blizzard Entertainment, developer: Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Immersive Reality Technical Achievement: Eagle Flight (publisher: Ubisoft, developer: FunHouse)
  • Immersive Reality Game of the Year: Superhot VR (publisher: Superhot Sp. z o.o., developer: Superhot Sp. z o.o.)
  • Mobile Game of the Year: Pokemon GO (publisher: Niantic Labs, developer: Niantic Labs)
  • Handheld Game of the Year: Pokemon Sun and Moon (publisher: The Pokemon Company, developer: Game Freak)
  • DICE Sprite Award: Inside (publisher: Playdead, developer: Playdead)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay: Overwatch (publisher: Blizzard Entertainment, developer: Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 (publisher: 2K Games, developer: Firaxis Games)
  • Sports Game of the Year: Steep (publisher: Ubisoft, developer: Ubisoft Annecy)
  • Role-playing/Massive Multiplayer Game of the Year: Dark Souls 3 (publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc., developer: From Software Inc.)
  • Racing Game of the Year: Forza Horizon 3 (publisher: Microsoft Studios, developer: Playground Games, Turn 10 Studios)
  • Fighting Game of the Year: Street Fighter 5 (publisher: Capcom USA Inc., developer: Capcom)
  • Family Game of the Year: Ratchet and Clank (publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment, developer: Insomniac Games)
  • Adventure Game of the Year: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America, developer: Naughty Dog)
  • Action Game of the Year: Overwatch (publisher: Blizzard Entertainment, developer: Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Outstanding Technical Achievement: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America, developer: Naughty Dog)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Battlefield 1 (publisher: Electronic Arts, developer: EA Dice)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Doom (publisher: Bethesda Softworks, developer: id Software)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Character: The Last Guardian—Trico (publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America, developer: JAPAN Studio)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Inside (publisher: Playdead, developer: Playdead)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment America, developer: Naughty Dog)

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