The D.I.C.E Awards Nominations are up

So ladies and gentleman the if you don’t know let me tell you that the nominations of games are up for 2017 D.I.C.E awards coming out February 23rd and will be streamed in it’s entirety at 7pm PT/10pm ET/9pm CST. The event will be co-hosted by Greg Miller co-founder of Kinda Funny, and Jessica Chobot of Nerdist News. Now Friday, January 13th at 5pm PST Academy members will vote for the following categories underneath. We of course will cover the event but as you know we’re going to make our predictions of what games will win.Stay tune to any further news on the D.I.C.E awards.

2017 D.I.C.E. Awards Nominees:

Game of the Year

  • Battlefield 1
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Pokemon Go
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Overwatch
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Inside
    • Winner: Overwatch

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
  • Battlefield 1
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Uncharted 4
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Inside
    • Winner: Inside

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

  • I Expect You to Die
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Owlboy
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: OwlBoy
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Inside
    • Winner: Overwatch

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

  • Battlefield 1
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • The Division
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Hearthstone
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Overwatch
    • Winner: Overwatch

Handheld Game of the Year

  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Kirby: Planet Robobot
  • Pokemon Sun and Moon
  • Severed
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Pokemon Sun and Moon
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Pokemon Sun and Moon
    • Winner: Pokemon Sun and Moon

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

  • The Banner Saga 2
  • Deus Ex Go
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Civilization VI
  • XCOM 2
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: The Banner Saga 2
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Fire Emblem Fates
    • Winner: Civilization VI

Sports Game of the Year

  • FIFA 17
  • Madden NFL 17
  • MLB The Show 16
  • NBA 2K17
  • Steep
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: FIFA 17
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: FIFA 17
    • Winner: Steep

RPG/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

  • Dark Souls III
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • The Division
  • World of Warcraft: Legion
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Dark Souls 3
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: World of Warcraft: Legion
    • Winner: Dark Souls 3

Racing Game of the Year

  • Forza Horizon 3
  • Driveclub VR
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Forza Horizon 3
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Forza Horizon 3
    • Winner: Forza Horizon 3

Fighting Game of the Year

  • EA Sports UFC 2
  • Guilty Gear Xrd – Revelator
  • Killer Instinct Season 3
  • Pokken Tournament
  • Street Fighter V
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: EA Sports UFC 2
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Street Fighter V
    • Winner: Street Fighter V

Family Game of the Year

  • Dragon Quest Builders
  • Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens
  • Ratchet & Clank
  • Rock Band Rivals
  • Super Mario Maker 3DS
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Dragon Quest Builders
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens
    • Winner: Ratchet & Clank

Outstanding Technical Achievement

  • Battlefield 1
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: No Man Sky
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Battlefield 1
    • Winner: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Outstanding Achievement in Story

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Oxenfree
  • That Dragon, Cancer
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Uncharted 4
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: That Dragon, Cancer
    • Winner: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

  • Battlefield 1
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Quantum Break
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Quantum Break
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Inside
    • Winner: Battlefield 1

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

  • Doom
  • Abzu
  • Battlefield 1
  • The Last Guardian
  • Titanfall 2
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: DOOM
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: DOOM
    • Winner: DOOM

Outstanding Achievement in Character

  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Reyes
  • Firewatch – Delilah
  • Firewatch – Henry
  • The Last Guardian — Trico
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End — Nathan Drake
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Nathan Drake
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Delilah
    • Winner: The Last Guardian – Trico

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

  • Battlefield 1
  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Inside
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Firewatch
    • Winner: INSIDE

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

  • Inside
  • The Last Guardian
  • Overwatch
  • Street Fighter V
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Overwatch
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Overwatch
    • Winner: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

  • 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Superhot
  • That Dragon, Cancer
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Superhot
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: 1979 Revolution: Black Friday
    • Winner: INSIDE

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • King’s Quest: The Complete Collection
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Uncharted 4
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Uncharted 4
    • Winner: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Action Game of the Year

  • Battlefield 1
  • Doom
  • Gears of War 4
  • Overwatch
  • Titanfall 2
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Overwatch
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: DOOM
    • Winner: Overwatch

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Clash Royale
  • Crashlands
  • Gardenscapes – New Acres
  • Pokemon Go
  • Reigns
    • Efocutioner’s Choice: Pokemon Go
    • Gamer Composer’s Choice: Clash Royale
    • Winner: Pokemon Go

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