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The Last of Us dominates 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

DICE-awards-17thNaughty Dog's The Last of Us cleaned up at the 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards last night taking home a whopping 10 awards.

The game/studio walked away with awards for Outstanding Achievement in Story, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction and, as expected, Game of the Year.

Other big winners included Bioshock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, Plants vs. Zombies 2, Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons.

Check out the full list of winners below or head on over to the official site.

Suspense, horror, and surreal worlds dominated the 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards, the video game industry’s most prestigious honors. Naughty Dog’s dystopian, post-apocalyptic reimagining of the zombie thriller, The Last Of Us, stole the show with 10 awards, including Outstanding Achievement in Story, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction and the industry’s top honor, Game of the Year.

The evening’s other big winners included Irrational Games’ provocative alternate-historical FPS, Bioshock Infinite, which took home Action Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition. PopCap’s runaway mobile hit Plants vs. Zombies 2 won both Casual Game of the Year and Mobile Game of the Year, while EA Canada’s FIFA 14 continued the FIFA franchise’s run of five consecutive wins with Sports Game of the Year.  Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons, Starbreeze Studios’ touching, story-driven adventure, took home the hardware for Downloadable Game of the Year. Wargaming’s multiplayer online game World of Tanks took home the honor for the D.I.C.E. Awards’ newest category, Online Game of the Year.

“Tonight’s big winner, The Last of Us, is a prime example of how today’s modern video game studios expertly blend art, game play, and storytelling to transcend the traditional notion of video games,” said Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. “This year’s winners range from deep, story-driven epics and massive interactive worlds to realistic sports action and engaging mobile experiences. They paint a broad picture of the new golden age we’re currently experiencing in the video game industry.”

Hosted by actress, producer and gamer Felicia Day, with fellow gamer and filmmaker, Freddie Wong, the awards were revealed in front of industry professionals at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas and broadcast online via Twitch.tv. The show was the culmination of the annual two-day D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit (#DICE2014), drawing some of the brightest and most influential interactive entertainment industry leaders, decision makers and visionaries.

The complete list of winners as decided by an all peer-based voting system includes:

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

The Last of Us

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog Inc.

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

The Last of Us

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog Inc.

Outstanding Character Performance

The Last of Us (Ellie)

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog Inc.

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Bioshock Infinite

  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Developer: Irrational Games

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

The Last of Us

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog Inc.

Outstanding Achievement in Story

The Last of Us

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog Inc.

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Developer: Rockstar North

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering

The Last of Us

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog Inc.

Action Game of the Year

Bioshock Infinite

  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Developer: Irrational Games

Adventure Game of the Year

The Last of Us

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog Inc.

Fighting Game of the Year

Injustice: Gods Among Us

  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: NetherRealm Studios

Role Playing Game/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Diablo III

  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

XCOM: Enemy Within

  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Developer: Firaxis Games

Casual Game of the Year

Plants VS Zombies 2

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Developer: PopCap, Electronic Arts Inc.

Family Game of the Year

Super Mario 3D World

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo EAD Tokyo Software Development Group No.2

Racing Game of the Year

Forza Motorsport 5

  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Developer: Turn 10 Studios

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 14

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Developer: EA Canada

Downloadable Game of the Year

Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons

  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Developer: Starbreeze Studios

Handheld Game of the Year

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Developer: Nintendo EAD Software Development Group No.3

Mobile Game of the Year

Plants VS Zombies 2

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
  • Developer: PopCap, Electronic Arts Inc.

Online Game of the Year

World of Tanks

  • Publisher: Wargaming Public Company Ltd. 105
  • Developer: Wargaming.net

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

The Last of Us

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog Inc.

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

The Last of Us

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog Inc.

Game of the Year

The Last of Us

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
  • Developer: Naughty Dog Inc.


The Last of Us (Video Game)

Manufacturer: Sony Computer Entertainment
ESRB Rating: Mature
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: shooter_action_games

One of the Highest Rated Games of 2013

The Last of Us is a third-person Survival-Action game that utilizes choices in gameplay action to develop the game storyline, as well as the relationship between the two main characters, Joel and Ellie, made exclusively for the PS3 system. The game features a combination of combat, exploration, stealth, and platforming game mechanics. Although Joel and Ellie are both residents of a post-apocalyptic world, they have had different experiences that affect the way they see the world around them, and feel about what they see and do. Joel had a life before the pandemic, while the world of the pandemic is all that Ellie has ever known. As part of Joel's job to smuggle Ellie out of the quarantine zone, players have to make choices in how they deal with enemies, which include, roving gangs of human scavengers not unlike themselves, military elements and infected civilians.

Players also have an opportunity to interact together with elements of the world around them, which helps to build the bond between Joel and Ellie. Resources in the game are scarce, making overwhelming use of firepower unlikely and unwise in conflicts, and resource gathering missions. In addition, most other residents of the ruined world that are encountered are just trying to survive - blurring the line between good guys and bad guys. Finally, game AI react differently depending on the specifics of the player's actions, making choice in gameplay a major consideration.

The Last of Us: Left Behind (Sold Separately)

Also coming soon is The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC where Ellie returns as new light is shed on her relationship with Riley, her best friend from the military boarding school they both grew up in. After inexplicably disappearing for weeks, Riley reemerges in Ellie’s life with a surprising revelation. The two sneak out of their school for the last time, leading to a series of events that will forever change both of their lives.

The Last of Us Signature Series Strategy Guide (Sold Separately)

The guide will point players in the right direction with game-tested strategies and tips and show how to best navigate this dangerous new world cast upon them. It will include a complete walkthrough, illustrated area maps, multiplayer maps and strategies, character bios and more. This resource will reveal all the necessary strategies without spoiling the story or the game!

  • Complete walkthrough
  • Highly detailed single-player and multiplayer maps
  • Expert tactics for every single aspect of multiplayer game play
  • Learn about every and enemy item that Joel and Ellie will face during their travels
List Price:$39.00 USD
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