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Fallout 4 takes home top honors at the19th D.I.C.E. Awards

dice-awards-logoDuring the 19th annual D.I.C.E. awards, Bethesda's Fallout 4 took home top honors, including the coveted Game of the Year award and Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction.

Ori and the Blind Forest, Rocket League and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt all did quite well too, with three awards a piece. Many other studios and releases were honored as well, so read on for the announcement and the full list of winners from the event.

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), the non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the interactive arts representing its 30,000+ membership base, is pleased to announce the winners of the 19th D.I.C.E. Awards honoring the top games from 2015. The evening’s top honor – Game of the Year – was awarded to Bethesda Software’s Fallout 4, the action RPG set in post-apocalyptic Boston.

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences’ membership also honored a variety of games, with four different games receiving three awards each: Fallout 4, Ori and the Blind Forest, Rocket League and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Other top honorees include Star Wars Battlefront for Action Game of the Year, METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Phantom Pain for Adventure Game of the Year, Super Mario Maker for Family Game of the Year, Mortal Kombat X for Fighting Game of the Year, Fallout 4 for RPG/MMO and Fallout Shelter for Mobile of the Year. This year’s D.I.C.E. Sprite Award, honoring a game having disproportionate resources for development and exposure (as compared to AAA titles), was given to Rocket League.

“The 19th D.I.C.E. Awards winners truly embody the diverse set of games and platforms that have come to represent the changing face of our industry,” said Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. “This year the Academy membership responded to a variety of games covering smaller footprint to AAA blockbuster hits. Thank you to our distinguished guests and all the gamers watching to celebrate the many great games of 2015!”

In addition to recognizing the industry’s best games and creators from the previous year, the D.I.C.E. Awards also recognized its history with several Academy Special Awards that highlight contributions in advancing this interactive entertainment industry forward. During the ceremony the AIAS inducted video game luminary Hideo Kojima as its 21st Hall of Fame recipient, which honors individuals who have been instrumental in the development of highly influential games. Honored posthumously was Satoru Iwata, the fifth recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award which honors recipients distinguished for their business leadership. In addition, Microsoft’s Visual Basic was recognized with the second ever Technical Impact Award, which celebrates unique innovations and technical achievements that are expanding and redefining the video game industry.

Hosted by comedian and avid gamer Pete Holmes, the ceremony took place in front of industry professionals at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas and was widely live streamed to share the experience with gamers near and far. The show was the culmination of the annual three day D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit (#DICE2016), 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:

Game of the Year

Fallout 4

  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

Fallout 4

  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • Publisher: CD PROJEKT RED
  • Developer: CD PROJEKT RED

Action Game of the Year

Star Wars™ Battlefront

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: DICE

Adventure Game of the Year

METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Phantom Pain

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Developer: Kojima Productions

Family Game of the Year

Super Mario Maker

  • Publisher: Nintendo of America, Inc.
  • Developer: Nintendo EAD Group No. 4

Fighting Game of the Year

Mortal Kombat X

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

Racing Game of the Year

Forza Motorsport 6

  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Developer: Turn 10

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year

Fallout 4

  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Sports Game of the Year

Rocket League

  • Publisher: Psyonix
  • Developer: Psyonix

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year

Heroes of the Storm

  • Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
  • Developer: Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

D.I.C.E. Sprite Award

Rocket League

  • Publisher: Psyonix
  • Developer: Psyonix

Handheld Game of the Year

HELLDIVERS™

  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC
  • Developer: Arrowhead Game Studios

Mobile Game of the Year

Fallout Shelter

  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Developer: Bethesda Game Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay

Rocket League

  • Publisher: Psyonix
  • Developer: Psyonix

Outstanding Achievement in Animation

Ori and the Blind Forest

  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Developer: Moon Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction

Ori and the Blind Forest

  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Developer: Moon Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Character

Rise of the Tomb Raider

  • Publisher: SQUARE ENIX Inc.
  • Developer: Crystal Dynamics

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

Ori and the Blind Forest

  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Developer: Moon Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design

Star Wars™ Battlefront

  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: DICE

Outstanding Achievement in Story

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • Publisher: CD PROJEKT RED
  • Developer: CD PROJEKT RED

Outstanding Technical Achievement

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

  • Publisher: CD PROJEKT RED
  • Developer: CD PROJEKT RED

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Fallout 4 – PlayStation 4


Manufacturer: Bethesda
ESRB Rating: Mature
Platform: PlayStation 4
Genre: adventure-game-genre

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