The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences is proud to honor the year’s finest achievements in video games with nominations for the 18th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards (#DICEAwards), the video game industry’s premier peer-based awards show. The Academy is also pleased to announce that comedian Pete Holmes will serve as host.
Leading the charge is Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor with nine nominations, including Game of the Year. Rounding out the Game of the Year nominations include: Destiny, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Far Cry 4 and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. Several games received multiple nods, including Far Cry 4 with seven, Destiny and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft with six, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Monument Valley with five, and inFamous: Second Son, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter and Valiant Hearts: The Great War with four each. The complete list of Awards categories, finalists, and game maker credits is available here.
The D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, Feb. 5 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas at the end of the 2015 D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) Summit (#DICE2015); it will live stream in its entirety beginning 7pm PT/10pm ET via Twitch at twitch.tv/dice. Also being honored this year as the Pioneer Award recipients are Ralph Baer the inventor of the Magnavox Odyssey and Al Alcorn the creator of PONG.
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