D.I.C.E Award Nominations Have 'Journey' At the Forefront

Journey has come out as the clear forerunner with 11 nominations, while The Walking Dead lands in second with it's 8, Far Cry 3 gathered 7 and Halo 4 collecting 6 nominations. It seems that Journey and The Walking Dead are going to fight it out again as they have done all awards season, and deservedly so. Those two games really are a cut above the rest. That is nothing on any other nominee, those games are just that good. You can check out my interview with Journey's Grammy, and now D.I.C.E nominated composer Austin Wintoryhere. It is beautiful score, but that is a very tough field as I am a big fan of all the others in that group, Far Cry 3 currently being on repeat on my Itunes playlist. But by far the fiercest group I can see is Outstanding Character Performance featuring FemShep, Vaas Montenegro, Cortana and Lee Everett. Lee Everett is sure to walk away with the award, but all of those were incredibly well portrayed characters in their own way and it is a testament to how far storytelling has come in the last year for the medium (even if I would have swapped out Tiny Tina for Captain Martin Walker from Spec Ops: The Line). The full nomination list is below or you can look at the official PDF via interactive.orgWalkingDeadGame of the YearBorderlands 2 Far Cry 3 Journey The Walking Dead XCOM: Enemy UnknownOutstanding Achievement in Game DirectionJourneyDishonoredFar Cry 3The Unfinished SwanThe Walking DeadOutstanding Innovation in GamingJourneyNintendo LandSound ShapesThe Unfinished SwanThe Walking DeadDownloadable Game of the YearFez Journey Mark of the Ninja The Unfinished Swan The Walking DeadHandheld Game of the YearGravity Rush Paper Mario Sticker Star Resident Evil RevelationsSound ShapesUncharted: Golden AbyssMobile Game of the YearFairway Solitaire Hero Academy Horn Rayman Jungle RunWeb Based Game of the YearBingo Bash Burrito Bison Revenge CityVille 2 Sim City Social Song PopAction Game of the YearBorderlands 2 Far Cry 3 Halo 4 Hitman: Absolution Sleeping DogsAdventure Game of the YearAssassin's Creed III Darksiders II Dishonored New Super Mario Bros. Wii U The Walking DeadCasual Game of the YearFairway Solitaire Journey Puzzle Craft Rayman Jungle RunSound ShapesFamily Game of the YearDance Central 3 Just Dance 4 LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Nintendo Land Skylanders GiantsFighting Game of the YearPersona 4 Arena Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Soulcalibur V Street Fighter X Tekken Tekken Tag Tournament 2Racing Game of the YearForza Horizon LittleBigPlanet Karting MotorStorm RC Need for Speed Most Wanted Trials: EvolutionRole-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the YearDiablo III Dust: An Elysian Tale Guild Wars 2 Mass Effect 3 Torchlight 2Sports Game of the YearFIFA Soccer 13 MLB The Show 2012 NBA 2K13Strategy/Simulation Game of the YearFTLMinecraft 360Orcs Must Die 2Total War: SHOGUN 2 - Fall of the SamuraiXCOM: Unknown Enemy Farcry3Outstanding Achievement in AnimationAssassin's Creed III Far Cry 3 Hitman: Absolution Mark of the Ninja Uncharted: Golden AbyssOutstanding Achievement in Art DirectionBorderlands 2 Dishonored Far Cry 3 Halo 4 JourneyOutstanding Character PerformanceBorderlands 2: Tiny Tina Far Cry 3: Vaas Montenegro Halo 4: Cortana Mass Effect 3: Female Commander Shepard The Walking Dead: Lee EverettOutstanding Achievement in ConnectivityCall of Duty: Black Ops II Halo 4 Nike+ Kinect TrainingOutstanding Achievement in Gameplay EngineeringDishonored Gravity RushJourney The Walking Dead XCOM: Enemy UnknownOutstanding Achievement in Online GameplayBorderlands 2 Call of Duty: Black Ops II Diablo III Halo 4 Journey Outstanding Achievement in Original Music CompositionDiablo III Far Cry 3 Journey Mass Effect 3 World Of Warcraft: Mists Of PandariaOutstanding Achievement in Sound DesignAssassin's Creed III Diablo III Journey Medal of Honor: Warfighter SyndicateOutstanding Achievement in StoryDishonored Journey Sleeping Dogs Spec Ops: The Line The Walking DeadOutstanding Achievement in Visual EngineeringCall of Duty: Black Ops II Halo 4 Hitman: Absolution Need for Speed Most Wanted Total War: SHOGUN 2- Fall of the Samurai Who do you think should walk away with the awards? Sound off in the comment section below.

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