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'Journey' dominates at 2013 DICE Awards

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Journey has dominated at this year's DICE Awards, taking eight gongs including 'Game of the Year'.

The thatgamecompany title also picked up prizes for 'Outstanding Innovation in Gaming', 'Casual Game of the Year' and 'Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design', among others.

'Journey' screenshot

© Sony



The Walking Dead: The Game was the other big winner at the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) event, taking four awards including 'Downloadable Game of the Year'.

Others winners included Borderlands 2 for 'Action Game of the Year', FIFA 13 for 'Sports Game of the Year' and Halo 4 for 'Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity'.

'The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct' screenshot

© Activision

'Borderlands 2: Mr Torgue's Campaign of Carnage' screenshot

© 2K Games



Valve co-founder Gabe Newell was inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame for his contribution to the gaming industry, while Infocom co-founders Dave Lebling and Marc Blank were joint recipients of the 2013 AIAS 'Pioneer Award'.

The 16th annual DICE Awards took place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, as part of the annual Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain summit.

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The full list of winners were as follows:

Action Game of the Year
Borderlands 2

Mobile Game of the Year
Hero Academy

Handheld Game of the Year
Paper Mario Sticker Star

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Journey

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
Journey

Outstanding Achievement in Story
The Walking Dead

Outstanding Character Performance
The Walking Dead: Lee Everett

Downloadable Game of the Year
The Walking Dead

Casual Game of the Year
Journey

Web-Based Game of the Year
SimCity Social

Family Game of the Year
Skylanders Giants

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Mass Effect 3

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Journey

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 13

Racing Game of the Year
Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Fighting Game of the Year
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Outstanding Achievement in Online Gameplay
Journey

Outstanding Achievement in Connectivity
Halo 4

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
Assassin's Creed III

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Journey

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Halo 4

Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Adventure Game of the Year
The Walking Dead

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Journey

Game of the Year
Journey

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