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DICE presentations this year ran the gamut from mainstream to indie gaming, music to monetization, Kickstarter to managing an office. All of the talks, including the 2014 DICE Awards, are now available to watch and re-watch on YouTube, courtesy of Variety. Notable presentations include Oculus VR c...

February 14th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Naughty Dog's grim post-apocalyptic adventure The Last of Us took Game of the Year honors at tonight's DICE Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. Protagonist Joel's bag is packed full of trophies, as The Last of Us walked away with an impressive 10 wins out of its total 13 nominations. The Last of Us was...

February 7th 2014 at 12:40am 0 Comments
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Welcome to the Joystiq liveblog for the 17th annual DICE Awards! We'll be covering this year's gala event, which honors games both big and small. Be sure to brush up on this year's nominees before we get started. The event kicks off at 10:30pm ET (7:30pm PT/3:30am GMT) and will last for two hours,...

February 6th 2014 at 10:16pm 0 Comments
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EVE: Valkyrie, CCP Games' space dogfighting game, will be co-published by Oculus VR as an Oculus Rift headset exclusive. EVE: Valkyrie started life as EVE VR, an Oculus Rift tech demo built by a small team at CCP. The experience snowballed from there and snatched up several awards at last year's...

February 5th 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Rockstar heads Leslie Benzies, Dan Houser and Sam Houser are the 18th, 19th and 20th inductees into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame, joining previous winners Gabe Newell, Shigeru Miyamoto, Sid Meier, John Carmack, Mark Cerny, Ray Muzyka, Greg Zeschuck, and Tim Sweeney, amo...

February 4th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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In the "Hit List" from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, the video game industry's top talents describe their current gaming addictions, their most anticipated releases and more. This week: Austin Wintory, Grammy-nominated composer for games such as Journey, Monaco and The Banner Saga....

January 21st 2014 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Nominations for the 17th Annual DICE Awards are led by The Last of Us, which received 13 total nods. The peer-based video game awards hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences spans 24 categories and recognized 61 separate games this year. The five games nominated for the Game of the...

January 16th 2014 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has begun accepting submissions for the 17th Annual DICE Awards, an awards show described by its site as a focus on "exploring approaches to the creative process and artistic expression" in game design. Entries must be submitted by 7 p.m. Eastern on D...

November 2nd 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments