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In a year that featured amazing games like Grand Theft Auto V, BioShock Infinite, The Stanley Parable, and Dota 2, you would think that the voting field would yield a diverse array of winners at the 17th annual D.I.C.E. awards. Think again.
Like Muhammed Ali toying with his opponents in his prime, Naughty Dogs' The Last of Us dominated the competition, garnering 10 awards including Game of the Year.
On the night that Rockstar Games leads Sam Houser, Dan Houser, and Leslie Benzies were inducted into the AIAS hall of fame, GTA V pulled in one award for Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering. During the acceptance speech for the career accolade, Dan Houser made it a point to highlight that this award shouldn't just go to those three Rockstar figureheads, but to the hundreds of employees that make games like Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redeption, and Bully possible as well.
Here is the full list of winners:
Outstanding Achievement In Original Music Composition: BioShock Infinite
Outstanding Achievement In Sound Design: The Last of Us
Outstanding Achievement In Story: The Last of Us
Outstanding Character Performance: The Last of Us - Ellie
Downloadable Game of the Year: Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
Casual Game of the Year: Plants vs. Zombies 2
Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Diablo III
Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: The Last of Us
Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 14
Racing Game of the Year: Forza Motorsport 5
Fighting Game of the Year: Injustice: Gods Among Us
Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: XCOM: Enemy Within
Family Game of the Year: Super Mario 3D World
Mobile Game of the Year: Plants vs. Zombies 2
Handheld Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Adventure Game of the Year: The Last of Us
Online Game of the Year: World of Tanks
Action Game of the Year: BioShock Infinite
Outstanding Achievement In Animation: The Last of Us
Outstanding Achievement In Art Direction: The Last of Us
Outstanding Achievement In Visual Engineering: The Last of Us
Outstanding Achievement In Gameplay Engineering: Grand Theft Auto V
Outstanding Achievement In Game Direction: The Last of Us
Game of the Year: The Last of Us
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