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  • Blog Post: AIAS Accepting Scholarship Applications

    The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced that it's now accepting applications for scholarships. The organization is awarding a total of $10,000 to students interested in pursing careers in interactive entertainment. The academy manages two scholarships, the Randy Pausch scholarship... More
  • Blog Post: Watch The D.I.C.E. Summit Live Here

    This week is the annual Design, Innovate, Communicat, Entertain (D.I.C.E.) Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, the event brings together members of the interactive entertainment industry to recognize advancements in the field. You can watch the presentations... More
  • Blog Post: AIAS To Honor Three Rockstar Games Leads With Hall Of Fame Induction

    At the D.I.C.E. awards to be held this Thursday in Las Vegas, three of Rockstar Games’ top minds will be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences hall of fame. Leslie Benzies, Sam Houser, and Dan Houser will become the 18th, 19th, and 20th inductees. Sam and Dan Houser are the... More
  • Blog Post: AIAS To Honor Defender And Robotron: 2084 Creator Eugene Jarvis With 2014 Pioneer Award

    The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced that the 2014 recipient of its Pioneer Award will go to Eugene Jarvis, the creator of Defender, its sequel Stargate, and Robotron: 2084. Jarvis' Pioneer Award is the sixth to be awarded by AIAS. The award is offered to video game industry... More
  • Blog Post: First D.I.C.E. 2014 Speakers Announced

    The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), who hold the annual D.I.C.E. Summit (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) and subsequent awards, have announced the first round of this year's speakers. The AIAS has confirmed that Ed Fries (former Microsoft VP and Xbox co-founder), David... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Telltale Games' Dan Connors' D.I.C.E. Keynote Speech

    This year's D.I.C.E. conference was, as it is every year, full of excellent speech's from notable members of the video game industry. In this key note speech, the CEO of Telltale Games, Dan Connors, talks about the success of The Walking Dead, and why episodic gaming works for them. Connors opens... More
  • Blog Post: The D.I.C.E. Awards Introductory Video Features Live-Action Nods To The Year's Best Games

    The introductory video shown before the 16th annual D.I.C.E. awards is strange, and full of live-action references to the best video games of last year and years prior. For more on this year's D.I.C.E. awards, including all of the winners, you can head here . Spoiler alert: thatgamecompany's... More
  • Blog Post: Gabe Newell To Be Inducted In The AIAS Hall Of Fame

    The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced that it will be inducting Valve co-founder Gabe Newell into the organization's Hall of Fame. Newell will be presented with the award at the annual D.I.C.E. Summit in February. “Gabe is one of the most cherished and respected figures... More
  • Blog Post: Into the Pixel Submissions Now Open

    The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences and the Entertainment Software Association announced submissions for the 2012 Into the Pixel exhibit are now open. Into the Pixel is described as an exploration and celebration of the art of video games. The art is chosen by a group of judges ranging from... More
  • Blog Post: Skyrim Dominates The 15th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards

    Bethesda Game Studio's epic open-world role-playing game took home the top honors at the annual D.I.C.E. awards show. Todd Howard and company accepted five awards over the course of the night, including Game of the Year, Role Playing/MMO Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Direction... More
  • Blog Post: Epic's Tim Sweeney: Lifelike Graphics Will Happen During Our Lifetimes

    One of the gaming industry's preeminent minds took the stage for a speech at the D.I.C.E. summit today, and his talking points didn't disappoint technophiles. A self-acknowledged tech geek who feels more comfortable speaking to programmers about topics like the Nyquist-Shannon sampling theorem... More
  • Blog Post: Epic Reminds Us They Like To Party

    The annual D.I.C.E. Summit in Las Vegas is not only the most prestigious industry event all year; it's also the best place to party it up. D.I.C.E. takes place next week starting February 8 and hosts several developer sessions, including Ted Price, David Jaffe, Todd Howard, and Tomonobu Itagak. You... More
  • Blog Post: Finalists For AIAS Interactive Achievement Awards Announced

    February 9th will mark the 15th annual AIAS Interactive Achievement Awards, and a press release has announced the finalists for the show. Take a look below at the games that will be honored in Las Vegas during the D.I.C.E. Summit. Game of the Year Batman: Arkham City Portal 2 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim... More
  • Blog Post: Bethesda's Todd Howard To Deliver DICE Keynote

    The Elder Scrolls mastermind will be opening the annual DICE summit on February 8th with a talk entitled "Why We Create, Why We Play." Howard's talk will explore "game development and the player experience," according to a press release from the DICE organizers at the Academy... More
  • Blog Post: Epic's Tim Sweeney Inducted Into AIAS Hall Of Fame

    Today, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences sent out a press release revealing the newest inductee into their Hall of Fame. Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney will be the 16th inductee, and the award will be presented by Epic VP Mark Rein on February 9 in Las Vegas. “Tim’s vision... More
  • Blog Post: Applications Open For AIAS Scholarships

    The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has a handful of scholarships up for grabs, created to honor the memory of Randy Pausch and Mark Beaumon. The Randy Pausch scholarship is comprised of two $2,500 awards, and is given in honor of his work as the co-founder of the Entertainment Technology... More
  • Blog Post: Interactive Achievement Awards And DICE Sessions On Xbox Live

    The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has teamed with Xbox Live to give gamers a chance to view its annual Interactive Achievement Awards as well as select sessions from the annual DICE Summit, including a speech by Ultima creator Richard Garriott. The highlights available from the awards show... More
  • Blog Post: Hall Of Famers Share The Stage At D.I.C.E. Roundtable

    At this year's D.I.C.E. keynote, Blizzard's Mike Morhaime, Zynga consultant Bruce Shelley, freelance designer Mark Cerny, and BioWare's Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk shared the stage to express their thoughts on the future of video games, reflect on past accomplishments, and more. All... More
  • Blog Post: Bing Gordon To Receive AIAS Lifetime Achievement Award

    Leading up to the 2011 D.I.C.E. festivities, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced the newest recipient of the AIAS Lifetime Achievement Award: Bing Gordon. The award is designed to recognize achievement outside the more traditional developer arena, instead focusing on contributions... More
  • Blog Post: BioWare's Doctors Inducted Into Hall Of Fame

    BioWare co-founders Dr. Greg Zeschuk and Dr. Ray Muzyka will be the 14th and 15th inductees in the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' hall of fame. In a press release, AIAS president Martin Rae is quoted as saying "The Doctors – Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk – have... More
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