The nominees for the 2013 D.I.C.E. Awards have been announced and Journey, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, The Walking Dead, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown have all been nominated for game of the year. Journey also has 11 nominations in total, topping The Walking Dead which has 8, Far Cry 3 with 7, Halo 4 with 6, and Borderlands 2 and Dishonored with 5 apiece.
"As I look at the list of the 2012 finalist games, there is no doubt in my mind that every single nominated title strongly reflects the D.I.C.E. Awards moniker - Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain," said Martin Rae, president of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. "Across all platforms and through deeply immersive experiences, our industry continues to outdo itself year over year, finding new and interesting ways to evolve and engage audiences."
"The D.I.C.E. Awards are VERY important to me," said this year's host, Nerdist founder Chris Hardwick. "I have been playing video games since there were video games. I hope there is some type of Dovahkiin Shout that will make sure I don't mess this up. I will find one! If not, I'll just look like a psychotic, screaming a**hole leading up to the Awards."
The 2013 D.I.C.E. Awards will take place February 7 in Las Vegas as part of the 2013 D.I.C.E. Summit.