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Baldur's Gate 3 Triumphs at DICE Awards: A Night of Epic Celebrations!

The 27th annual DICE Awards, hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, dazzled gamers and industry insiders alike last night. While the ...

David K Feb 16, 2024
Baldur's Gate 3 Triumphs at DICE Awards: A Night of Epic Celebrations!

The 27th annual DICE Awards, hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, dazzled gamers and industry insiders alike last night. While the recipient of the prestigious Game of the Year award was no surprise, it was another exceptional game from 2023 that stole the spotlight, snatching up the most trophies of the evening.

In a stunning victory, Baldur's Gate 3 claimed the Game of the Year crown, outshining fierce contenders like Alan Wake 2, Cocoon, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and Marvel's Spider-Man 2. The team behind Baldur's Gate 3, Larian Studios, was elated as they took the stage to accept the award. Michael Douse, the director of publishing, and David Walgrave, the head of production, addressed the audience and acknowledged the unfortunate layoffs that had plagued the industry.

GOTY @larianstudios speech at DICE 1/2" Many, many people were let go at the start of this year[...] Don't let that flame be extinguished by our collective mistakes" -@Cromwelp "We don't have shareholders, but we also don't think about them" -David Walgrave pic.twitter.com/Ne2cohHJnm

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 also had a triumphant night, clinching a total of six awards, including the coveted Action Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Animation. With six wins under its belt, Marvel's web-slinging adventure claimed the most accolades of the evening, with Baldur's Gate 3 nipping at its heels with an impressive five awards.

The glitz and glamour of the night didn't stop there. The ceremony also paid tribute to the legendary Nintendo music composer, Koji Kondo, as he was inducted into the illustrious DICE Hall of Fame. In a heartwarming moment, Kondo received the honor in person, with Brian Tyler, the composer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie, stepping up to present the award.

The complete list of categories and winners is as follows:

  • Game of the Year: Baldur's Gate 3
  • Action Game of the Year: Marvel's Spider-Man 2
  • Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Marvel's Spider-Man 2
  • DICE Hall of Fame Inductee: Koji Kondo (Nintendo music composer)

The DICE Awards night was a grand celebration of the gaming industry's finest, where passion, creativity, and dedication took center stage. As the crowd erupted in applause and the winners basked in their well-deserved triumphs, the spirit of gaming soared to new heights.

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