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The Last of Us sweeps DICE Awards

Naughty Dog's adventure wins 10 awards including the Game of the Year

The 17th annual DICE Awards have just finished up and it was clearly Naughty Dog's night. The Last of Us dominated most categories, taking home a total of 10 awards, including Game of the Year, Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, and more. Other titles that won multiple awards included BioShock Infinite and Plants vs. Zombies 2.

The AIAS also took the opportunity to honor Eugene Jarvis (creator of Defender) with the Pioneer Award and the Rockstar team (Sam and Dan Houser and Leslie Benzies) with a Hall of Fame induction. Upon receiving the award, Sam Houser stressed that none of the 10 Rockstar members on stage could solely take credit. "It should be several hundred [here]... we're a family," he said.

As for the talented directors at Naughty Dog, Bruce Straley was very outspoken about Neil Druckmann, hugging him on stage and saying "he's my man." Straley pointed out that Druckmann is primarily responsible for the gripping story in The Last of Us.

Here's the final list of winners from this year's DICE Awards:

Game of the Year

The Last of Us

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

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

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition

BioShock Infinite

Downloadable Game of the Year

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

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