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As part of the upcoming 2013 Summit, the 16th Annual D.I.C.E. awards will be presented. Today, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for this year’s awards, as well as the ceremony’s host.

That host will be Chris Hardwick, who is known for everything from a variety of film roles, the founding of Nerdist.com, his hosting of AMC’s Talking Dead and Web Soup, writing work for Wired Magazine and Attack of the Show, stand-up comedy, and appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Chelsea Lately, just to name a few examples.

“The D.I.C.E. Awards are VERY important to me,” Hardwick said as part of the AIAS’ press release. “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.”

As to the awards themselves, here’s the rundown of games that have been nominated this year:

Game of the Year

  • Borderlands 2
  • Far Cry 3
  • Journey
  • The Walking Dead
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Journey
  • Dishonored
  • Far Cry 3
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • The Walking Dead

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

  • Journey
  • Nintendo Land
  • Sound Shapes
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • The Walking Dead

Action Game of the Year

  • Borderlands 2
  • Far Cry 3
  • Halo 4
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Sleeping Dogs

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Darksiders II
  • Dishonored
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii U
  • The Walking Dead

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Fairway Solitaire
  • Hero Academy
  • Horn
  • Rayman Jungle Run

The 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards will take place Thursday, February 7th at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The awards ceremony will be steamed live via a partnership with Machinima, starting at 10:30pm Eastern / 7:30pm Pacific.

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Host, Nominees for 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Announced

As part of the upcoming 2013 Summit, the 16th Annual D.I.C.E. awards will be presented. Today, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for this year's awards, as well as the ceremony's host.

By Mollie L Patterson | 01/14/2013 08:00 PM PT

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As part of the upcoming 2013 Summit, the 16th Annual D.I.C.E. awards will be presented. Today, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for this year’s awards, as well as the ceremony’s host.

That host will be Chris Hardwick, who is known for everything from a variety of film roles, the founding of Nerdist.com, his hosting of AMC’s Talking Dead and Web Soup, writing work for Wired Magazine and Attack of the Show, stand-up comedy, and appearances on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Chelsea Lately, just to name a few examples.

“The D.I.C.E. Awards are VERY important to me,” Hardwick said as part of the AIAS’ press release. “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.”

As to the awards themselves, here’s the rundown of games that have been nominated this year:

Game of the Year

  • Borderlands 2
  • Far Cry 3
  • Journey
  • The Walking Dead
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction

  • Journey
  • Dishonored
  • Far Cry 3
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • The Walking Dead

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming

  • Journey
  • Nintendo Land
  • Sound Shapes
  • The Unfinished Swan
  • The Walking Dead

Action Game of the Year

  • Borderlands 2
  • Far Cry 3
  • Halo 4
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Sleeping Dogs

Adventure Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed III
  • Darksiders II
  • Dishonored
  • New Super Mario Bros. Wii U
  • The Walking Dead

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Fairway Solitaire
  • Hero Academy
  • Horn
  • Rayman Jungle Run

The 16th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards will take place Thursday, February 7th at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The awards ceremony will be steamed live via a partnership with Machinima, starting at 10:30pm Eastern / 7:30pm Pacific.

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About Mollie L Patterson

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Mollie got her start in games media via the crazy world of gaming fanzines, and now works at EGM with the goal of covering all of the weird Japanese and niche releases that nobody else on staff cares about. She’s active in the gaming community on a personal level, and an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming, consumer rights, and good UI. Find her on Twitter @mollipen.