This year is the 22nd D.I.C.E Awards, hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, and it's set to take place this evening, February 13.
The award show will feature a variety of different personalities from within the gaming industry, including a Hall of Fame award being presented to Bonnie Ross, head of 323 Industries and Microsoft Corporate Vice President.
This year's presenters include:
- Troy Baker, Voice Actor
- Mark Cerny, Cerny Games President
- Jessica Chobot of Nerdist News
- Cara Ellison, Media Molecule Narrative Designer
- Amy Hennig, Writer and Director
- Greg Kasavin, Supergiant Games Creative Director
- Greg Miller of Kinda Funny
- Jane Ng, Valve Developer
- Phil Spencer, Microsoft Executive Vice President of Gaming
- Glen Schofield, ArtBySchofield CEO
- Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Film and TV Director
- Morgan Webb, Bonfire Games
- Austin Wintory, Wintory Global Engineering Composer
- Cy Wise, UnAnnounced Venture Co-Founder
There are a variety of games selected as finalists for the awards across various categories. God of War leads the nominations in 12 categories, including Outstanding Achievement in Animation, Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, Outstanding Achievement in Character, Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition, Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design, Outstanding Achievement in Story, Outstanding Achievement in Technical Achievement, Adventure Game of the Year, Outstanding Achievement in Game Design, Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction, and Game of the Year.
Tetris Effect has again been hosed to the tune of being included in only one category: Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition. The rest of the categories include largely the same few games over and over again: Red Dead Redemption 2, Detroit: Become Human, Gris, and Marvel's Spider-Man. You can check out the full list of nominees at the official D.I.C.E. website.
You can check out the award ceremony to see who takes home the honors for each category beginning tonight at 11 PM ET. You can keep it locked right here to Shacknews to keep an eye on the stream, and we'll be here to make sure you get filled in on whatever you missed out on.