Another day, another set of videogame awards - DICE accolades revealed

Prince of Persia sweeps board

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Sands of Time
Sands of Time
The winners of the annual Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain (DICE) awards have been announced, with Ubisoft's cracking game, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time sweeping the board in a decisively strong showing for the retro remake.

The full award list reads:


Outstanding innovation in a computer game: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Outstanding innovation in console game: EyeToy

Computer strategy game of the year: Command and Conquer: Generals

Outstanding achievement in original music composition: Medal of Honor: Rising Sun


Computer action adventure game of the year: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Console fighting game of the year: Soul Calibur II

Outstanding achievement in character performance - male: Elijah Wood, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Outstanding achievement in character performance - female: Jada Pinkett-Smith, Enter the Matrix and Tara Strong, Final Fantasy XII

Computer downloadable game of the year: Hamster Ball

Console role-playing game of the year: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Computer role-playing game of the year: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Massively-multiplayer persistent world game of the year: EverQuest: Lost Dungeons of Norath

Handheld game of the year: Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

Outstanding achievement in animation: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Console action-adventure game of the year: Crimson Skies

Outstanding achievement in licensed soundtracks: SSX 3

Outstanding achievement in sound design: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

Computer first-person action game of the year: Call of Duty

Console first-person action game of the year: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3

Outstanding achievement in game design: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Outstanding achievement in platform action adventure: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Outstanding achievement in gameplay engineering: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Outstanding achievement in visual engineering: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Console children's title of the year: Mario Party 5

Console sports simulation of the year: Madden NFL 2004

Console action sports game of the year: SSX 3

Outstanding achievement in art direction: Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Console racing game of the year: Need For Speed Underground

Computer simulation game of the year: The Sims Superstar

Console family game of the year: EyeToy

Outstanding achievement in character and story development: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Computer family game of the year: Zoo Tycoon Complete Collection

Console game of the year: Prince of Persia: Sands of Time

Computer game of the year: Call of Duty

Overall game of the year: Call of Duty


Expect another list of award winners perhaps tomorrow - who knows…

Comments

sue_raas 8 Mar 2004 14:57
1/4
"Ubisoft's cracking game" - Aye, 'appen it's reet gradely, tha' knoz. Is tha' gonna continue writin' wi' a northern flavour or what?
TigerUppercut 8 Mar 2004 16:22
2/4
Sue Raas wrote:

>"Ubisoft's cracking game" - Aye, 'appen it's reet
>gradely, tha' knoz. Is tha' gonna continue
>writin' wi' a northern flavour or what?

Cracking is a term used most frequently by posh people, who all live in the south.

In other news, I'm totally pig sick of games awards. What a load of self-serving wank.

They need new categories!

Game most likely to stop TigerUppercut thinking about girls off Hollyoaks

Game that was actually interesting

Most hilarious Sega blunder*

Most outrageous Sega lie*

Most ruined Sega franchise*

Most closed down Sega Europe office*

Award for being s**t, and doomed, and s**t. Also doomed and called Sega, especially Sega Europe*



You see, that would be more interesting! Any more?

*Only open to Sega.

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Rod Todd 8 Mar 2004 18:50
3/4
TigerUppercut wrote:

>In other news, I'm totally pig sick of games
>awards. What a load of self-serving wank.

Dude, Absolutely! And they take themselves SOOOO f'kin seriously. Jesus, the only awards they ought to offer are "Game that Sold Most" and "Game that had most marketing money pissed away on it". That way, they'd only need one trophy.

>They need new categories!

>Award for being s**t, and doomed, and s**t. Also
>doomed and called Sega, especially Sega Europe*

What's your problem with SEGA for god's sake? Did Tiggy-bears mamma and dadda buy him a DreamCube just before they stopped making games. His he all tired and needs his nap. Stob bitchin dude, SEGA will be long after you start wearing long trousers, and that can't be anytime soon.
almondVanHelsing 8 Mar 2004 19:15
4/4
How about "most obvious to win an award" award, for being a rip off of an 8-bit or 16-bit classic?

Next year, we have F-18 Intercepter 2005, Trollie Wallie 3D and Chickie Egg FPS.

Make new games!!
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