The nominations for the prestigious D.I.C.E. (Design, Innovate, Communicate, Entertain) awards have been released in advance of the event which will take place on February 7th at 7:30 PM PT. There are many familiar names on the list based on the other award shows that have already taken place for the year 2012. Leading the pack is Journey with 11 nominations as Thatgamecompany continues its huge year with the possibility of bringing home even more awards. Journey is up for Game of the Year along with Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, The Walking Dead and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Other titles to receive multiple nominations are The Walking Dead with eight nominations, Far Cry 3 with seven, Halo 4 with six, and Borderlands 2 and Dishonored both receiving five each.
Fans of TV’s The Talking Dead, which airs right after The Walking Dead on AMC, will be happy to know that Chris Hardwick has been announced as the host of the event. Along with being the host of The Talking Dead, he is known for being the founder of Nerdist.com, having his own Comedy Central stand-up special, and for his upcoming BBC America show, the Nerdist.
The event will take place at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas as a part of the D.I.C.E. summit which is in its 16th year.
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