Fallout 4 Takes Top Honors At 19th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

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Fallout 4 Takes Top Honors At 19th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards

Bethesda Studios had a great night in Las Vegas, with Fallout 4 capturing three awards, including game of the year. Fallout Shelter also took home honors as best mobile game, giving Bethesda a fourth win.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Rocket League, and Ori and the Blind Forest took home three awards apiece, and Star Wars Battlefront snatched a duo as well. Recently deceased Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata was posthumously honored with the lifetime achievement award, and Metal Gear mastermind Hideo Kojima was inducted into the DICE Hall of Fame.

Here is the full list of winners:

Reader Discussion: Do You Like Watching People Play Terrible Games?

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Reader Discussion: Do You Like Watching People Play Terrible Games?

With Twitch, YouTube, and a host of other places available today to watch almost any game you want, anytime you wish, there's a special kind of game that stands alone - games that are just so terrible you only play and watch them for the sheer spectacle of witnessing just how bad they are.

From the legendary E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial to Daikatana, there are tons of titles that fit the bill out there in the video game stratosphere.

Game Informer's Replay crew is working on Martian Gothic: Unification right now, a game that I can personally say is an abysmal trainwreck... but is it fun to watch? Is watching these games fascinating? Does the schadenfreude kick in while watching someone play these bad games?

Overwatch Patch 1.02 Takes Aim At Balance Issues

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Blizzard's Overwatch is scheduled to hit Xbox One, PS4 ,and PC  this spring, and a patch rolled out today taking aim at balancing several of the more divisive defensive heroes, once again showing Overwatch is currently a "true" beta, full of massive changes and fixes as the team gets things ready for a (hopefully) balanced launch.

Patch 1.02 contains a variety of things, but the major focus is some tweaking and balance changes to two defensive all-stars, the robotic turret-on-demand Bastion and the turret-building "engineer" Torbjörn.

You can check out the full patch notes here.

Destiny's Iron Banner Returns Next Week

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Destiny's Iron Banner Returns Next Week

In its weekly update, Bungie has revealed the rewards for next week's Iron Banner event and more.

The Iron Banner event (from Tuesday, February 23 at 10 AM Pacific to the following Tuesday, March 1 at 1 AM Pacific) features Clash mode, and here's what's available (text from Bungie):

Available from Lord Saladin:

Blade Runner Sequel Gets Release Date

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Blade Runner Sequel Gets Release Date

The as-yet-untitled Blade Runner sequel has been given a release date, albeit a far off one.

The movie appears in theaters January 12, 2018, with Ryan Gosling in the lead role. Harrison Ford will also appear in the film, reprising his Deckard role from the first movie. Denis Villeneuve – director of Sicario – will be behind the camera.

Not much is known about the film at this time, although the story is being co-written by Hampton Fancher, who served in the same capacity for the original film (which itself was based on a Philip K. Dick story). It will reportedly take place decades after the events of the first movie.

Kojima Hints At Another Big Game, Teases Future Collaboration With Guillermo Del Toro

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The final talk at D.I.C.E. 2016 was between Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and movie director/writer Guillermo del Toro. Although del Toro recently stated "I will never again get involved in video games," following the cancellation of InSane at THQ and Silent Hills at Konami, he's a part of games again, at least to discuss them at D.I.C.E. He and Kojima revealed how their paths crossed as well as video games' place in entertainment.

Kojima first met del Toro in Japan for the release of Hellboy 2, but had previously interacted with him when he found out he was a fan of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Del Toro added that when he and Kojima first me they learned they had a lot in common, including anime, toys, and storytelling ideas. He even said they would sing anime theme songs together, Kojima doing them in Japanese, and del Toro in Spanish.

The two creators exchanged praise for each others work, Kojima even showed his appreciation of del Toro's film Pan's Labyrinth when he held up his hands to his head to reveal he drew eyes on his palms, just like the film's the Pale Man character.

Disavowed Is Next Episode in SWTOR's Knights of the Fallen Empire

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Disavowed Is Next Episode in SWTOR's Knights of the Fallen Empire

Bioware announced the next episode in the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion today. Disavowed will come to Star Wars: The Old Republic on March 10.

Disavowed follows the recently released Anarchy in Paradise as the second of seven chapters built to expand on the personal backstory of the Outlander. Disavowed will feature the Outlander teaming up with Major Jorgan, the commander of Havoc Squad, to go on a covert mission deep behind enemy lines.

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