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Spider-Man 2 Leads DICE Awards With Nine Nominations

Spider-Man 2 picked up nine DICE Awards nominations, with Alan Wake 2, Baldur's Gate 3, and COCOON also featuring heavily. The event will take place on February 15.

Kaii132d ago

Award for the safest sequel so far*
:p

shinoff2183132d ago (Edited 132d ago )

There's nothing wrong with a safe sequel as you call it. If it isn't broke don't fix it. People complained about forbidden west and said it was more of the same. My thoughts "fk yea that's what I wanted more of the same "

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shinoff2183132d ago

I haven't played any of these games, but idda went with baldurs gate 3 from what I know of them.

coolbeans132d ago

Alright, this is really getting to me. The Game Awards *and* DICE Awards not having a 'Best Puzzle Game' category? What the hell is this?

monkey602132d ago

What would be your Nominations for it this year? Looking for inspiration

coolbeans132d ago

Of the ones I've played:

-Humanity
-Chants of Sennaar
-Cocoon
-Viewfinder (least favorite/best but still a genuinely great puzzler)

Ones I haven't played (yet) but have a solid reputation:

-The Talos Principle II
-Trine 5
-Can of Wormholes

There could be a couple of other less-popular ones, but these are the ones that immediately came to mind.

monkey602132d ago

I dont recall Chants of Sennaar. I'll look that up. Cocoon is on my list and funnily enough Viewfinder was the one I'm most looking forward to.

Storm23132d ago

I loved Humanity. The old Trine games were fun. Want to try Trine 5

coolbeans132d ago

Yeah, you really should. Chants is essentially a linguistic puzzle game all about deciphering language from glyphs and speech bubbles (in the form of glyphs) and then navigating through that world. It's mechanically and narratively an inverse Tower of Babel. Fantastic title up there as one of 2023's best overall games.

@Storm23

"I loved Humanity."

Hell yeah! That and Chants fight for my top spot of 2023.

P_Bomb131d ago

Buddy of mine just ran Talos 1&2 back to back 100%. Recommends it.

shinoff2183131d ago

Star ocean 2 remake for me

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darthv72132d ago

...and like the Game Awards, it will win nothing.

Storm23132d ago

I loved Spider-Man 2...like a lot. Don't get the hate it has received.

shinoff2183131d ago

Well most of the hate is a little green if you catch my drift.

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No Steam And Physical Release, Alan Wake 2 Not Profiting Was Inevitable

Choosing Epic over Steam and antagonizing the entire physical media fanbase, it's no wonder the masterpiece Alan Wake 2 didn't make a profit.

thorstein5d ago (Edited 5d ago )

I asked for this game as a gift. My wife couldn't find it at Gamestop, Amazon, or anywhere else.

I didn't realize it was digital only, I just figured it sold out because of the reviews and how good it looks.

Most consumers don't read gaming news daily, how would they know it's digital only?

Plus, outside of seeing it on Jackfrags YouTube channel, I hadn't seen much in the way of marketing.

Dirtnapstor5d ago

It's a really good game. I platted this one on the PS5. Well worth your time exploring this universe.

Jingsing5d ago

Unfortunately Remedy has become a bit of a nasty studio over this past decade, You just need to look at their business decisions and other projects they attempted. They are not pro consumer at all.

Petebloodyonion5d ago

You know that it's Epic Games that funded and published the game right?

CrimsonWing695d ago (Edited 5d ago )

Yea, people are kind of dumb. I mean, no offense to @Jingsing up there, I know that’s blunt but it reminds me of Bayonetta 2 when that got announced and it was a Nintendo exclusive. It’s exclusive because f*cking Nintendo funded the development. But people were all like f*ck Sega for sh*tting on their fans when in actuality the game never would’ve gotten made if Nintendo didn’t straight up pay for the development.

Alan Wake 1 was not a massive seller. In fact, correct me if I’m wrong, but it underperformed and that’s why a proper sequel never got made until now where Epic literally paid for the game to be developed… but you got people saying, Remedy isn’t pro consumer because this game is Epic exclusive 🤦‍♂️

anast5d ago

They did this to save money, but it didn't work.

Skuletor5d ago

Will be interesting to see if they try the same thing for the Max Payne remake(s). You'd think they won't but people continue to surprise me.

anast5d ago

I think they could do some kind of special edition physical release. This way the crowd that has been with this game since the beginning would have the option to buy a physical disk. They would sell more too.

Charlieboy3335d ago

@anast No, it needs a normal physical release.....not some bullshit 'special edition' physical release. This way we will be able to easily get a physical copy for if we want, instead of having to mission to own some kind of limited version. That's not actually gonna boost physical sales now is it?

Chocoburger5d ago

I wonder if they've learned their lesson? Who am I kidding, of course no gaming company does at this point. Keep making those mistakes.