The annual DICE summit– an event of gaming news, keynotes, and awards– was held last week in Las Vegas. During the 16th awards ceremony where the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences gave honors to games from 2012, the excellent Journey took most of the awards. However, everyone’s favorite plumber took top billing in the handheld category. Paper Mario: Sticker Star for Nintendo 3DS was voted as handheld game of the year, beating out some other 3DS and PlayStation Vita titles. The other nominees for the category were Gravity Rush, Resident Evil: Revelations, Sound Shapes, Uncharted: Golden Abyss.
The win was well-deserved, as Sticker Star was a great game. It’s good to see the game get the recognition it deserves since it was a low key release in a very busy gaming season. Sad to see that Kid Icarus: Uprising didn’t get a nomination though. (Gravity Rush is also an amazing game if you have a Vita).