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DICE awards now on IFC.com, check out the Jay Mohr monologue here

If you missed the live stream of the 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (i.e., the DICE awards), and don't want to wait for the "broadcast premiere" this Friday, the whole thing is available now in chunks on IFC.com. The first two clips cover Jay Mohr's (Gary Unmarried, Action, Go, Mr....

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Swag Sunday: The DICE bag o' swag [update]

Update: This contest has been closed and the winner will be contacted shortly via commenter-based email, so keep your eyes on the inbox! Believe us, dear reader -- there's nothing we'd like more than to have brought you with us to Las Vegas for this year's DICE, but you must understand that the...

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Activision CEO Bobby Kotick's full DICE speech, Jack Thompson says 'Gotcha!'

[Elisabeth Caren] Activision CEO Bobby Kotick's speech at DICE was certainly a highlight of this year's convention. The polarizing figure took the stage and spoke his mind -- whether it was for better or worse was a topic of debate for the rest of the show. Some saw it as humanizing the demonized...

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Cogs, Gear win first annual Indie Game Challenge at DICE

Although they sound like they came from the same mechanical naming bin, Cogs and Gear (two totally different games) have won the first annual Indie Game Challenge at the conclusion of DICE. Sponsored by the AIAS, GameStop and The Guildhall at SMU, the winners will receive $100,000 to build more...

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WRUP: Getting DICEy edition

With our intrepid reporter Alexander Sliwinski off at DICE in Las Vegas this week, the reins of WRUP have been temporarily handed over -- don't worry, we'll be gentle. That said, we're wondering what the most exciting news to come out of this week's event was for you, dearest reader. Perhaps...

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EA's Schappert shares five money-making tips

EA Chief Operating Officer John Schappert dropped five tips for making money in the industry over the next three years on the D.I.C.E. audience today. Before getting to those, though, Schappert acknowledged that EA didn't give Dead Space or Mirror's Edge the marketing support those titles deserved....

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Borderlands sells 3 million units; Pitchford discusses Gearbox hiring policy, Gamertag

Gearbox head Randy Pitchford delivered some claptrap at DICE today, saying that Borderlands has sold 3 million units globally. A good sign for 2009's fastest-selling original IP, which may not have generated the most revenue, but it's apparently starting off 2010 with good momentum. And with a...

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DICE 2010: Uncharted 2 wins like everything at Interactive Achievement Awards

When we awarded Uncharted 2 our top spot in 2010, we simply thought we were aligning ourselves with other people with impeccable taste; however, after reading the results from last night's 13th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards (i.e., the DICE awards) we've discovered that we've also aligned...

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Activision CEO Bobby Kotick gets introspective at DICE, shares business regrets

Wearing a zippered pullover, jeans and not looking at all like the CEO of Activision Blizzard, Bobby Kotick delivered a deliberately human speech at DICE today. Part autobiographical story about his start in the games business, part contrition, the Kotick who spoke at DICE conveyed the sense of a...

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Overheard@DICE: How do you define indie?

"I find this talk offensive." -- A half-joking independent developer listening to Chris Taylor of Gas Powered Games and Epic's Mike Capps discussing being independent studios at DICE. But, how do we define independent? And is it different from being "indie?" We know that Mega 64 has a violent...

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