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DICE Awards Announced; North Korea Copies CoD

  • The DICE awards have been announced! In other news, North Korea takes advantage of Call of Duty in its latest propaganda video, and Conan O'Brien reviews Halo 4.

The annual DICE awards have been revealed! Annnd the winners are...

  • Action GotY: Borderlands 2
  • Mobile GotY: Mobile Academy
  • Handheld GotY: Paper Mario Sticker Star
  • Best Soundtrack: Journey
  • Best Story: The Walking Dead
  • Best Character Performance: Lee Everett from The Walking Dead
  • Downloadable GotY: The Walking Dead
  • Casual GotY: Journey (Don't know whose idea it was to classify Journey as "casual")
  • Web-Based GotY: SimCity Social
  • Family Game of the Year: Skylanders Giants
  • RPG GotY: Mass Effect 3
  • Strategy GotY: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Most Innovative: Journey
  • Sports GotY: FIFA 13
  • Racing GotY: Need for Speed Most Wanted
  • Fighting GotY: Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale
  • Best Online Gameplay: Journey
  • Best Connectivity: Halo 4
  • Best Animation: Assassin's Creed III
  • Best Art Direction: Journey
  • Best Visual Engineering: Halo 4
  • Best Gameplay Engineering: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Adventure GotY: The Walking Dead
  • Best Game Direction: Journey
  • GotY: Journey

What a list! Fortunately, I have two more news stories that are just as interesting.

North Korea Copies Call of Duty

If you're an American (or a member of the civilized world, really), you've probably heard about the most recent "Dream" propaganda video released by the North Korean government. What you may have been unaware of, however, was where the obtained some of the clips featured in the video. Humorously, it turns out the good 'ol North Korea stole clips right out of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3! I'm not sure what I hate more about North Korea: its odd hatred of civilized nations, the whole irrational warmongering thing, or its crappy taste in games.

Skip to around 2:08 for the footage from the game.

Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien is commonly agreed to be one of the funniest people in America. Now it's important to keep in mind that he's not a gamer. He hardly plays video games... If ever. However, he has a segment of his show known as the "Clueless Gamer," and it's essentially a hilarious parody of a game review. He even makes sure to review the game several months late, and he reviewed Skyrim after it was out for almost a year! His newest review is for Halo 4. Watch it below!

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I was expecting something sort of lame for O'Brien's review, but it was actually good.

I find it hilarious that he says before he reviews a game, "I don't play video games, nor do I know anything about them." It really sets the mood for the rest of the review.

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