Dice Awards Host Says Their Show Is About Speeches in Contrast to Video Game Awards

DICE Awards host Greg Miller takes a veiled jab at The Game Awards' focus on hype, promising his ceremony will prioritize game developer recognition and heartfelt speeches.
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Greg Miller, co-host of the upcoming DICE Awards, has taken a subtle dig at those who complained about The Game Awards but also took a jab at the Game Awards. He implied in a tweet his ceremony will prioritize the industry’s own recognition and celebration, in contrast to what some perceived as The Game Awards’ focus on other industries and announcements for games.

Miller’s tweet comes after criticisms aimed at The Game Awards, held in December, which many felt prioritized pre-recorded trailers and celebrity appearances over the actual awards and acceptance speeches. The rapid pace of the ceremony also left limited time for honorees to express their gratitude. It was honestly more like the awards were an afterthought, and the developers didn’t really get the honor they deserved.

The DICE Awards, hosted by the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, are known for their focus on peer recognition within the game development community. The organization emphasizes a rigorous nomination process judged by industry professionals, with the ceremony itself serving as a platform for celebrating achievements and honoring creators.

Miller’s tweet suggests that this year’s DICE Awards will further emphasize this focus on the industry itself, but he seemed to antagonize those who spoke out about the Game Awards as if they had no reason to be mad or were piggybacking. It’s weird for him to say that because it’s not like DICE has been hurting and in need of an audience. If anything, it makes it sound like he believes the hate on the Game Awards was unwarranted. In my opinion, it’s an out-of-touch take on how the Game Awards went.

DICE is obviously a big show and will receive a huge audience, so I’m not sure what Miller is on about. To me, it sounds like he liked the lack of love the developers got and how quickly they were rushed away. I’m sure that I’m reading too into it. Either way, it’s good to get to a show that will not rely on Hollywood or an industry that isn’t video gaming to gain appeal. It will be good to see those who worked hard celebrated.

Jorge A. Aguilar

Jorge A. Aguilar

Jorge A. Aguilar, also known as Aggy, is the current Assigning Editor.

He started his career as an esports, influencer, and streaming writer for Sportskeeda. He then moved to GFinity Esports to cover streaming, games, guides, and news before moving to the Social team where he ended his time as the Lead of Social Content.

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