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The 22nd annual DICE Awards, held by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, just went down in Las Vegas. To perhaps few gamers’ surprise, Sony Santa Monica’s God of War completely stole the show. God of War won the highly praised Game of the Year award, while also managing to wrangle in a whopping nine awards from the total 23 categories. Speaking at the event, Meggan Scavio, president of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences, offered a few words. “Tonight, at the 22nd Annual DICE Awards, the interactive entertainment industry gathered together from all over the world to celebrate their trailblazers – the very best in video games and the teams who – with their amazing talent and vision – have created boundary defying experiences that have captivated global audiences. On behalf of the Academy, I congratulate not only this year’s incredible nominees, but the esteemed winners chosen by…

Believe it or not, metal has always had a staple holding within the world of video games. Sure, Avenged Sevenfold tend to make their way into the conversation from time to time — the Call of Duty featured “Not Ready To Die” single comes to mind. But, it goes back much father that online multiplayer cameos from M. Shadows and the rest of the Avenged Sevenfold flock. So, let’s get into the nitty gritty stuff. Tim Schafer , the unofficial father to adventure games, is himself a massive metal fan. After sculpting the wonderful creations of Monkey Island, Full Throttle, Grim Fandango, Schafer would later go on to join forces with Tenacious D vocalist and Dio super fan Jack Black. Together, Schafer and Black formed something truly special. Brutal Legend was released back in 2009 and featured Jack Black as the voice for the game’s main character. A wonderful tale featuring…