Microsoft Game Studios Head Reacts to D.I.C.E. Awards: Praises The Last of Us and Forza

Microsoft Game Studios Honcho Phil Spencer has always been quite fair when talking about the competition, and he shown the same balanced attitude yesterday night, when he commented on the results of the D.I.C.E. Awards, from which Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us came out with a landslide victory made of ten top honors including Game of the Year.

First of all Spencer congratulated Turn 10 Studios on its Best Racing Game victory withΒ Forza Motorsport 5:

Congrats to @Turn10Studios on their AIAS award for Best Racing Game with @ForzaMotorsport 5, great job.

Then he moved on toΒ The Last of Us,Β singing the praise of the competitor’s game:

@Totalcrazyjoe14 @Official_AIAS Last of Us is a great game, it deserved the awards.

It’s always nice to see executives like Spencer talking in a positive way about the competition, especially considering that the fan base often doesn’t show this kind of fair approach. It’s be nice if, for once, fans learned from those that make the games they love.

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  • kevin

    Phil is one cool company Rep.

  • DNA

    One of the few over at MS I have respect for.

    • Giuseppe Nelva

      Phil Spencer is an officer and a gentleman.

  • No Way


    • mikeslemonadeFromN4G

      Yep just PR speak and loser speak.

  • Solid Snake

    his essentially advertising a PS3 game. what gives? lol

    • criscann1986

      You are a retard, what gives?

    • XanderZane41

      LOL!! Not really. He’s just showing respect to another company. Nothing wrong with that. Sony & Microsoft know they both need each other to help grow the gaming industry back to where it waas 10-12 yrs ago.

  • You are flat out wrong

    Must have been a slow year for racing games if Flopza 5 won anything.

    • Sporadik Styles

      You clearly haven’t played Forza 5 troll

      • You are flat out wrong

        I have. Looks current gen, lacks features, cars and tracks from Forza 4. If it wasn’t a launch game it would have been butchered.

        • XanderZane41

          If you think it looks current gen, you haven’t played Forza 5. lol!! It lacked features because it was rushed. Turn 10 didn’t have time to add everything. Why do you think Turn 10 patched in a better economy and Drag Racing mode? Plus they have been proving lots of new cars for free. Forza 6 is going to blow Forza 5 away by a mile.

          • You are flat out wrong

            Yeah, it sure doesn’t look current gen.


            [Vomiting intensifies]

          • shinitaru

            “If you think it looks current gen, you haven’t played Forza 5.”

            It is current gen…PS4/XB1 = Current gen

        • LOL. Yeah right. Forza 5 looks current gen… Lmao. Forza 4 was the 3rd installment on the 360. Of course it would have more in it than a new console game thats being built from the ground up. Nothing was simply ported like GT5. GT5 was the worst $60 I’ve ever spent on anything. I understand this is a site for you fanboys. But be real. Dont cry when Gran Turismo comes out 5 yrs from now on the PS4 and it doesnt have the same amount of content as GT6. As a matter of fact, GT5 came out like 4 years after the PS3 launched and they still had to port crap lol. Driveclub will probably take over PS4 racing if it does well.

          Quality > Quantity

          • Sporadik Styles

            Exactly, the quality of what is there is so well done I don’t mind at all what is missing. The track detail and car detail is scary good looking. The car physics, tire physics and trigger rumble is a game changer also. I can only assume people are blind or playing on a broken TV if they think it looks last gen LMAO. Wait a minute the haters clearly haven’t played this game at all

    • corvusmd

      Way to stay classy loser

      • You are flat out wrong

        Cry harder, Xbot. πŸ™‚

    • Bankai

      DriveClub got delayed.

      • XanderZane41

        Probably won’t be out until next year at this rate. Same goes for The Order 1886. Now i understand why some people game PS4 the Delaystation 4.

        • You are flat out wrong

          Delusional Xbitch fanfiction is the best.

          Enjoy waiting until next year for actual games to show up on the Xbone.

    • There was no competition

  • Herb Superb

    It would be nice to read ANY article about a game or system and see respectable comments, or even half-assed intelligent comments, instead of being full of 99% juvenile crap. Wish i could say I’m a proud member of the gaming community, but that I am not.

  • RealityCheck2013

    Forza best Racing game?!?! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ Sorry but 2013’s BEST racing game was GT6 πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    • XanderZane41

      LMAO!! No. Not when you have to pay $138 in real money for one car.

    • Lol you’re kidding right?