Paper Mario Cover

Last week saw a number of games industry professionals descend on Las Vegas for the annual DICE summit. It's an opportunity for various studios and representatives to talk more directly about the industry and projects currently in the works, and like all good gatherings it ends with an awards ceremony.

As an indication of the longevity of this summit, this was the 16th Annual DICE Awards ceremony, with plenty of gongs to cover technical achievements as well as the standard "best of" categories. The big winner of the night was PlayStation Network exclusive Journey, with eight awards, but there was also a victory for Nintendo to enjoy. Holding off tough competition from other 3DS titles as well as some strong entries from the PlayStation Vita, Paper Mario: Sticker Star picked up the award for Handheld Game of the Year.

Certainly a happy result for Mario and his toad companions, ensuring that they won't be feeling too flat in the coming days.