The Diablo III DiabloWikiBlack Soulstone cinematic that debuted at Blizzcon 2011 has been nominated for the prestigious Visual Effects Society award. Here’s the category and the full list of nominees in it, with the Blizzard nominees named:

    Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Commercial or Video Game Trailer

    I was curious, so I watched all the entries and put links to them into the post. It’s a damn strong field; I though the Coke commercial was corny and derivative, but the Audi and Sony commercials were excellent and mainstream enough that voters won’t be scared away, while the Prey 2 mini-movie is great. The Black Soulstone is excellent as well, but speaking from my complete ignorance of the voting history of this award, I think it might be too heavy or weird/fantastic to get a majority of votes.

    Which did you guys prefer? You can watch them all embedded, below the fold.

    Audi A6 Avant

    Coca Cola: Siege

    Diablo III: The Black Soulstone

    Prey 2 E3 2011 Trailer

    Sony: 2 Worlds

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