Vote For The Best Video Games in the 2010 Golden Joystick Awards

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Blockbuster Titles Battle It Out For The World’s Biggest Gaming Awards

Gamers around the world are having their say in the Golden Joystick Awards and you can join them. This is a fantastic way of getting the ultimate recognition for your favourite games or publishers. These are the games industry’s favourite awards as they

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The biggest and best video game releases of the last 12 months are fighting it out to be recognised by gamers in the Golden Joystick Awards – the world’s most popular video game awards event, as verified by Guinness World Records.

Will favourite ‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’ triumph in the Best Shooter category battle against other blockbusters ‘Battlefield: Bad Company’ and ‘Halo 3: ODST’? Will ‘Command & Conquer’ overthrow ‘Napoleon: Total War’ and ‘Plants vs. Zombies’ in the Strategy Game of the Year category? And will the all-conquering ‘Madden NFL 10’ score a touchdown for American Football titles in the Sports Game of the Year category or will ‘FIFA 10’ or ‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2010’ score a late winner for soccer games?

If you’ve not voted in this year’s Golden Joystick Awards, then now is the time. The clock is counting down to the 28th annual ceremony, staged in London on October 29th 2010, hosted by US comedian Rich Hall.

Almost 1 million votes have been cast at http://www.goldenjoystick.com for this year's awards, and you can add yours to the list right here.

Make sure the world’s very best computer games and publishers get the recognition they deserve and don’t be afraid to nail your flag to the virtual mast and encourage your friends to join you in attempting to secure immortality for your favourites.

The 2010 Golden Joysticks Awards honors the best titles in specific gaming genres, including Online, RPG, Action, Shooter and Music, and the competition is fierce for the blue riband award; the ‘Ultimate Game of the Year’. A host of hotly awaited games released in the next year are battling it out for ‘One to Watch’ award - global predictor of so many huge video game hits over the last three decades.

The full list of award categories in the 2010 Golden Joystick Awards;

Action Game Of The Year, sponsored by Nuts magazine
ITN ‘Game On’ Shooter Of The Year
Racing Game Of The Year
RPG Game Of The Year
Puzzle Game Of The Year
Fighting Game Of The Year
Sports Game Of The Year, sponsored by Mousebreaker.com
Strategy Game Of The Year
Music Game Of The Year
Online Game Of The Year
Download Game Of The Year, sponsored by Green Man Gaming
Habbo.com Portable Game of the Year
Soundtrack Game Of The Year
UK Developer Of the Year
MSN One To Watch Game of the Year
The Ultimate Game of the Year

Produced by Future, the special-interest media group, the Golden Joystick Awards are not voted for by panels or gaming ‘experts’, they are voted for by the only people who matter – video game fans themselves. Known by many as ‘the people’s gaming awards’ it is held in high esteem by the video games industry, with up to 1,000 executives attending the glittering ceremony, which will this year be held at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel.

The ever-growing Golden Joystick Awards has been the ultimate accolade in computer games since 1982 and is now officially recognised as the biggest and most popular gaming awards on the planet.

Last year saw Activision’s blockbuster Call of Duty series dominating the event, scooping three awards, whilst ‘Fallout 3’ was named ‘Ultimate Game of the Year’.

Emma Parkinson, organiser of the Golden Joystick Awards, said: “Gamers around the world are having their say in the Golden Joystick Awards and you can join them. This is a fantastic way of getting the ultimate recognition for your favourite computer games or publishers. These are the games industry’s favourite awards as they are chosen by the people who matter – you and your friends in the global gaming community.”

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