Golden Joystick 2010 | ‘World’s Most Popular Video Game Awards’ hit 1mil votes

An incredible one million votes have been already cast in the 28th Annual Golden Joystick Awards, organisers Future announced today. With just over two weeks left for the public to choose this year’s winners, the excitement is really hotting up for the ‘people’s gaming awards’.

The acclaimed Golden Joystick Awards are the longest running gaming awards in the world and have been the burgeoning entertainment genre’s ultimate accolade since 1982. Officially named as the ‘World’s Most Popular Video Game Awards’ by Guinness World Records, the ‘Joysticks’ are now celebrating a record breaking 28th year.

“Once again gamers are demonstrating their extraordinary passion and are making their opinions known. With voting coming from over 30 different nations, we are convinced that we are celebrating a truly global gaming event and more importantly we’re pleased to have been able to give so many gamers the chance to celebrate their favourite releases and see them get the recognition they deserve.” said Simon Maxwell, Group Publisher for Console & Online and Organiser of the Golden Joystick Awards for Future.

Categories in the 28th Annual Golden Joystick Awards categories are:
Action Game Of The Year Sponsored by Nuts
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
Strategy Game Of The Year
Music Game Of The Year
Online Game Of The Year
Downloadable Game Of The Year Sponsored by Green Man Gaming Portable Game of the Year
Soundtrack Game Of The Year
MSN One To Watch
UK Developer Game Of The Year
Ultimate Game Of The Year           
With diverse categories like Action, RPG and Puzzle Game of The Year, there is truly something for everyone as the awards showcase the diversity in today’s video games industry. In total, over 100 titles competing across 16 categories for the biggest prize in gaming, the Ultimate Game of the Year.

Voting is still wide open in many of the categories, with the top spots changing regularly throughout the day as votes are cast. Voting closes on 25th October – if there’s a game you feel deserves a Golden Joystick – get over to http://www.goldenjoystick.comand vote now!

The winners will be announced at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel on 29th October 2010 during the ceremony hosted by legendary US comedian Rich Hall.

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