27/08/08– Edge– the world’s most prestigious games media brand, has announced details of a brand new category to be presented at the 26th Annual Golden Joystick Awards– together with Virgin Media
The Edge“Most Wanted” category gives gamers the chance to have their say on the very best games currently in development for release in 2008 and beyond. By teaming with Edge, the Golden Joystick Awards are letting gamers have their say on what they believe will be a future classic, alongside the 15 other gamer voted categories which celebrate all that was good about gaming in the last 12 months.
So far, the 26th Annual Golden Joystick Awards– together with Virgin Media has attracted over half a million votes– with gamers voting in categories as diverse as Family Game of the Year, Soundtrack of the Year and the Virgin Media Ultimate Game of the Year.
The first-ever Edge“Most Wanted” Golden Joystick has a shortlist of 10 games, handpicked by a panel of leading experts– headed by Edge’s Editor-in-Chief Tony Mott and Edge-Online Editor, Colin Campbell.
The Edge‘Most Wanted’ Award– shortlist
> Mirror's Edge
> Left 4 Dead
> Fallout 3
> Prince Of Persia
> Resident Evil 5
> Heavy Rain
> Animal Crossing: City Folk
> Far Cry 2
Gamers across the globe can have vote on the Edge Most Wanted and as many of the other categories as they want by visiting www.goldenjoystick.com now! Gamers in the UK who have already voted in the Golden Joysticks are able to cast their vote for the brand new Edge Award by texting 87474 with their vote, by using the unique EDGE code. Texts cost 25p and existing voters will be a chance of winning a fantastic gaming prize.
Emma Parkinson is Organiser of the Golden Joystick Awards:
“The Golden Joysticks continue to grow and we are delighted to welcome Edge readers from across the globe to have their say on the games they believe made the last year, and thanks to the Edge Most Wanted award, the games they are most looking forward to. Some of the huge games announced through the summer months can slip through the net. This new award will help gamers celebrate the games they can’t wait to play.”
For more information about the 26h Annual Golden Joystick Awards– together with Virgin Media, and the chance to vote in the Edge Most Wanted category, visit www.goldenjoystick.com. UK gamers who’ve already voted can text vote in the Edge Most Wanted award by sending the unique EDGE code to 87474.
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