Golden Joystick Awards call to‘Action’! 

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15th October 2010 - The action genre is always one of the most popular and fiercely contested in the people’s gaming awards, Golden Joystick Awards. It's not surprising to find the biggest blockbusters once again doing battle for the prestigious award of  Action Game of The Year sponsored by Nuts.

Fast-paced, over the top action, expertly crafted environments and some of the most memorable characters in the history of gaming appear in this category and 2010 has thrown up an exceptionally strong field of contenders. 

This year, established blockbuster franchises like‘ Assassin's Creed’,‘God of War’  and  ‘Uncharted’  go head to head with powerful new contenders‘ Batman: Arkham Asylum’,‘ Bayonetta’,‘Heavy Rain’ and‘ Red Dead Redemption’.‘Just Cause 2’,‘Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction’  and  ‘Super Mario Bros Wii’  complete a stellar line-up that attracts one of the biggest and broadest audiences in gaming.

Action gaming is constantly evolving genre but in the past 12 months it has taken even further massive strides. With a field of amazing and innovative games offering bold new takes on interactive storytelling, movie-like interaction, stunning new visual effects and some of the most high-adrenaline, explosive gaming experiences ever.

Who will win from such a strong field? With just days to go until voting closes - midday on Monday 25th October - that's something only gamers themselves can decide. To vote - visit  http://www.goldenjoystick.com  today and make your vote count!

The full list of nominee for the  Action Game of The Year sponsored by Nuts at the  2010 Golden Joystick Awards, is:

·       Assassin's Creed II

·       Batman: Arkham Asylum

·       Bayonetta

·       God of War III

·       Heavy Rain

·       Just Cause 2

·       New Super Mario Bros. Wii

·       Red Dead Redemption

·       Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction

·       Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

To view video of the nominees, please visit:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjUI39nhWIY

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The categories in the Golden Joystick Awards are voted for by the only people who matter– the gamers themselves. Known as the‘people’s gaming awards’ it is also held in high esteem in the global video games industry with nearly 1,000 executives attending the glittering ceremony, which will this year be held at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel on 29th October 2010.

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For more information about the Golden Joystick Awards 2010 please contact

Kate Szlendak /Justin Crosby at Boom! Dialogue on 0207 520 0887

  kate@boomdialogue.com  justin@boomdialogue.com

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For media accreditation for the Golden Joystick Awards email  kat@boomdialogue.com

For more information about Future UK please contact:

Will Guyatt, Future UK, 01225 822517

www.goldenjoystick.com

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