Seconds out…Round One! 

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8th October 2010– Ten heavyweight contenders are stepping into the ring to battle for the prestigious golden belt of the Fighting Game of the Year award at this year's Golden Joysticks. Celebrating its 28th year, the people’s gaming awards are asking fans to name their ultimate fighting champion.

In the red corner are veteran series like Tekken 6, Fight Night Round 4 , WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010, Super Street Fighter IV and Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny. In the blue corner warming up are UFC 2009 Undisputed, Punch-Out!!, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast and Tatsunoko VS. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars .

Such a spectacular line-up of games is a clear indicator of the extremely tough competition in this brand new category for the Golden Joystick Awards 2010.

With just days to go until voting closes the fate of the new champion will only be decided by fans themselves. By casting your vote today, by visiting http://www.goldenjoystick.com,ensure your favourite is in with a chance of winning the Fighting Game of The Year award at the Golden Joysticks. The full rundown of contenders is listed below:

·  BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

·  Dragon Ball: Raging Blast

·  Fight Night Round 4

·  Punch-Out!!

·  Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny

·  Super Street Fighter IV

·  Tatsunoko VS. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

·  Tekken 6

·  UFC 2009 Undisputed

·  WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010

To view Fighting Game of The Year nominees video visit:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6BHlVbzl9E

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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.

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

To vote - visit http://www.goldenjoystick.com today and make your vote count!

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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

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For more information about Future UK please contact

Will Guyatt, Future UK, 01225 822517

www.goldenjoystick.com

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