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Peep Show’s Mitchell to host Joysticks

The shortlist for Future Publishing’s Golden Joystick awards has been revealed, along with the announcement of a new host – David Mitchell, best known for his role as Mark in Channel 4 comedy Peep Show.

The event will be held at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel on Friday October 26th, and consumers are being invited to vote for their favourite nominees here.

The awards include cateogries sponsored by the likes of The Sun, BBC 1Xtra, Nuts and Bliss magazine.

The full shortlists for the event reads:

The Sun Family Game of the Year

• Wii Sports

• Guitar Hero II

• LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

• Viva Piñata
• Virtua Tennis 3

• Mario Party 8

• Sims 2 Pets

• Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

• Rayman Raving Rabbids

• Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Bliss Girls’ Choice Award

• Guitar Hero II

• Viva Piñata

• Okami

• Cooking Mama

• Virtua Tennis 3

• Sims 2 Pets

• SingStar Pop Hits

• Crackdown

• Buzz!: The Mega Quiz

• Rayman Raving Rabbids

BBC 1Xtra Soundtrack of the Year

• Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

• Guitar Hero II

• The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

• Need for Speed Carbon

• Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

• God of War II

• Gears of War

• The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

• World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

• Okami

• Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy

Nuts All Nighter Award

• Gears of War

• WoW: Burning Crusade

• Wii Sports

• Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

• Pro Evolution Soccer 6

• Resistance Fall of Man

• The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
• Battlefield 2142

• Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

• Company of Heroes

Handheld Game of the Year

• Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

• Pokémon Diamond/Pearl

• Final Fantasy III

• Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

• Killzone: Liberation

• Pro Evolution Soccer 6

• Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Justice For All

• Tekken: Dark Resurrection

• Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

• Chili Con Carnage

Innovation Award

• The Nintendo Wii

• PlayStation 3

• DirectX 10

• Wii Sports

• Halo 3 Beta

• Steam

• Xbox Box Live Arcade

• The PlayStation Network

• Wii Play

• Crackdown

Mobile Game of the Year

• Final Fantasy

• Lemmings Return

• Sims 2 Pets

• 3D Space Invaders

• Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

• Transformers

• UEFA Champions League 2006-2007

• Before Crisis - Final Fantasy VII

• World Series of Poker Texas Hold'em

• Orcs & Elves

Nintendo Game of the Year

• The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

• Wii Sports

• Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition

• Pokémon Diamond/Pearl

• Call of Duty 3

• Final Fantasy III

• Mario Strikers: Charged Football

• LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy

• Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2

• Red Steel

Ones To Watch Award

• Grand Theft Auto IV

• Assassin's Creed

• Crysis

• Halo 3

• Super Smash Bros. Brawl

• Metal Gear Solid 4

• Super Mario Galaxy

• Fallout 3

• Bioshock

Online Game of the Year

• EVE Online: The Path to Kali

• World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

• Gears of War

• The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

• Resistance: Fall of Man

• Mario Strikers Charged Football

• Guild Wars: Nightfall
• Battlefield 2142

• Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

• Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

PC Game of the Year

• World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

• The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

• Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

• S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl

• Company of Heroes

• Football Manager 2007

• Guild Wars Nightfall

• Battlefield 2142

• Test Drive Unlimited

• The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles

• Medieval II: Total War

• Supreme Commander

• Gothic 3

• Neverwinter Nights 2

PlayStation Game of the Year

• God of War II

• Final Fantasy XII

• Resistance: Fall of Man

• Okami

• MotorStorm

• Guitar Hero II

• Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

• Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy

• The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

• Call of Duty 3

• Pro Evolution Soccer 6

• Killzone: Liberation

• Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence

• F.E.A.R.

• Canis Canem Edit

Xbox Game of the Year

• Gears of War

• Guitar Hero II

• Forza Motorsport 2

• Crackdown

• The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles

• Call of Duty 3

• Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas

• F.E.A.R.
• Viva Piñata

• Test Drive Unlimited

• Saints Row

• The Darkness

• Virtua Tennis 3

• Lost Planet: Extreme Condition

• Pro Evolution Soccer 6

Publisher of the Year

• Nintendo

• Ubisoft

• Rockstar Games

• Electronic Arts

• Microsoft Game Studios

• Sony

• Codemasters

• THQ

• Square Enix

• Konami

• Capcom

• Atari

• Take Two Interactive / 2K Games

• Activision

• Sega

Retailer of the Year

• Amazon.co.uk

• Play.com

• GAME

• Gamestation

• Gameplay

• HMV

• EB Games

• Virgin Megastores

• Gameseek

UK Developer of the Year

• Rockstar North

• Codemasters

• Lionhead

• Rare

• Team 17

• Free Radical

• Criterion

• Sony London

• Bizarre Creations

• Traveller's Tales

• Evolution Studios

• Realtime Worlds

• Sports Interactive

• FireFly Studios

• Llamasoft

Ultimate Game of the Year

• Gears of War

• World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

• The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

• The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

• God of War II

• Final Fantasy XII

• Resistance: Fall of Man

• Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

• MotorStorm

• Guitar Hero II

• Wii Sports

• Guild Wars Nightfall

• Okami

• Test Drive Unlimited

• Company of Heroes

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