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13/07/09– Think you know everything about gaming? Do you fancy winning twenty hot titles? A brand-new competition from the organisers of the Golden Joystick Awards will put your knowledge and reputation to the test.

A specially commissioned image spans the entire 27-year legacy of the Golden Joystick Awards. By throwing a stack of characters, games and cyptic references into the devious mind of former Edge designer Terry Stokes, the resulting work of genius promises to keep your brain racing for weeks.

To avoid a low-res headache, there’s a high quality version of the image over at - with all the links you need to enter the competition.

To be in with the chance of winning all twenty games shortlisted in this year’s Ultimate Game of the Year category at the Golden Joystick Awards– you have to tell organisers how many hidden references you’ve found and a list of the games. To validate your entry, you need to have voted in the any of the 15 gamer voted categories in the Golden Joystick Awards– listed at

In case you didn’t know, the Golden Joysticks are the industry’s most-loved gaming awards– developers, publishers and retailers are proud to pick one up, as gamers name the winners. Gaming communities can mobilise fellow fans to make sure their favourites get the recognition they rightly deserve.

In 2008, gamers cast thousands of votes for the likes of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Guitar Hero III and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Will 2009 see the latest Call of Duty game walk away with another armful of awards? Should Killzone 2, Halo ODST and FIFA make it into the rankings this year? Can Nintendo translate DS sales into victory for Professor Layton? Only you can decide, because it's only your votes that count.

Have your say in the Golden Joystick Awards now– , and then spend the next fortnight of your life trying to work out what obscure games have been hidden away in the image.


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