03 October, 2013
Green Man Gaming’s Playfire community puts its name to Most Wanted Category
Future, the international media group and leading digital business, today announces Green Man Gaming , one of the world’s fastest growing online games retailers, as the headline sponsor for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards.
Recognised as the world’s most popular and credible videogames awards, the Golden Joystick Awards presented by Green Man Gaming celebrate the very best in the gaming industry and are the only annual awards voted for by the people who matter most – gamers themselves. Last year the Awards garnered a record-breaking four million votes.
Now in their 31 st year and spread over 15 fiercely contested categories, the awards recognise every aspect of the world of gaming with gongs including Best Gaming Moment in association with Absolute Radio, Best Gaming Platform in association with Digital Spy, Best Mobile Game and The YouTube Gamer Award.
In addition to its headline sponsorship, Green Man Gaming will also be supporting the Most Wanted category through its vibrant Playfire community. Playfire, a social community for core gamers run by Green Man Gaming, tracks in-game progress, achievements and conversations about the most loved and anticipated games. The highly charged Most Wanted in association with Playfire category not only pits Microsoft’s Xbox One against Sony’s PlayStation 4 but also features the most eagerly anticipated triple-A releases such as Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4.
Clair Porteous, Deputy MD of Film & Games at Future, says: “We’re delighted to have Green Man Gaming on board. We’ve completely revamped the categories this year to make them more relevant to gamers around the world, and Green Man Gaming’s global presence really reflects the ethos of the awards themselves. This year’s ceremony looks to be the most exciting yet.”
Paul Sulyok, Founder and CEO of Green Man Gaming, says: "It is a privilege for Green Man Gaming to be headline sponsor of the Golden Joysticks 2013. Thanks to the hard work of the GMG team, the faith of our partners and the amazing GMG gaming community in just over 3 years we have grown to be lead sponsor of one of the most prestigious events in the games calendar. We are delighted to be part of an event that celebrates and rewards the enormous amount of talent, creativity and hard work in the Games Industry.”
This year’s Golden Joystick Awards presented by Green Man Gaming will take place at the Westminster Park Plaza on Friday 25 th October.
For more information please contact:
Future: Ben Bolton, Senior Communications Executive, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +4420 7042 4034 and 07940 530424
Green Man Gaming: Darren Cairns, Executive Vice President, Marketing, at email@example.com or +4420 7135 2274
About the Golden Joystick Awards presented by Green Man Gaming:
Established in 1982, the Golden Joystick Awards is the world’s longest-running and best-known gaming awards. It’s the only annual major awards voted for by gamers and a highlight of the games industry calendar. In 2012, it attracted a record 4 million votes, breaking its own record as the World’s Most Popular Videogames Awards by Guinness World Records. The Golden Joystick Awards presented by Green Man Gaming 2013 ceremony takes place on October 25th at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza.
About Green Man Gaming and Playfire:
Founded in 2010, Green Man Gaming (GMG) is the leading UK-based digital retailer for PC games, selling more than 4,000 titles from 180 publishing partners in over 190 countries around the world. In July 2012, GMG extended the consumer offer further, launching online retail sales of PC-DVD, Xbox 360 and PS3 games, as well as consoles and peripherals, offering even more choice to the gaming market.
In July 2012, GMG acquired Playfire, a huge and vibrant global social network of core gamers. This service allows consumers to automatically track their in-game achievements, trophies and gameplay, as well as follow other gamers’ achievements and conversations about the games they love. With over 950m game data points registered by the large global network of gamers and 1.5 billion achievements and trophies won, Playfire has become a vital part of GMG’s focus on services for the core gaming audience.
GMG recently launched a Trade-in and Pre-owned service for Xbox 360 and PS3 games in the UK and will be expanding this further in the next 12 months. GMG has already operated a unique platform (patent-pending) for managing digital game trade-in and resale since 2010.
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