London, 9 th October 2013 – Green Man Gaming ( http://www.greenmangaming.com), the world’s fastest growing online games retailer, today offers gamers globally the chance to get a free PC game by voting in the Golden Joystick Awards 2013. Green Man Gaming was recently announced as headline sponsor of this prestigious event.
Recognised as the world’s most popular and credible videogames awards, the Golden Joystick Awards presented by Green Man Gaming celebrates the very best in the video game industry and is 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. In addition to its headline sponsorship, Green Man Gaming will also be supporting the Most Wanted Game through its vibrant Playfire ( http://www.playfire.com) community.
In a departure from previous years, Green Man Gaming will reward voters worldwide for their participation. Those who submit their vote at www.goldenjoystick.com will then be able to register for a free game from GMG, in association with 2K Games, at https://goldenjoysticks.greenmangaming.com. Qualifying voters will have their choice of a PC Download copy of Mafia II or Sid Meier’s Civilization V, while stocks last.
"The Golden Joystick Awards is the only video game awards ceremony that is truly driven by gamers. Green Man Gaming wanted to reward those people who have turned great games into successful games, the gamers themselves,” said Green Man Gaming Founder and CEO, Paul Sulyok. “Now everyone who votes, and has already voted, in the 2013 Golden Joysticks has the chance to benefit from a free game from Green Man Gaming, thanks to our friends at 2K Games.”
This year’s Golden Joystick Awards presented by Green Man Gaming will take place at the Westminster Park Plaza on Friday 25th October.
For more information please contact:
Green Man Gaming:
Darren Cairns, Executive Vice President, Marketing. Tel: +442071352270
Golden Joystick Awards/Future:
Ben Bolton, Senior Communications Executive. Tel: 02070424034
About the Golden Joysticks
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 ceremony for the Golden Joystick Awards presented by Green Man Gaming takes place on October 25th at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza.
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 over 200 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 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 service 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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