The Golden Joystick Awards need you! Name your favourites today

01/05/09– Voting is now open for the 27th Annual Golden Joystick Awards and your votes will make all the difference for the world’s favourite gaming awards show.

Head on over to www.goldenjoystick.com now and have your say with your votes helping to choose the finalists across the fifteen gamer voted categories

Make sure your favourite games, developers, publishers and retailers get the love they deserve and you could now be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes.

The Golden Joysticks are voted for by the only people who matter– gamers themselves. At the Joysticks you’ll find no shady industry panels calling the shots– these really are the people’s gaming awards.

The Golden Joysticks have been the ultimate accolade in gaming since 1982. When the Golden Joysticks were first dished out– the Spectrum 48k was considered next-gen and the closest UK gamers got to the internet was Teletext.

In 2008, votes were cast 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.

Bigger and better every year, the Golden Joystick Awards attracted over 850,000 votes in 2008, and with YOUR support, the event will be even bigger in 2009.

27th Annual Golden Joystick Awards

Ultimate Game of the Year

Family Game of the Year

Soundtrack of the Year

Handheld Game of the Year

The One To Watch Award

Mobile Game of the Year

Multiplayer Game of the Year

Nintendo Game of the Year

Online Game of the Year

PC Game of the Year

Playstation Game of the Year

Xbox Game of the Year

Publisher of the Year

Retailer of the Year

UK Developer of the Year

Visit www.goldenjoystick.com today. If you are fed up with your favourites not getting praise and attention from the people who write the games websites and magazines, why not join up with fellow fans online to start your own voting campaign? A little bit of hard work over the next few weeks could put that forgotten classic on the way to the recognition and immortality it deserves.

To find out more about the 27th Annual Golden Joystick Awards and to be in with the chance of winning some cool gaming goodies, visit www.goldenjoystick.com now.

ENDS

For more information

Will Guyatt, Media Relations Manager, Golden Joystick Awards, 01225822517


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