The year’s best sports games compete for top honours

25th August 2010: The nominees of The Sports Games of the Year at this year’s Annual Golden Joystick Awards have been announced along with a new video that features footage from each of this year’s contenders. The category is one of the most fiercely fought as the best from Football, American Football, Skate and Wii sports titles go head to head for the coveted Golden Joystick.

The video can be viewed here:

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Over 600,000 votes have already been placed in this year’s competition and with just over two months to go until the winners are announced, the race for the crown of best sports game is hotting up.

The full list of nominations aiming for the top spot in the Sports Game Of The Year category for this year’s Golden Joystick Awards, is:

2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa

Blood Bowl


Football Manager 2010

Madden NFL 10

Mario&Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Pro Evolution Soccer 2010

Skate 3

Wii Fit Plus

Wii Sports Resort

The categories in the Golden Joystick Awards are voted for by the only people who matter– the gamers themselves. The Golden Joystick Awards has been the ultimate accolade in gaming since 1982 and is now recognised as the biggest and most popular gaming awards on the planet.

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For more information about the Golden Joystick Awards 2010 please contact

David Hanney or Justin Crosby at Boom! Dialogue on 0207 520 0887 or

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