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London, United Kingdom, 2010/08/26 - Sports fans and gamers vote in their masses as Madden NFL 10, FIFA 10, Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 and Wii Fit Plus compete for a Golden Joystick Award.
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.
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
Football Manager 2010
Madden NFL 10
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010
Wii Fit Plus
Wii Sports Resort
Organised by Future, the special-interest media group, The Golden Joystick Awards are voted for by the only people who matter – gamers. We’re proud to call the Joysticks the People’s Gaming Awards.
The Golden Joysticks have been the ultimate accolade in gaming since 1982 and are now recognised as the biggest and most popular gaming awards on the planet. A spectacular 1.2m public votes saw the Joysticks pick up a Guinness World Record in 2009.
Last year, Activision’s Call of Duty series dominated the event, scooping three awards, and gamer power won out as Fallout 3 was named ‘Ultimate Game of the Year’. Once again, the combined might of the online community was recognised when fans of Runescape, the world’s largest free MMORPG combined to get Jagex named ‘UK Developer of the Year’.