Some of the videogame world’s biggest franchises are battling head to head in the race to claim the ITN Game On Shooter of the Year award at the 2010 Golden Joystick Awards.
The blockbuster games Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Battlefield: Bad Company and Halo 3: ODST also take on other classics in the genre including Alien vs. Predator, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat and the gruesome Left 4 Dead 2 in what is surely the most wide-open category in this year’s awards.
Metro 2033, Metroid Prime Trilogy Borderlands and Bioshock 2 complete the stellar line up of titles in contention that all command huge and passionate fan communities.
The FPS genre is perhaps the most fervently supported of any gaming category. The soaring sales and continuing popularity of the nominated titles in the ITN Game On Shooter of the Year category proves that whilst video gaming has broadened it’s appeal into a mainstream lifestyle pursuit over the last few years, quality shoot ‘em ups have grown their popularity in the bedroom and living rooms of the world.
Nearly three quarters of a million votes have already been cast in this year’s competition and with just over one month’s voting to go, the competition is hotting up to determine the year’s favourite video games.
The full list of nominee for the ITN Game On Shooter of the Year at the 2010 Golden Joystick Awards, are:
Aliens vs. Predator
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Halo 3: ODST
Left 4 Dead 2
Metroid Prime Trilogy
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat
To watch a video overview of the contenders, with in-game action, visit the link below;
The Golden Joystick Awards (goldenjoystick.com) are voted for by the only people whose opinions matter - the gamers themselves. Known as the ‘people’s gaming awards’ a Golden Joystick is highly respected by the games industry. The winners are announced on 29th October before over 1000 industry executives.
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. Gamers cast 1,223,646 votes in 2009 as the awards scooped its own accolade, being named ‘World’s most popular video games awards’ by Guinness World Records.