An incredible one million votes have been already cast in the 28th Annual Golden Joystick Awards, organisers Future announced today.
With just over two weeks left for the public to choose this year's winners, the excitement is really hotting up for the ‘people's gaming awards’.
The acclaimed Golden Joystick Awards (goldenjoystick.com) are the longest running gaming awards in the world and have been the burgeoning entertainment genre’s ultimate accolade since 1982. Officially named as the ‘World’s Most Popular Video Game Awards’ by Guinness World Records, the ‘Joysticks’ are now celebrating a record breaking 28th year.
“Once again gamers are demonstrating their extraordinary passion and are making their opinions known. With voting coming from over 30 different nations, we are convinced that we are celebrating a truly global gaming event and more importantly we're pleased to have been able to give so many gamers the chance to celebrate their favourite releases and see them get the recognition they deserve.'' said Simon Maxwell, Group Publisher for Console & Online and Organiser of the Golden Joystick Awards for Future:
Categories in the 28th Annual Golden Joystick Awards categories are:
• Action Game Of The Year Sponsored by Nuts
• ITN Game On Shooter Of The Year
• Racing Game Of The Year
• RPG Game Of The Year
• Puzzle Game Of The Year
• Fighting Game Of The Year
• Sports Game Of The Year Sponsored by Mousebreaker.com
• Strategy Game Of The Year
• Music Game Of The Year
• Online Game Of The Year
• Downloadable Game Of The Year Sponsored by Green Man Gaming
• Habbo.com Portable Game of the Year
• Soundtrack Game Of The Year
• MSN One To Watch
• UK Developer Game Of The Year
• Ultimate Game Of The Year.
With diverse categories like Action, RPG and Puzzle Game of The Year, there is truly something for everyone as the awards showcase the diversity in today’s video games industry. In total, over 100 titles competing across 16 categories for the biggest prize in gaming, the Ultimate Game of the Year.
Voting is still wide open in many of the categories, with the top spots changing regularly throughout the day as votes are cast. Voting closes on 25th October - if there’s a game you feel deserves a Golden Joystick – get over to the event website below and vote now!
The winners will be announced at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel on 29th October 2010 during the ceremony hosted by legendary US comedian Rich Hall.
Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests.
We hold strong market positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car, Classic Rock, Guitar World, Official Xbox Magazine, Official PlayStation Magazine, Nintendo Power, Maximum PC and Mac Life. Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, techradar.com, and musicradar.com.
Future produces over 4 million magazines each month; we attract more than 18 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 25 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.