Voting Opens for 2012 Golden Joystick Awards

It’s that time of year again as the Golden Joystick Awards are upon us. Geek Syndicate have been lucky enough to attend the event for the past 3 years and we will hopefully be live blogging again  from this years awards.

HMV and GamesMaster have announced that shortlist voting in the 2012 Golden Joystick Awards has now opened to the gaming public.  As the largest and longest running videogame awards in the world, the HMV GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Voted for exclusively by the global gaming public, this year will see the cream of the gaming crop compete across16 fiercely contested award categories.

Goldie oldies like Best Action-Adventure Game in association with Digital Spy and Best Handheld Game in association with T3 sit alongside innovations including Best Downloadable Content and Top Gaming Moment in association with the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror. 19 of the year’s hottest titles – including The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Batman Arkham City and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – will be battling it out to be named Ultimate Game of the Year in association with GamesMaster.

The awards will be presented to the video game industry’s stars at the ceremony at London’s Park Plaza Westminster on Friday, 26th October 2012. Celebrating another stellar year in video game development, host Ed Byrne will preside over an evening that celebrates the great and the good of the gaming world as well as offering exclusive sneak peeks at some of the treats in store for gamers in coming months.

Gamers are invited to cast their votes now and have their say in gaming’s ultimate prize by visiting www.goldenjoystick.com.

Golden Joystick Awards host Ed Byrne

Categories

Top Gaming Moment in association with the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror

1. Mass Effect 3 – Tuchanka Choice
2. Resident Evil: Revelations – Two Ships!
3. Sonic Generations – City Escape
4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – ‘Turbulence’
5. Gears of War 3 – ‘Score a Point for the Cougars’
6. Journey – The Ending
7. Asura’s Wrath – Asura vs. Wyzen
8. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – Sand Sea
9. Batman: Arkham City – The Ending
10. Uncharted 3 – ‘Sink or Swim’
11. Max Payne 3 – Hoboken Graveyard Shootout
12. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Throat of the World
13. The Darkness 2 – Alternate Ending
14. Battlefield 3 – ‘Going Hunting’
15. Dark Souls – Beating Ornstein & Smough
16. The Witcher 2: AoK – Bathhouse Bonk
17. Dragon’s Dogma – Griffon Battle
18. Sniper Elite V2 – Assassinating Hitler
19. Spec Ops: The Line – White Phosphorus

Best Downloadable Content

1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Dawnguard)
2. Asura’s Wrath (Ryu)
3. Hitman: Absolution (Sniper Challenge)
4. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (The Missing Link)
5. Rock Band 3 (Gold Star My Heart)
6. The Gunstringer (Wavy Tube Man Chronicles)
7. Gears of War 3 (RAAM’s Shadow)
8. SSX (Mount Eddie & Classic Characters)
9. FIFA 12 (Euro 2012)
10. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (Enhanced Edition)
11. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Creation Kit)
12. Portal 2 (Perpetual Testing Initiative)
13. Sniper Elite V2 (Kill Hitler)
14. Batman: Arkham City (Harley Quinn’s Revenge)
Best Mobile/Tablet Game

1. Waking Mars
2. SpellTower
3. LostWinds2: Winter of the Melodias
4. Fireball SE
5. Whale Trail
6. CodeRunner
7. Assassin’s Creed: Recollection
8. Temple Run
9. Shadowgun
10. Chaos Rings II
11. Beat Sneak Bandit
12. Hero Academy
13. Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation
14. Gridrunner
15. Mass Effect: Infiltrator
16. Shark Dash
17. Angry Birds Space
18. Fibble – Flick ‘n’ Roll
19. Infinity Blade II
20. Pocket Planes

Best Fighter

1. Mortal Kombat Komplete
2. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend
3. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm – Generations
4. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
5. Soul Calibur V
6. Street Fighter X Tekken
7. UFC Undisputed 3

Best Handheld Game in association with T3

1. Gravity Rush
2. Super Mario Land 3DS
3. Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance
4. Mario Kart 7
5. Wipeout 2048
6. Kid Icarus: Uprising
7. Resident Evil: Revelations
8 Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Best MMO

1. The Secret World
2. Eve Online
3. Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard
4. TERA
5. Star Wars: The Old Republic
6. Rift
7. Runescape
8. League of Legends
9. World of Tanks

Best Action Adventure Game in association with Digital Spy

1. Asura’s Wrath
2. Sonic Generations
3. Prototype 2
4. Saints Row the Third
5. Dead Island
6. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
7. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
8. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
9. Batman: Arkham City
10. Darksiders II
11. Sleeping Dogs

One To Watch Award in association with HMV

1. Star Wars 1313
2. Beyond: Two Souls
3. Splinter Cell: Blacklist
4. Pikmin 3
5. ZombiU
6. Watch Dogs
7. Gears of War: Judgment
8. Aliens: Colonial Marines
9. Tomb Raider
10. Hitman: Absolution
11. The Elder Scrolls Online
12. The Last of Us
13. Bioshock: Infinite
14. GTA V
15. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
16. Crysis 3
17. Total War: Rome 2
18. Assassin’s Creed III
19. Halo 4
20. Dead Space 3

Best Downloadable Game

1. Pullblox
2. Sine Mora
3. Renegade Ops
4. Trine 2
5. Skullgirls
6. NFL Blitz
7. I Am Alive
8. Lone Survivor
9. Closure
10. Legend of Grimrock
11. Botanicula
12. Dear Esther
13. The Walking Dead
14. Minecraft (360)
15. Alan Wake’s American Nightmare
16. Trials Evolution
17. Fez
18. Journey
19. Deadlight
20. Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery EP

Best RPG in association with MSN

1. Xenoblade Chronicles
2. Dragon’s Dogma
3. Final Fantasy XIII-2
4. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
5. Diablo III
6. Dark Souls
7. Mass Effect 3
8. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
9. The Witcher 2: AoK Enhanced Edition (360)

Best Shooter

1. Binary Domain
2. Halo: Anniversary
3. Syndicate
4. Starhawk
5. Spec Ops: The Line
6. Ghost Recon: Future Soldier
7. The Darkness 2
8. Rage
9. Resistance 3
10. Max Payne 3
11. Gears of War 3
12. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
13. Battlefield 3
14. Tribes Ascend

Best Browser/Flash-based Game

1. Ghost Recon Commander
2. Sim City Social
3. Marvel Avengers Alliance
4. Hello Adventure
5. Raze 2
6. Kingdom Rush
7. New Star Soccer 5
8. Triple Town
9. Reprisal
10. Galaxy Life
11. Castleville
12. Car Town
13. Draw Something
14. Slender

Best Sport Game in association with Sport Magazine

1. Madden NFL 12
2. Tiger Woods PGA 13
3. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012
4. NBA 2K12
5. SSX
6. NHL 12
7. Football Manager 2012
8. FIFA Street
9. FIFA 12

Best Strategy Game

1. Unity of Command
2. Wargame: European Escalation
3. Crusader Kings 2
4. Might and Magic: Heroes VI
5. Civilization V: Gods and Kings
6. Tropico 4: Modern Times
7. Total War: Shogun 2 – Fall of the Samurai
8. ANNO 2070
9. Age of Empires Online

Best Racer

1. Twisted Metal
2. Need for Speed: The Run
3. F1 2011
4. Forza 4
5. Driver: San Francisco
6. TrackMania 2 Canyon
7. Dirt Showdown
8. Ridge Racer Unbounded

Ultimate Game of the Year in association with GamesMaster

1. Diablo III
2. Kid Icarus: Uprising
3. Star Wars: The Old Republic
4. Resident Evil: Revelations
5. Max Payne 3
6. Gears of War 3
7. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
8. Battlefield 3
9. Trials Evolution
10. Journey
11. FIFA 12
12. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
13. Dark Souls
14. Mass Effect 3
15. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward

Reporter: Soulfinger

Source: Future Publishing

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