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Golden Joystick Awards 2013 voting begins


Voting for the Golden Joystick Awards 2013 has officially opened! 

"Now in their third decade, the Golden Joysticks are the oldest awards in gaming history and they matter so much because they are voted for by you, the gaming public."


And the nominees are:

Game of the Year

Borderlands 2 (2K Games)
Dishonored (Bethesda)
Forza Horizon (Microsoft)
Halo 4 (Microsoft)
The Last of Us (Sony)
Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
The Walking Dead (TellTale)
Pikmin 3 (Nintendo)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision)
Guild Wars 2 (NCsoft)
Fire Emblem Awakening (Nintendo)
Hotline Miami (Devolver Digital)
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Namco Bandai)
Saints Row IV (Deep Silver)
Splinter Cell Blacklist (Ubisoft)

Most Wanted

Xbox One (Microsoft)
PlayStation 4 (Sony)
The Elder Scrolls Online (Bethesda)
Thief (Square Enix)
Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami)
Destiny (Activision)
Battlefield 4 (EA)
Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision)
Super Smash Bros. Wii U (Nintendo)
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Namco Bandai)
The Division (Ubisoft)
Titanfall (EA)
Dark Souls II (Namco Bandai)
Need for Speed: Rivals (EA)
Batman: Arkham Origins (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc)

Best Indie Game

Hotline Miami (Devolver Digital)
Gunpoint (Suspicious Developments)
Mark of the Ninja (Klei)
State of Decay (Undead Labs)
Guacamelee! (Drinkbox Studios)
The Unfinished Swan (Giant Sparrow)
Ridiculous Fishing (Vlambeer)
FTL: Faster Than Light (Subset Games)
Super Hexagon (Terry Cavanagh)

Best Newcomer

The Last of Us (Sony)
The Walking Dead (TellTale)
Dishonored (Bethesda)
Hotline Miami (Devolver Digital)
DUST 514 (CCP)
Forza Horizon (Microsoft)
ZombiU (Ubisoft)
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Namco Bandai)
Remember Me (Capcom)
State of Decay (Microsoft)
Injustice: Gods Among Us (Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc)
DayZ (Dean 'Rocket' Hall/Bohemia Interactive)

Best Handheld Game

Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo)
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Nintendo)
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (Capcom)
LittleBigPlanet PSVita (Sony)
Fire Emblem: Awakening (Nintendo)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (Nintendo)
Assassin's Creed III Liberation (Ubisoft)
Soul Sacrifice (Sony)
Persona 4 Golden (Square Enix)
Hotline Miami (Devolver Digital)

Best Gaming Platform in association with Digital Spy

Steam (Valve)
Wii U (Nintendo)
Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo)
Xbox 360 (Microsoft)
PlayStation 3 (Sony)
PS Vita (Sony)
Gog.com (CD Projekt RED)
Google Play (Google)
iOS App Store (Apple)

Best Storytelling

The Last of Us (Sony)
BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
Metro: Last Light (Deep Silver)
The Walking Dead (TellTale)
Halo 4 (Microsoft)
Dishonored (Bethesda)
LEGO City: Undercover (Nintendo)
Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (Ubisoft)
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (505)
COD: Black Ops II (Activision)
Virtue's Last Reward (Rising Star Games)

Best Mobile/Tablet Game of the Year

XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2K Games)
Ridiculous Fishing (Vlambeer)
Super Hexagon (Terry Cavanagh)
Deus Ex: The Fall (Square Enix)
Rayman Jungle Run (Ubisoft)
Total War Battles: Shogun (Sega)
Joe Danger Touch (Hello Games)
Year Walk (Simogo)
Punch Quest (Rocketcat)

Best Online Game

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (Blizzard)
ShootMania Storm (Ubisoft)
Firefall (Red 5)
PlanetSide 2 (Sony Online Entertainment)
SimCity (EA)
DayZ (Dean 'Rocket' Hall/Bohemia Interactive)
Curiosity - What's Inside the Cube? (22Cans)
Defiance (Trion Worlds)
World of Tanks (Wargaming.net)
League of Legends (Riot Games)
Dota 2 (Valve)
Eve Online - Odyssey (CCP)
Guild Wars 2 (NCsoft)
Runescape 3 (Jagex)
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn (Square Enix)
Star Wars: The Old Republic (EA)
Disney Infinity (Disney Interactive)
The Secret World (EA/Funcom)
Rift (Trion Worlds)
Aion (Gameforge)

Best Multiplayer

FIFA 13 (EA)
PES 2013 (Konami)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Activision)
Nintendo Land (Nintendo)
Halo 4 (Microsoft)
Borderlands 2 (2K Games)
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Sega)
StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (Blizzard)
Company of Heroes 2 (Sega)
F1 2012 (Codemasters)
Battlefield 3 End Game Expansion (EA)
Payday 2 (505 Games)

Innovation of the Year in association with T3

Ouya
Twitch.tv
Nintendo Direct (Nintendo)
Miiverse (Nintendo)
Wonderbook (Sony)
SmartGlass (Microsoft)
Oculus Rift (Oculus)
Defiance (Trion Worlds)
Curiosity - What's Inside the Cube? (22Cans)
Earforce XP510 headset (Turtle Beach)

Studio of the Year

TellTale Games
Ubisoft Montreal
Naughty Dog
343 Industries
EA Canada
Irrational Games
Nintendo Intelligent Systems
Ninja Theory
Playground Games
Riot Games
DICE
Arkane Studios
The Creative Assembly
Sports Interactive

Best Visual Design

BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
Dishonored (Bethesda)
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Namco Bandai)
Hotline Miami (Devolver Digital)
The Unfinished Swan (Giant Sparrow)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (Ubisoft)
Borderlands 2 (2K Games)
Pikmin 3 (Nintendo)
DMC (Capcom)
The Last of Us (Sony
Metro: Last Light (Deep Silver)
Halo 4 (Microsoft)
God of War: Ascension (Sony)

Best Gaming Moment in association with Absolute Radio

Trying Oculus Rift for the first time. (Oculus)
MGS Revengeance - Senator boss fight (Capcom)
Bioshock Infinite - Hallelujah (2K)
Mass Effect 3 - Citadel DLC party (EA)
DMC - Bob Barbas boss fight (Capcom)
Dishonored - Lady Boyle's Last Party (Bethesda)
Far Cry 3 - The Definition of Insanity (Ubisoft)
Hotline Miami - Chapter 8 (disco) (Devolver Digital)
The Walking Dead - The boy in the attic (Telltale)
Assassin's Creed III - The Templar Twist (Ubisoft)
The Unfinished Swan - The King's Dream (Giant Sparrow)
The Last of Us - Joel's loss (Sony)
Tomb Raider - Radio Tower climb (Square Enix)
Dead Space 3 - A surprising death (EA)
Halo 4 - Cortana's fate (Microsoft)

The YouTube Gamer Award

Yogscast
Ali A
Smooth McGroove
Francis
Fitzthislewitz
Tam McGleish (Gamewank)
Bitsocket

Edited On 29 Aug, 2013

Comments
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Loli-Nox-Tan's avatar
Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Already submitted. Picked Hotline Miami as Game of the Year cos .... why the hell not
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Shoozle 3 years ago
I cannot wait to see all the popular garbage win...
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Shoozle 3 years ago
Oh man, I am shocked to see Fitzthistlewits up for best YouTuber... yet they spelled his name wrong. I hope he wins.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Don't know any of the Youtubers except Boogie
Dead's avatar
Dead 3 years ago
How is Mario Kart 8 not on the most wanted list?
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Whitey 3 years ago
You voted Hotline Miami for GoTY, what a waste of a vote. LOL joke, but seriously, there are much better games in the list.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Also, why the hell is GTA V in game of the year when it's not even out?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Well I haven't played most of the games up for GotY. Tbh if FTL was up for Goty and I had played every other game on that list, odds are I would pick FTL (or Guild Wars 2/Last of Us)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
GTA V isn't in the GotY section
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Whitey 3 years ago
It was at the bottom of GoTY voting page on the website for me. I was kind of tied between GW2 and The Walking Dead for GoTY, but ended up going with GW2 just because it's kept me hooked for so long. Plus I already pretty much voted TWD in all the other categories it was in.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
TWD won a GotY last year so I don't understand why it is on the list
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
Because it's just that damn good. Plus, what else is worth putting on there? apart from Gears Judgement of course :)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
FTL, Animal Crossing, Virtue's Last Reward & that is from the top of my head
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
FTL can stay on the indie category, but it has no place on game of the year.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
How come Forza Horizon in the best newcomer category?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
How do you know if it deseves it? You haven't played it
Whitey's avatar
Whitey 3 years ago
I don't need to play it to know it looks boring.
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Dead 3 years ago
I could say the same about Gears Judgement, except I did play it, and it was boring.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
To tell the truth I thought FTL would be boring, I only bought it cos it was 75% off but now it is one of my favourite games I have played in years
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Whitey 3 years ago
Yeah you could say that Gloria, and it doesn't bother me. Unlike you, I don't jump on people for having an opinion.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Where is the fun in not jumping on them?
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Whitey 3 years ago
Not allowed to have fun, it's 2013.
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Dead 3 years ago
You're missing the point Whitey, I can have a valid opinion because I played it, your opinions are based on speculation rather than experience, and as such are invalid.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
No Pokemon for most wanted? Seriously? Best Newcomer includes a Forza title.....yet not Wonderful 101 (which is probably the best console title out this year. Tomb Raider and Ni No Kuni were awesome tho.) I can only assume there was a cutoff date. Fire Emblem deserves to win the best title overall tho. That and Animal Crossing have easily been the strongest titles out. Not a fan of the best moment since all of the ones I recognized were actually completely forgettable. I hope the Bioshock one means the ending.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Doesn't make any difference. An opinion is an opinion and everyone is entitled to their own opinion for their own reasons.
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Dead 3 years ago
I never said otherwise, just that an opinion based on anything other than experience is meaningless.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
opinions are like arseholes, everyone's got one. :P
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
So what did everyone pick for best gaming moment?
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Whitey 3 years ago
The Walking Dead
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Boy in the attic? I didn't find that all that special. My pick was Cortana's fate
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Whitey 3 years ago
I know, but it's TWD so still picked it.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
But you don't like Indie games
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Whitey 3 years ago
But Telltale are actually good.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
& Devs like Larian Studios, Big Giant Games,Studio Pixel,Digital Eel & Subset Games aren't?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Even Double Fine are indie (Kinda)
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Whitey 3 years ago
Never heard of them.
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Whitey 3 years ago
Also, I doubt it will be long before someone picks up Telltale, seeing how well TWD did. Some greedy publisher will buy them.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
Telltale are hit & miss, look at Back to the Future or Jurassic Park
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Whitey 3 years ago
To be fair, only reason I like Telltale is for TWD, don't like any of their other games.
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Bindiana 3 years ago
I actually think Tomb Raiders climb to the top of the radio tower was really well done it captured how high up you were really well it did make you feel like you were there

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