Playfire announces Most Played Golden Joystick

Playfire, the gamer service sponsoring this year’s Golden Joystick awards (and there’s still time to get your votes in and secure yourself a copy of XCOM: Enemy Unknown today), has announced a brand new category for the show on Friday which is its Most Played award.

Gamers will get to vote directly with their feet or in this case with their Joysticks and gamepads, with the award going to the game which racks up the most hours played by users on the Playfire service.

  • The contenders for the title this year are:
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Dark Souls II
  • DayZ
  • Football Manager 2014
  • Loadout
  • Path of Exile
  • Rust
  • South Park™:
  • The Stick of Truth™
  • Starbound
  • Thief

Those are the top ten most popular games played since last year’s awards, from the thousands of titles tracked on the Playfire service, and just how many hours have you put into those little numbers? We dread to think how many Football Manager 2014 alone has racked up, let alone Day Z, Batman or all that time spent getting mercilessly killed in Dark Souls II.

“It's great to see a Golden Joystick Award category that is directly influenced and decided on by playing games" said Ben Bateman, Head of Community at Green Man Gaming and Playfire. "We've already seen members of the Playfire community coming together and joining forces to try and rack-up playtime on their favourite titles, and we can't wait to see which game will be the eventual winner at the awards."

The Golden Joysticks’ Playfire Most Played Award will be decided at midday on Friday 24th October 2014, and will be announced during the ceremony which you can watch live on CVG, PC Gamer and on the Golden Joysticks site itself, as well as being broadcast on Twitch TV.

If you're not a Playfire member then getting involved is easy. Just with your GMG account, link your gamertags, and get playing for a chance to earn great rewards, including new Rewards this week on the following new releases:

  • Fist of Jesus
  • Spheritis
  • DeadCore
  • DarkEnd
  • Pike and Shot
  • Sinister City
  • Poltergeist: A Pixelated Horror
  • The Legend of Korra
  • Screencheat
  • Dreamfall Chapters
  • Time Rifters
  • Devil’s Dare
  • Prophour23
  • Deathtrap
  • The Shopkeeper
  • Squishy the Suicidal Pig
  • Enforcer: Police Crime Action
  • Sign Motion
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth
  • Sproggiwood

Playfire members can also play the following games and earn a 25% off discount off the Season Pass (by simply playing the applicable game for one hour and tracking on Playfire):

Alien: Isolation (get 25% off Alien: Isolation Season Pass) Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor The Evil Within

For the full list of all live Rewards please visit:


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