The Golden Joysticks 2011

PC cleans up at the Golden Joystick Awards

Owen Hill at

Whoa. When did PC gaming become so damn... award-winning?

PC has cleaned up at the Golden Joystick awards with a wealth of exclusives. And the non PC exclusive games that took an award? We get to play most of those too, only more anti aliased, and in a better resolution.

The best bit? Gamers voted for these. Real-life gamers with strong opinons. A record-breaking 2.06 million of them in fact. Well done PC gaming community - you rose to the challenge and pwned.

Click through for the full results. Don't agree with some of the winners? It's time for a furious debate. See you in the comments.


Welcome to the Golden Joysticks. Will PC dominate?

Owen Hill at

 
The Golden Joysticks are happing in London right now. The prestigious award ceremony celebrates the best games of the past year. I predict PC will do extremely well.

Check out the video up there for the latest footage of the event, all thanks to Official Xbox 360 Magazine's Mike Channel.

We'll get the results online as soon as possible. The suits have just finished their lunch, so it shouldn't be too long now. Click here for the full shortlist.

UPDATE: We've embedded some predictions from the pros below. Click through and enjoy!


Golden Joysticks 2011 voting extended, vote now or forever hold your peace

Tom Senior at

Games are great, as we all know. But some games are greater than others, and some people tend to disagree on which games are the greatest. That is why we have the Golden Joysticks 2011. They let us use the power of democracy to decide which games are the greatest ONCE AND FOR ALL (until next year).

The thing is, you people have too many opinions about games. Voting on the Golden Joysticks was supposed to close today, but there are still those out there who want their opinion to be known. And Lo, so it came to pass that voting on the Golden Joysticks was extended until 4pm, Monday October 17.

But SERIOUSLY. Look at my face. Okay, you can't see my face. But it is Deadly Serious. There are brilliant PC games in some of those categories that deserve to win everything, including Total War: Shogun 2, The Witcher 2, Civilization V, Minecraft. Oh, and you stand a chance to win a top of the range Alienware gaming laptop if you vote in every category. Head over to the Golden Joysticks site and make it so.


Golden Joysticks: Guess the game

PC Gamer at

We've heard from Tim, we've heard from Graham, now it's the turn of Tom S to tease his favourite for this year's Golden Joysticks. You'll probably get this instantly. After all, how many games can claim to let you nuke Ghandi? Not enough, that's for sure.

The answer will be revealed later on the Golden Joysticks Facebook page, and you can cast your own vote on the Golden Joysticks 2011 site. If you vote in every category, you'll be entered into a prize draw to win all of the Golden Josticks nominees, and a lovely Alienware laptop.


Golden Joysticks: Guess the game

Tom Senior at

We've heard Tim hinting at his favourite for this year's Golden Joysticks vote, but what about Graham? Check out the video above, and see if you can guess, whether or not you get it right doesn't matter as much as the fact that GRAHAM DISCOVERED IT FIRST. You can find out the answer on the Golden Joysticks Facebook page.

You can make your voice heard by casting a vote on the Golden Joysticks website. If you vote in all categories, you'll be entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a top of the range Alienware laptop, which should run all of the PC games nominated this year beautifully.


Golden Joysticks: Guess the game

Tom Hatfield at

The Golden Joysticks are upon us and after his rage filled appearance in the Golden Joysticks shortlist video Tim is making another appearance. Here our mighty Editron is describing the game he voted for in the Golden Joysticks, but without telling you the name. What do you think he's talking about? The answer will be revealed on the Golden Joysticks facebook page later today.

If you want to cast your vote, go to the Golden Joysticks website and you'll have a chance to win some loot, including an Alienware gaming laptop.


Golden Joysticks 2011: the shortlisting

Tom Senior at

 
For the first time, this year's Golden Joysticks nominations have been made by a team of Future's fightiest editors, including our very own Tim. See him screaming, Official Playstation Magazine's Ben Wilson rending his garments in rage and Official Xbox Magazine's Jon Hicks hide under a table the video account above. It's far less traumatic than the real meeting used to decide the final nominees, but you get a good idea.

You can vote now over on the Golden Joysticks site. If you vote in all 14 categories, you'll be in with a chance to win a top of the range Alienware laptop, and all of the games nominated for prizes in the Golden Joysticks 2011.


Golden Joysticks 2011: vote now for your chance to win an Alienware laptop

Tom Senior at

Hey! You like games, right? Do you find yourself sometimes having opinions about them? How would you like to be in with a chance to win a top spec M14x Alienware laptop for telling everyone what you think? Step right this way, let your voice be heard and place your vote in this year's Golden Joysticks.

The contest is open to US and UK citizens, and couldn't be easier to enter. All you need to do is vote in all 14 categories on the Golden Joysticks site and you'll be in with a chance of winning a bunch of prizes, including all of the Golden Joystick nominated games, and a top of the range gaming laptop from Alienware.