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You've got just one more day to vote in the 37th Golden Joystick Awards—one last chance to shoulder the responsibility of helping choose the very best games of the last year. 

Along with games, you can cast your vote for the best studio and, as of this year, best hardware. It's joined by a second new category, which shines a spotlight on the best expansions and updates. 

Once you've voted, you'll receive instructions to claim a free ebook worth $9.99/£9.99. Choose from Minecraft, Retro Gamer Annual 2019, PC Gamer Annual 2019, The Ultimate Guide To Metal Gear Solid, Edge Annual and The Complete Guide to Fortnite Battle Royale.

Here are this year's 17 categories:

  • Best Storytelling
  • Best Visual Design
  • Best Audio
  • Best Indie Game
  • Best Multiplayer Game in partnership with Servers and Gameye
  • Best Game Expansion
  • Still Playing Award   
  • Esports Game of the Year in partnership with Corsair
  • Best VR / AR Game
  • Best Gaming Hardware
  • Studio of the Year
  • Mobile Game of the Year
  • Nintendo Game of the Year
  • PlayStation Game of the Year
  • PC Game of the Year
  • Xbox Game of the Year
  • Most Wanted Game

There are plenty of PC games on the list, including a bunch of my personal favourites like Total War: Three Kingdoms and Sunless Skies. Thanks to their big updates, the greatly improved No Man's Sky and Sea of Thieves are both in the running in the expansion category, so it's not just the new kids getting a shot at glory. 

With six nominations, Outer Wilds leads the shortlist, which is a pleasant surprise, followed by Control, with four nominations. Whether they win in their categories or not is up to you, however, so get voting

The public vote closes tomorrow, on October 24 at 5pm GMT. On October 25, you'll be able to vote for the Ultimate Game of the Year. The Awards themselves will take place on November 15 at London's Bloomsbury Big Top, but you'll also be able to watch the livestream.

Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long. He thinks labradoodles are the best dogs but doesn't get to write about them much.