Golden Joysticks 2008 voting open now

Monday, 19th May 2008 16:57 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Future’s announced voting’s now open for this year’s Golden Joysticks awards.

For those of you unaware, “the Joysticks” is a chance for everyone in the British games industry to sit in a room and try to drink each other to death.

Categories for this year’s “show” are:

  • Ultimate Game of the Year
  • The Sun Family Game of the Year
  • Nuts All Nighter Award
  • Soundtrack of the Year
  • Bliss Handheld Game of the Year
  • Editor’s Choice
  • The One To Watch Award
  • 4Talent Mobile Game of the Year
  • Nintendo Game of the Year
  • Online Game of the Year
  • PC Game of the Year
  • PlayStation Game of the Year
  • Xbox Game of the Year
  • Publisher of the Year
  • Retailer of the Year
  • UK Developer of the Year

Apparently more than 750,000 votes were cast from the UK last year’s awards, so get involved and push for the million, achievement fans.

There are £10,000′s worth of prizes on offer for those that vote, so don’t be shy. It all closes on June 23, so get on with it. No date’s been announced for the awards ceremony as yet.



  1. pjmaybe

    /looks at list

    Wii game, wii game, wii game, wii game, DS game, wii game, wiiware game, DS game converted to mobile phone game, wii and DS game, wii game, PC game converted from Wii game, PS3 game converted from Wii game, Xbox game converted from Wii game, Nintendo, Nintendo Euro Online store, Kuju (they develop Wii games).

    #1 7 years ago
  2. pjmaybe

    That’s not a personal set of preferences btw, just what I expect to happen when you let the filthy unwashed public vote on games and gaming.

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    What’s a sun family?

    #3 7 years ago
  4. pjmaybe

    Hah you’re kidding, right?

    #4 7 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Is it a Mayan thing?

    #5 7 years ago
  6. morriss

    The Sun – Family Game of the Year

    How’s that?

    #6 7 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    You spoil all my fun. =(

    #7 7 years ago
  8. morriss

    It’s the only reason I’m here, tbh.

    #8 7 years ago
  9. OrphanageExplosion

    I have a Golden Joystick award!! An old-skool EMAP one.

    #9 7 years ago
  10. patlike

    I’ve actually never been to one, oddly.

    #10 7 years ago
  11. morriss

    Get some tickets, we’ll go. It’ll be funny.


    #11 7 years ago
  12. wz

    So, there’s only about one question that comes to mind.

    Does the “drunk-to-death” guy win or lose?

    #12 7 years ago

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