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Golden Joystick live-blogged, Activision takes clean sweep with CoD4

Friday, 31st October 2008 14:28 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Update: CoD4′s taken game of the year. Activision’s taken publisher of the year.

CVG’s live-blogging the Golden Joystick awards here. The site’s clearly getting hammered. There’s a link to the video stream on that page.

We’ll update this story with the winners as they’re announced.

After the break.

  • Nuts Award – Call of Duty 4 (Activision)
  • Sun Award – Guitar Hero (Activision)
  • Handheld Game of the Year – Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (Nintendo)
  • Mobile Award – Bejeweled 2
  • Nintendo Game of the Year – Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Nintendo)
  • PC Game of the Year – Call of Duty 4 (Activision)
  • Online Game of the Year – Call of Duty 4 (Activision)
  • UK Developer of the Year – Rockstar North
  • Retailer of the Year – Play.com
  • PlayStation Game of the Year – Metal Gear Solid 4 (Konami)
  • Soundtrack of the Year – GTA IV (Rockstar)
  • Flash Game of the Year – Stickman Madness
  • Xbox Game of the Year – GTA IV (Rockstar)
  • Edge Most Wanted Award – Fallout 3 (Bethesda)
  • The One to Watch – Call of Duty: World at War (Activision)
  • Publisher of the Year – Activision Blizzard
  • Ultimate Game of the Year – Call of Duty 4 (Activision)
  • It’s over.

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14 Comments

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  1. Blerk

    Activision? Publisher of the year? wtf?

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Blerk

    And what happened to Xbox game of the year? :-D

    Anyway. Jesus. What a fix!

    #2 6 years ago
  3. patlike

    They must have missed it. Or possibly I did.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. patlike

    It was GTA IV :D

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Hunam

    It’s a black day for gaming when activision is publisher of the year.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    They couldn’t find an Xbox exclusive to give the Xbox award to? :-D

    #6 6 years ago
  7. patlike

    Tales of Vesperia :)

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Hunam

    Tales of Mehsperia is the demo is anything to go by.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    I really don’t understand how these things work. Ultimate game of the year was COD4. Yet GTA4 wins Xbox game of the year, despite COD4 being on the 360. Does not compute.

    And COD:WaW for the ‘one to watch’? When all everyone’s done since it was announced is moan that it’s an “off year”?

    I surmise Activision sponsored the event, yes? :-D

    #9 6 years ago
  10. David

    “The One to Watch – Call of Duty: World at War (Activision)”

    Sorry but left 4 dead is the one to watch :P thank you

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Kalain

    I’m sorry, COD4 PC game of the year? It might have been a good game, but Crysis Warhead was much better in my opinion. I’m wondering if all of this was decided before hand and that the votes didn’t matter.. :\

    #11 6 years ago
  12. absolutezero

    Fuck me whoever voted for Acti-Bliz need shot into space.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. cachucha

    I agree with left 4 dead being a better game to watch, and also cod4 not being pc game of the year..

    #13 6 years ago
  14. David

    @Kalain: You would be surprised how stupid and petty the public are in regards to voting on games.

    #14 6 years ago