Nominations for the British Golden Joystick Awards 2006, organized by UK-headquartered game magazine and website publisher Future Publishing, have been announced, ahead of this year's awards scheduled for October 27th at the Park Lane Hilton in London.
The shortlists of finalists have been drawn up from online votes by gamers for titles released between August 1st 2005 and July 31st 2006 in the UK.
The awards are separated into sixteen categories, with Mario Kart DS
nominated for a total of six separate awards, while Nintendo is in contention for Publisher of the Year, and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
is apparently a notable contender in the Ultimate Game of the Year category.
Other notable finalists include The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
, Halo 3
and Grand Theft Auto IV
in the One to Watch 2007 category. The Innovation Award current lists possible winners such as Guitar Hero
, Brain Training
(aka Brain Age
) and We Love Katamari
. As well as The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
other contenders for the Ultimate Game of the Year award include Resident Evil 4
, Animal Crossing: Wild World
and Shadow of the Colossus
Further information on the awards, including a full list of all current nominees, can be found at the official Golden Joysticks website