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  The 35th Golden Joystick Awards Announced
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08/17/2017
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
The Golden Joystick Awards are back! Marking 35 years of celebrating everything we love about the world’s most dynamic creative industry. This year’s event will take place at a new venue, London’s Bloomsbury Big Top, on November 17 and will be hosted by comedian and former host, Danny Wallace.

      

The Golden Joysticks will once again feature over 25 award categories voted for by the great global gaming public, including ‘Best Multiplayer Game’, ‘Game of the Year’ and ‘Most Wanted Game’ as well as new awards for 2017. Dubbed the 'People’s Gaming Awards', last year’s Golden Joystick Awards received a record 9 million global votes.

"I'm delighted to return to host the legendary Golden Joysticks, and to find out what the gamers themselves think are deserving of the industry's most undeniably golden awards." Danny Wallace returns to host the 2017 Golden Joystick Awards.

Key dates to watch out for:

  • The Golden Joystick Award Categories and Shortlist will be announced on September 21, with public voting commencing that night.
  • The public vote will close on November 3.
  • The Awards will take place on November 17, at the Bloomsbury Big Top, with the whole event being live streamed on Twitch.
Picture credits: Dark Souls III winning Game of the Year 2016 (Left), Danny Wallace at the awards in 2015 (right)

“For 35 years the Golden Joystick Awards have been celebrating the very best of video games. Whether they’re highlighting the brilliance of the games themselves, the creatives who make them, or the communities and personalities who play them, the Golden Joysticks have always been a wonderful reminder of the passion and excellence inherent in our industry. Being the largest publicly voted gaming awards in the world, the Golden Joysticks enable the ever-increasing and diversifying communities of players to connect with and celebrate the games they truly love… and that’s why they’re stronger than ever after 35 years.” Dan Dawkins, Global Editor-In-Chief, GamesRadar+.

To stay up to date with news from the Golden Joysticks follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Press should contact eva@noisycommunications.com or hels@noisycommunications.com for updates.

  

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About The Golden Joystick Awards

The Golden Joystick Awards honour the people and products that have transformed the games industry in 2017. The event features over 25 categories, the majority of which are voted for by the global gaming public. The event was first held in 1983 and since then it has grown to become the world’s largest public voted gaming awards brand. For more information visit goldenjoysticks.com or follow us on twitter.com/goldenjoysticks, facebook.com/goldenjoysticks/.

About Future PLC

Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Group has a reach of 100m+ globally, including 52m online users and 56m social media followers.

The Magazine division is brand-led. It has over 100 market-leading publications, with key titles including T3, Guitarist and Total Film, and is seen as the number one digital consumer magazine publisher in the UK.

The Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation, in particular the high growth technology and games markets, with three complementary revenue streams: eCommerce, events and digital advertising. It has a number of leading brands including TechRadar, PC Gamer, GamesRadar+, The Photography Show, Generate and the Golden Joysticks Awards.