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10/19/2017
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

London, October 19th, 2017: The world’s largest public voted gaming awards will be held November 17th in London. Every vote counts, as the most tightly-contested Golden Joystick Awards in recent memory closes public voting in only two weeks (Friday 3rd November) so if you want to make sure your favourite game wins, vote NOW at goldenjoysticks.com or using the Golden Joysticks Facebook Voting Bot! Every person who votes will receive a free videogames e-bookazine[i] worth up to £15.99 after they vote.

        

This year’s event will take place at London’s Bloomsbury Big Top, on November 17th and will be hosted by comedian Danny Wallace.  It will also be exclusively livestreamed via Twitch, the world’s leading social video service and community. The Golden Joystick Awards live stream will cover all the awards and a pre-show hosted by Kotaku UK editor Keza MacDonald and comedian and games journalist Ellie Gibson. To view the Twitch stream, click here.

        

The Golden Joystick Awards presented with OMEN by HP honour the people and products that have transformed the games industry in 2017. The event features 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.

Some categories are incredibly close and your vote could make the difference for your favourite game; as breakout indie titles jostle with familiar AAA hits for the coveted Golden Joystick trophies. Dan Dawkins, Global Editor-In-Chief, GamesRadar+ said: “So far we have had millions of votes across the awards categories which include ‘Ultimate Game of the Year’, ‘Still Playing Award’ and ‘Most Wanted’ game. Only a few votes are splitting key categories, with some potential shocks in the offing, so if you don’t want your favourite game to miss out, vote now!”

Please see below for three of the shortlisted game categories, for the full list of shortlisted games and to vote visit goldenjoysticks.com or use the Golden Joysticks Facebook Voting Bot.        

Picture credits: Danny Wallace at the awards in 2015 (right)

Ultimate Game of the Year Shortlist

  • Assassin's Creed Origins - Ubisoft
  • Destiny 2 - Bungie
  • Dishonored 2 - Arkane Studios
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn - Guerrilla Games
  • Monument Valley 2 - Ustwo Games
  • Persona 5 - Atlus
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds – PUBG Corporation
  • Resident Evil 7 - Capcom
  • Super Mario Odyssey - Nintendo EPD
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Nintendo EPD
  • What Remains of Edith Finch - Giant Sparrow
                                 

Best Indie Game of the Year in collaboration with Square Enix Collective Shortlist

  • Dream Daddy - Game Grumps
  • Everything - David OReilly
  • Friday the 13th: The Game - IllFonic
  • Night in the Woods - Infinite Fall
  • Pyre - Supergiant Games
  • Slime Rancher - Monomi Park
  • Stories Untold - No Code
  • Tacoma - Fullbright
  • Thimbleweed Park - Terrible Toybox
  • What Remains of Edith Finch - Giant Sparrow
                                              

Esports Game of the Year presented with OMEN by HP Shortlist

  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare - Infinity Ward
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - Valve
  • Dota 2 - Valve
  • FIFA 17 - Electronic Arts
  • League of Legends - Riot Games
  • Overwatch - Blizzard
  • Rainbow Six: Siege - Ubisoft
  • Rocket League - Psyonix
  • SMITE - Hi-Rez Studios
  • StarCraft II - Blizzard
    

To stay up to date with news from the Golden Joystick Awards presented with OMEN by HP follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

  

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Contact:                                                                                                                                                          

Helen Jones / Eva Field

T: +44 (0) 7789 226 939

E: hels@noisycommunications.com or eva@noisycommunications.com .

Press kit available here.

           

Notes to Editors

                                                          

About The Golden Joystick Awards presented with OMEN by HP

The Golden Joystick Awards presented with OMEN by HP 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 and Facebook.

                                                                                     

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 Joystick Awards.

                                                          

About HP

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at hp.com.

    

About Twitch

Twitch is the world’s leading social video service and community for gamers. Each day, millions of community members gather to watch, talk, and chat about shared interests. Twitch’s video service is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for all types of content, including the entire video game ecosystem, the creative arts, vlogging (IRL), and more. Twitch also runs TwitchCon, an annual convention for celebrating the Twitch community. For more information about Twitch, visit our Press Center, Twitter feed (#Twitch), and Blog.

   

[1]Each individual voter can choose from the following Future published e-bookazines (one e-bookazine per person): Edge Special: The 100 Greatest Videogames, The PlayStation Book (2nd Edition), The Best PC Games Ever, Nintendo Switch, Ultimate Guide to Minecraft vol 20, Retro Gamer Book of Arcade Classics 2nd Edition.

Contact:                                            

Helen Jones / Eva Field

T: +44 (0) 7789 226 939

E: hels@noisycommunications.com or eva@noisycommunications.com

Press kit available here.