Gaming innovation celebrated at record breaking Golden Joystick Awards

The video games industry was recognized as the fastest-growing entertainment
medium and the UK was acknowledged as a centre of creative excellence today as
the winners of the world’s most popular video game awards show, the 27th annual
Golden Joystick Awards were announced in London.

Fallout 3 was crowned “Ultimate Game of the
”, whilst Call of Duty continued its annual
winning streak with a hat-trick of accolades.

With UK consumers spending £2.7billion on gaming over the last year, the
industry remains resilient through the current downturn. As games continue to
increase in popularity, organisers of the Golden Joystick Awards reported a 47%
surge in voting, with over 1.2m votes in another record breaking year.

The full list of winners in the 2009 Golden Joystick Awards is;

  • Family Game of the Year: LittleBigPlanet
  • Bliss Handheld
    Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
  • Retailer
    of the Year: GAME
  • Mobile Game of the Year: Metal
    Gear Solid Touch
  • Nintendo Game of the Year: Call of Duty:
    World at War
  • MSN Multiplayer Game of the Year: Call Of
    Duty: World At War
  • The Rampage Soundtrack of the Year:
    Guitar Hero World Tour
  • Xbox Game of the Year: Gears
    of War 2
  • PC Game of the Year: Fallout 3
  • Amiqus
    Games UK Developer of the Year: Jagex
  • PlayStation Game of
    the Year: Killzone 2
  • Publisher of the Year:
    Activision Blizzard
  • Online Game of the Year:
  • ShortList One to Watch: Call of Duty:
    Modern Warfare 2
  • Ultimate Game of the Year, together with Fallout 3


Rounding off the afternoon in style, the Golden Joystick Awards themselves
were officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the “World’s Most
Popular Video Game Awards.” The Golden Joysticks polled 1,223,646 votes in its
27th year.

Emma Parkinson is Organiser of the Golden Joystick Awards: “The games
industry remains innovative and vibrant despite economic pressures. Many of the
winners at the Golden Joystick’s demonstrate that UK talent remains crucial to
the success of this industry across the globe and must be nurtured at all

I’m delighted by the record number of votes – gamers deserve to have their
say about their favourite games, having spent £2.7billion of their hard-earned
cash in the toughest year the industry has experienced.”


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