The 35th Golden Joystick Awards took place today and the winners, as voted for by the public, are in! Internet commenters of the world assemble!
The big kahuna, the one they all want, is the bombastic ULTIMATE GAME OF THE YEAR AWARD. Wouldn't you like that on your mantelpiece? I would, but my partner would soon enough tell me it was "yet more gaming trash" that I have to get rid of, and it would be off to a charity shop. Farewell my beautiful Zelda figurines, I'll never forget you...
Where was I? Oh yes: the ULTIMATE GAME OF THE YEAR AWARD. In third place for the ULTIMATE GAME OF THE YEAR AWARD is...
In second place for the ULTIMATE GAME OF THE YEAR AWARD...
And the winner! The mack daddy! The one that it had to be, take a bow Nintendo because you are one sweet bunch of lovelies. This is, of course, the ULTIMATE GAME OF THE YEAR is....
Yaaaaaasss! Link is such a sweet boy.
There were many other awards given out, all of which are impossible to disagree with. Here's the full list of winners.
Best Story — Horizon Zero Dawn
Best Visual Design — Cuphead
Best Audio — The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Best Gaming Performance — Ashly Burch (Horizon Zero Dawn)
Best Indie Game — Friday the 13th: The Game
Best Multiplayer Game — PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Studio of the Year — Nintendo EPD
Best VR Game — Resident Evil 7
eSports Play of the Year — Agilities from Los Angeles Valiant
eSports Team of the Year — Lunatic-Hai
eSports Game of the Year — Overwatch
Best Streamer/Broadcaster — Markiplier
Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year — Pokémon Sun and Moon
Nintendo Game of the Year — The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
PlayStation Game of the Year — Horizon Zero Dawn
Xbox Game of the Year — Cuphead
PC Game of the Year — PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Critics Choice — The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Breakthrough Award — Ashly Burch
Hall of Fame Award — Final Fantasy
Most Wanted — The Last of Us Part II
Still Playing — World of Tanks
That's a lotta gongs! Well done everyone who voted, except those who didn't vote for Rocket League in the 'Still Playing' category. The public's choice that award may be, but the public can have it!