Every year, we here at Reaper Towers wait with anticipation for the results of the Golden Joystick awards. “Why? It’s just another games awards show”, you say. No! You’re wrong – Shut it! It’s more than that – it’s an awards show where you and I – Gamers – decide on who wins and who loses. What more power do ya want, eh!? It is also one of the longest running games award shows around, going since 1982 – back when GamesMaster was a TV show. Ah, I remember it well. Those were the days of simple pixel pleasure and long loading times, kids these day haven’t a clue how easy they have it now… *sigh*.
Anyway, this year we were supposed to attend but on the night we all piled into the Monster Mobile only to discover that Master Gii bag forgot to fill it up with go-juice after his last trip to the dirty mag shop. So it was popcorn and slippers for us that night. But, the show must go on, even without us there – and it did! Portal 2 took the ‘Ultimate Game of the Year’ award, which is well deserved. Overall there weren’t that many surprises though, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood scooped up Best Action Game, COD Black Ops got best shooter and World of Warcraft got Best MMO – again! We were glad to see Starcraft 2 get Best Strategy, not a lot of competition there for it really though. Check the link here for the full rundown of the night and don’t forget to vote again next year. We will be reminding you anyway!