19/05/08 – Voting is now open for the 26th Annual Golden Joystick Awards and your vote really can make a difference in helping crown the UK’s favourite games.

Visit www.goldenjoystick.com now and vote in as many of the 15 gamer voted categories as you like. Let us know your favourite games from the last year and you could be in with a chance of winning some top prizes from a stack of the latest gaming gear worth more than £10,000!

Organised by Future UK, the Golden Joystick Awards are voted for by gamers only – you’ll find no industry suits or company bosses calling the shots or deciding your favourite games.

The games industry loves the Golden Joystick Awards, with these awards seen as the ultimate recognition of their hard work. As the granddaddy of gaming awards, the Golden Joystick Awards have been taking place since 1982, when a ZX Spectrum was the pinnacle of UK gaming, and PlayStation was just a dodgy nightclub in Romford. Last year UK gamers cast almost 750,000 votes, and with your help, the 26th Annual Golden Joystick Awards will smash 1,000,000.
By voting NOW, you can help to shape the shortlists, which are announced at midday on Monday, June 23rd.

26th Annual Golden Joystick Awards

* Ultimate Game of the Year
* The Sun Family Game of the Year
* Nuts All Nighter Award
* BBC 1Xtra Soundtrack of the Year
* Bliss Handheld Game of the Year
* Editor’s Choice
* The One To Watch Award
* 4Talent Mobile Game of the Year
* Nintendo Game of the Year
* Online Game of the Year
* PC Game of the Year
* PlayStation Game of the Year
* Xbox Game of the Year
* Publisher of the Year
* Retailer of the Year
* UK Developer of the Year

If you are totally fed up with your favourite games not getting the praise and attention they deserve from the folks writing the websites and magazines, why not start your own voting campaign? Join up with fellow fans online and make that ignored game finally get the praise and recognition you believe it deserves.

To find out more about the 26th Annual Golden Joystick Awards and to be in with the chance of winning some cool gaming goodies, visit www.goldenjoystick.com now.