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Vote in the 26th Annual Golden Joystick Awards...

Voting has kicked off for the 26th Annual Golden Joystick Awards, and your vote can make all the difference when it comes to crowning the UK's favourite games. To find out how, clicky clicky!

See, the Joysticks are voted for by gamers only - you'll find no industry suits or fat cat company bosses calling the shots here. Publishers and devs alike love us - we've been dishing them out since 1982, when ZX Spectrum's were considered high technology and the Sinclair C5 was the car of the future. Last year nearly 750,000 votes were cast by gamers, and with YOUR help we can smash the one million mark this term.

So point your browsers towards now and vote in as many of the fifteen gamer voted categories as you like. Let us know your fave games during the last twelve months and you could be in with the chance of winning some top prizes from a stack worth well over £10,000. Our pals at JOYTECH and at Mad Catz are well known for their wide assortment of quality accessories - find out more for yourselves at and

Here are the categories in full:

Ultimate Game of the Year
The Sun Family Game of the Year
Nuts All Nighter Award
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 (boo!) Game of the Year
Xbox Game of the Year
Publisher of the Year
Retailer of the Year
UK Developer of the Year

So, if you're fed up with your fave games not getting the credit they richly deserve from supposed professionals like us (you what? cheeky buggers), hook up with fellow fans online to kick off your own voting campaign! Your hard work could just see that unsung classic finally getting the recognition it deserves...

To learn more about the 26th Annual Golden Joystick Awards (and earn yourself the chance to scoop some top gaming goodies) surf on over to now!