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Golden Joysticks 2012: The nominees for Best Fighter...

Who's heading for a flawless victory?

The HMV sponsored GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards have arrived, and you're all invited to vote and win prizes here! Each week we'll be casting a beady eye over different categories, taking you through the prime contenders before leaving you savvy lot to duke it out in the comments section. This time around, we're talking fighters.

Scrappers aren't as prevalent as they used to be, but even though this category is a tad sparse that doesn't mean it ain't jam packed with quality dragon punchin' and spinning bird kickin'. Can sterling pretenders like Blazblue and Naruto challenge genre stalwarts like the Street Fighter, Kombat or Calibur crews?

As per, our GJ editorial team has gotten together for a round-table ruck to talk smack about the various nominees, which you can watch below. Then, it's onto the contenders themselves - rated one-by-one...

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Mortal Kombat: Komplete Edition

It took home the GJ Fighter award last term and this Komplete Edition bolsters the legend even further, including guest murderer Freddy Krueger and the original cheesy MK flick! Test your might... Vote here!

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend

More scrappers, scenarios, modes... the fighter that came from nowhere to rock the beat 'em up universe is back in its most complete incarnation yet. Proves there's oodles of life left in 2D brawlers. Vote here!

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