The HMV sponsored GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards have arrived, and below is the full rundown of how the event took shape.
This year the awards - almost as old as CVG itself - is celebrating its thirtieth year as the world's longest-running games ceremony.
Over four million votes were cast for the 2012 event, which more than doubles the Guiness World Record set last year.
(Live stream starts at 2.50pm BST)
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