The hmv sponsored GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards took place this afternoon in London.
This year the awards event - which is almost as old as CVG itself - is celebrating its 30th year as the world's longest-running games ceremony.
Over four million votes were cast for the 2012 event, which more than doubles the Guinness World Record set last year. You can find a list of all the award winners below.
A world exclusive Hitman Absolution trailer also aired at today's Joystick Awards.
- GJA: Arkham City crowned Best Action Game
- GJA: Best Strategy gong for Civilization V: Gods and Kings
- GJA: Angry Birds Space wins Best Mobile Tablet
- GJA: Minecraft XBLA awarded Best Downloadable Game
- GJA: Mortal Kombat gets Best Fighter
- GJA: Battlefield 3 outguns Modern Warfare 3 for Best Shooter
- GJA: World of Tanks is Best MMO
- GJA: Uncharted voted above Mario in Best Handheld
- GJA: Top Gaming Moment goes to Skyrim's Throat of the World
- GJA: Grand Theft Auto 5 is the One to Watch
- GJA: Best DLC Award goes to Portal 2
- GJA: Skyrim voted the best RPG
- GJA: Best Sports goes to FIFA 12
- GJA: Indie horror game Slender wins Best Browser
- GJA: Forza 4 voted Best Racer
- GJA: Ultimate Game of the Year goes to Skyrim
- YouTube Gamer Award winner: Yogscast
- Outstanding Contribution: FIFA (EA Sports)