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lists all the winners of this year's Golden Joystick
Awards, where Grand Theft Auto V
and The Last of Us
were the big
winners and The Witcher 3 beat our both next-generation consoles for the "most
wanted" award. Here are the winners:
The Last of Us
Most Wanted in association with Playfire
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Best Indie Game
Mark of the Ninja
Best Visual Design
Best Gaming Moment in association with Absolute Radio
Far Cry 3 - The Definition of Insanity
Studio of the Year in association with MPG Universal
Innovation of the Year in association with T3
The Last of Us
Best Online Game
World of Tanks
Best Handheld Game
Assassin's Creed 3: Liberation
YouTube Gamer Award in association with YouTube
Best Gaming Platform in association with Digital Spy
Best Mobile/Tablet Game of the Year
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Game of the Year
Grand Theft Auto V
Hall of Fame
Activison: Call of Duty
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||Re: Golden Joystick Winners
||Oct 25, 2013, 21:46
Wolfox wrote on Oct 25, 2013, 20:39:
The most interesting thing is that GTA V won as Game of the Year, considering that voting began in June, ended in mid October, and GTA V was released in mid September. I don't think that would be possible without tons of people voting for GTA V as Game of the Year without even playing it.
It gets even more interesting if you think that a considerable part of GTA V - GTA Online - only went live on October 1st, and had significant issues for the following two weeks.
1. GTA fanbois are rabid.
2. GTA sold more games in three days than any other game did the rest of the year.
3. Games released during the voting period are at an advantage since they're prominent in people's minds. The studios know this as well, and release films they think will win Oscars in December.
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