2021 Golden Joystick Winners

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2021 Golden Joystick Awards. In particular let's note that the personal computer was declared the "best gaming hardware of all time." Here are the honorees:
The 2021 Golden Joystick Awards winners are:

  • Best Storytelling: Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Best Multiplayer Game: It Takes Two
  • Best Audio: Resident Evil: Village
  • Best Visual Design: Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • Best Game Expansion: Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island
  • Mobile Game of the Year: League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Best Gaming Hardware: PlayStation 5
  • Best Indie Game: Death's Door
  • Studio of the Year: Capcom
  • Best Performer: Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu in Resident Evil: Village)
  • Breakthrough Award: Housemarque (critically chosen)
  • Best Game Community: Final Fantasy XIV
  • Still Playing Award: Final Fantasy XIV
  • PC Game of the Year: Hitman 3
  • Nintendo Game of the Year: Metroid Dread
  • Xbox Game of the Year: Psychonauts 2
  • PlayStation Game of the Year: Resident Evil: Village
  • Most Wanted Game: Elden Ring
  • Critics’ Choice Award: Deathloop (critically chosen)
  • Ultimate Game of the Year: Resident Evil: Village
  • Best Gaming Hardware of All Time: Personal Computer (PC)
  • Ultimate Game of All Time: Dark Souls
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Nov 26, 2021, 05:10
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Nov 26, 2021, 05:10
 
Agree. 3dfx made good 3d commonplace. Anyone could add it to their current pc and the api was easy enough for game makers to add to their games. They also smartly made the chip but left the boards up to other hardware makers creating competition. They got so much right on the first try at a time when so many like ati and millennium were doing 3d so wrong. The only reason they died so fast is lack of future reading. Business decisions like dropping pass through and not supporting higher quality video modes.
That said, I dont think we would be in a stone age without 3dfx. psx had its 3d chip right around the corner and was not influenced by 3dfx at all so it is very possible the psx could very well start off a successful 3d revolution. After all despite its limitations, the majority of games moved to 3d quickly even though both sony and especially sega expected 2d games to continue. The thirst for better 3d and the large money in the console market would have been enough. However 3dfx showed there was money to be made in the pc market for extreme gamers. Pc gaming would probably be much worse off without 3dfx.
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Nov 25, 2021, 14:47
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Nov 25, 2021, 14:47
 
"Best Gaming Hardware of All Time"

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3dfx card that changed everything.
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Nov 25, 2021, 12:41
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Nov 25, 2021, 12:41
 
Yeah a little bombastic for the categories. Kind of stupid if you ask me.But I guess they are trying to differentiate themselves from other awards by having these stupid novel categories.
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Nov 25, 2021, 09:21
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Nov 25, 2021, 09:21
 
Couldn’t agree more with Dark Souls winning. Although I prefer Bloodborne (same engine and company). Demons Souls and Dark Souls single handily got me back into single player games. The minimal HUD and hand holding, interesting ways to uncover the story, perfect challenge level, fun exploration... It’s just the best game series ever made.

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Nov 25, 2021, 07:29
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Avus wrote on Nov 24, 2021, 11:34:
Best Gaming Hardware of All Time: Personal Computer (PC)

This is stupid.

This sums up most of the awards. Ultimate game of all time? How can you even begin to classify that? And who the FUCK would select a game most people would find too hard to play? I'm happy for the ff14 recognition but kind of like the emmys and oscars, award shows just suck.
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Nov 24, 2021, 17:57
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Nov 24, 2021, 17:57
 
What about the original Shadow Warrior?
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Nov 24, 2021, 16:27
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jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2021, 14:45:
I heard It Takes Two is pretty good. I will pick that up at some point to play with my wife.
I bought it for my wife and we played through it over several evenings. It's great, and there's lots of variety. At no point were we bored or tired of it. After the four hour mark I was expecting the game to end any minute now, but it just keeps going, and it stays fresh and fun throughout the entire campaign. Totally worth it!
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Nov 24, 2021, 14:45
 
I heard It Takes Two is pretty good. I will pick that up at some point to play with my wife.
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Nov 24, 2021, 14:02
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Nov 24, 2021, 14:02
 
I can't say much about any of the games on this list except that of all the games I played this year, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart definitely deserves the award for Best Visual Design. It's a fun, fantastic looking game that makes me glad I got a PS5 early.
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Nov 24, 2021, 13:08
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Nov 24, 2021, 13:08
 
Best Gaming Hardware of All Time:

I think I'll go with -- the human brain. Not only are they responsible for creating every element of it, but they are required for enjoyment of it.
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Nov 24, 2021, 13:05
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Avus wrote on Nov 24, 2021, 11:34:
Best Gaming Hardware of All Time: Personal Computer (PC)

This is stupid. FYI, I LOVE my (gaming) PC. But it is still stupid.

Electricity is the Best Gaming Element because it powered up my gaming PC...
Award shows are at their core pointless "Please watch me say stuff. I'm important. Please believe me!" affairs.
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Nov 24, 2021, 12:46
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I was thinking wtf myself, best gaming hardware of all time...There's no particular individual you can pin that one as an award to say, here feel special.

Ultimate game of all time is just as confusing, i guess it's the narrative the audience they're aiming at understands.
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Nov 24, 2021, 11:34
 
Best Gaming Hardware of All Time: Personal Computer (PC)

This is stupid. FYI, I LOVE my (gaming) PC. But it is still stupid.

Electricity is the Best Gaming Element because it powered up my gaming PC...
“I am not a Mac user unless under duress.” - John Carmack
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