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Golden Joystick Awards 2012 Round-Up

Carl Phillips
Awards, Golden Joystick Awards 2012, Robots, Winners

Golden Joystick Awards 2012 Round-Up

All The Winners And Robots

This afternoon saw yet another barrage of Golden Joysticks handed out to celebrate the best in the games industry. The hour-long show, hosted by a fairly on-form Ed Byrne, may not have had the production value of other award ceremonies (the canned applause in particular was awful) but the focus on the awards and the games themselves were commendable.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was the big winner, picking up three Golden Joysticks in total, and EA picked up an outstanding contribution award for their continual work on the FIFA series. The highlight of the show was a robotic Stephen Fry, controlled by the man himself from a different location, handing out an award.

That was about it.

We have the full list of winners for you right after the jump.

Best Action/Adventure: Batman Arkham City
Best Strategy: Civilization 5: Gods & Kings
Best Mobile/Tablet: Angry Birds Space
Best Downloadable: Minecraft (Xbox 360)
Best Fighting: Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
Best Shooter: Battlefield 3
Best Handheld: Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Top Gaming Moment: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Throat of the World
One to Watch: Grand Theft Auto V
Best DLC: Portal 2: Perpetual Testing Initiative
YouTube Gamer Award:
Best RPG: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Best Sports: FIFA 12
Browser-Based/Flash: Slender
Best Racing: Forza 4
Outstanding Contribution: EA Sports & FIFA
Ultimate Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

And finally, here's a picture of the Stephen Fry robot, thankfully not attempting to enslave mankind... yet.

Golden Joystick Awards 2012 Round-Up

Add a comment2 comments
stevenjameshyde  Oct. 26, 2012 at 22:37

"Throat of the World" seems like a weirdly non-specific 'moment' to win an award. There were at least 3 chapters of Uncharted 3 that were more memorable, and that's just the first game that popped into my head

Also, Minecraft is a phenomenon, no doubt about that - but a better game than Journey? Or even Trials Evolution?

MattGardner  Oct. 27, 2012 at 11:58

The Frybot looks like a mannequin of Paul Whitehouse pretending to be Stephen Fry.

Also, I'm with you on that one SJH. Journey still might be my game of the year thus far.

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