The Golden Joysticks, Voting is now open

GOLDEN JOYSTICK AWARDS 2006 SHORTLISTS ANNOUNCED

First Stage Of The Voting Period Ends As Top Ten Games Are Unveiled!

The panel for the 2006 Golden Joystick Awards will today unveil the shortlist for each category of the 24th annual Golden Joystick Awards. Games released between 1 August 2005 and the 31 July 2006 have been eligible for the 16 long lists and more gamers than ever have been furiously voting to decide on the best games of the last 12 months.

In a surprising turn up, handheld games and consoles have taken an early lead in the GJA polls with the likes of Mario Kart DS featuring heavily across the 16 categories grabbing six shortlist places for Mario Kart DS and one for Mario as 'Favourite Character'. Nintendo currently lead the field for the 'Publisher of the Year' category while GAME occupies the top spot in the 'Retailer of the Year' category. Guitar Hero and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories both get nods in the 'Soundtrack Award' category while front-runner for the prestigious 'Ultimate Game of the Year' gong is Take 2 Interactive's popular Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which has no less than five nominations in total. However, everything could change between now and October so to support your favourite games and consoles visit www.goldenjoysticks.co.uk and vote now! The shortlists in full are as follows:

Favourite Character Award

Mario (Mario Bros.)

Agent 47 (Hitman: Blood Money)

Lara Croft

Alyx Vance (Half-Life: Episode 1)

Prince of Persia (Prince of Persia The Two Thrones)

Girls Choice Award

Nintendogs

Animal Crossing: Wild World

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition

50 Cent: Bulletproof

Evil Dead Regeneration

Super Princess Peach

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Mario Kart DS

Handheld Game of the Year

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Mario Kart DS

Animal Crossing: Wild World

New Super Mario Bros.

Metroid Prime: Hunters

Nintendogs

Advance Wars: Dual Strike

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Resident Evil: Deadly Silence

LocoRoco

Innovation Award in association with T3 magazine

Xbox Live Marketplace

Nintendo Wi-Fi Connect

Nintendo DS Lite

Guitar Hero

Brain Age: Train Your Brain in Minutes a Day

Nintendogs

The Movies

We Love Katamari

Animal Crossing: Wild World

Buzz!: The BIG Quiz

The Sun's Family Game Award in association with The Sun and The Sun Online

Nintendogs

Kameo: Elements of Power

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Shadow the Hedgehog

Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness

Super Princess Peach

Kirby: Power Paintbrush

Super Monkey Ball Touch and Roll

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

SpongeBob SquarePants: Lights, Camera, PANTS!

Nuts All-Nighter Award in association with Nuts magazine

Mario Kart DS

Metroid Prime: Hunters

Pro Evolution Soccer 5

Call of Duty 2

Animal Crossing: Wild World

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

Project Gotham Racing 3

Buzz!: The BIG Quiz

Far Cry Instincts Predator

Nintendo Game of the Year

Mario Kart DS

Animal Crossing: Wild World

New Super Mario Bros.

Metroid Prime: Hunters

Nintendogs

Gun

Advance Wars: Dual Strike

Chibi-Robo!

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game

Resident Evil: Deadly Silence

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

2006 FIFA World Cup

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One

Fire Emblem: Path of RAdiance

One to Watch 2007

Nintendo Wii

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Halo 3

Grand Theft Auto IV

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

PlayStation 3

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Resident Evil 5

Gears of War

Spore

Final Fantasy XII

Crysis

Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

Super Mario Galaxy

Online Game of the Year

Mario Kart DS

Call of Duty 2

Animal Crossing: Wild World

Metroid Prime: Hunters

Project Gotham Racing 3

Age of Empires III

Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis

Final Fantasy XI Treasures of Aht Urhgan

Perfect Dark Zero

Quake IV

PC Game of the Year in association with ebuyer.com

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Half-Life 2: Episode One

F.E.A.R.

Call of Duty 2

Age of Empires III

Football Manager 2006

Civilization IV

Fable: The Lost Chapters

The Movies

Black & White 2

Guild Wars Factions

Battlefield 2: Special Forces

The Lord of the Rings: Battle For Middle Earth II

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend

Hitman: Blood Money

The Sims 2 Nightlife

Playstation Game of the Year

Shadow of the Colossus

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition

Resident Evil 4

Guitar Hero

Pro Evolution Soccer 5

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Hitman: Blood Money

Black

50 Cent: Bulletproof

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend

Dragon Quest: The Journey of the Cursed King

Burnout: Revenge

WWE Smackdown! Vs. RAW 2006

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat

Publisher of the Year in association with Sonopress

Nintendo

Rockstar

EA Games

Ubisoft

Microsoft Game Studios

Capcom

Konami

Square Enix

Activision

Sony Computer Entertainment

Sega

Eidos

Vivendi

THQ

Atari

NCSoft

Take Two

Retailer of the Year in association with Sierra

GAME

Play.com

Gameplay.com

Gamestation

Amazon.co.uk

HMV

Gameseek

Virgin

Soundtrack of the Year in association with BBC 1Xtra

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Guitar Hero

Need For Speed Most Wanted

Shadow of the Colossus

Sonic Rush

Call of Duty 2

Hitman: Blood Money

50 Cent: Bulletproof

Phoenix Wright

Xbox Game of the Year

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Half-Life 2

Call of Duty 2

Project Gotham Racing 3

Black

Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter

Pro Evolution Soccer 5

50 Cent: Bulletproof

Burnout: Revenge

Perfect Dark Zero

Hitman: Blood Money

Dead or Alive 4

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend

The King of Fighters Neowave

Psychonauts

Ultimate Game of 2006

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

Resident Evil 4

Animal Crossing: Wild World

Mario Kart DS

Half-Life 2

Shadow of the Colossus

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Special Edition

Metroid Prime: Hunters

New Super Mario Bros.

Call of Duty 2

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories

Pro Evolution Soccer 5

50 Cent: Bulletproof

Guitar Hero

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: Legend

Hitman: Blood Money

Project Gotham Racing 3

Half-Life 2: Episode One

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat

The final results of the Golden Joystick Awards will be unveiled at the glitzy award ceremony, held at London¡¦s Park Lane Hilton hotel on Friday, 27th October 2006. This year, for the first time ever, the Golden Joystick Awards will be webcast live on the computerandvideogames.com website.

Officially the world¡¦s oldest and most respected games ceremony, the Golden Joystick Awards were first held back in 1982, when Atari, Commodore and Spectrum ruled the earth and Sony were still best known for the Walkman. Promising to be bigger than ever, the Golden Joystick Awards 2006 will feature 17 award categories and are the only UK gaming awards to be voted for by those who matter ¡V gamers themselves! Last year, almost 200,000 UK gamers had their say on what deserved a prestigious Golden Joystick, and now organisers want YOU to help smash the 250,000 votes mark.




Site - http://www.goldenjoystick.com

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