Oct 20

Vote FML For The Golden Joysticks


Are you tired of the big magazines telling you what games are good or bad? Do you trust your fellow gamer’s opinion over that of a paid reviewer? Well, now it’s time for you to take action – the 27th annual Golden Joystick Awards are here!

This is when you get to decide, along with the general public, which games were the best in their category for the past calendar year. As told by their official history:

The Golden Joysticks truly are the people’s gaming awards. Now in their glorious twenty seventh year, the Joysticks are also the oldest gaming awards ceremony in the world and the most prestigious – voted for by the only people who truly matter – gamers themselves.

From the truly humble beginnings when Radio One’s Dave Lee Travis presented the first awards, the Golden Joysticks have evolved into one of the best loved and most successful gaming awards ever with over 850,000 votes cast in 2008 as gamers from around the world lined up to have their say.

Football Manager Live was nominated in four different categories!

Online Game of the Year: FML is alongside Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Call Of Duty 5: World At War, Empire: Total War, Eve Online, FIFA 09, Left 4 Dead, Lord Of The Rings Online: Mines Of Moria, Warhammer Online: Age Of Reckoning, World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King.

PC Game of the Year: FML is alongside Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box, Call Of Duty: World At War, Crysis Warhead, Dead Space, Empire: Total War, Fallout 3, Grand Theft Auto IV, Left 4 Dead, Lord Of The Rings Online: Mines Of Moria, Mass Effect, Spore, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War 2, World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King as well as it’s “big brother” Football Manager 2009.

UK Developer of the Year:: Sports Interactive is alongside Bizarre Creations, Codemasters, Creative Assembly, Criterion, Free Radical / Crytek UK, Jagex, Lionhead, Media Molecule, Rare, Rockstar Leeds, Rockstar North, Sony Computer Entertainment London Studio, Team 17, Traveller’s Tales.

The Ultimate Game of the Year: (sponsored by Zavvi) Foootball Manager Live is alongside Bioshock, Call Of Duty: World At War, Dead Space, Empire: Total War, Fable 2, Fallout 3, FIFA 09, Gears of War 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, Killzone 2, Left 4 Dead, LittleBigPlanet, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns Of The Patriots, Resident Evil 5, Sonic Unleashed, Street Fighter Iv, Valkyria Chronicles, World Of Warcraft: Wrath Of The Lich King and once again it’s counterpart Football Manager 2009.

Vote now and make a difference!

Both Football Manager Live and FM2009 were nominated for last year’s awards, but they failed to bring a trophy home for Sports Interactive. While it is quite an honor just to make the shortlist, let’s put in our best effort to have the game reach this pinnacle. As a community, tell your fellow managers, tell your friends, tell whomever you’d like… once the awards ceremony comes around, I’d like to see Miles Jacobson on the podium holding his newly acquired joystick!

Yes, that was a euphemism. You can vote at www.goldenjoystick.com.

Written By Jordan Cooper
A moderator on GW Fowler and a co-founder of Gameworld One.Com, he has hosted/produced the Get Sacked! podcast for nearly two years providing humor and strategical insight to all about the FM series.
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