Gears Of War Is Punters' Game Of The Year

The Golden Joysticks winners are in

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Gears Of War Is Punters' Game Of The Year
The gaming public has spoken, and Gears of War has won the masses' choice as game of the year.

The award comes from the Golden Joysticks, which are voted for by the public, as opposed to the industry-decided games BAFTAs. Some 750,000 votes have been notched up this year.

Other notable wins include Wii Sports, which got this year's family gong, God of War 2, which highlighted the lack of exceptional PS3 releases to get best PlayStation game, and Lord of the Rings Online, which was voted best PC game of the year.

Here is the full list of winners. Thoughts in the forum please:

The Bliss Girlsí Choice Game of the Year 2007: Guitar Hero II

The Sun Family Game of the Year 2007: Wii Sports

The GamesRadar Handheld Game of the Year 2007: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

The 4Talent Mobile Game of the Year 2007: Final Fantasy

The T3 Innovation of the Year 2007: Nintendo Wii

The BBC 1Xtra Soundtrack of the Year 2007: Guitar Hero II

The Nuts All-Nighter award 2007: Gears of War

The GameTribe Online Game of the Year 2007: World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

The Next-Gen.biz UK Developer of the Year 2007: Codemasters

The Total Film One to Watch 2007: Assassin's Creed

The Vivendi Retailer of the Year 2007: Game

Publisher of the Year 2007 - sponsored by Future: Nintendo

Editorís Choice Award 2007: Gears of War

Official Nintendo Magazineís Nintendo Game of the Year 2007: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Official PlayStation Magazineís PlayStation Game of the Year 2007: God of War II

The PC Gamer PC Game of the Year 2007: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

The Sonopress Xbox Game of the Year 2007: Gears of War

The O2 Ultimate Game of the Year 2007: Gears of War
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Comments

hollywooda 29 Oct 2007 11:55
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Yep i'm happy with that, GOTY 4 me was between Gears & Bioshock, but with Gears having a great online side it deserves all the praise it gets, Shame Zelda PH for the DS came out so late in the year, because that, 4 me is the best handheld game.
PreciousRoi 30 Oct 2007 01:16
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Sorry but all the corporate sponsored awards make this look like a poor joke with no punchline...has the immiediate effect of removing any class whatsoever.

Think I'd have edited out the advertising portion of this news on principle, no one voted for the sponsors, as well as it looks fairly ridiculous. The awards themselves might be obligated to fawn over them, but I don't see how media would be. FSM forbid this sort of thing ever looks normal and natural.
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