For those of you who haven’t been following Electronic Theatre’s live coverage of the Golden Joystick Awards – and for those of you who have but still fancy a refresher – below follows the full list of winners from the event. Hosted by Ed Byrne, the hmv GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards welcomed the great and good of the videogames industry to celebrate the very best in games, brands and moments from the past year.
Before heading straight into the honours, a special mention goes out to Bethesda’s groundbreaking single player role-playing game (RPG) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, today picking up an impressive three awards in the 30th anniversary year. As well as picking up the most prestigious accolade of the day, the ‘Ultimate Game of the Year in association with GamesMaster’, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim also picked up gongs for the ‘Best RPG in association with MSN’ and the ‘Top Gaming Moment in association with the Daily and Sunday Mirror’ for the Throat of the World sequence.
Also worthy of note was the appearance of celebrated British personality Stephen Fry, who presented Sony Computer Entertainment with the ‘Best Handheld Game in association with T3’ for Uncharted: Golden Abyss. As part of his forthcoming Channel 4 series, Stephen Fry: Gadget Man, the gadget lover brought to the stage a unique and painstakingly lifelike robot Stephen Fry, operating live by the real thing from his home. Operating the robot Stephen himself and speaking on a live link through his robot mouth, Stephen entered the history books as the very first guest presenter to present an award remotely.
Best Action/Adventure in association with Digital Spy: Batman Arkham City
Best Strategy in association with PC Gamer: Civilzation 5: Gods & Kings
Best Mobile/Tablet in association with Edge: Angry Birds Space
Best Downloadable in association with Official Xbox Magazine: Minecraft (360)
Best Fighting in association with Nuts: Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
Best Shooter in association with Gioteck: Battlefield 3
Best MMO in association with hmv Gamerbase: World of Tanks
Best Handheld in association with T3: Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Top Gaming Moment in association with Daily / Sunday Mirror: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim ‘Throat of the World’
One to Watch in association with hmv: Grand Theft Auto V
Best DLC in association with Official Playstation Magazine: Portal 2: Perpetual Testing Initiative
Best RPG in association with MSN: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Best Sportsin association with talkSPORT: FIFA 12
Browser-Based/Flash in association with CVG: Slender
Best Racing in association with GamesRadar.com: Forza Motorsport 4
Outstanding Contribution: EA Sports & FIFA
Ultimate Game of the Year in association with GamesMaster: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim