Golden Joysticks Live Blog

The Golden Joystick Awards presented by Green Man Gaming Are taking place today, 25th October 2013, at 3pm BST. Be sure to check back then for a love blog of the winnings as they are revealed. 15:00 – Ed Byrne takes to the stage and […]
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Electronic Theatre ImageThe Golden Joystick Awards presented by Green Man Gaming Are taking place today, 25th October 2013, at 3pm BST. Be sure to check back then for a love blog of the winnings as they are revealed.


15:00 – Ed Byrne takes to the stage and discusses the past year of success for the videogames industry.

15:10 – Best Newcomer of the Year: The Last of Us wins, with Dishonored and The Walking Dead also receiving mentions.

15:11 – The Most Wanted award for the most highly anticipated forthcoming release goes to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Watch_Dogs and the PlayStation 4 also get name checked.

15:13 – Best Indie Game goes to Mark of the Ninja, both Hotline Miami and FTL: Faster than Light get a mention.

15:14 – Best Visual Design is won by the critically acclaimed BioShock Infinite, with Metro: Last Light and The Last of Us receiving third and second place respectively.

15:16 – Best Multiplayer of the Year third place goes to Borderlands 2, the runner up is Battle 3: End Game Expansion, and the winner is Payday 2.

15:19 – The Best Gaming Moment goes to Far Cry 3′s ‘Definition of Insanity’ sequence, while BioShock Infinite and The Last of Us also get mentions.

15:21 – Best Studio goes to Naughty Dog, with DICE and Ubisoft Montréal also named.

15:22 – Innovation of the year is a new award, won by the Oculus Rift. Ouya and Twitch. TV also get mentioned.

15:26 – The Last of Us wins the award for Best Storytelling, with The Walking Dead in third place and BioShock Infinite as the runner-up.

15:27 – Best Online award is won by World of Tanks, with DOTA 2 and League of Legends also mentioned.

15:28 – Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation wins the award for Best Handheld, with Animal Crossing: New Leaf in third place and Hotline Miami as the runner-up.

15:31 – The award for Best YouTube gamer goes to Yogscast, with Smooth McGroove as the runner-up and Francis in third place.

15:32 – The Platform of the Year award is a new addition to the Golden Joysticks, and it’s Steam that is named the winner. The PlayStation 3 is the runner-up with the Xbox 360 in third place.

15:35 – Best Mobile Game goes to XCOM: Enemy Unknown, with Deus Ex: The Fall in third place and Rayman Jungle Run as the runner-up.

15:36 – Game of the Year award goes to Grand Theft Auto V, with The Last of Us as the runner-up and BioShock Infinite in third place.

15:38 – The Hall of Fame award goes to Activision’s Call of Duty franchise. Recognised as an ‘outstanding contribution’ to the videogames industry.

15:43 – The Lifetime Achievement goes to Irrational Games’ Ken Levine.

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