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Golden Joystick winners announced

Golden Joystick winners announced

The Golden Joystick winners have been announced, but what do you think of the list?

When the BAFTA winners were first announced the results proved quite controversial - though there were some notably hilarious remarks on the forums. There were games on the list which hadn't been released yet, games in the wrong sections and the overall and utter pwnage of BioShock by Wii Sports of all things.

Worse, Half-Life 2: Episode 2 didn't even make the list. Sacrilege.

Nevermind, we told ourselves; there's still the Golden Joysticks to come and they at least may provide a more reasonable award set. Unfortunately, that's not the case either and the list of winners is populated with games from last year. Gears of War is a great game, but there have been better games out since it was released you know. Sigh.

The Bliss Girls' Choice Game of the Year 2007: Guitar Hero II
The Sun Family Game of the Year 2007: Wii Sports
The Games Radar 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
Editor's Choice Award 2007: Gears of War
Official Nintendo Magazine's Nintendo Game of the Year 2007: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Official Playstation Magazine's 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 02 Ultimate Game of the Year 2007: Gears of War

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Veles 30th October 2007, 11:25 Quote
Golden joysticks have always had stupid winners, Oblivion cleaned up last year despite there being much better games out. Remember though, games like Halo 3 and Orange Box weren't actually in this one, they'll be in next years.
Nohawk 30th October 2007, 11:37 Quote
1 pc game in the lot and that was wow lol oops missed lotro
Nohawk 30th October 2007, 11:37 Quote
double post :/
Mankz 30th October 2007, 11:49 Quote
LOTR? WTF? Thats not a PC game! Its just poo.
bahgger 30th October 2007, 13:28 Quote
There is even a LOTR game?! Whatever!

If anything, the Crysis DEMO would probably have greater reason to be in the spot for PC Gamer GOTY. What has our world come to :(
Flibblebot 30th October 2007, 14:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mankz.
LOTR? WTF? Thats not a PC game! Its just poo.
Lord of the Rings ONLINE? That's definitely a PC game, it says so on the box (well, actually, it says "Games for Windows", but you know what I mean).

I agree with the comments about GoW, though - where's Bioshock?
wolff000 30th October 2007, 14:36 Quote
Horrible as usually. I don't know who votes for these games but it sure the hell isn't gamers.
Redbeaver 30th October 2007, 14:40 Quote
please lets not start this to a WoW vs LOTRO bash-fest.... yes, im a LOTRO fan-boy, and its pretty much the best PC GoTY for me. updates and expansions every ~2months when the game is barely 6months old? MMO thats not about raid or grind but still very much a blast to play? hundreds of THOUSANDS of subscribers? much much better graphic than WoW and Dx10 supported (tho my 8800GTS is limping on that lol)?

yeah, those are good points in my book.
pendragon 30th October 2007, 18:12 Quote
LoL @ PC Gamer .. LOTR Online? whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!?
Hells_Bliss 30th October 2007, 18:22 Quote
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The PC Gamer PC Game of the Year 2007: The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

uh yeah...no.

Played the game, and despite some previous comments it's all about the grind. There's NO PvP. There's no evil playable races etc.

played it for 3 months when it came out and that was it for me
Bluephoenix 30th October 2007, 20:02 Quote
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Originally Posted by Hells_Bliss
uh yeah...no.

Played the game, and despite some previous comments it's all about the grind. There's NO PvP. There's no evil playable races etc.

played it for 3 months when it came out and that was it for me

I played the 7 day free trial and was completely put off

true the graphics are decent (better than WoW for sure) and the gameplay at least attempts to be original, but it falls short of the mark

Bioshock, World in Conflict, or Crysis are better choices IMO
devdevil85 30th October 2007, 20:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by The Article
The T3 Innovation of the Year 2007: Nintendo Wii
Not to be anti-Wii (I have played one mutiple times btw), but the Wii is not THAT innovative.....if it didn't have a wired "Sensor Bar" you had to place directly in front of you (because the only way the remote works is if you point it directly at the Sensor Bar, along with the wire hanging down/up) then I would give it more credit....also I found w/ multiple games that I was swinging my arm in a specific motion rather than hitting a button (it felt like an advanced SIXAXIS controller i.e golf, baseball, tennis, driving a car, etc.), and the control of the "character/icon" didn't feel as controlled as I had expected. Overall the console is innovative from a controller standpoint, but as innovative as 360 or PS3 overall idk....I will have to play more games to find out......like Super Smash Bros. or the new Mario Kart....but from what I've played of it so far, it's not as great as Nintendo's Marketing Dept. had depicted.....

I wonder who came in 2nd?
Veles 30th October 2007, 21:26 Quote
I've played quite a few games with the Wii and I have to say it is a lot of fun and it is innovative. The problem is people try to play the same old games on it and then complain they're playing the same old games on it with a different controller instead of playing games on it that are designed with the Wii's control system in mind.
devdevil85 30th October 2007, 23:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Veles
I've played quite a few games with the Wii and I have to say it is a lot of fun
Veles I don't know if that comment was directed towards me directly or not, but I never said it 'wasn't fun' or 'not innovative'. My statements were in regards to it being "the most innovative" and nothing to do with its "fun factor".
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Originally Posted by Veles
The problem is people try to play the same old games on it and then complain they're playing the same old games on it with a different controller instead of playing games on it that are designed with the Wii's control system in mind.
Hints why I said, "I will have to play more games", but either way it was not a good "first impression" of the console and you must admit Veles that the Sensor Bar should never have been there in the first place......you don't see it w/ SIXAXIS but then again it's not the same thing, but still...Sony didn't build their system around it either.....

Either way you get my point and it is a valid point: many of the 1st-gen games didn't seem "innovative" enough to me and it has left me hoping for more......
MrBurritoMan 31st October 2007, 00:32 Quote
i would have to say that i am not surprised that Wii Sports made the list but what about Team Fortress 2 -or- Portal???!?!?!?!

you know these awards discredit themselves when they don't even bother to give 1 catagory to such amazing and innovative titles. bah...such disappointment...so palpable....
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