Gamers get ready – the ever popular Golden Joystick Awards will return this November. Back for the 36th time, to celebrate everything that makes gaming great, the show will be presided over by comedian and previous host Danny Wallace, who will give out the gongs in more than 20 award categories.
Known as the ‘People’s Gaming Awards’, last year saw millions of votes cast globally, with hundreds of games battling it out to be the very best. This year will see the return of the hotly contested ‘Still Playing Award’, ‘Ultimate Game of the Year’ and ‘Most Wanted Game’, and updated categories ‘Best Competitive Game’ and ‘Best Cooperative Game’. It’s all there for the taking, with the world’s gaming public deciding who goes home a winner.
Danny Wallace is back as host for the 2018 Golden Joystick Awards: “I’m delighted to be returning to the much-loved Golden Joysticks for a third year, because it means I won’t have to stay at home and pay for a party to celebrate the very best in gaming on my own, which is pointless and needlessly expensive. This has been a cracking year for gamers. Let’s find out who’s responsible and why…”
Picture credits: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds winning PC Game of the Year 2017 (Left), Danny Wallace at the awards in 2017 (right)
Dan Dawkins, Global Editor-In-Chief, GamesRadar+ commented. “We’re working hard to make sure this is the best Golden Joysticks yet, with new and revamped categories designed to ensure that players have a chance to celebrate the games they loved most in 2018.”
Key dates to remember:
- The Golden Joystick Award categories and shortlist will be announced on Friday 21st September, with public voting commencing that night.
- The public vote closes on Thursday 25th October.
- The Awards take place on Friday 16th November at London’s Bloomsbury Big Top, the entire event will also be livestreamed.