Golden Joysticks shortlist going live

Yes, folks – it's that special time of year again. The 26th annual Golden Joysticks game awards are upon us, and the shortlist of games that have been selected by the community to go up for the final voting contest has just been announced on theofficial site (opens in new tab). Now all you have to do is decide which of them is deserving enough to win in each category, including the prestigious Game of the Year.

Not only will you be rewarding the developers of your favourite games with the recognition they deserve, you might even bag yourself some cool gaming swag too, as there will be prizes up for grabs.Check the site (opens in new tab)for details.

Most developers value a Golden Joystick over other awards, as they are voted for by the people who really matter – the gamers themselves. So make sure you don't let some other crappy game deprive your game of the year from being recognised as such. Getover to the site (opens in new tab)and get voting!