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Get your voting fingers out and maybe even win stuff - it's the Golden Joystick Awards!

The shortlists are finalised and voting is now open for the Golden Joystick Awards 2011, which means it's your chance to show your appreciation to the developers who've made your favourite games over the past 12 months. And if you enter all 14 categories of the public vote, you might even win the GamesMaster Ultimate Gaming Prize, which includes consoles and many of the amazing games up for awards. So come and have a look at the categories, then get voting!

Registering your vote is now even easier than ever. We know this because we've all just voted for our personal faves.Goldenjoystick.comhas been given a complete makeover this year, featuring social networking integration so you can get your mates involved and tell them what you're voting for.

Above: Click a category, choose which game you want to vote for, move along to the next. Couldn't be simpler!

Winners are announced at the awards ceremony, taking place at the Westminster Bridge Park Plaza on Friday 21st October. Among the surprises on the night will be a number of exclusives and reveals from all across the games industry.

Simon Maxwell, Group Publisher of Future’s Entertainment portfolio, says: “We’re drawing on 29 years of heritage to make this year’s Golden Joysticks the biggest and best ever. We can’t wait to crown the very best gaming has to offer – get voting and make sure your favourite gets the recognition it deserves.”

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02 Aug, 2011