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Vote now in the 33rd Golden Joystick Awards and claim a copy of BioShock Infinite

It's time to make your voice heard. No, not like that. Stop shouting. Voting (opens in new tab) has opened for the 33rd Golden Joystick Awards (opens in new tab) and it's time for you to have your say on the biggest games that deserve a shiny trophy. Plus, every single voter can claim a copy of BioShock Infinite from Green Man Gaming. What are you waiting for?

Now in their 33rd year, the Golden Joystick Awards have 24 categories across the world of games including Best Original Game, Best Multiplayer and even your most wanted upcoming titles. You can vote on 21 of those categories including the brand new Best PlayStation, Best Nintendo and Best PC game awards. The new Critic's Choice and Breakthrough awards are being awarded by our expert panel.

Bloodborne is this years most nominated title with nine different award nominations while the incredible Her Story is up for eight. Batman Arkham Knight (opens in new tab) and Life Is Strange (opens in new tab) aren't far behind with seven nominations across the board and Metal Gear Solid 5 (opens in new tab) is already in the running for Game of the Year. Check out some highlights of the nominations below and see the full list including Gaming Personality of the Year and Best Gaming Moment in the voting portal here (opens in new tab).

The awards will be hosted on October 30th by writer, actor and comedian Danny Wallace who picked up his own Performance award for his narration in Thomas Was Alone. "The Golden Joysticks is a legendary event, voted for by the gamers themselves, and as a gamer, games actor and former games journalist I’m delighted to have been asked to host," he says. "These are exciting times for video games. Sonic vs Mario. Double Dragon. Talk of 'the Mega CD'. But who or what will walk away with an award? I’m looking forward to it all immensely."

Here are just some of the categories you can vote for...

Vote in the 33rd Golden Joystick Awards

Best Original Game

1) Bloodborne (Sony)
2) Kerbal Space Program (Squad / Steam)
3) Life is Strange (Square)
4) This War of Mine (11 bit Studios)
5) Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft)
6) Splatoon (Nintendo)
7) Invisible Inc (Klei Entertainment)
8) Sunset Overdrive (Microsoft)
9) Talos Principle (Devolver Digital)
10) Her Story (Sam Barlow)

Best Multiplayer Game

1) Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom)
2) GTA Online (Rockstar)
3) Destiny: House of Wolves (Activision)
4) Splatoon (Nintendo)
5) Mortal Kombat X (Warner)
6) Kalimba (Press Play)
7) Bloodborne (Sony)
8) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision)
9) PES 2015 (Konami)
10) FIFA 2015 (EA)
11) Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard)

Game of the Year

1) Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner)
2) Dragon Age: Inquisition (EA)
3) Destiny (Activision)
4) Bloodborne (Sony)
5) Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Namco Bandai)
6) Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate (Capcom)
7) Life Is Strange (Square)
8) Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft)
9) Kerbal Space Program (Squad / Steam)
10) PES 2016 (Konami)
11) Her Story (Sam Barlow)
12) Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Konami)

Best Indie Game

1) Axiom Verge
2) Affordable Space Adventures
3) Volume
4) Everyone’s Gone to the Rapture
5) Kerbal Space Program
6) Crypt Of The Necrodancer
7) Her Story
8) Invisible, Inc
9) Chaos Reborn

Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.