Golden Joystick Awards 2013: Winners
So today it was arguably the UK’s biggest video game award ceremony with the Golden Joystick Awards 2013. There were the usual expected and unexpected winners, with Irrational Games developer and industry legend; Kevin Levine winning the Lifetime Achievement Award and Call of Duty being inducted into the hall of fame. Now I know CoD haters will start bashing, but sales wise it’s hard to argue its induction.
It has been a good awards show for Naught Dog, with then winning a total of three awards. The Game of the Year was down to two deserving winners, the PS3 exclusive The Last of Us and the multiformat giant GTA V.
Below is the full list of all of this year’s winners:
The Last of Us
Most Wanted in association with Playfire
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Best Indie Game
Mark of the Ninja
Best Visual Design
Best Gaming Moment in association with Absolute Radio
Far Cry 3 – The Definition of Insanity
Studio of the Year in association with MPG Universal
Innovation of the Year in association with T3
The Last of Us
Best Online Game
World of Tanks
Best Handheld Game
Assassin’s Creed 3: Liberation
YouTube Gamer Award in association with YouTube
Best Gaming Platform in association with Digital Spy
Best Mobile/Tablet Game of the Year
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Game of the Year
Grand Theft Auto V
Hall of Fame
Activison: Call of Duty
I think with GTA V being a multiformat game, that factor worked in its favour, in comparison to The Last of Us being released solely on the PS3. But with both games scoring an impressive 9.5 at Push-Start, both could argue an equal case.
As always with award ceremonies almost everyone will have a different opinion, so we’d like to hear your thoughts on the show. Who were the deserving winners and who not so? Let us know in the comments section below.