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Who won what at the Golden Joystick Video Game Awards

Just like the Oscars – but with video games instead of movies, the Golden Joysticks are the awards’ ceremony to be seen at in the gaming world.

Now in it’s 29th year, the 2011 winners have just been announced this afternoon – but did your favourite game take home a gong?

The Big Winner…

A whopping 2.06million people voted in these awards and the overall big winner will be a shock to many Call of Duty fans… it wasn’t “Black Ops”.

Instead, scooping the “Alienware Ultimate Game of The Year” trophy was Portal 2.

Best of the Rest

This fantastic first-person adventure nabbed the main award of the night at the ceremony in London with Call of Duty Black Ops having to settle for winning the “Best Shooter” category.

Another big fan favourite FIFA 2011 scooped Sports Game of the Year, beating bitter rival Pro Evolution Soccer to the shiny iconic gong.

Another big winner was the 3D role-playing sim Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which has not even been released to the public yet. This dragon-slaying game (out in November) picked up the One To Watch award for its creators Bethesda.

Despite some much-publicised issues with their 3DS handheld console, Nintendo will be delighted that their 3D gaming device managed to win the Innovation of the Year award.

It was Nintendo’s only award of the day, but the Japanese giant used the awards to launch the latest instalment of the Zelda series… Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Other big announcements included EA unveiling a Battlefield 3 expansion pack and Namco showing the world their newest title Inversion for the very first time.

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Finally it was a dear old friend who stole the show. Sonic The Hedgehog, celebrated 20 years in the business and snagged the inaugural Outstanding Contribution Award. Take that Dr Robotnik!

Here are the Award Winners in full

Action/Adventure Game of the Year in association with Metro UK — Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)

Mobile Game of the Year in association with MSN — Angry Birds Rio (Chillingo)

Roleplay Game of the Year in association with Edge — Fallout New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks)

Massively Multiplayer Online Game of the Year in association with PC Gamer — World of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)

Fighting Game of the Year in association with Official Nintendo Magazine — Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros. Interactive)

Racing Game of the Year in association with GamesRadar.com — Gran Turismo 5 (Sony Computer Entertainment)

Sports Game of the Year in association with Zavvi.com — FIFA 12 (EA Sports)

Strategy Game of the Year in association with Official Xbox Magazine — Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard Entertainment)

Music Game of the Year in association with Habbo.com — Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Activision)

Free-To-Play Game of the Year in association with CVG.co.uk — League of Legends (Riot Games)

Downloadable Game of the Year in association with Virgin Media — Minecraft (Mojang)

Shooter Game of the Year in association with Turtle Beach — Call of Duty: Black Ops

(Activision) One To Watch Award in association with Shortlist — Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks)

Innovation of the Year — Nintendo 3DS

Outstanding Contribution — Sonic The Hedgehog (Sega)

Ultimate Game of the Year in association with Alienware — Portal 2 (Valve Corporation)


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