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Golden Joystick Nominees Announced

Filed under: General Gaming
Posted by Jeremy on September 17, 2004 10:14 AM
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The 2004 Golden Joystick Awards will be held in London on November 5th. Among this year's nominees: "Fable," "Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow," "THUG," "WWE Day of Reckoning," "MGS: Twin Snakes," "GTA: Double Pack," "Far Cry," and "Driv3r," to name a few. In all honesty, I don't know why half of these games are nominated. Many are simply remakes: "Twin Snakes," "GTA: Double Pack" and some are just crappy games: "Max Payne" comes to mind. And, although I love all "Splinter Cells," "Pandora Tomorrow" wasn't a great game...it was good. Where's "Pikmin 2," "Tales of Symphonia," and "Thief: Deadly Shadows?" Hmm? Read on for all the nominees.

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Friday 17 September 2004/... The Golden Joystick Awards 2004 organiser Future Publishing has today released the final shortlist for this year's event ? with publisher THQ up for potentially nine awards at this year's bash. Last year, Nintendo swept the board, and with eight nominations it's still well in with a shout. Activision and Microsoft are up for six awards.

The Golden Joystick Awards are the industry's longest-running games honours and celebrate the very best games released in the 12 months prior to the event. This year's bash takes place on November 5th 2004, at the Park Lane Hilton.

"The world's gamers have been logging on to www.goldenjoystick.co.uk in their droves to vote, and we're delighted to unveil the fans' nominations for the best games of the year," says Emily Ford, marketing manager, Future Publishing. "These really are the people's choice ? and it's interesting to see what our audience has voted for, rather than reading industry opinion."

Voting for the shortlist is now live at www.goldenjoystick.com, with the results unveiled at the November 5th bash.

PC Game of the Year:
Doom 3 (Activision)
Far Cry (Ubi Soft)
Half-Life 2 (Vivendi)
Unreal Tournament 2004 (Atari)
Wahammer 40,000: Dawn of War (THQ)
X2: The Threat (Deep Silver)

Handheld GOTY
Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga (Nintendo)
Max Payne (Rockstar)
Metroid Zero Mission (Nintendo)
Sonic Advance 3 (Sega)
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (Ubi Soft)
Tony Hawks Underground (Activision)

Online GOTY
Battlefield Vietnam (EA)
Burnout 3: Takedown (EA)
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero (Vivendi)
Full Spectrum Warrior (THQ)
Joint Operations:Typhoon Rising (Novalogic)
Project Gotham Racing 2 (Microsoft)

Gamecube GOTY
Animal Crossing (Nintendo)
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (Nintendo)
Mario Kart: Double Dash (Nintendo)
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (Konami)
Splinter Cell:Pandora Tomorrow (Ubi Soft)
WWE Day of Reckoning (THQ)

Xbox GOTY
Fable (Microsoft)
Full Spectrum Warrior (THQ)
GTA Double Pack (Rockstar)
Ninja Gaiden (Microsoft)
Project Gotham Racing 2 (Microsoft)
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (Ubi Soft)

PS2 GOTY
Burnout 3: Takedown (EA)
Driv3r (Atari)
Onimusha 3 (Capcom)
Pro Evolution Soccer 4 (Konami)
Spiderman 2 (Activision)
WWE Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain (THQ)

Hardware of the Year
Creative labs Gigaworks (Creative)
GBA SP - NES Classic Edition (Nintendo)
GBA Wireless Adaptor (Nintendo)
Nokia QD (Nokia)

PUBLISHER
Activision
Electronic Arts
Microsoft
Nintendo
THQ UK Ltd
Ubi Soft

RETAILER GAME
Amazon
Gameplay
Gamestation
Play.com
Toys R Us


MOST WANTED AWARDS (inc. Future Publishing 'Most Wanted' votes)

Most Wanted for Xmas
Gran Turismo 4 (Sony)
GTA: San Andreas (Rockstar)
Halo 2 (Microsoft)
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (Nintendo)
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 (Activision)
WWE Smackdown vs Raw (THQ)

Most Wanted for 2005
Hitman: Blood Money (Eidos)
Metal Gear Sold 3: Snake Eater (Konami)
Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo)
The Punisher (THQ)

ULTIMATE AWARD
Ultimate GOTY
Doom 3 (Activision)
Fable (Microsoft)
Half-Life 2 (Vivendi)
Ninja Gaiden (Microsoft)
Pro Evolution Soccer 4 (Konami)
WWE Smackdown! Here comes the pain (THQ)

The Golden Joystick Awards 2004 will take place at the Park Lane Hotel on November 5th 2004. The event sells out each year, so attendees are encouraged to request booking forms by emailing goldenjoystick@futurenet.co.uk









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