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Winners from the Golden Joystick Awards 2014

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The Golden Joystick Awards presented by Green Man Gaming was today at the indigO2 at The O2 has been rewarded the best of the best in international gaming. With over nine million votes cast, the Golden Joysticks once again proved, in its 32nd year, why it is the biggest award show in the world of gaming.

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Lifetime Achievement recipient, Hideo Kojima is revered as one of the most influential and important people in the world of gaming. He has worked in the industry for almost 30 years and without him gaming as we know it would be a unrecognisable. Creator, director and writer of the ground-breaking Metal Gear Solid series, as well as the adventure games Snatcher and Policenauts, he also produced series’ Zone of Enders, Boktai and Castlevania: Lords of Shadows. Ken Levine was the inaugural recipient of the Lifetime Achievement in 2013.

On receiving the honour, Kojima said, “Thank you very much for presenting me with this prestigious Golden Joystick Award. To be recognised with this award means a huge amount to me.”

Dark Souls II was awarded the most prestigious gong of the afternoon – Game of the Year in association with Green Man Gaming.

Open world zombie survival horror game DayZ, was the winner of Best Original Game and Best Indie Game, and was one of three that picked up two awards. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, the free-to-play digital collectable card game, picked up Best Online Game and Best Mobile Game, while Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag won Best Visual Design and Best Audio with the games creators, Ubisoft Montreal, also winning Studio of the Year.

Elsewhere in proceedings, Oculus Rift retained their Innovation of the Year crown, collecting the accolade again for their latest version the DK2. Most Wanted – which looks forward to game releases in the coming year – was won by The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, which was also exclusively revealed as part of the afternoons ceremony, and Gaming Personality of the Year was won by PewDiePie.

The Golden Joystick Awards presented by Green Man Gaming winners are:

Best Original Game in association with Digital Spy

DayZ

Best Online Game in association with PC Gamer

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Best Storytelling

The Last of Us: Left Behind

Best Visual Design

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Best Audio in association with PDP

Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

Playfire Most Played Game of the Year

Rust

Best Multiplayer in association with Absolute Radio

Battlefield 4

Best Indie Game in association with Official X-Box Magazine

DayZ

Innovation of the Year in association with T3

Oculus Rift DK2

Best Gaming Moment in association with Sony Xperia Z3

The Last of Us: Left Behind – “The kiss”

Best Handheld Game

Pokemon X & Y

Best Mobile Game in association with Kiss FM

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Most Wanted in association with The Sun

The Witcher III: Wild Hunt

Gaming Personality of the Year in association with Kotaku UK

PewDiePie

Studio of the Year in association with CVG

Ubisoft Montreal

Gaming Platform of the Year in association with Gamesradar

Steam

Lifetime Achievement

Hideo Kojima

Game of the Year in association with Green Man Gaming

Dark Souls II

Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.

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