Hey TAY!

I have an evening off (for once!) so was going to settle in on my sofa and watch the Golden Joystick Awards, which are being streamed on Twitch this very second!

I am going to live-tweet my thoughts over on my Twitter, however I also wanted to see if any of you lovely TAY-ers wanted to chat.

If you’re unsure what the Golden Joysticks are, here is a small description:

The Golden Joystick Awards, also known as the People’s Gaming Awards, is a video game award ceremony; it awards the best video games of the year, as voted for originally by the British general public, but can now be voted on by anyone online.

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So, to spark off discussion, here are a few talking points that I’d like to ask you:

  • What is your Game of the Year in 2017 thus far? (And should PUBG be in the running?)
  • What is your Most Wanted game over the next year?
  • Which game had the best Storytelling from this year?
  • Which game had the best Visual Design?
  • Which actor gave the best Gaming Performance?
  • Do you even like videogame award shows? Or is it just a industry self-indulgence?

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These, and plenty more awards, will be given throughout the next few hours! You can watch here on Twitch. 

And here’s my Twitter, in case you wanted to chat over there!

EDIT: Here is the list of Winners:

  • Best Storytelling: Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Best Visual Design: Cuphead
  • Best Audio: Zelda: BotW
  • Best Gaming Performance: Ashly Birch as Aloy in Horizon: ZD
  • Best Indie Game: Friday 13th
  • Best Multiplayer Game: PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BattleGrounds
  • Studio of the Year: Nintendo EPD
  • Best VR Game: Resident Evil 7 VR
  • eSports Play of the Year: Agilities in Overwatch
  • eSports Team of the Year: Lunatic-Hai in Overwatch
  • eSports Game of the Year: Overwatch
  • Best Streamer/Broadcaster: Markiplier
  • Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year: Pokemon Sun and Moon
  • Nintendo Game of the Year: Zelda: BotW
  • Playstation Game of the Year: Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Xbox Game of the Year: Cuphead
  • PC Game of the Year: PLAYERUNKNOWN’s BattleGrounds
  • Critics Choice Award: Zelda: BotW
  • Breakthrough Award: Ashly Birch
  • 35th Hall of Fame: Final Fantasy series
  • Most Wanted Game: The Last of Us Pt II
  • Still Playing Award: World of Tanks
  • Outstanding Contribution to the UK Games Industry: Debbie Bestwick of Team 17
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Sid Meier
  • The Ultimate Game of the Year: Zelda: Breath of the Wild.