And your Golden Joystick 2014 winners are…

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Nine million votes, or at least one Reddit thread full of opinions. That’s how many people cast their nominees for the best of the best when it came to the gaming period of 2013-2014. One of the oldest gaming award ceremonies, the Golden Joysticks took place over the weekend with a wide variety of titles getting some love and recognition. Here’s the full list of winners.

Taking top honours, Dark Souls 2 is the official Golden Joystick game of the year, as decided by the public. This same public also voted Battlefield 4 as the multiplayer game of the year, so clearly everyone is on the take. Clearly. Other well-deserved pats on the back went to Pokemon X and Y, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft and to Hideo Kojima for his contributions to the medium. Here’s the rest of the winners:

  • Best Original Game – DayZ
  • Best Online Game – Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Best Storytelling – The Last of Us: Left Behind
  • Best Visual Design – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Best Audio – Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Playfire Most Played Game of the Year – Rust
  • Best Multiplayer – Battlefield 4
  • Best Indie Game – DayZ
  • Innovation of the Year – Oculus Rift DK2
  • Best Gaming Moment – The Last of Us: Left Behind – “The kiss”
  • Best Handheld Game – Pokemon X & Y
  • Best Mobile Game – Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Most Wanted – The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
  • Gaming Personality of the Year – PewDiePie
  • Studio of the Year – Ubisoft Montreal
  • Gaming Platform of the Year – Steam
  • Lifetime Achievement – Hideo Kojima
  • Game of the Year – Dark Souls II

Some great games getting a ton of love, and a few head-scratchers in that list. What do you reckon? Are nine million voices right or wrong? And should the annual Lazygamer awards be televised this year? Depending on how much liquid courage I can muster to stand in front of a camera, that might be worth pursuing I reckon.

Last Updated: October 27, 2014

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