Golden Joystick Awards winners announced, Call of Duty 4 cleans up

The world’s longest-running gaming awards ceremony held its 26th annual event on Friday. Over 850,000 votes were cast to decide the winners of the prestigious Golden Joysticks and it’s pretty clear that Activision’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare owned the competition, seeing off the likes of Portal, Crysis and World of Warcraft to secure its victory.

CoD 4 scooped the Ultimate Game of the Year, PC Game of the Year, Online Game of the Year and the Nuts All-Nighter Award accolades. GTA IV came in second with two awards, for Soundtrack of the Year and Xbox Game of the Year.

GTA developer, Rockstar, also won developer of the year, presumably because gamers are slightly embittered by the fact that CoD4’s developer, Infinity Ward, keeps handing the Call of Duty reigns over to Treyarch, which never does half as good a job of it. That said, hopes are high for this year’s Call of Duty: World at War, despite its uninspired return to the WW2 era.

Here’s the full list of Golden Joystick Awards winners:

Nuts All-Nighter Award:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

The Sun Family Game of the Year:
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

bliss Handheld Game of the Year:
Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

4Talent Mobile Game of the Year:
Bejeweled 2

Mobile Game Pitch 2008:
Tobias Rowe with Finders Keeper

Official Nintendo Magazine’s Nintendo Game of the Year:
Super Smash Bros.

UK ESA PC Game of the Year:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Activision Blizzard Retailer of the Year:

Official Playstation Magazine High Definition PlayStation Game of the Year:
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

BBC 1Xtra Soundtrack of the Year:
Grand Theft Auto IV

Arvato Digital Services Xbox Game of the Year:
Grand Theft Auto IV

Edge Most Wanted Award:
Fallout 3 Online Game of the Year:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare UK Developer of the Year :
Rockstar North Grand Master Flash Award:
Stickman Madness One To Watch:

Call of Duty: World at War

Future UK Publisher of the Year:
Activision Blizzard

Virgin Media Ultimate Game of the Year:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Quirky flash game, Stickman Madness, is definitely worth a look if you’re stuck in the office and can’t get in celebratory game of CoD4. Check it out here.

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