Train2Game News Gamescom 2021 Nominees

Since Saturday, August 28, 3:00 PM (CEST), gamescom fans have been able to vote for their favorites in the two fan categories Best Streamer and gamescom “Most Wanted” Consumer Award.

The latter is chosen from among the nominated titles.

Votes can be cast via online survey.

Winners of these fan categories as well as further jury categories such as Best Announcement, Best Lineup, Best Trailer and the HEART OF GAMING Award will be awarded throughout the program of gamescom studio.

The same is true for the main award Best of gamescom.

Both gamescom: Opening Night Live and the gamescom studio as well as all further gamescom shows can be watched online: https://now.gamescom.global/

Nominees of gamescom award 2021: Winners of the following Platform categories will be announced during gamescom: Opening Night Live on Wednesday, August 25, starting 8:00 PM (CEST).

Best Microsoft Xbox Game – Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Far Cry 6, Ubisoft – Halo Infinite, Microsoft

Best Nintendo Switch Game – Just Dance 2022, Ubisoft – Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft

Best PC Game – Age of Empires IV, Microsoft – Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Syberia: The World Before, astragon Entertainment

Best Sony PlayStation Game – Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Tales of Arise, Bandai Namco Entertainment – The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Winners of the following Genre categories will be honored in the gamescom studio on Thursday, August 26, and Friday, August 27.

Best Action Adventure Game – Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft – Syberia: The World Before, astragon Entertainment

Best Action Game – Far Cry 6, Ubisoft – Halo Infinite, Microsoft – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction, Ubisoft

Best Family Game – Just Dance 2022, Ubisoft – Run Prop, Run!, PlayTogether Studio – Super Dungeon Maker, rokaplay

Best Indie Game – Dorfromantik, Toukana Interactive – Inua, Arte France – Lost in Random, Electronic Arts

Best Role Playing Game – Elden Ring, Bandai Namco Entertainment – Encased, Koch Media – Tales of Arise, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Simulation Game – Climber: Sky is the Limit, Art Games Studio – Farming Simulator 22, astragon Entertainment – Undisclosed Title

Best Sports Game – Climber: Sky is the Limit, Art Games Studio – FIFA 22, Electronic Arts – Riders Republic, Ubisoft

Best Strategy Game – Age of Empires IV, Microsoft – Company of Heroes 3, SEGA – Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Ubisoft

Best Multiplayer Game – Halo Infinite, Microsoft – Riders Republic, Ubisoft – The Dark Pictures: House of Ashes, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Ongoing Game – Apex Legends, Electronic Arts – Black Desert Online, Pearl Abyss Corp. – Endzone – A World Apart: Prosperity, Assemble Entertainment

Most Original Game – Dice Legacy, Koch Media / DESTINYbit – Riders Republic, Ubisoft – tERRORbane, Whisper Interactive

Best Announcement – All announcements, reveals or premieres of gamescom’s partners at gamescom: Opening Night Live are eligible.

Best Lineup – All gamescom partners having submitted to gamescom award 2021 are eligible.

Best of gamescom – All category winners of the category groups Genre and Platform are eligible for the main award Best of gamescom.

Best Trailer – All trailers of gamescom’s partners shown at gamescom: Opening Night Live are eligible.

Winners of the following categories will be announced during the show “Spielesause” on Sunday, August 29.

Best Streamer – Select partner streamers and content creators are eligible in the online voting.

gamescom “Most Wanted” Consumer Award – Nominees in all Genre and Platform categories are eligible in the online voting.

HEART OF GAMING Award – Each and every gamescom highlight is eligible for this extraordinary award: not only games, add-ons, and technologies, but also people, institutions, companies, concepts, or terms.

To watch all the Gamescom shows go to https://now.gamescom.global/ and you votes can be cast on the online survey

Train2Game News Golden Joystick Awards Vote Open

The world’s largest public voted gaming awards today announces the shortlist for the ‘Ultimate Game of the Year’ 2018.

You can vote for your favourite game from 1pm (British Standard Time) today at goldenjoysticks.com. The voting shortlist is only open for one week; so don’t forget to log your vote for the game that impressed you most this year.

Ultimate Game of the Year Shortlist:

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Activision)
  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
  • Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix)
  • Fortnite Battle Royale (Epic Games)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Playground Games)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica)
  • Into The Breach (Subset Games)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac)
  • Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Subnautica (Unknown Worlds)

Daniel Dawkins, Global Editor In Chief at GamesRadar+ said: “There’s a great variety of games in this year’s Ultimate Game of the Year shortlist. We’re proud to present the spectacle of games like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 alongside year-defining hits like Fortnite and indie successes like Dead Cells and Into The Breach.”

The Golden Joystick Awards presented with AMD will be held on November 16th in London and will be hosted by comedian Danny Wallace. The event and pre-show will be live streamed via the Golden Joystick Twitch Channel so you can follow all the action live on the night.

The event honours the people and products that have transformed the global games industry in 2018. The event features 24 categories, the majority of which are voted for by the public. The event was first held in 1983 and since then it has grown to become the world’s largest public voted gaming awards brand.

To stay up to date with news from the Golden Joystick Awards presented with AMD follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

Train2Game News Golden Joystick Award vote open

Voting is now live for the 36th Golden Joystick Awards presented with AMD.

The public can now cast their vote in sixteen different categories including ‘Most Wanted Game’, ‘PlayStation’, ‘Xbox’, ‘Nintendo’ and ‘Esports Game of the Year’ and new categories ‘Best Competitive Game’ and ‘Best Cooperative Game’.

Votes are cast at www.goldenjoysticks.com, with voting closing on Thursday 25th October. Every voter will receive a free ebook worth up to £15.99.

New for 2018 is a dedicated one-week voting window for ‘Ultimate Game of the Year’ held at the end of the voting period. The voting for this category will now open on Friday 26th October and close on Friday 2nd November.

Dan Dawkins, editor in chief GamesRadar+ said: “We’re opening the vote later for ‘Ultimate Game of the Year’ this year to give people more time to play the year’s biggest games before making their final decision. With so many big titles coming out in Autumn including Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 it is important to make sure these games can be considered fully by gamers.”

Other category updates include ‘Best Competitive Game’ and ‘Best Cooperative Game’ which replace the ‘Best Multiplayer Game Award’ of previous years to better reflect how people play. Gaming phenomena, Fortnite: Battle Royale sits alongside well-established titles such as PES 2019 and FIFA 19 in ‘Best Competitive Game’. While the ‘Best Cooperative Game’ category includes titles such as Sea of Thieves, No Man’s Sky NEXT and Overcooked 2. This new category celebrates the cooperative side of gaming – a field that grows ever more diverse every year.

Leading the shortlist this year is God of War, a reinvention of one of the PlayStation’s most enduring flagship titles, and Gorogoa, a wordless hand drawn puzzle game, each with four nominations. Subnautica, an undersea survival game and Monster Hunter: World, a deep online RPG co-op game, follow with three nods apiece.

Dan Dawkins, continued: “Over 100 different games have made the shortlist this year. The variety of games nominated reflects the diversity of modern gaming and the awards themselves. The shortlisted games are a true mix of single player, online multiplayer, online competitive, F2P, indie, VR and classic console AAA titles.”

The critics choice award winners will be revealed on the night for ‘Critics Choice Award’, ‘Breakthrough’ award, ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award and new for 2018, ‘Outstanding Contribution’ award to celebrate the games, people or technology that has changed our industry for the better in 2018.

Categories open to vote:

  • Best Storytelling
  • Best Visual Design
  • Best Audio
  • Best Indie Game
  • Best Competitive Game
  • Best Cooperative Game
  • Still Playing
  • Esports Game of the Year
  • Best VR Game
  • Studio of the Year
  • Mobile Game of the Year
  • Nintendo Game of the Year
  • PlayStation Game of the Year
  • PC Game of the Year
  • Xbox Game of the Year
  • Most Wanted Game

Viewers can tune into the Golden Joystick Awards livestream on Friday 16th November when the awards will return to London’s Bloomsbury Big Top for a spectacular ceremony hosted by comedian Danny Wallace.

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