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Golden Joystick Awards 2010 Live Feed
October 29, 2010, Author: Ray Willmott
This Is My Joystick is at the Golden Joystick Awards for the second year in a row and we’re once again doing a live text feed of the event right here and on our tweet stream over on @MyJoystick. So, sit back and stay tuned for all the updates from the show right here!
7:00AM – Up early to catch an 8.30 Coach to London, Victoria from Cardiff Central. Long day ahead, expect my text to get weary and blurry as we reach the later hours
8:30Am – We’re on the way!! Wave if you see us!
8:31AM – So what game do you think will win the ultimate honour tonight? The popular consensus seems to favour Unchartered 2 but I think it will be Red Dead Redemption! What do you think?
9.20AM – Please be advised that we are unfortunately missing the opening portion of the show and will be getting into London around 12. Expect full coverage to start appearing from then.
13.03PM – Deus Ex Human Revolution is being presented to us right now! Been waiting to see some footage on this. Excited!
13.07 PM – Voice over talking us through how the game will play and telling us a bit about the storyline.
13.10 PM – We’re about to see some footage of the game which is based in Shanghai. Adam is going to a bar known as ‘The Hive’ where he will speak to Tong about his mission. This part of the demonstration is about interaction with other characters and how the conversation system will work.
13.13PM – Gameplay footage of a futuristic marketplace being shown. The concept of a living breathing World is being detailed and every NPC in the game has something to say. These NPC’s can also give you side missions and background info.
13.15PM – Adam sounds like Christian Bale’s Batman!
13.17PM – Adam can use psychological manipulation to get into an NPC’s head in order to obtain information with his conversation choices. He can also eavesdrop on conversations with NPC’s in order to obtain further information to complete his quest.
13.23PM – Moving on from the interactive aspect, it’s time to see some action! Adam just impaled an unsuspecting guard sat in front of him with a set of Wolverine style claws; just one of many takedowns that will be in the final game.
13.29PM – You can opt not to kill anyone in the game and apply a purely stealthy approach (much like Splinter Cell). Then again, you can use some of Adam’s cool upgrades such as explosives and claws, each accompanied by a slow motion animation.
13.30PM – Human Revolution looks good and a definite step in the right direction for the series after Invisible War. Can’t wait to see more!
13.35PM – Leaving for the awards in about 10 minutes, it’s time to find out who gets the glory of a Golden Joystick!
14.19PM – We’re here and Rich Hall is on stage!
14.40PM – Action/Adventure Game of the Year about to be announced. Top 3 Action Games are –
3rd Place: Red Dead Redemption
2nd Place: Batman Arkham Asylum
1st Place: Assassin’s Creed 2
14:42PM – Fighting Game of the Year next. Top 3 are –
3rd Place: Soul Caliber Broken Destiny
2nd Place: Tekken 6
1st Place: Super Street Fighter IV
14:46PM – Download Game of the Year. Top 3 –
3rd Place: Call of Duty World at War Zombies
2nd Place: Battlefield 1943
1st Place: Plants vs Zombies
14:48PM – Music Game of the Year.
3rd Place: The Beatles Rock Band
2nd Place: DJ Hero
1st Place: Guitar Hero 5
14:49PM – Portable Game of the Year (This’ll be interesting!)
3rd Place: Plants vs Zombies
2nd Place: Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines
1st Place: Pokemon HeartGold/Soulsilver
14:50PM – Racing Game of the Year
3rd Place – Colin McRae Dirt
2nd Place – Need for Speed Shift
1st Place – Forza Motorsport 3
14:52PM – Soundtrack of the Year (Can’t believe Guitar Hero is in this!)
3rd Place – Assassin’s Creed 2
2nd Place – Brutal Legend (YUS!)
1st Place – Final Fantasy XIII
14:54PM – (Battery is flagging folks, if I suddenly stop coverage, I’m sorry. No plugs here – grrr!)
14:55PM – RPG Of the Year (this one is for you Si!)
3rd Place – Final Fantasy XIII
2nd Place – Fallout 3 GOTY (Bit dated considering the sequel is out already?!)
1st Place – Mass Effect 2 (Well deserved!)
14:57PM – (We have battery!! False alarm!) Puzzle Game of the Year
3rd Place – Scribblenauts
2nd Place – Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box
1st Place – World of Goo (Quite surprising winner considering the competition? No love for Ace Attorney. 🙁 )
14:58PM – Sports Game of the Year
3rd Place – Skate 3
2nd Place – Wii Sports Resorts
1st Place – Fifa 10 (Did anyone not guess this?)
15:00PM – Online Game of the Year in association with Game Gears. Great to see these guys doing so well!
3rd Place – Farmville (This online sensation didn’t set the fans alight then?)
2nd Place – Aion
1st Place – League of Legends (A surprise winner? Congratulations guys!)
15:02PM – Strategy Game of the Year (These awards move fast!!)
3rd Place – Age of Empires III: Complete Collection
2nd Place – The Sims 3
1st Place – Plants vs Zombies (BIG Night for Popcap!! Well done guys!)
15:05PM – Shooter of the Year with ITN and Game On sponsoring. Here’s one of the biggees!
3rd Place – Left 4 Dead 2
2nd Place – Battlefield: Bad Company 2
1st Place – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Wow – I’m … shocked … NOT!)
15:07PM – UK Developer of the Year
3rd Place – Codemasters
2nd Place – Rockstar North
1st Place – Jagex (2nd year in a row! No love for Rocksteady or Rare. Wow!)
15:09PM – One to Watch (Some really stupid editions in this one)
3rd Place – Star Wars: The Old Republic
2nd Place – Fallout: New Vegas
1st Place – Call of Duty: Black Ops (Really? No Brink? No Gears 3?? Kind of surprised by this, but also not…)
15:12PM – And Finally … The Ultimate Game of the Year. I’ve a feeling I’m not going to like the result of this …
3rd Place – Assassin’s Creed 2
2nd Place – Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (It’s not first and everyone is stunned…)
And Number 1 is ….
1st Place – Mass Effect 2 (I lied. I LOVE this result! Congratulations to Bioware and EA, well deserved!)
15:14Pm – It’s all over. Some surprises and some not so surprising. Fun show. Great to see Mass Effect 2 gets the glory as it is fantastic!