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Voting opens for the Golden Joystick Awards 2019

(Image credit: Future)

The Golden Joystick Awards (opens in new tab) is the world's biggest video game show voted for by the public – and votes for the 2019 edition are now open! If you're a designer who likes to dabble in a bit of gaming on the side, here's your chance to support your favourite games, developers, publishers and personalities.

> Click here to cast your votes (opens in new tab)

There are 17 different categories, including Most Wanted Game, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, PC, Indie and Multiplayer Games of the Year. This year, the Golden Joysticks will also be introducing two new categories: Best Gaming Hardware and Best Game Expansion. 

If you want to vote for the grand prize, Ultimate Game of the Year, you'll need to hang on a little longer however. There's a dedicated one-week voting window for this highly coveted award, running from Friday 25 October to Friday 1 November.

The ceremony will take place on 15 November

The ceremony will take place on 15 November (Image credit: Future)

Leading the shortlist nominations this year are open-world mystery Outer Wilds (six nominations) as well as action-adventure hit Control (four nominations). Other popular titles to crop up a few times include Metro Exodus, Observation, Days Gone, Tetris Effect, Sunless Skies and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.  

Check out the full shortlist and cast your vote here (opens in new tab). Voting closes on Thursday 24 October. As a small thank you for getting involved, every voter will receive a free ebook. 

The star-studded ceremony will take place on Friday 15 November, and viewers will be able to tune in to a livestream for all the news as it happens.

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Ruth Hamilton
Ruth Hamilton

Ruth spent a couple of years as Deputy Editor of Creative Bloq, and has also either worked on or written for almost all of the site's former and current print titles, from Computer Arts to ImagineFX. She now spends her days reviewing mattresses and hiking boots as the Outdoors and Wellness editor at, but continues to write about design on a freelance basis in her spare time.