Voters in the 33rd Golden Joystick Awards are entitled to a copy of Irrational Games’ beautiful first person shooter BioShock Infinite for only £1/$1/€1, plus exclusive discounts on BioShock and BioShock 2.
The deal, courtesy of Green Man Games, requires you to vote for your favourites in the following Golden Joystick Award categories:
Best Original Game
Best Visual Design
Best Multiplayer Game
Best Indie Game
Best Family Game
Best Handheld / Mobile Game
Innovation of the Year
Best Gaming Moment
Gaming Personality Of The Year
eSports Icon of the Year
Studio of the Year
Best Gaming Platform
Best Gaming Performance
Best PlayStation Game
Best Nintendo Game
Best PC Game
Best Xbox Game
Most Wanted Game
Ultimate Game of the Year
In return, voters will be given a Steam voucher code to claim BioShock Infinite for £1/$1/€1. In addition, the £1/$1/€1 price will be given back to you in the form of GMG credit. Further discounts from GMG are further promised, with BioShock and BioShock 2 specifically mentioned.
Games such as Life is Strange, Bloodborne, Batman: Arkham Knight, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and Her Story dominate the voting categories this year, with Bloodborne and The Witcher 3 in particular tipped to clean up.
Confused? The PC Master Race is a commonly used term by heavy computer users, often claiming that the advances in computer technology outweigh that of consoles and referring to them as ‘peasants’. It is rumored that this term was first coined (or made popular by) well-known PC game reviewer “Yahtzee” from a series aptly named ‘Zero Punctuation‘, due to his fast talking nature. In this series he refers often to the ‘Glorious PC Master Race’ in his witty and informative gaming reviews – this is seen in the image above.
This information was provided to us through Reddit user LightninLew, courtesy of the /r/pcmasterrace subreddit. In the comment section, there’s the general slander for console gaming and it’s users – but as always an interesting appreciation for the of the older consoles, with one user stating “… I’m OK with this. PS2 was my childhood.” It’s an interesting loophole, whereas consoles such as the PS2, Nintendo 64 and SNES often seem to slip past the ‘console peasant’ stereotype. Could this be due to nostalgia?
Another user in the comment section defended the PS2 claim and likening it to the GameCube, claiming that “The PS2 and GameCube are what I at least consider the last “true” consoles – just plug in and play”. Further comments were made that due to the nature of PC’s being close to console architecture at that time, they’re exempt from the ‘peasant’ classification.
Cover image courtesy of STEAM Inset image courtesy of Reddit
As another year comes to an end, it is time once again to begin our search for the Players’ Choice Independent Game of the Year. In 2013 Desura joins as the major sponsor, offering $15,000 in digital distribution prize money to the winning games.
After amassing a record 78,000 votes in 2012 which resulted in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare being crowned the eventual winner (Minecraft won in 2010, Terraria in 2011), voting booths have been added to all game profiles on IndieDB. With amazing indies such as Risk of Rain, The Stanley Parable, Rogue Legacy and so many more all releasing in 2013, it is now up to the players to click the “vote” button and help us crown 2013’s best.
Scott Reismanis, the Founder of IndieDB, commented, “Indie DB has grown massively this year, as indies continue their meteoric rise propelled by Sony, Microsoft and all publishers looking to score the next indie darling. Nominations have already started to pour in, and it is exciting to see the games jostling for a spot in the top 100 which will be announced on the 11th of December.”
Until January 1st join us in celebrating all that is great about our beloved independent game developers by participating and voting to decide the top 100, and the overall ultimate winner.
For information about how to vote and a live scoreboard head to the official site. Personally, my vote is going on Solarix, but let us know who gets your vote in the comments section below.
Thank you IndieDB for providing us with this information.