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Gears of War victorious at Golden Josyick Awards

The winners have been announced for the 25th annual Golden Joystick Awards, with Gears of War taking the prize for Game of the Year

The winners have been announced for the 25th annual Golden Joystick Awards, with Gears of War taking the prize for Game of the Year.

Epic's shooter also won the Xbox Game of the Year, Editor's Choice, and Nuts All-Nighter awards.

Nintendo's Wii Sports, which dominated the recent BAFTA awards, won the Family Game of the Year award, with the Wii console itself named Innovation of the Year.

The awards, organised by UK media publisher Future, were selected by the public in open voting that began in July. Last year, over half a million votes were cast.

This year, a new category was added--UK Developer of the Year--which was won by Codemasters.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Ultimate Game of the Year: Gears of War
Xbox Game of the Year: Gears of War
PC Game of the Year: The Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angmar
PlayStation Game of the Year: God of War II
Nintendo Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Editor's Choice: Gears of War
Publisher of the Year: Nintendo
Retailer of the Year: Game
The One to Watch: Assassin's Creed
UK Developer of the Year: Codemasters
Online Game of the Year: World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
Nuts All-Nighter: Gears of War
Soundtrack of the Year: Guitar Hero II
Innovation of the Year: Nintendo Wii
Mobile Game of the Year: Final Fantasy
Handheld Game of the Year: GTA Vice City Stories
Family Game of the Year: Wii Sports
Girls' Choice Game of the Year: Guitar Hero II

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