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Golden Joystick Awards 2009

917,000 votes cast so far with five weeks to go - a new record.

25 September 2009 Voting in this year’s Golden Joystick Awards stands at 917,000 votes and counting, smashing the previous highest voting tally of 856,262 votes cast - confirming 2009 the most successful in the event’s 27 year history.

Along with Future’s own stable of titles promoting the voting process, the event’s mainstream media partners MSN, ShortList and Bliss have also made a big impact in taking voting participation to a wider audience than previous years.

Publishers and retailers have also been motivating their communities to vote in the 15 categories including the prestigious ‘Ultimate Game of the Year’ award.

“The response from consumers of all persuasions has been phenomenal this year. From the hardcore devotees to casual gamers we have seen unprecedented numbers of votes cast for this year’s awards and we’ve still got over 5 weeks of voting to go! It’ll be fascinating to see who comes out on top this year - we aim to make 2009’s Golden Joystick Awards the best yet.” said Emma Parkinson, Publisher at Future UK and organiser of the Golden Joystick Awards.

The Golden Joysticks are the games industry’s most-loved awards. Featuring 15 gamer-voted categories, the event is the world’s longest-running video games awards, first held back in 1982. Votes cast now at will directly decide who scoops a prestigious Golden Joystick when the winners are announced in London on Friday, 30th October.

For more information about the Golden Joystick Awards please contact Justin Crosby on 0207 100 3999

For more information about Future UK please contact Will Guyatt 01225 822517

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Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. We hold strong market positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car, Classic Rock, Guitar World, Official Xbox Magazine, Official Playstation Magazine, Nintendo Power, Maximum PC and MacLife. Our websites include,,, and Future produces over 4 million magazines each month; we attract more than 18 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 25 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK's number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.

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