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This is it, the list of games nominated for the 2014 Golden Joystick Awards. I will run you through the nominations and who I believe deserves the awards. This list has come directly from the CVG voting page

Best Original Game
Broken Age
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Day Z
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Don’t Starve
Monument Valley
Nidhogg
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Resogun
Shovel Knight
The Stanley Parable
Tearaway
Titanfall
Towerfall Ascension
Transistor
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
Watch Dogs
The Wolf Among
The Game I’d like to win: Child of Light
The Ubisoft platformer was the definition of the word beautiful, putting yourself in the shoes of Aurora, a stolen child who must return home. But along the way she must rescue the moon, sun and stars from the Queen of the Night. The art style is beautiful and elegant, the story was cute and I really enjoyed it.

Most Wanted
Assassin’s Creed: Unity
Batman: Arkham Knight
Bloodborne
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Elite Dangerous
Evolve
Far Cry 4
Fortnite
Halo 5: Guardians
Homefront: The Revolution
The Legend of Zelda Wii U
Mirror’s Edge 2
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
No Man’s Sky
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Splatoon
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS
Sunset Overdrive
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Seige
Tom Clancy’s the Division
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
The Game I’d like to win: Any game!
2015 is a highly excitable year for gaming and…just look at that list! Xbox exclusives, Playstation exclusives, next gen and last gen, there is something to play next year. I can’t wait to spend all my money on these amazing games.

Best Indie Game
Broken Age
Day Z
Device 6
Don’t Starve
Jazzpunk
Luftrausers
Nidhogg
OlliOlli
Outlast
Republique
Resogun
Super Time Force
Shovel Knight
The Stanley Parable
Towerfall Ascension
The Game I’d like to win: The Stanley Parable
I have never played a game like this, a game so re-playable I spent hours wanting to see every ending and laugh with the narrator’s commentary throughout the whole story. A game has never defined Indie so well, with a changing story, a philosophical question and laugh out loud moments.

Best Visual Design
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Child of Light
Contrast
Device 6
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Don’t Starve
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Hitman GO
Infamous Second Son
Killzone: Shadow Fall
Kinect Sports Rival
Mario Kart 8
Metal Gear V: Ground Zeroes
Monument Valley
Resogun
Ryse: Son of Rome
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Tearaway
Thief
Transistor
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
The Game I’d like to win: Mario Kart 8
Nintendo shows you how to make a colourful game brighter with Mario Kart 8, the graphics are updated, the cars are shinier and their is an added death stare from a jealous brother. What stood out to me is Rainbow Road, the level of colour is on another level compared to the Wii release in 2008.

Best Multiplayer
Battlefield 4
Call of Duty: Ghosts
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Kinect Sports Rivals
Lego Marvel Superheroes
Mario Kart 8
Nidhogg
Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare
Sportsfriends
Super Mario 3D World
Titanfall
Trails Fusion
Towerfall Ascension
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Watch Dogs
The Game I’d like to win: Lego Marvel Superheroes
My boyfriend and I still spend hours on this and we completed the campaign long ago, it feeds my need for Marvel as well. I could be whoever I wanted once I unlocked the characters I wanted. It was an open world, giving me an accurate representation of what the Marvel world would look like too. It was a fun multiplayer and deserves it.  

Best Audio
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
The Banner Saga
Battlefield 4
Broken Age
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Forza Motorsport 5
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Mario Kart 8
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Super Mario 3D World
Tearaway
Thief
Transistor
The Wolf Among Us
The Game I’d like to win: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
The music and SFX in all Assassin’s Creed games are beautiful, suiting every era they set it in. You can feel the atmosphere more and more because of the music and I find myself listening to it as an album often, along with the other soundtracks.

Best Gaming Moment
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag- Sea shanties
Battlefield 4- Levolution TLOU 01-31+04-21-5945
Dark Souls 2- Return of the Dragon Slayer
The Last of Us: Left Behind- The Kiss
Mario Kart 8- Luigi Death Stare
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes- Rescuing Kojima
Monument Valley- Totem Friends Forever
Rayman Legends- The Music Levels
Tearaway- Creating a Crown for the Squirrel King
Titanfall- Calling in a Titan
Wolfenstein: The New Order- The Timeline Choice
Watch Dogs- Being Invaded
The Game I’d like to win: The Last of Us: Left Behind- The Kiss
The Last of Us is beautiful and this moment was just wonderful, even though you know what will happen next, the moment is lovely. The thing about this game that was so amazing to me was the little moments that kept your spirits up in the post apocalyptic world, so this was a beautiful gaming moment.

Best Storytelling
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Child of Light
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The Last of Us: Left Behind
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Tearaway
Valiant Hearts: The Great War
The Wolf Among Us
Wolfenstein: The New Order
The Stanley Parable
The Game I’d like to win: The Stanley Parable
As I said before, this game is special and storytelling is phenomenal, with the story truly adapting to the choices you make. Witty, clever and makes you think what you really do in a video games. the replay value never stops either.

Best Online Game
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The Elder Scrolls Online
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Grand Theft Auto Online
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
WildStar
World of Warplanes
War Thunder
World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition
The Game I’d like to win: WildStar
I watched hours of a friend play this and it’s a wonderful sci-fi  fantasy world with a great range of classes and races to play as, and I found each quest to be fun and interactive, a true MMORPG and beautiful to look at.

Best Handheld Game
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Shovel Knight
Football Manager Classic 2014
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
OlliOlli
Pokemon X & Y
Professor Layton vs Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
Tearaway
TxK
The Game I’d like to win: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Legend of Zelda how it should be, with a twists and new levels, it was just fun to play with each puzzle, map and the story wasn’t too bad either! It felt more like old-school Zelda again to me. 

Best Mobile Game
Boom Beach
Device 6
Football Manager Handheld 2014
Hearthstones: Heroes of Warcraft
Monument Valley
OlliOlli
Broken Age
Hitman GO
World of Tanks Blitz
Threes!
Wayward Souls
The Game I’d like to win: Any of them!
Mobile games have gotten better and better, with a little bit of a price raise, but it’s worth it. With Telltale bringing Wolf Among Us coming to iOS and BioShock as well, the mobile game diversity is getting wider and it’s great.

Platform of the Year
Google PlayTG-PS3-Emulator
iOS App Store
Nintendo 3DS
Playstation 3
Playstation 4
PS Vita
Steam
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Wii U
The Platform I’d like to win: Playstation 3
As I don’t own any of the other platforms and have only really started using Steam in the last few months, I find it unfair to judge any of the others, and I still love the Playstation 3. As long as games come out for this console, I find no need in upgrading. Everyone says games are better on next gen, but if a game is truly good, it would be good on all consoles.

Studio of The Year 
Blizzard
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Frontier
Housemarque
Media Molecule
Nintendo EAD
Respawn Entertainment
Telltale Games
Turn 10 Studios
Ubisoft Montreal
Vlambeer
The Studio I’d like to win: Telltale Games
Their games are unlike anything you will play, the point and click adventure stories immerse you completely and it leaves you in an emotional rollercoaster you never want to escape. With two games out this year, The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, and another two coming soon, Tales of the Borderlands and Game of Thrones, this studio is only on the rise.

Innovation of the Year
Dualshock 4
Kinect 2.0
Oculus Rift DK2
Project Morpheus
Twitch
Game DVR
Remote Play
The Innovation I’d like to win: Twitch
It makes streaming games easy and interactive, creating a new experience for those who may not be able afford games, like me, who watch playthroughs alot. Its the best thing to happen for gaming this year.

Personality of the Year
Aisha Tyler
Anita Sakeesian
Charlie Booker
Dean Hall
Palmer Luckey
Rami Ismail
Shuhei Yoshida
PewDiePie
Ian Livingstone
The Person I’d like to win: Aisha Tyler
After her long run of presenting Ubisoft’s E3 conferences, she deserves this. Aisha shows how cool it really is to be a female gamer and is mad about gaming. She is also hilarious and fun to watch every E3 and I hope she returns for 2015.

Game of the Year:
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Battlefield 4
Dark Souls II
Hearthstone: Heroes of WarcraftAC4_Screen_01
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Mario Kart 8
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Resogun
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Super Mario 3D World
Tearaway
Titanfall
Towerfall Ascension
Watch Dogs
The Wolf Among Us
Wolfenstein: The New Order
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The Game I’d like to win: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise deserves some recognition after the consistent rise of the franchise, its a strong game, a good story, amazing graphics and beautiful music. Everything about this game was great and had an interesting story present and past.

So thats the list, go to http://www.computerandvideogames.com/joystick to vote! Good luck to all the nominees!