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Last Updated: Friday, 27 October 2006, 15:16 GMT 16:16 UK
In Pictures: Golden Joystick Awards

Screenshot of Age of Empires III

The twenty-fourth annual Golden Joystick Awards are being held in London. The awards are voted for by UK gamers. Strategy title Age of Empires III won best online game.

Screenshot from GTA: Liberty city Stories

More than half a million gamers voted for their favourite titles. The PlayStation Portable version of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories won "Handheld Game of the Year".

Screenshot from Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter

The Golden Joysticks are amongst the most prestigious games awards. Bafta award winning Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter took home the Editor's Game of the Year.

Screenshot from Need for Speed: Most Wanted

The awards do not just reward graphical prowess. Categories such as best family game are awarded alongside best soundtrack, won by Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

Screenshot from Resident Evil 4

The 17 award categories also reward titles for older consoles. Resident Evil 4 for the PlayStation 2 was voted best game for the 5 year old console.

Screenshot from Elder Scroll IV: Oblivion

Fantasy game Elder Scroll IV: Oblivion swept the board at this year's ceremony. The visual treat won three Golden Joysticks including top prize, Ultimate Game of the Year.

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