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Portal 2 Tops Golden Joystick Winners

British game magazine publisher Future has announced the results of over 2 million public votes for its annual Golden Joystick awards, with Valve's Portal 2 taking top honors as "Ultimate Game of the Year."
British game magazine publisher Future has announced the results of over 2 million public votes for its annual Golden Joystick awards, with Valve's Portal 2 taking top honors as "Ultimate Game of the Year." Portal 2 beat out Game of the Year runner-up Starcraft II, which won an award for Best Strategy Game. Surprisingly, Portal 2 actually lost to Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood in the Best Action Game category. Other notable winners include Riot Games League of Legends for Best Free-to-Play Game, Mojang's Minecraft for Best Downloadable Game and Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as "One To Watch." Nintendo's 3DS won a special "Innovation of the Year" award for its glasses-free 3D screen, while Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog was noted for its "Outstanding Contribution" to gaming over the years. 2.06 million voters used the Golden Joystick web site to register their favorites from a wide list of nominees chosen by Future publishing editors. The record voter turnout for this year's awards surpassed last year's mark by roughly 25 percent. A complete list of Golden Joystick winners is included below: Best Action Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal Runner-up: Portal 2, Valve Corporation/EA Best Mobile Angry Birds Rio, Rovio Runner-up: Fruit Ninja, Halfbrick RUNNER UP Best RPG Fallout New Vegas, Bethesda/Obsidian Runner-up: The Witcher 2: Assassin's Of Kings, Namco Bandai/CD Projekt Red Best MMO (subscription) World Of Warcraft, Activision Blizzard/Blizzard Entertainment Runner-up: Rift, Trion Worlds Best Fighting Mortal Kombat, Warner Bros/NetherRealm Runner-up: Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Capcom/Eighting Best Racing Gran Turismo 5, SCE/Polyphony Runner-up: Dirt 3, Codemasters/Codemasters Southam Best Sports FIFA 11, EA Sports Runner-up: NHL 2011, EA Sports Best Strategy Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, Activision Blizzard, Blizzard Entertainment Runner-up: Civilization V, 2K Games/Firaxis Games Best Music Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Activision/Neversoft Runner-up: Rock Band 3, MTV Games, Harmonix Music Systems Best Free-to-play League of Legends, Riot Games Runner-up: World Of Tanks, Wargaming.net Best Downloadable Minecraft, Mojang Runner-up: Limbo, Playdead Best Shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops, Activision/Treyarch Runner-up: Halo: Reach, Microsoft/Bungie One to Watch The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda Runner-up: Battlefield 3, EA/DICE Innovation of the Year Nintendo 3DS Outstanding Contribution Sonic The Hedgehog Ultimate Game of the Year Portal 2, Valve Corporation Runner-up: Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, Activision Blizzard/Blizzard Entertainment

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