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Fight! It’s Goo vs. Layton & Scribblenauts in puzzle battle for a Golden Joystick

Press Release   •   Sep 28, 2010 11:15 BST

PC & Wii puzzler World of Goo faces stiff competition from Professor Layton & Pandora’s Box and Scribblenauts.

Three leaders have emerged in the contest for ‘Puzzle Game of the Year’ at the 2010 Golden Joystick Awards with PC and Wii game World of Goo, being hotly pursued by Nintendo DS titles Scribblenauts and Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box.

Hot on their heels, the chasing pack features a range of massively popular games titles, including WiiWare sensation Arkanoid Plus!, Grey matter tester Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima, Japanese favourite Katamari Forever and stamina-sucking Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll.

The full list of nominations in the Puzzle Game Of The Year category for the 2010 Golden Joystick Awards is;

3D Picross
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
Arkanoid Plus!
Brain Exercise with Dr. Kawashima
Katamari Forever
LUXOR: Mah Jong
Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box
Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll
World of Goo

The categories in the Golden Joystick Awards are voted for by the only people who matter – the gamers themselves. Known as the ‘people’s gaming awards’ it is also held in high esteem in the global video games industry with nearly 1,000 executives attending the glittering ceremony, held this year at London’s Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel on 29th October 2010.

The ever-growing Golden Joystick Awards has been the ultimate accolade in gaming since 1982 and is now recognised as the biggest and most popular gaming awards on the planet. Gamers cast 1,223,646 votes in 2009 as the awards scooped its own accolade, being named ‘World’s most popular video games awards’ by Guinness World Records.

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