Each year, a group of gaming media outlets (including CVG
, and several others) puts on the Golden Joystick Awards.
The nominees are chosen by -- well, we don't know who -- but the winners are selected by popular vote. Yesterday, the short list
(or the nominee list, if you prefer) went live, and voting began. EVE Online
, World of Warcraft
, Guild Wars
, The Lord of the Rings Online,
and Age of Conan
are all nominated in the "Best Online Game" category. World of Warcraft
's Wrath of the Lich King
expansion even broke out of the genre by receiving a nomination for the "One to Watch" award. However, the big MMO on the list this year is Age of Conan.
It has additionally been nominated for PC Game of the Year and Ultimate Game of the Year.
If you want to be part of the process, go pick
your favorite MMO from the list for the Best Online Game award, and if Wrath of the Lich King
or Age of Conan
strike your individual fancy, vote
for them in their other categories as well. Or you could just not vote for any MMOs at all. Your choice.