duh golden 'sticks
When we saw Gears of Wars hoisted up at the 25th annual Golden Joystick Awards, we scratched our heads and checked the calendar. Yep, it is 2007. So why is Gears still winning 'Game of the Year' awards?

As it turns out, the people's choice ceremony was honoring games form last year, and a few, like God of War II, which sorta seem like games from last year. The rather untimely celebration featured nominees like Guitar Hero II and Call of Duty 3 just as their respective sequels prepare to enter the market. Halo 3 Beta was considered among the 'Innovations' of the year, but the actual game, well, that will have to wait until ... next year.

Full list of award winners follows.
  • 02 Ultimate Game of the Year 2007 - Gears of War
  • Sonopress Xbox Game of the Year 2007 - Gears of War
  • PC Game of the Year 2007 (sponsored by PC Gamer) - The Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angmar
  • PlayStation Game of the Year 2007 (sponsored by Official PlayStation Magazine UK) - God of War II
  • Nintendo Game of the Year 2007 (sponsored by Official Nintendo Magazine) - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Editor's Choice - Gears of War
  • The Publisher of the Year 2007 (sponsored by Future) - Nintendo
  • The Vivendi Retailer of the Year 2007 - Game
  • The One to Watch (sponsored by Total Film) - Assassin's Creed
  • Next-Gen.biz UK Developer of the Year - Codemasters
  • The GameTribe Online Game of the Year 2007 - World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
  • Nuts All-Nighter - Gears of War
  • The 1Xtra Soundtrack of the Year - Guitar Hero II
  • The Innovation of the Year 2007 (sponsored by T3) - Nintendo Wii
  • 4Talent Mobile Game of the Year 2007 - Final Fantasy
  • Games Radar Handheld Game of the Year - GTA Vice City Stories
  • The Sun Family Game of the Year 2007 - Wii Sports
  • The Bliss Girls' Choice Game of the Year 2007 - Guitar Hero II

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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