GMG + Golden Joysticks Awards.

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#1 Edited by zanelli (870 posts) -

As some of you already know the Golden Joystick Awards are one of gamings oldest awards ceremonies and have been going since 1983. So for the 31st year running, they have team up with GMG and 2K Games, and are giving away free copies of Mafia II and Sid Meier's Civilization V on PC to everyone one who votes.

So does anyone still care about these gaming awards, or do they just want free stuff?

#2 Posted by kraken2109 (13212 posts) -

Free stuff. But the site is down for me?

#3 Edited by Legendaryscmt (12532 posts) -

I don't know about right now, but when I gave up last night the awards page had been taken down and GMG removed the link on their website. Seems like they created the offer without realizing how much attention it would get.

#4 Edited by zanelli (870 posts) -

@Legendaryscmt: @kraken2109: Yeah they posted an update a few hours ago, saying that they have been having some server issues today, and that everything should be back to normal sometime soon.

#5 Edited by The_Animator420 (262 posts) -

I tried to vote and it still appears to be down. I'm going to keep trying throughout the next few days though. They will get it fixed eventually. A free game for a vote is a great tradeoff.

#6 Posted by Cwagmire21 (5896 posts) -

Ya, GMG has in the legal writing at bottom "while stocks last". I'm curious how many free copies they have.

I'll definitely be checking from time to time

#7 Posted by The_Animator420 (262 posts) -

Looks like people are able to vote now. I just finished my voting and was told that I am "on the list" and that I will be able to get my code within the next 24 hours.

#8 Edited by zanelli (870 posts) -

@The_Animator420: @Cwagmire21: Yeah it's working again now. I've gotten my votes in already, just waiting for my key now. Which game did you go with?

#9 Edited by The_Animator420 (262 posts) -

@zanelli said:

@The_Animator420: @Cwagmire21: Yeah it's working again now. I've gotten my votes in already, just waiting for my key now. Which game did you go with?

I'm still waiting as well. I went with Mafia 2 since I personally can't get into the Civ series of games.

#10 Posted by zanelli (870 posts) -

@The_Animator420: Mafia 2 is a good game, I already had it, so I went with Civ V myself. It's not really my kind of game either, but I'll give it a go for free :)

#11 Edited by Cwagmire21 (5896 posts) -

@zanelli said:

@The_Animator420: @Cwagmire21: Yeah it's working again now. I've gotten my votes in already, just waiting for my key now. Which game did you go with?

Dang it. I should have checked before dinner. Looks like the page is under heavy load again. :(

EDIT: Anyone know if you have to do all the votes? I've done all but three and now getting internal server error again. Wondering if I should just try to submit votes now.

#12 Edited by The_Animator420 (262 posts) -

@Cwagmire21 said:

@zanelli said:

@The_Animator420: @Cwagmire21: Yeah it's working again now. I've gotten my votes in already, just waiting for my key now. Which game did you go with?

Dang it. I should have checked before dinner. Looks like the page is under heavy load again. :(

EDIT: Anyone know if you have to do all the votes? I've done all but three and now getting internal server error again. Wondering if I should just try to submit votes now.

I only did about half the votes. When I submitted, it said I was on the list and would get my code after 24 hours. I don't think all votes are required.

#13 Posted by Cwagmire21 (5896 posts) -

@The_Animator420 said:

@Cwagmire21 said:

@zanelli said:

@The_Animator420: @Cwagmire21: Yeah it's working again now. I've gotten my votes in already, just waiting for my key now. Which game did you go with?

Dang it. I should have checked before dinner. Looks like the page is under heavy load again. :(

EDIT: Anyone know if you have to do all the votes? I've done all but three and now getting internal server error again. Wondering if I should just try to submit votes now.

I only did about half the votes. When I submitted, it said I was on the list and would get my code after 24 hours. I don't think all votes are required.

Got through finally. Did all votes for good measure. Now I guess I gotta wait 24 hours. I went for Civ V :D

#14 Edited by The_Animator420 (262 posts) -

I just checked my email link again and it was successful! Only took 17 hours for mine.

#15 Edited by lostrib (42228 posts) -

Finally got it to work. Sweet, free Civ V! now to wait for a steam sale to get the expansions

Hopefully there's not some horrible catch to all this

#16 Edited by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -

If you guys didn't vote for Steam (platform), Occulus Rift (innovation), and Smooth McGroove.. then I don't know any more.. xD

#17 Posted by lostrib (42228 posts) -

@Elann2008 said:

If you guys didn't vote for Steam (platform), Occulus Rift (innovation), and Smooth McGroove.. then I don't know any more.. xD

wth is a smooth mcgroove

#18 Edited by Cwagmire21 (5896 posts) -

@Elann2008 said:

If you guys didn't vote for Steam (platform), Occulus Rift (innovation), and Smooth McGroove.. then I don't know any more.. xD

TBH, the site was so glitchy, I just voted for whatever wouldn't give me 505. Some of the categories I don't even know what I voted for.

I did make sure to give Hotline Miami all the votes I could! :D

#19 Posted by zanelli (870 posts) -

@Elann2008: