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Sonic Wins Outstanding Contribution Golden Joysticks Award

2011’s Games Master Golden Joysticks awards have been presented in London today and SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog franchise won big with the Outstanding Contribution Award. The award is the first of its kind for the Golden Joysticks, and so it’s a big honour for SEGA and the Sonic series to receive it.

There’s also news from editor Diane’s Twitter feed that a new Sonic Generations trailer was shown at the Golden Joysticks. We’ll be sure pass that on here once SEGA releases it online.

Sources: CBBC Newsround and TSSZ News


  1. Woohoo! About time Sonic got some recognition…. I think it’s safe to say… he’s back on track to being the top dog -whoops- HEDGEHOG of the gaming world.
    Way Past Cool!

  2. Awesome! Sonic certainly deserves this. I am sure that there are going to be more awards to come ^^

    @Shadzter Has the retail version of Sonic Generations on the PC received a release date yet btw? I can’t remember reading about it anywhere. Or is it going to be released the same day as the Steam version? Please answer. I want to know so I don’t accidentally miss out when it’s released 🙂

      1. Ok, thanks for the answer! I would have normally played on my Xbox but it got the red rings so the PC version will have to do. I just hope that I won’t have to wait for so long. Otherwise i’m probably going to spoil everything by watching videos on youtube…
        Really looking forward to the new trailer. I have never been this excited for a game. Sonic has always been the one thing that has made me feel young again 😀

        1. On steam it says u can unlock it on nov. 4th if u preorder, but it sucks that there’s no demo on it yet.

      1. what? are you serious? Well if this were mario i really wouldn’t be surprised…or kirby. but mario has 10 years, thus donkey kong/ jumpman (1980)

      2. well anyway i hope this game is good. last year was a great step to a nice path. so hopefully it’ll stay as is. 😀

  3. Awesome! Sonic is always No.1 😀 He always pulls through no matter what Woop Woop! Sonic deserves this so much 🙂

  4. Wow, amazing! Series defiantly deserves this!

    Also, seems like we’ve hada huge wave of news over the past 24 hours, haha.

      1. Next Sonic game will be Sonic 4 Ep.II. I don’t think they will release any 3D sonic game next year. However I really wish for Sonic Adventure 2 on PSN & XBL. I never played this game.

  5. If there’s another trailer, I think it will be a friends trailer, showing how they help in some missions.
    btw, I say this excluding the trailer shown with you know what in it (at the awards)

  6. Nice but i dont likem golden joystick awards infact alot of gamers dont like them, because they dont known much on games they say Legend of zelda Ocarina of time on 3DS is a RPG? and say Infamous 2 is a action adventure when its a sandbox game and donkey kong country returns is a platformer, and portal 2 won an award which doesnt make sense since that game came out this year not 2010….

    1. infamous 2 IS an adventure game donkey kong country returns IS a platformer (do you even know hwat platforming is ?) and portal 2 was made in 2010 but it dosent mean it cant get rewards

    1. Seriously, wow it somehow still amazes me that people like you wish ill to Mario when said rivalary died the moment sonic was playable on a nintendo console

  7. well done sega! your really on fire this year, keep it up! also well done to sonic as well, keep on running blue dude

  8. YES! Sonic has been my favorite game character for so long! Sonic deserves that award! Can’t wait until Sonic Generations and further titles from the blue blur! Keep rocking SEGA!

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