Free Game for Voting in Golden Joysticks

UPDATE 1527 UTC October 11th: Golden Joysticks voting has been resumed.

Hey, you! Get a free game from GMG when you vote in the Golden Joysticks this year!

Green Man Gaming are the headline sponsor for the Golden Joysticks 2013, and to mark the event we're offering everyone who votes the chance to pick up a free copy of either Civilization V or Mafia II. The same goes if you've already voted! Make sure you thank 2K Games, too, as this wouldn't be possible without them.

This year's awards has a boatload of brilliant games, which we'll be posting about here on the blog in the run up to the final event on the 25th October with a few competitions, polls and other gaming goodness.

Those who submit their votes at will then be able to register for a free game from GMG, in association with 2K Games, at Qualifying voters will have their choice of a PC Download copy of Mafia II or Sid Meier’s Civilization V, while stocks last.

When claiming your free game from GMG make sure you enter your CVG email address (the one you used for voting), and then enter your GMG account login details. That's how we verify you've voted. Please note that from the time you submit your votes it may take up to 48 hours to receive your free game, but this is covered in all the T&C jargon here if you want to read more.  That said, a couple of points to emphasise around this event:

  • There is a minimum of 24 hours to wait from when you vote and submit your votes to CVG, to when you will be able to claim and receive your free game from Green Man Gaming.
  • The free games are expressly while stocks last, and claiming a game on does not guarantee you will receive one.
  • These games are going very quickly, so if you want a chance make sure to put in your votes and claim for a game as quickly as possible!
  • If you're concerned over any errors please see our support pages here, which address the more common issues appearing for users.

For more information on the Golden Joystick Awards and to vote, visit:  For more information on Green Man Gaming’s great offers visit:

*Regional restrictions may apply to free titles, which Green Man Gaming must adhere to.  Free games are while stocks last. No substitutions will be provided. I'm so glad Tomb Raider is in the Best Moment category. Such an amazing part of that game. Plus it's also up for best storytelling and game of the year, so you know it's good!