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Japan Game Awards Public Voting Begins

Vote on this year's game of the year award, to be announced at the Tokyo Game Show.


Tokyo Game Show and CEDEC organizer CESA has kicked off general voting for this year's Japan Game Awards "Game of the Year" category. This means you can cast your vote for the top game of the year.

This year's award covers all games released between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2011. Any game released in Japan over the period for any platform qualifies. CESA says that this totals over 1,426 titles.

Anyone can take part in the voting, regardless of gender, age, nationality or location. However, only one vote is allowed per person. Shenanigans are frowned upon.

By taking part in the voting, you could win some sweet prizes. CESA has vacation packages, consoles, games and more up for drawing.

To vote, visit this page and fill out the required fields. For English speakers, CESA usually opens up an English page a bit later than the Japanese page.

As always, the results of this year's voting will be announced at the Tokyo Game Show. For a look at last year's awards, see this story.

The Game of the Year award is just one of a number of awards that are given out at the Tokyo Game Show. As with last year, CESA will also be giving out a Future Game Award, chosen by attendees at TGS, and a Game Designers Award, selected by top designers. The latter was a newly instituted award last year and was given to Heavy Rain.

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