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Sony Details This Years PlayStation Awards

New "World Game" category added for overseas developed games.


Sony shared today final details on this year's PlayStation Awards, and also opened up fan voting.

The annual PlayStation Awards have been a PlayStation tradition since the original 32-bit system was first released back in 1995. Originally, the awards were given to games that sold 500,000 units or above. In recent years, Sony has added a "special" award for PlayStation Store downloads, and last year created a fan voted "Users Choice" award.

Winners of last year's Users Choice award included Final Fantasy XIII, Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker, Yakuza 4, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Demon's Souls, Hatsune Miku Project Diva 2nd, Monster Hunter Portable 2nd G, Resident Evil 5 Alternative Edition, God of War III, and Legend of Heroes Zero no Kiseki.

This year, the user selected awards will be span two categories, Users Choice and World Game. Any game released from 11/1/2010 to 10/31/2011 qualifies for the Users Choice Award. The top 10 vote getters will get the prize. The World Game award has the same release date restrictions, but the game has to have been made outside of Japan. The top three vote getters will receive the award.

If you're interested in voting, you can do so at the event official site. You'll need a PlayStation Network account to vote.

The awards show will be held on December 5 and will be live broadcast via Ustream. Visit the event page for a look back at 2010's awards, and for a continuing series of developer interviews.

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