Rock The (PlayStation Network) Vote!

by: Peter Skeritt -
More On: PlayStation Store
The awards season is in full swing, and Sony is adding their own entry by way of the PlayStation Network Gamers' Choice Awards. It's a long name, but the winners are not only the games that players pick-- but the players themselves. 

Before getting to the full details, let's look at this year's nominees:

Best PlayStation 3 Downloadable Game
  • Castle Crashers
  • Costume Quest
  • DeathSpank
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Best PSP Downloadable Game:
  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta
  • Lunar: Silver Star Harmony
  • Phantasy Star Portable 2
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable
  • Valkyria Chronicles 2
Best PlayStation 3 / PSP MINI:
  • A Space Shooter for Two Bucks
  • Age of Zombies
  • Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess
  • Vector TD
  • Young Thor
Best PlayStation Network Exclusive Game:
  • Dead Nation
  • Hustle Kings
  • Joe Danger
  • Sam & Max: Episode 1
  • Soldner X-2
Voting for your favorites is easy; simply download the XMB theme for the game that you want to see win in each category. The voting period starts on Feburary 22nd and runs through March 1st, so there's still some time to think about how you want your vote to go. The results will be unveiled during Sony's upcoming Spring Fever event in the PlayStation Store. Each of the four award-winning games will be sold at a 30% discount at that time. PlayStation Plus members will see that discount rise to 50% off. 

There are some great games on this list of nominations. Make your voices heard and be sure to vote for your favorites, and we'll see who wins in a few weeks. In the meantime, feel free to check out Sony's full press release regarding this event just after the jump. 
February 15, 2011 – Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA) today announced the PlayStationâNetwork Gamers’ Choice Awards 2011, designed to recognize the best games on PlayStation Network (PSN) across four game categories. Between February 22 and March 1, PlayStation Network users can cast their vote for best game in each of the four categories by downloading a free XMB™ (XrossMediaBar) theme corresponding to that game. At the end of the voting period, one winner in each category will be selected and the award-winning games will be featured at a promotional price as part of the upcoming PlayStation®Store Spring Fever event.
The PSN Gamers’ Choice Awards will showcase 20 of the highest user rated games released in 2010 as the nominees in four categories: Best PlayStation®3 (PS3™)Downloadable Game, Best PSP®(PlayStation®Portable)Downloadable Game, Best PS3/PSP MINI and Best PlayStation Network Exclusive Game. PlayStation Network users will get to determine which games earn top honors, and when the winning titles are announced, they will be celebrated by the PSN community with a 30 percent discount in the PlayStation Store and a 50 percent discount for PlayStation®Plus subscribers.
The PlayStation Network Gamers’ Choice Awards 2011 nominees that will be vying for top honors are:
Best PS3 Downloadable Game: Castle Crashers, Costume Quest™, Death Spank, PAC-MAN® Championship Edition DX, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World™: The Game
Best PSP Downloadable Game:God of War®: Ghost of Sparta,Lunar Silver Star Harmony, Phantasy Star™Portable 2, Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable, Valkyria Chronicles II
Best PS3/PSP MINI: A Space Shooter for Two Bucks, Age of Zombies™, Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess, Vector TD, Young Thor
Best PlayStation Network Exclusive Game: Dead Nation, Hustle Kings, Joe Danger, Sam & Max Ep. 1, Soldner-X2