In late September we reported on various Golden Joystick nominations for Nintendo games, hardware, concepts and exclusives; as awards voted for by the public and with a fair number of categories up for grabs, there was perhaps some hope of a sneaky award win.

The voting public decided it wasn't to be, however. Some of those titles or nominees that missed out were unsurprising, with some heavy-hitting triple-A candidates unsurprisingly sealing the wins. Perhaps the biggest surprise was in the Best Handheld Game category, where some high quality 3DS titles missed out to Assassin's Creed III: Liberation on the PS Vita. The full list of winners is below.

Best Newcomer
The Last of Us

Most Wanted
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Indie Game
Mark of the Ninja

Best Visual Design
BioShock Infinite

Best Multiplayer
Payday 2

Best Gaming Moment
Far Cry 3 - The Definition of Insanity

Studio of the Year
Naughty Dog

Innovation of the Year
Oculus Rift

Best Storytelling
The Last of Us

Best Online Game
World of Tanks

Best Handheld Game
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation

YouTube Gamer Award

Best Gaming Platform

Best Mobile/Tablet Game of the Year
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Game of the Year
Grand Theft Auto V

Hall of Fame
Activision: Call of Duty

Lifetime Achievement
Ken Levine

Well, there's always next year, right?