Sony is holding its second annual Gamers' Choice Awards, where players get to pick the cream of the PSN's crop. If the idea of honoring a 2011 game sounds so 2011, perhaps a discount or 10 may help you change your position.

Voting for the awards begins today and lasts a week. Simply visit the PlayStation Store and make your selection among 10 categories. Participating in nine of the 10 categories gives you a series of special Gamers' Choice XMB themes. If you vote in the Best PSN Indie, you'll get a voucher code for an exclusive XMB. Winners will be announced on March 6, and winning games will be discounted 30 percent for a week. If you're a member of PlayStation Plus, that discount expands into a cool 50-percent off.

Here are the nominees:

Best PSN Exclusive:
• Infamous: Festival of Blood (PS3)
• PixelJunk Shooter 2 (PS3)
• Tetris (PS3)

Best PSN Game:
• Infamous: Festival of Blood (PS3)
• Plants vs. Zombies (PS3)
• Resident Evil 4 (PS3)

Best PSN Game Playable Online:
• Hard Corps: Uprising (PS3)
• Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition (PS3)
• Tetris (PS3)

Best PS3 Full Game:
• Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (PS3)
• Assassin’s Creed II: Deluxe Edition (PS3)
• Midnight Club LA Complete Edition (PS3)

Best PlayStation Move Game:
• 4Elements HD (PS3)
• Dungeon Defenders (PS3)
• Dungeon Hunter: Alliance (PS3)

Best 3D Game:
• Dungeon Defenders (PS3)
• God of War: Origins Collection (PS3)
• The Sly Collection (PS3)

Best PSone Classic:
• Chrono Trigger (PS3/PSP)
• Parasite Eve (PS3/PSP)
• Xenogears (PS3/PSP)

Best Mini Game:
• Angry Birds (PS3/PSP)
• The Impossible Game (PS3/PSP)
• Pac-Man Championship Edition (PS3/PSP)

Best PSP Game:
• Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy (PSP)
• Dissidia 012 Prologus Final Fantasy (PSP)
• Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP)

PlayStation Community Award – Best Indie:
• Dungeon Defenders (PS3)
• Limbo (PS3)
• PixelJunk Shooter 2 (PS3)


[Via the PlayStation Blog]