Pocket Gamer Readers’ Choice Awards 2010 winners revealed

London, UK– 7th April 2010– Steel Media is happy to announce the winners of the first Pocket Gamer Readers’ Choice Awards, which celebrate the stars of portable gaming of 2009 as judged by the site’s readers.

A month on from the inaugural Pocket Gamer Awards, the voting for the public’s pick of the best iPhone, mobile and handheld game of 2009 has closed following thousands of entries across the list of nominees for the three categories.

And the winners are…

PG Readers’ Choice Awards 2010 - iPhone Game of the Year

N.O.V.A.: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance (Gameloft)

PG Readers’ Choice Awards 2010 - Mobile Game of the Year

Gish Mobile (GlobalFun)

PG Readers’ Choice Awards 2010 - Handheld Game of the Year

LittleBigPlanet (Sony Computer Entertainment)

“We're delighted with the response to our first PG Readers’ Choice Awards and congratulate the publishers and development teams responsible for the winning titles,” said Joao Diniz Sanches, Pocket Gamer’s editor-in-chief.“All three winners are worthy of their latest accolade and it’s particularly interesting to see how the titles also reflect the audience most often associated with their respective platform.”

A complete list of the Pocket Gamer Readers’ Choice Awards 2010 nominees can still be viewed here http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/awards.asp

CONTACT

For more information, contact Joao Diniz Sanches ( joao@pocketgamer.co.uk)

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Notes to editors

About the Pocket Gamer network

PocketGamer.co.uk is the UK’s most popular destination website for mobile and handheld gaming news, previews and reviews. The site was established by Steel Media in March 2006 and now reaches an audience of over 500K readers per month, generating over 1.6 million page views online, plus an additional audience via our wap and iPhone editions. www.pocketgamer.co.uk

Steel Media also publishes a bi-monthly Pocket Gamer mobile games magazine in association with leading mobile operators in the UK which is distributed in-store and online with a readership of c.200K.

In addition, Pocket Gamer reviews and content appear on the wap portals of leading UK operators and handset manufacturers, providing a total estimated audience in excess of 4 million each month.

Building upon the success of the UK site, Steel Media extended its proven formula to the French market with the launch of a bespoke, fully localised portal written and edited by an experienced and dedicated team of French game journalists to deliver the same quality of expert news, features, reviews and opinion for which Pocket Gamer is renowned.

www.pocketgamer.fr

Launched in July 2008, sister site PocketGamer.biz is the UK’s mobile game industry-focused site from the highly experienced team behind PocketGamer.co.uk. It aims to cover the issues affecting the sector by providing the insightful news, features and opinion that it deserves, while working to help push this multi-billion industry forward. www.pocketgamer.biz

About Steel Media

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. Headed up by Chris James and with a team boasting over 50 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes mobile and handheld gaming websites PocketGamer.co.uk and PocketGamer.fr, industry focused site PocketGamer.biz and consumer friendly mobile entertainment site PocketPicks.co.uk. Steel Media also supplies mobile gaming news and other contract services to a number of third-party publishers and brands.

For further information the Pocket Gamer network or Steel Media, contact Chris James: chris@pocketgamer.co.uk

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