Games Media Awards 2013: The Finalists

Lisa Carter
Games Media Awards 2013: The Finalists

Over 50 writers have been named as finalists at the UK’s specialist awards celebrating the very best in games journalism.

The annual Games Media Awards cover all corners of the games press, national press, lifestyle media, national newspapers, radio, TV and blogging community.

As well as the 50 writers up for individual awards, there are almost 60 online, broadcast and print media outlets named as finalists.

The winners will be voted for by a panel of over 150 judges from the professional games press and then announced at the awards evening on Thursday October 10th at Vinopolis, Bankside, London.

The prestigious Games Writer of the Year and the new Games Media Academy categories are judged separately.

Gold Partners supporting the event this year include Battlefield 4, Nintendo 3DS, Xbox, PlayStation, Watch Dogs and NCsoft. Deep Silver is the Drinks Reception Partner, OnLive is sponsoring the After Show Party and Gamescom is an Event Partner. Individual category sponsors include Green Man Gaming (Top Tweeter), Sega (Games Writer of the Year) and Disney Infinity (Rising Star).

350 guests will attend the awards ceremony, which is being hosted by improv comedy troupe The Noise Next Door, including 200 media. Trade tickets are available at £150 each. Contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk to book.

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are also available by contacting caroline@indigopearl.com.

THE FINALISTS

SPECIALIST WRITER – PRINT

Michael Gapper, Edge
Rich McCormick, PC Gamer
Gillen McAlllister, Gamereactor
Matthew Castle, ONM
Jason Killingsworth, Edge
Joel Gregory, OPM

SPECIALIST WRITER – ONLINE

Christian Donlan, Eurogamer
Jon Blyth, OXM
Keza MacDonald, IGN
Simon Parkin, Eurogamer
Andy Kelly, CVG
Steve Hogarty, PCGamesN
Rob Crossley, CVG
Oli Welsh, Eurogamer

NATIONAL NEWSPAPER WRITER

Matt Kamen, The Observer
Keith Stuart, The Guardian
David Jenkins, Metro
Lee Price, The Sun
Dan Silver, Sunday Mirror
Talal Musa, Daily Mail

MAINSTREAM MAGAZINE WRITER

Rory Buckeridge, Nuts
Julia Hardy, Front
Matt Hill, T3
Daniel Nye Griffiths, Wired
Simon Ward, Zoo
Helen Lewis, New Statesman
Jonathan Pile, Shortlist

GAMES MAGAZINE

PC Gamer
Edge
GamesTM
Official Xbox 360 Magazine
Gamereactor
Retro Gamer

GAMES WEBSITE

IGN
Eurogamer
Videogamer
Rock Paper Shotgun
Pocketgamer
CVG
PCGamesN
VG247

GAMES BLOG

Midnight Resistance
Killing Time
Ready Up
Fifasoccerblog.com
Average Gamer
The Game Jar

GAMES VIDEO

OXM Breakdown
Videogamer TV
The Blurb
Feedbackula, Gamespot
PlayStation Access
SB.TV
Yogscast

GAMES RADIO/PODCAST

Adam Rosser, Radio Five Live
Guy Cocker’s Podcast
This is my Joystick
IGN UK Podcast
Gamespot UK Podcast
OneLifeLeft

COVERAGE BY A MAINSTREAM WEBSITE

Askmen
Digital Spy
BT Games
Sci-fi London.com
Sabotage Times
Huffington Post

RISING STAR

Daniel Krupa, IGN
Bex May, AskMen
Sam White, Future
Vaughn Highfield, Pocket Gamer
Ben Griffin, CVG
Cara Ellison, Freelance

TOP TWEETER

Steve Hogarty @misterbrilliant
Andy Kelly @ultrabrilliant
Gav Murphy @cymrogav
Glans Gruber @gamewank_jim
Rob Crossley @Rob_Crossley_
Sean Bell @CaptainToss
Lee Bradley @Lee_Bradley
Martin Gaston @squidmania

GAMES WRITER OF THE YEAR

After its successful debut in 2012, the Games Writer of the Year Award has returned to reward excellence in games journalism.

All games journalists – specialist, non-specialist, print and online – were eligible to enter this category, submitting a piece of writing published since October 18th last year. The entries are being judged – totally anonymously – by award-winning journalist and Guardian columnist Tim Lott.

The anonymity required for this category means that the names of the media who have submitted work for the award will not be revealed ahead of the event.

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