Media stars hailed at GMAs

Ben Parfitt
Media stars hailed at GMAs

The first Games Media Awards took place at London’s Soho Revue Bar last night (October 11th) with The Guardian, FHM, the BBC, Future, Imagine and Eurogamer all scooping major prizes.

MAINSTREAM MEDIA

Games Writer on a National Newspaper

Steve Boxer (The Guardian)
Games Writer on a Lifestyle Magazine
Simon Munk (FHM)
Games Writer on a Mainstream Website
Darren Waters (BBC)
Regional Games Column
Ewan Ross (Liverpool Echo)
Broadcast on Mainstream TV or Radio
Johnny Minkley (Radio One)

SPECIALIST MEDIA (ONLINE)

Games Website – News

Eurogamer
Games Website – Reviews & Features
Eurogamer
Games Podcast
Gamespot
Non-Commercial Website or Blog
UK: Resistance
Writer in Specialist Digital Media
Tom Bramwell (Eurogamer)

SPECIALIST MEDIA (PRINT)

PlayStation Magazine
Official PlayStation Magazine (Future)
Multi-Format Magazine
GamesTM (Imagine)
Xbox Magazine
Official Xbox 360 Magazine (Future)
Nintendo Magazine
Official Nintendo Magazine (Future)
Writer on a Specialist Magazine
Kieron Gillen (PC Gamer, Future)
Overall Games Magazine
GamesTM (Imagine)

There was also a special Games Media Legend award for one of the founding fathers of games journalism, Gary Penn.

As could be expected, Future Publishing scored strongly, but it was Imagine, with its flagship title Games TM, that walked away with the Best Overall Magazine title on the night.

The popular Steve Boxer of The Guardian was voted Best Games Writer on a National Newspaper whilst the equally high profile Simon Munk (FHM) was awarded Best Games Writer on a Lifestyle Magazine.

In the Online arena, Eurogamer was the undoubted star. It was voted Best Website both for its news coverage and its features, whilst the site’s Tom Bramwell grabbed Best Writer in Specialist Digital Media. The Podcast crown went to Gamespot UK.

The BBC picked up two awards: Darren Waters of bbc.co.uk was named Best Games Writer on a Mainstream Website, while Johnny Minkley’s game slot on the Jo Whiley Show was Best Broadcast on Mainstream TV and Radio.

The Games Media Awards’ Gold Sponsors are Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony, Electronic Arts, Take 2 and Vivendi Games. Its Silver Sponsors are EA Sports, 1C, Guitar Hero III, System 3 and Koch Media.

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