Sony's PSVita will sponsor this year's Games Media Awards in association with Grainger Gamess as Gold Partner.
The firm will use the event to promote its upcoming handheld to the UK's 200+ elite games media at what has become the big night of the year for the UK's specialist press. This will play an integral role in Sony's launch plans for PSVita this autumn.
Sony joins a growing list of sponsors. Grainger Games has signed up as headline sponsor of the event, with others including EA, Codemasters, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Nintendo 3DS, Konami, NC Soft and Gamescom.
Activision has also recently signed as Gold Partner, Namco Bandai will be sponsoring the after show party, while Rising Star, aptly, will be supporting the Rising Star award category.
"PlayStation is delighted to be back on board with the Games Media Awards," said SCE's head of UK PR David Wilson.
"The specialist press are our bread and butter and it's only right that they get the recognition they deserve. The GMAs continue to increase in significance, and 2011 is shaping up to be no less significant for PlayStation with Resistance 3, Uncharted 3 and of course PlayStation Vita on the horizon."
Lobbying for this year's Games Media Awards in association with Grainger Games is open until Monday July 25th. You simply need to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions. The categories are:-
* Games Magazine
* Games Website
* Specialist Writer, Print
* Specialist Writer, Online
* Coverage by a National Newspaper Brand
* Coverage by a Mainstream Magazine Brand
* Regional Games Columnist
* Games Broadcast/Podcast
* Games Blog
* Rising Star
* Games Media Legend
The Games Media Awards in association with Grainger Games evening will be held on Wednesday October 26th at the super chic Vinopolis venue near Borough Market. Greg Davies, top stand-up and star of The Inbetweeners, will be the host for the evening.
Up to 350 guests will attend this year's Games Media Awards, including nearly 200 media. A limited number of trade tickets will be available at £99 per person. Contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk to find out more.
You can follow the GMA Twitter feed at @GamesMediaAward.