The Games Media Awards 2008 host, Comedian Tom Stade, played to a full house at Camden’s Jongleurs Comedy Club, presenting ten awards for outstanding contribution and excellence in the specialist and mainstream media, relating to video games coverage.
The event, which also featured top stand-ups, Ricky Grover and Terry Alderton, was attended by 200 of the industry’s journalists and further 100 games publisher and PR professionals.
Voted for by MCV’s 11,000 industry readers and backed by Nintendo, Microsoft, EA, Activision and Codemasters, this year’s winners list reads as follows...
Specialist Games Writer, Online
Ellie Gibson, Eurogamer
Rising Star, Sponsored by Rising Star Games
Simon Miller, X360
Games Night on Xleague.tv
National Newspaper– Best Games Coverage
Regional Games Columnist
Dave Cook, The Scotsman
Mainstream Magazine Games Writer, Sponsored by Ubisoft
Simon Munk, FHM
Specialist Games Writer, Print
Tom Francis, PC Gamer
Games Media Legend, Sponsored by Atari
Last year’s Games Media Legend award winner, Gary Penn, presented this year’s trophy to Steve Jarratt, saying,“Steve qualifies as a Games Media Legend in every way imaginable. His career began at Newsfield on Commodore 64 magazine, Zzap!, and since then he has launched and edited some of the most influential and successful games magazines in the industry, including tonight’s award winning Edge Magazine, and the Official PlayStation Magazine.”
“On behalf of Intent Media and the event sponsors, I’d like to extend our congratulations to the winners, and thank everyone that took part in this year’s Games Media Awards to make it such an enormous success,” commented Intent Media managing director Stuart Dinsey.
The Games Media Awards 2008 were proudly sponsored by Nintendo, Microsoft, EA, Activision and Codemasters, and supported by Ubisoft, Atari, Rising Star Games, 505 Games, Koch Media, GameCock and Gamecom.
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