GAMESPOT UK ANNOUNCES READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS

GameSpot Trax UK Predicts Most Anticipated Game of 2010

London, 3 February, 2009– GameSpot UK ( www.gamespot.co.uk), the leading source of information, entertainment and community for UK gamers, today announced the winner of its annual Readers’ Choice awards, with Uncharted 2: Among Thieves taking the top spot as Best Game of 2009.

The survey, which registered over 150,000 votes from UK readers, pinpoints Uncharted 2: Among Thieves as the favourite game of 2009, with Dragon Age Origins and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 coming in second and third respectively.

"It's fantastic to see a game as great as Uncharted 2: Among Thieves win our readers' game of 2009 award," said Guy Cocker, Editor of GameSpot UK. "We scored the game 9.5 on the back of its cinematic presentation, thrilling story and incredible action--qualities our users obviously appreciated as well!”

Furthermore, based on information mined from GameSpot UK, GameSpot Trax announced its predictions for the most anticipated games of 2010. GameSpot Trax is a market intelligence tool used by marketers, analysts and retailers to analyse current and future trends in gaming.

The following titles are the UK’s top 25 most anticipated video games of Q1 2010 according to GameSpot Trax:

1. Mass Effect 2, Electronic Arts

2. Darksiders, THQ

3. Bayonetta, Sega

4. Aliens vs. Predator, Sega

5. Bad Company 2, EA Games

6. MAG, SCEA

7. Final Fantasy XIII, Square Enix

8. Gran Turismo 5, SCEA

9. Dante's Inferno, Electronic Arts

10. BioShock 2, 2K Games

11. Army of Two: 40th Day, Electronic Arts

12. Dark Void, Capcom

13. Star Trek Online, Atari

14. METRO 2033, THQ

15. Heavy Rain, SCEA

16. Command&Conquer 4, Electronic Arts

17. Silent Hill: Shattered, Konami

18. God of War III, SCEA

19. Just Cause 2, Square Enix

20. Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition, Capcom

21. Assassin’s Creed II, Ubisoft

22. MX vs. ATV Reflex, THQ

23. Lost Planet 2, Capcom

24. Serious Sam HD, Majesco Games

25. Way of the Samurai 3, UFO Interactive

“GameSpot Trax has been able to monitor consumer marketing intelligence for 2010’s upcoming launches since E3 2009 and the diverse list highlights which titles are expected to take the videogame world by storm,” said Cocker.“Despite the ongoing economic recession, consumers are still purchasing lots of videogames, and this list allows publishers and analysts to monitor the wants and needs of millions of gamers worldwide.”

The GameSpot Trax 2010 Most Anticipated List was developed using the following rules:

• Buzz is calculated by using a weighted sum of five measures (users, page views, keyword searches, video streams and total new users tracking) obtained via GameSpot Trax UK on a daily basis over the last three months.

• All games scheduled to release between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010 were taken into consideration.

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