Pocket Gamer Awards 2010 finalists revealed

For Immediate Release

London, UK– 8th March 2010– Pocket Gamer is proud to announce the finalists of its inaugural PG Awards, which are bound to be regarded as the Oscars of the portable gaming world.

Selected by the entire Pocket Gamer team and split across iPhone, mobile and handheld formats, the finalists include any title either reviewed or released between 1st January to 31st December 2009 and have been divided into categories spanning a range of genres available for each format, as well as the obligatory Game of the Year category for each format.

The Pocket Gamer Awards 2010 Finalists can be viewed here:

<http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Various/Pocket+Gamer+Awards/feature.asp?c=17875>

The winners are to be announced during this year’s GDC in San Francisco with a special celebratory event co-sponsored by Scoreloop and Mplayit due to take place at the Harlot bar (46 Minna Street, San Francisco, CA94105) on Wednesday 10th March from 5.30-8.30pm.

‘’Having looked at hundreds of titles, we're delighted to have whittled the list down to the very best of 2009,” said PG editor Rob Hearn,“a year that saw iPhone grab most of the headlines, while Java hung in with some of the best mobile games the platform as seen so far. Handheld releases were also strong, with consistent publisher support for DS and renewed focus on PSP resulting in a number of unmissable titles.”

Accompanying the editorial finalists are the Pocket Gamer Readers’ Choice Awards 2010, which asks the PG audience to vote for their favourite game of the year. The formats have again been split between iPhone, mobile and handheld, with each showcasing the finest 20 titles released between 1st January to 31st December 2009, as chosen by the PG editorial team.

Voting will remain open until the end of March, at which point the counting will begin and the winners announced at the start of April.

The Pocket Gamer Readers’ Choice Awards 2010 can be viewed here:

<http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/awards.asp>

CONTACT

For more information, contact Joao Diniz Sanches ( joao@pocketgamer.co.uk)

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About the Pocket Gamer network

PocketGamer.co.uk is the UK’s most popular destination website for mobile and handheld gaming news, previews and reviews. The site was established by Steel Media in March 2006 and now reaches an audience of over 450K readers per month, generating over 1.6 million page views online, plus an additional audience via our wap and iPhone editions. www.pocketgamer.co.uk

Steel Media also publishes a bi-monthly Pocket Gamer mobile games magazine in association with leading mobile operators in the UK which is distributed in-store and online with a readership of c.200K.

In addition, Pocket Gamer reviews and content appear on the wap portals of leading UK operators and handset manufacturers, providing a total estimated audience in excess of 4 million each month.

Building upon the success of the UK site, Steel Media extended its proven formula to the French market with the launch of a bespoke, fully localised portal written and edited by an experienced and dedicated team of French game journalists to deliver the same quality of expert news, features, reviews and opinion for which Pocket Gamer is renowned.

www.pocketgamer.fr

Launched in July 2008, sister site PocketGamer.biz is the UK’s mobile game industry-focused site from the highly experienced team behind PocketGamer.co.uk. It aims to cover the issues affecting the sector by providing the insightful news, features and opinion that it deserves, while working to help push this multi-billion industry forward. www.pocketgamer.biz

About Steel Media

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. Headed up by Chris James and with a team boasting over 50 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes mobile and handheld gaming websites PocketGamer.co.uk and PocketGamer.fr, industry focused site PocketGamer.biz and consumer friendly mobile entertainment site PocketPicks.co.uk. Steel Media also supplies mobile gaming news and other contract services to a number of third-party publishers and brands.

For further information the Pocket Gamer network or Steel Media,contact Chris James: chris@pocketgamer.co.uk

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