Pocket Gamer Awards 2010 winners announced

For Immediate Release

London, UK– 11th March 2010– Steel Media is proud to reveal the winners of the first Pocket Gamer Awards, which celebrate the stars of portable gaming of 2009 as judged by the PG editorial team.

“We're very pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Pocket Gamer Awards,” said Rob Hearn, Pocket Gamer’s editor.“It was very tough to whittle down shortlists from hundreds of outstanding games, let alone pick the ultimate winners, but we're confident that these represent the very best 2009 had to offer in terms of innovation, gameplay, design, and sheer quality.”

The results of the Pocket Gamer Awards 2010– which can be viewed here – were announced yesterday evening at GDC, during a special event in San Francisco’s Harlot bar made possible due to party co-sponsors Scoreloop and Mplayit.

The awards don’t end there, however. Still running are the Pocket Gamer Readers’ Choice Awards 2010, in which readers are able to vote for their favourite game of the year on either iPhone, mobile or handheld. Voting will remain open until the end of March, with the winners announced at the beginning of April.

The Pocket Gamer Readers’ Choice Awards can be viewed here

CONTACT

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

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About the Pocket Gamer networ k

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 500K 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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