Pocket Gamer named one of the‘best sites for gamers’ by The Sunday Times

London, UK– 6th July 2010– The Sunday Times has declared Pocket Gamer to be one of the five best independent gaming sites.

Compiled by the newspaper’s David Peake, the article praises Pocket Gamer for giving mobile and iPad games as much credence as big-boy DS and PSP titles, and heralds it for being one of the few sites covering the Android platform.

Other sites to make the list include Kotaku, Yahoo! Games, IGN, and Destructoid.

More information can be found here: http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Other/Pocket+Gamer/news.asp?c=21975

“I’m absolutely delighted The Sunday Times has recognised Pocket Gamer as one of the top gaming sites– although I’m not entirely surprised,” said Joao Diniz Sanches, Pocket Gamer’s editor-in-chief.“What a wonderfully appropriate manner in which to both recognise and highlight the excellent work accomplished by the site’s editor, Rob Hearn, and his uncommonly dedicated team.”

This latest accolade from a national newspaper marks another entry in a growing line for Pocket Gamer– The Guardian has, since 2007, included it in the technology section of its yearly assessment of the world’s Top 100 websites.

CONTACT

For more information, contact Rob Hearn ( rob@pocketgamer.co.uk)

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Notes to editors

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 600K readers per month, generating over 1.8 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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