GMA 2012: The finalists in full

After weeks of intense lobbying, MCV can reveal the finalists of this year’s Games Media Awards – over 30 writers, plus more than 50 online and print publications, are in the running.

The winners will be voted for by a 200-strong judging panel, comprising members of the media and industry PRs, with the winners named on Thursday October 18th at Vinopolis, near Borough Market. Russell Kane will be the host for the evening.

No finalists for the prestigious Games Writer of the Year award are being announced, with all submissions for this category being judged by award-winning author and journalist Tim Lott.

Gold Partners supporting the event include Xbox 360, Need For Speed Most Wanted, PlayStation, Nintendo, Codemasters Racing, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance and OnLive.

Deep Silver has signed up as Media Transport Partner, Trion is sponsoring the Pre-Drinks Party and Gamescom is Event Partner. Green Man Gaming is sponsoring the Top Tweeter category, with Precise sponsoring Coverage by a Mainstream Website. Meanwhile, Sega is backing the Games Writer of the Year award.

350 guests will attend this year’s ceremony, including 200 media. A limited number of trade tickets are available at 150 each. Contact Kathryn.Humphrey@ to book.

A limited number of further partnership opportunities are available. To find out more contact


Specialist Writer – Print

Christian Donlan
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
Matthew Castle
Joel Gregory
Jason Killingsworth

Specialist Writer – Online

Martin Gaston
Simon Parkin
Keza MacDonald
Christian Donlan
Pat Garratt
Wesley Yin-Poole

National Newspaper – Writer

Simon Parkin
Michael Plant
Dan Silver
Keith Stuart
Tom Hoggins
Lee Price
David Jenkins

Mainstream Magazine – Writer

Jonathan Pile
Leon Poultney
Matt Hill
Helen Lewis
James Dyer

Rising Star

Tamoor Hussain
Lee Bradley
Matthew Reynolds
David Scammell
Owen Hill
Joe Robinson
Lucy James

Top Tweeter

Steve Hogarty –@misterbrilliant
Martin Gaston-@squidmania
Debbie Timmins-@weefz
Matt Lees-@jam_sponge
Mark Brown-@britishgaming
Pat Garrat-@patlike

Games Magazine

PC Gamer
Retro Gamer
Official PlayStation Magazine
Nintendo Gamer

Games Website

Gamespot UK
Rock Paper Shotgun

Games Blog

Ready Up
The Average Gamer
We See In Pixels
Hookshot Inc

Games Video

OXM Breakdown
Inside Xbox
Start Select
PlayStation Access TV

Games Radio and Podcast
BBC Radio 5 Live’s Game On
Pocket Gamer
BBC Radio 1Xtra

Coverage by a Mainstream Website
Digital Spy
Huffington Post
Holy Moly
Sabotage Times

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