UK journalists join Gamescom 2013 jury

Koelnmesse, organisers of the world’s biggest trade and consumers video games show Gamescom, have named the jury for this year’s Gamescom Awards.

Once again, journalists from around Europe will be judging the best games of the show, by console and by genre.

This year’s jury includes several familiar faces from the UK, including IGN’s Alex Simmons, Wired’s Guy Cocker, Eurogamer’s Martin Robinson and MCV’s own editor-in-chief Michael French.

Koelnmesse says the jury has been selected carefully to house "experts from the national and international games industry". And Michael.

As always, the awards will be announced during the show, which is held in Cologne from August 21st to August 25th.

"Gamescom 2013 offers more premieres than ever before," said project manager TIm Endres. "We are most eager to find out which novelties are going to receive an award this year."

Here is the full list of jury members and categories:


  • Petra Frhlich, Editor in Chief, Computec
  • Joachim Hesse, Editor in Chief, spieletipps
  • Bertram Kster, Redakteur Spiele, Bild
  • Michael French, Editor in Chief MCV, Develop
  • John Gaudiosi, Editor,
  • Alex Simmons, Editor in Chief, IGN
  • Christian Bigge, Editor in Chief,
  • Fabian Kufer, Editor in Chief, MTV Game One
  • Rene Meyer, Journalist, Die Schreibfabrik
  • Bernhard Schneider, Senior Buyer Multimedia, Drogerie Mller
  • Michael Trier, Editor in Chief, Gamestar/GamePro
  • Christian Nutt, Features Director, Gamasutra
  • Martin Robinson, Feature Editor, Eurogamer
  • Andreas Garbe, Editor, ZDFinfo
  • Harald Hesse, Editor in Chief, GamesMarkt
  • Jens Quentin, Editor, Freelancer
  • Sven Wedig, Managing Director, 4U2Play
  • Guy Cocker, Contributor, Wired
  • Frdric Fau, Editor in Chief,


  • Best of gamescom (keine Einreichungen mglich)
  • Best PC Game
  • Best Console Game (PS – Sony)*
  • Best Console Game (Xbox – Microsoft)*
  • Best Console Game (Wii – Nintendo)*
  • Best Mobile Game (incl. Handheld, iOS, Android, Windows)
  • Best Hardware / Peripheral
  • Best Social / Casual / Online Game
  • Best Online Multiplayer Game
  • Best Family Game
  • Best New Generation Console Game
  • Best Role Playing Game
  • Best Racing Game
  • Best Action Game
  • Best Simulation Game
  • Best Strategy Game
  • Best Sports Game

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