GMA Hall of Fame: Tom Bramwell

MCV talks to the previous winners of a Games Media Award. This week, Eurogamer’s editor Tom Bramwell…

How did it feel to win a Games Media Award last year?

It felt great! We really care about what we do and it’s always lovely to receive recognition, whether it’s an award or just a kind word in an email or comment. If anyone reading this voted for us, thank you!

What do the GMAs mean to the games press community?

The UK games press is pretty collegial and we all enjoy the opportunity to pay one another a compliment now and then in a public setting, and the GMAs lets us do that. We were probably all a bit too-cool-for-school about it originally, but it’s a fun event full of lovely people, so what’s not to like?

Other than winning a GMA, what has been your biggest achievement to date?

I think we’re all just happy that people enjoy Eurogamer, and we won’t ever take that for granted.

Which of your competitors do your admire and why?

There are too many to list! Loads of people out there are doing great work. I think Geoff Keighley’s pretty amazing – his Final Hours of Half-Life 2 is one of the best things I’ve ever read about games.

Who’s your favourite non-games writer?

Malcolm Gladwell, probably, but it changes quite often.

What’s the best press trip youve been on?

My favourite press trip was the day I got to go to Rare, meet the Viva Pinata team and play Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise. I love those games!

What’s the best advice you’ve been given?

"Nothing much really matters for very long."

And what advice would you give to someone hoping to become a gamesjournalist?

Write unique and interesting things and people will notice.

If you werent a games journalist, what would you be?

Unemployed.

Who would be your Games Media Legend?

Tony Mott.

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The ??Games Media Awards in association with Grainger Gamesevening will be held on Wednesday October 26th at the super chic Vinopolis venue near Borough Market. Greg Davies, top stand-up and star of The Inbetweeners, will be the host for the evening.

Grainger Games has signed up as headline sponsor of the event, with other sponsors already signed up including Sony, EA, Codemasters, Ubisoft, Microsoft, Nintendo, Konami, NC Soft, Konami, Rising Star, Namco Bandai and Gamescom. A limited number of additional packages are available. Caroline@indigopearl.com can tell you more.

Up to 350 guests will attend this year’s Games Media Awards, including nearly 200 media. A limited number of trade tickets will be available at 99 per person. Contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk to find out more.

You can follow the GMA Twitter feed at @GamesMediaAward.

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