GMA 2011: Donlan, MacDonald, Gaston and Cook take talent prizes

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Top individual writers took home key accolades at yesterday's Games Media Awards.

IGN UK editor Keza MacDonald won best specialist writer, online.

Freelancer Christian Donlan was named best specialist writer, print.

Dave Cook took the prize for best regional newspaper writer.

And VideoGamer's Martin Gaston received the Rising Star prize, acknowledging new games media talent.

The Games Media Awards, held in association with Grainger Games, are hosted every year by Intent Media, the publisher of leading trade publications MCV and Develop.

Grainger Games was headline sponsor. Trion Games sponsored the pre-event party, and Namco Bandai sponsored the after-party, during which Rockaoke was presented by We Sing (Nordic Games).

Gold partners were Xbox 360 (Microsoft), Codemasters, Battlefield 3 (EA), PS Vita (Sony), Ubisoft, Super Mario (Nintendo) and OnLive.

Silver partners were Namco Bandai and Capcom (sponsors of the after-party), Trion Worlds (pre-drinks event sponsor), Gamescom and We Sing (Nordic Games) which sponsored the after-event bandaoke.

PES 2012 (Konami), Sonic Generations (Sega), NC Soft, Rising Star Games, Green Man Gaming, The Games Tribe, The Darkness II (2K Games) and Venatus Media each sponsored individual awards.

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