Namco Bandai Partners and Ubisoft have become the latest big name publishers to get behind this year's Games Media Awards.
Ubisoft has stepped up to sponsor the Best Games Coverage in a Mainstream Magazine category – won last year by Simon Munk for FHM.
Ubisoft UK marketing director Murray Pannell commented: On occasion, the level and quality of editorial coverage generated by the UK media goes unrecognised. Ubisoft considers it very important to support the GMAs, which acknowledges this dedication and professionalism. We wish all the nominees the best of luck.”
Namco Bandai Partners, meanwhile, is sponsoring the highly prestigious Games Media Legend award, won last year by Future stalwart Steve Jarratt and the year before by cuddly old school favourite Gary Penn (from back when school was still spelt properly).
Head of UK PR Lee Kirton said: We're very happy to support the GMAs and be part of a great calendar event which recognises the talent of journalism in the UK games media. Best of luck to everyone nominated.”
The Games Media Awards take place at Jongleurs in Camden on the evening of Thursday, October 15th.
Gold sponsors of this year's Games Media Awards include Electronic Arts, Super Mario Bros. Wii, Xbox 360, Sega,
DJ Hero and F1 2009. Silver sponsors include IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds Of Prey and Bethesda's Wet.
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