Voting deadline nears for the Games Media Awards, and you can have your say

Hey developers – tell us who your favourite UK journos are

As a games developer, you’ve inevitably come into contact with journalists. Perhaps in product demos, a GDC showfloor impromptu grilling, or a scathing (or praise-packed) review. Do you love some of them? Do you hate the others? Well, it’s payback time.

Next month the Games Media Awards, a sister event to our ever-popular Develop Industry Excellence Awards, take place in Camden, London.

The event seeks to crown the best UK journalists – and the voting is open to the whole industry.

The finalists, listed below, represent the best of the UK games media in print and online, including specialist and mainstream outlets.

Voting is open to all Develop readers, just have a think and send your choices to

Games Magazine
Games TM
Official Nintendo Magazine
Official PlayStation Magazine
PC Gamer
Xbox World

Games Website
GameSpot UK
Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Videogaming 24/7

Specialist Games Writer – PRINT
Jon Blyth (PC Zone)
Tom Francis (PC Gamer)
Rick Porter (Games TM)
Joel Snape
(PlayStation Official Magazine)
Ben Talbot
(Official Xbox Magazine)
Alex Wiltshire (Edge)

Specialist Games Writer – ONLINE
Tom Bramwell (Eurogamer)
Guy Cocker (GameSpot)
Matt Cundy (Games Radar)
Gary Cutlack (Shiny Media)
Pat Garratt (VG 24/7)
Ellie Gibson (Eurogamer)

Mainstream Magazine Games Writer
Sponsored by Ubisoft

Rory Buckeridge (Zoo/Nuts)
Tom Dunmore (Stuff)
David McComb (Empire)
Simon Munk (FHM)
Matt Yeo (Toxic)

National Newspaper – best games coverage
Daily Telegraph

Regional Games Columnist
Dave Cook (Scotsman)*
Steven Fox (Metro)
Ewan Ross (Liverpool Echo)
Derek Uchman (Dundee Post)
Ross Wilkinson
(Press Association)

* We know Scotland isn’t a region. But this seemed the best home for Mr Cook. Plus we look forward to people getting all narky about it.

Games Broadcast

Gadget Show
Games Night (Sky/
GameSpot UK Podcast
Johnny Minkley
(Radio 1)
One Life Left
(Resonance FM)

Rising Star
Sponsored by Rising Star Games

Luke Anderson (Gamespot)
Michael Gapper
(Xbox World 360)
Simon Miller (X360)
Chris Scullion
(Official Nintendo Magazine)
Richard Stanton (Edge)
Ed Zitron (PC Zone)

Games Media Legend
The recipient of the Games Media Legend award will be announced on the night after consultation with a panel of industry and media experts. There is no voting on this category.

Entry to the Games Media Awards is free to the media, but there are a limited number of trade tickets available. £75 includes three comedians, free booze and food. To register your interest, email

The Gold Sponsors of the Games Media Awards are Microsoft, Nintendo, Activision, Codemasters and Electronic Arts. The Silver Sponsors are 505 Games, Gamecock and Koch Media.

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