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Online sales giant backs MCV Awards 2011

The Hut Group has signed as the sponsor for one of the key accolades at the MCV Industry Excellence Awards 2011. The online retail giant, which operates multiple websites including Zavvi, is backing this year’s Games Publisher award. The Hut Group is delighted to continue its retail partnership with the …

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Ivor Novello win for Killzone 2

Killzone 2 has been awarded the inaugural Ivor Novello Award for best original video game score. The soundtrack to the Guerilla Games title, composed by Joris de Man, won the inaugural games-facing award at the event which rewards song writers and composers for their work in various fields. It was …

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Finalists named for GAME’s public vote BAFTA

High street retailer GAME has unveiled the shortlist for the GAME Award at this year’s BAFTAs. The award is the only one voted for by the public, and titles up for the coveted prize includes FIFA 10, Modern Warfare 2, Assassin’s Creed II and Batman: Arkham Asylum. Gamers can vote …

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Fluid scoops design awards

Ad design specialist Fluid has picked up three awards for creative efforts in the games industry. At the Rose Design Awards, the company took home two gold awards for best online and offline promotion in the new gaming category. Meanwhile, at the Cream awards the firm won silver for best …

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Ant and Dec ad wins award

Perennially popular Geordie duo Ant and Dec have helped Nintendo win a weekly marketing award from UTalkMarketing thanks to their new TV ad campaign for the Wii. The advertisement was named as this week’s UTalkMarketing People’s Choice winner having won over 1,000 of the site’s users, receiving 21 per cent …

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GMAs 2009: Slingsby is best Regional Journo

Dan Slingsby was named the best Regional Games Columnist gong at last night’s Games Media Awards. He beat out Ross Wilkinson (Press Association), Steven Fox (Metro), Ian Crump (Southern Daily Echo) and last year’s winner Dave Cook (The Scotsman). Slingsby’s Games Addict is a syndicated column that appears in 16 …

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Uncharted 2 wins critics E3 gong

Sony’s upcoming PS3 exclusive action title Uncharted 2: Among Thieves has emerged as the star performer of the E3 2009 Game Critics Awards, a panel comprising editors of 29 consumer games publications. Naught Dog’s title grabbed three accolades including the coveted ‘Game of the Show’ award. Also performing strongly was …

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Miyamoto grabs Game Developers Hero award

Over 9,000 game developers from across the globe have declared Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto as their game developer hero. The international survey, commissioned by the Develop Conference, saw the Mario and Zelda creator take nearly 30 per cent of the total vote, at around 3,000 developer votes. It’s no surprise that …

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Kotick nominated as MarketWatch CEO of the Year

Activision Blizzard’s CEO Bobby Kotick has been named as a finalist for MarketWatch’s CEO of the Year award. Kotick received the most recognition for his success in merging Activision and Blizzard earlier this year. MarketWatch described the move as the creation of a formidable challenger to industry leader Electronic Arts”. …

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