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OPINION: Zumba dances again

What’s the best way to announce a new game? A consumer press event like GAMEfest? Tease it through social channels? Book a specialist print reveal?Or how about a good old fashioned PR stunt? 505 opted for none of those this week, announcing that Zumba 2 is coming to the UK …

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

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, …

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GMA 2011: Rock, Paper, Shotgun wins best blog prize

PC-focused site Rock, Paper, Shotgun took home the accolade of best Games Blog from last night’s Games Media Awards. The hugely popular blog was launched in 2007 and enjoys a monthly readership of more than 1m users. It was founded by industry veterans Kieron Gillen, Jim Rossignol, John Walker and …

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GMA 2011: Eurogamer takes Best Website award fifth year running

Eurogamer was named best website at last night’s Games Media Awards. It’s the sixth time that Eurogamer has won a GMA. It got took home awards (Best Website – News and Best Website – Reviews & Features) from the inaugural 2007 ceremony, and has won Best Website at every event …

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GMA 2011: SentUAMessage sent home with Broadcast award

Microsoft’s SentUAMessage was named best games broadcast at last night’s Games Media Awards. The regular on-console programming is part of the Inside Xbox channel’s editorial content and hinges on reader feedback and community input. Editors Dan Maher and Andy Farrant took the stage to collect the prize, beating repeat-winner One …

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GMA 2011: Second win for Shortlist as Mainstream Magazine

Shortlist won the GMA for Coverage in a Mainstream Magazine last night. The free weekly men’s mag won the same prize last year. Shortlist has carved a strong reputation amongst the trade, having put video games on the same level as the sport, film, lifestyle and entertainment topics it covers. …

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GMA 2011: The Guardian gets National Newspaper accolade again

The games editorial team at The Guardian was once again praised at this year’s Games Media Awards. Last night the team won the prize for best National Newspaper coverage of video games – it was in fact the fifth time it had won the award, making it still the only …

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GMA 2011: Another trophy for Edge

Future Publishing took home just one Games Media Award last night – but it was one of the most coveted. Its long-running high-end multiformat mag Edge was named best Games Magazine at a central London celebration of the games media. The Bath-based magazine has in fact won the prize a …

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GMA 2011: Colin Campbell named Games Media Legend

Colin Campbell was named Games Media Legend at last night’s Games Media Awards. An epic preamble from other Games Media Legend Patrick Garratt heralded Campbell’s appearance on stage – and rightly so: Campbell was Garratt’s first boss. Campbell’s career began 25 years ago as a staff writer on CTW, before …

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Games Media Awards 2011 – The winners are revealed

IGN, Edge, Eurogamer, The Guardian and Shortlist were amongst the key winners at this year’s Games Media Awards. Taking place at Vinopolis near Borough Market last night, the event saw some 17 print publications, 20 websites, podcasts and blogs, plus 26 individual writers, compete for the top honours. 300 media …

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