GMA 2012: The finalists in full

GMA 2012: The finalists in full

By Develop Staff

August 9th 2012 at 10:37AM

The biggest names from specialist, national and mainstream press competing for prizes

After weeks of intense lobbying, Develop can reveal the finalists of this year’s Games Media Awards – over 30 writers, plus more than 50 online and print publications, are in the running.

The winners will be voted for by a 200-strong judging panel, comprising members of the media and industry PRs, with the winners named on Wednesday October 18th at Vinopolis, near Borough Market. Russell Kane will be the host for the evening.

No finalists for the prestigious Games Writer of the Year award are being announced, with all submissions for this category being judged by award-winning author and journalist Tim Lott.

Gold Partners supporting the event include Xbox 360, Need For Speed Most Wanted, PlayStation, Nintendo, Codemasters Racing, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance and OnLive.

Deep Silver has signed up as Media Transport Partner, Trion is sponsoring the Pre-Drinks Party and Gamescom is Event Partner. Green Man Gaming is sponsoring the Top Tweeter category, with Precise sponsoring Coverage by a Mainstream Website. Meanwhile, Sega is backing the Games Writer of the Year award.

350 guests will attend this year’s ceremony, including 200 media. A limited number of trade tickets are available at £150 each. Contact Kathryn.Humphrey@ intentmedia.co.uk to book.

A limited number of further partnership opportunities are available. To find out more contact caroline@indigopearl.com.

THE FINALISTS

Games Magazine

PC Gamer
Edge
Retro Gamer
Official PlayStation Magazine
Nintendo Gamer
GamesTM

Games Website

IGN
Eurogamer
Gamespot UK
CVG
Rock Paper Shotgun
VG247

Games Blog

Ready Up
The Average Gamer
We See In Pixels
Gamewaste
Hookshot Inc

Games Video

OXM Breakdown
Inside Xbox
Start Select
PlayStation Access TV
Yogscast

Games Radio and Podcast

Videogamer.com
OneLifeLeft
BBC Radio 5 Live’s Game On
Pocket Gamer
BBC Radio 1Xtra

Coverage by a Mainstream Website

Askmen.com
Digital Spy
Huffington Post
Holy Moly
Sabotage Times
Wired.co.uk
Maxim

Specialist Writer – Print

Christian Donlan
Edwin Evans-Thirlwell
Matthew Castle
Joel Gregory 
Jason Killingsworth

Specialist Writer – Online

Martin Gaston
Simon Parkin
Keza MacDonald
Christian Donlan
Pat Garratt
Wesley Yin-Poole

National Newspaper – Writer

Simon Parkin
Michael Plant
Dan Silver
Keith Stuart
Tom Hoggins
Lee Price
David Jenkins

Mainstream Magazine – Writer

Jonathan Pile
Leon Poultney 
Matt Hill 
Helen Lewis 
James Dyer

Rising Star

Tamoor Hussain
Lee Bradley
Matthew Reynolds 
David Scammell 
Owen Hill
Joe Robinson 
Lucy James 

Top Tweeter

Steve Hogarty - @misterbrilliant
Martin Gaston - @squidmania
Debbie Timmins - @weefz
Matt Lees - @Jam_Sponge
Mark Brown - @britishgaming
Pat Garrat - @patlike