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For Immediate Release

Negative Gamer is pleased to announce that voting on?the?People’s Choice Award For Biggest Disappointment, the only publicly decided on honour at the annual Negative Gamer Awards,?is now open! Along with the voting options, the short-lists of other awards due to be given out at the ceremony have been released.

Some predictable nomination, such as Dante's Inferno and Modern Warfare 2 making the?Biggest PR-Backfire?award short-list, are joined by a few surprises. In the category of

Biggest Broken Promise?both the lack of support for the first Left 4 Dead, and the boycott group for the game's sequel, have been nominated.

A new award for the News or Discussion Topic Driven Furthest Into The Ground has been added to last year's list of awards, with the death of videogame journalism, the PSPgo's failing start and the controversy surrounding Modern Warfare 2's“No Russian” level all being nominated.

For a full list of nominations please see the following URL; http://negativegamer.com/?p=5837

The winners will be announced on New Years Eve.


Negative Gamer is a web publication founded in 2008 by John Kershaw. It began life as a personal blog where Kershaw could vent his anger at the videogame industry. Over the past two years the site has grown at a dramatic pace, gaining more than a dozen passionate staff members and a following of devoted fans, as well as recognition in the industry itself.


Started in 2008 the annual Negative Gamer Awards, or NGAs, reflect both the light hearted satirical basis for much of what Negative Gamer does, whilst encompassing a lot of the frustration felt by those who follow the industry. That anger is not just aimed at the“bullshit” in the gaming industry, but also in the often overly positive videogame press that reports on it.


For more information, interviews, quotes and images, please contact John Kershaw either by UK phone (07976048640) or by email ( john.kershaw@negativegamer.com).

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