The Average Gamer

We’re on the GMA Shortlist!

The shortlists for the Games Media Awards were announced today. I’m very proud of the team because we’ve earned ourselves a finalist place in the Games Blog category. Hooray!

The Games Media Awards recognise some of the best games writers, games sites, magazines and publications about games in any medium. It really is a great honour to have made it through the nomination stage and into the shortlist :D

Here’s a shout-out to everyone who’s written something for the site this year. Amazing work, everyone and thanks very much.

  • Nick Silversides
  • Pippa Hall
  • Brett Phipps
  • Kevin Kissane
  • Lewis Rayne
  • Jon Jones
  • Pele Kophorous
  • Nick Lynch
  • Mat Jones
  • Grant Howitt
  • Duncan Aird
  • Robbie Paterson
  • Ed Campion
  • Jem Alexander
  • Lawson Douvier
  • Ross Brookes

We’re up against some excellent sites as well: Ready Up have a great team (which also includes Duncan, the shameless hussy), We See In Pixels is run by a lovely chap named Mike Adebajo, Gamewaste is run by another lovely chap named Nick Cowen and the new but no less fearsome Hookshot Inc was put together by a crack team of games journalist legends. It’s stiff competition out there and I’m looking forward to another year of great posts here on The Average Gamer.

Of course, it’s not all about the blogs. Here are the other awards and finalists:

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 (Who’s that chick?)
Matt Lees – @jam_sponge
Mark Brown – @britishgaming
Pat Garrat – @patlike

Games Magazine

PC Gamer
Retro Gamer
Official PlayStation Magazine
Nintendo Gamer

Games Website

Gamespot UK
Rock Paper Shotgun

Games Video

OXM Breakdown
Inside Xbox
Start Select
PlayStation Access TV

Games Radio and Podcast
BBC Radio 5 Live’s Game On
Pocket Gamer
BBC Radio 1Xtra

Coverage by a Mainstream Website
Digital Spy
Huffington Post
Holy Moly
Sabotage Times (I wrote a piece for them once)

Good luck to everyone!

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