Live from London’s Games Media Awards 2008 tonight

Thursday, 16th October 2008 15:43 GMT By Patrick Garratt


We’ll be live-blogging tonight’s Game Media Awards in London, just so you don’t miss any of the “action.”

We’re up for two – “Games Website” and “Specialist Games Writer – ONLINE” – which means we sort of have to go, and seeing as we’re there we thought we might as well bring you the blow-by-blow account of us not winning either.

Find all the categories and the nominations after the break. Not sure exactly when it’s going to start. There’s a pre-show drinks thing at 7.00pm BST, so we reckon you should keep an eye on the site from 8.00pm onwards.

Games Magazine

Games TM
Official Nintendo Magazine
Official PlayStation Magazine
PC Gamer
Xbox World

Games Website

GameSpot UK
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Specialist Games Writer – PRINT

Jon Blyth (PC Zone)
Tom Francis (PC Gamer)
Rick Porter (Games TM)
Joel Snape
(PlayStation Official Magazine)
Ben Talbot
(Official Xbox Magazine)
Alex Wiltshire (Edge)

Specialist Games Writer – ONLINE

Tom Bramwell (Eurogamer)
Guy Cocker (GameSpot)
Matt Cundy (Games Radar)
Gary Cutlack (Shiny Media)
Pat Garratt (VG 24/7)
Ellie Gibson (Eurogamer)

Mainstream Magazine Games Writer (sponsored by Ubisoft)

Rory Buckeridge (Zoo/Nuts)
Tom Dunmore (Stuff)
David McComb (Empire)
Simon Munk (FHM)
Matt Yeo (Toxic)

National Newspaper – best games coverage

Daily Telegraph

Regional Games Columnist

Dave Cook (Scotsman)*
Steven Fox (Metro)
Ewan Ross (Liverpool Echo)
Derek Uchman (Dundee Post)
Ross Wilkinson (Press Association)

* We know Scotland isn’t a region. But this seemed the best home for Mr Cook. Plus we look forward to people getting all narky about it.

Games Broadcast

Gadget Show
Games Night (Sky/
GameSpot UK Podcast
Johnny Minkley (Radio 1)
One Life Left (Resonance FM)

Rising Star (sponsored by Rising Star Games)

Luke Anderson (Gamespot)
Michael Gapper (Xbox World 360)
Simon Miller (X360)
Chris Scullion (Official Nintendo Magazine)
Richard Stanton (Edge)
Ed Zitron (PC Zone)



  1. JamieSI

    Good luck Pat and team! :)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. patlike

    Ta :)

    #2 6 years ago
  3. morriss

    Just remember where you came from, Pat. Like Jenny. From the block.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    He used to have a little, now he has a lot.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Johnny Cullen

    Pat, you referring to yourself in 3rd person again XD

    Pat Garratt (VG 24/7)

    Good luck anyways =D

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Axle

    All the best Pat – just wondering why UK:R didn’t make it onto that list of best website . . .

    #6 6 years ago
  7. patlike

    I might actually use “I” tonight :)

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Smartypants

    You have a great site here, it’s almost the only one I use to keep up with the news. IMO you guys deserve the awards. Best of luck :)

    #8 6 years ago
  9. ShakaCarnage

    If you win, I shall congratulate you in person. Aren’t you a lucky chap. You can ask me if I voted for you.

    Bring the beard!

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Blerk

    It’s in the bag, Pat. I already delivered the ‘packages’ to the other judges.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. El_MUERkO

    maybe pat will win and it’ll go to his head, then he’ll self destruct rockstar style \o/

    #11 6 years ago
  12. aqva

    Go Garratt go!! If you win, I’ll pay for the next extra hot Nandos mate! If you lose, I’ll pay the next two times!!

    #12 6 years ago
  13. that_happy_cat

    @Axle… you answered your own question.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. No_PUDding

    Oh Pat, I remember you when you were this tall |——-| . And now look at you….

    Nah I don’t, I came here like 2 months ago, but good luck.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. morriss

    If it wasn’t for me, this site would erm be, even more famous?

    #15 6 years ago
  16. MesserWolf

    Good luck !!

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Hunam

    I think pat and tom should have a cage match over the writer award.

    Or gladiators.

    #17 6 years ago

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