Games Media Awards 2009 – liveblog at 8pm BST tonight

Thursday, 15th October 2009 20:13 GMT By Patrick Garratt


[Update] We are live, folks.

The Games Media Awards takes place tonight in London’s Camden, and VG247′s up for three of them. God willing, we may actually win something this time.

We’re in the running for Best Games Website, Specialist Writer (Web) and Games Blog.

The ceremony starts at 8.00pm BST tonight, and we’ll be liveblogging it after the break.



  1. Eregol


    Good luck. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. scratchy69

    See you there Pat. I’m going to kick off if you don’t win. Quietly and at the back so I don’t cause a scene though, obviously.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. JonFE

    Good luck! Remember, regardless of whether you win something this time or not, you are still winners in our eyes (or our browsers)!

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Dralen

    Good luck. This really is my absolute fave website, hope you win it.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. spikeymike

    Good luck everyone. This is a terrific site, and you deserve something!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    Thanks, chaps. I really do hope we win something.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Joe Anderson (wotta)

    Good Luck. :)

    #7 5 years ago
  8. SticKboy

    I’d be amazed if you didn’t win best blog, really I would.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. pleasant_cabbage

    Good luck! Do a barrel roll!
    I’m stuck in starfox now (fnar)

    #9 5 years ago
  10. ShakaCarnage

    I’ll be there. Can you mention me? I like the attention, obviously.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. yupyup

    Good luck Pat & co.

    After the Uncharted 2 competition yesterday – VG247 has to be a frontrunner for the ‘Most drivel in a comment thread’ award :D

    #11 5 years ago
  12. RomaTotti10

    You really deserve all the awards at the show, expect the award for best podcast. Have you dropped the podcast or have you just skipped a few weeks.

    I really appreciate you hard work with VG247.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Detale

    Good luck folks.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Tobinishi

    Good Luck. You deserve it

    #14 5 years ago
  15. reask

    Best of luck.
    Who knows Psycho might win the Daily Star award for best post. ;)

    #15 5 years ago
  16. mescalineeyes

    Yo Eurogamer, I’m real happy for you, and I’mma let you finish, but VG247 is one of the best videogaming blogs of all time. Of all time!

    #16 5 years ago
  17. blackdreamhunk

    the gaming media should not get any awards they lie too much. If you mean the gaming Industry now I agree that they should get a award.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Hunam

    “Hunam said:
    August 13, 2009 at 1:20 pm (Edit)
    Congratulations for the nominations pat!

    When you go, wear a cape and ask everyone to call you patman so I’ll have an excuse to keep making my patphone joke.”

    DO IT!

    #18 5 years ago
  19. mike3648

    Nice-hope you do well guys. I love this blog. You and N4G

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Egon Superb

    I nominated you for Games Industry Legend as well, but they must have thought the chance of you winning everything was too high…

    #20 5 years ago
  21. blackdreamhunk

    if vg247 is up there they should get an award one of better gaming media out there.

    If it’s the gaming media as whole no they not should get it all.

    if it’s the gaming industry yea maybe.

    I have come to respect vg247 site. My only beef they don’t track hardware companies for pc gaming.

    I would recomend it to pc gamers

    #21 5 years ago
  22. theevilaires

    odds are you’ll win Best game website. If it wasn’t then I wouldn’t post here so good luck.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. SticKboy

    Well that’s a ringing endorsement, TEA.

    Pat, I think it’s time to lower your standards ;)

    #23 5 years ago
  24. BillyBatts

    Voted for you fellas, see you at the bar.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. theevilaires

    As soon as Joystiq got rid of gaming sites have been spiraling to their deaths. The only site that has been like a real home away from gaming is this one.

    I factor it being the small number staff of writers, interesting funny comments, catchy headlines, well diverse set of fanboys, and psychotext.

    #25 5 years ago
  26. Jem Alexander

    Good luck Pat! I’m rooting for you!

    @theevilaires: Very nice of you to say so! I had a great time writing for PS3Fanboy back in the day. I hope you’ll check out the European PlayStation Blog from time to time, too — I’m trying my best to make that a real “home away from gaming” for all PlayStation fans. :)

    #26 5 years ago
  27. theevilaires

    Well Jem Alexander you just got yourself a new subscriber. The only problem I have with the PlayStation Blogs are that the members are hardcore elite Sony soldiers. So every thing feels one sided even when Sony does or say something stupid. The European isn’t that bad but OMG the North American site, forget about it :( .

    Joystiq’s fanboy sites were great and to this day I don’t know why they got rid of the names. But for now this place is like a secret garden of roses in the woods. It has just the right amount of fanboys, hardcore, and casual gamers to make it enjoyable every click.

    P.S.thanks for spelling my name out :D

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Insodp

    Good luck, your the best!

    #28 5 years ago
  29. DarkElfa

    Stephany and I are going to drink some Scotch and flick her bobble head around to simulate the pain of her not getting nominated.

    (That didn’t sound right either, Jesus I can’t win.)

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Mike

    Go team VG247!!!

    Do it for the kids, Pat.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Saint Dogbert

    This site is the best website I’ve come across for gaming news, Cheers for all your hard work. Hope you win something
    P.S. just joined.

    #31 5 years ago
  32. Roybott

    Good luck VG247 Team! :D

    P.S. Is the liveblog working for anyone? I just have the blank ScribbleLive box… no updates! – It is past 8pm BST right? or have I some how muddled up time zones again?

    EDIT: Ahh I just saw the first update appear… I guess I’m too impatient!

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Johnny Cullen


    #33 5 years ago
  34. Stephany Nunneley

    Elpha, I am gonna get a bobblehead made of me just for you! What kind of scotch are we drinking?

    #34 5 years ago
  35. freedoms_stain

    Careful Pat, if you have to go accept an award someone might pinch your laptop :p

    #35 5 years ago
  36. David Sarkisjan

    Fingers crossed!

    #36 5 years ago
  37. Mike

    Hi Johnny, Hi Rupert, Hi Ellie.


    This is what Pat *must* do if/when he wins!!

    #37 5 years ago
  38. dirigiblebill

    Pat: find Adam Doree and spill a drink on his lap. Then, when he stands up, slap him on the arse.

    Good luck with them awards :D

    #38 5 years ago
  39. Stephany Nunneley

    Thanks to Syrok:

    #39 5 years ago
  40. Johnny Cullen

    This is crucial: are they playing The Headmaster Ritual?

    #40 5 years ago
  41. iampaddy

    Ahahahaha, this is the best liveblog ever!

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Stephany Nunneley

    /facepalm on the comedy there FFS

    #42 5 years ago
  43. DarkElfa

    Glenlivet I suppose unless you like blended. Seriously, why aren’t you up for awards Steph, you’ve had some excellent articles this year. Women just don’t get the credit they deserve in the big pecs, big tits, big guns arena of internet gaming journalism these days. Go figure.

    …and go Nunneley bobble head figure!

    Nunneley bobble head now comes complete with html scripting expertise and looked over journalism excellence frown.

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Stephany Nunneley

    Boo him off stage.

    #44 5 years ago
  45. Stephany Nunneley

    @Elfa – well, I am not European for one thing ;-)

    But thanks! You just made my day. Also, Glenlivet sounds fantastic! Good taste there ;-)

    #45 5 years ago
  46. DarkElfa

    Well, you don’t have to be European to enjoy good single malt Steph and you seem like you’d have good taste in liquor to match the rye wit of working in a male dominated, ball smell filled field like this. Just keep going, they’ll smarten up someday…

    …or else you’ll have a psychotic episode and streak the Game Media awards in 2010. Either way, I’m there. ;) j/k <3

    #46 5 years ago
  47. Stephany Nunneley


    #47 5 years ago
  48. Roybott


    I thought the few minutes of silence meant you had won and ran off! :)

    #48 5 years ago
  49. Nathan Grayson

    Holy shit, WE WON. :D :D :D :D :D

    Oh, I am so telling my mom.

    #49 5 years ago
  50. DarkElfa

    Hurray! Good job guys!

    #50 5 years ago
  51. Psychotext

    Awesome. :D

    #51 5 years ago
  52. Mike

    Nice one, mate. Congrats.

    #52 5 years ago
  53. Syrok

    Well done, vg247. :D

    #53 5 years ago
  54. Mike

    Did you do a speech, Pat?

    #54 5 years ago
  55. TheDifficult3rdAlbum

    Congrats Pat! :-)

    #55 5 years ago
  56. DarkElfa

    Pat says: “I’d like to thank all the hard posting smacktards who read our site for their tireless hours of bickering, cursing and making my job a living hell from which there is no escape.”

    #56 5 years ago
  57. Mike

    must’ve won the specialist write one. Bout fucking time too.

    #57 5 years ago
  58. freedoms_stain

    Borderlands comments comp?


    #58 5 years ago
  59. Michael O'Connor

    Pat won! WHOOOOOO!!!

    #59 5 years ago
  60. Syrok

    \o/ Pat on his way to the stage

    #60 5 years ago
  61. Roybott

    Grats again :D

    You guys deserve it!

    #61 5 years ago
  62. No_PUDding

    Congrats :D

    #62 5 years ago
  63. freedoms_stain

    2 out of 3, not bad guys.

    #63 5 years ago
  64. Tobinishi

    Edge??? Are you serious?

    #64 5 years ago
  65. Joe Anderson (wotta)

    Really pleased for you and vg247, well done Pat. :)

    #65 5 years ago
  66. freedoms_stain

    Syrok, freakin awesome, obviously your shoop skills put Johnny’s to shame :p

    #66 5 years ago
  67. Tobinishi

    But Congrats to vg247 :D.

    #67 5 years ago
  68. Mike

    Nice, Pat!

    #68 5 years ago
  69. Mike


    #69 5 years ago
  70. Roybott

    WOW nice Pat!

    #70 5 years ago
  71. Lupine

    Congrats Pat and everyone at VG247 :)

    #71 5 years ago
  72. Tobinishi

    True Legend :D. Now please sign my copy of Brütal Legend :D

    #72 5 years ago
  73. Michael O'Connor

    “Edge??? Are you serious?”

    Yeah, because the only gaming magazine on the entire market that actually treats the industry as less than juvenile entertainment doesn’t deserve to win, amirite?

    Lets give it to GamesMaster instead!

    #73 5 years ago
  74. No_PUDding

    He is Legendary for not sleeping. Pat you are a legend, it’s true.

    #74 5 years ago
  75. Michael O'Connor

    3 out of 3 then, eh?

    Not too shabby.

    #75 5 years ago
  76. No_PUDding

    Pat you look a lot like Halle Berry…

    #76 5 years ago
  77. dirigiblebill

    Congratulations Pat, Steph, Nathan, Mike and Mart. A fine haul :)

    #77 5 years ago
  78. freedoms_stain

    3 out of 4, I think the legend thing was unexpected, they missed out on best games site.

    #78 5 years ago
  79. Johnny Cullen

    “Congratulations Pat, Steph, Nathan, Mike and Mart. A fine haul.”

    S’Cuse me? You seem to be forgetting someone. :P

    #79 5 years ago
  80. The Benny

    Nicely done all. I’d say that was worth sitting through the compere :D

    #80 5 years ago
  81. dirigiblebill

    My apologies :p well done Johnny!

    #81 5 years ago
  82. Michael O'Connor

    Yeah, how the hell did they leave out Johnny? Sheesh!

    No love for us Irish, huh?

    #82 5 years ago
  83. Stephany Nunneley

    Pat – Media Legend. Always knew it. That’s why I always wanted to work here! Gratz bossman! Gratz!

    #83 5 years ago
  84. dirigiblebill

    “They”? I am not the Borg :)

    #84 5 years ago
  85. David Sarkisjan


    #85 5 years ago
  86. Syrok

    “Pat you look a lot like Halle Berry…”


    #86 5 years ago
  87. dirigiblebill

    Anyone know who won Rising Star? Neon should’ve got it, though admittedly I’m not familiar with the other chaps.

    #87 5 years ago
  88. No_PUDding

    Syrok stunnign Photoshopping!

    #88 5 years ago
  89. Stephany Nunneley

    OMG. That one, Halle Pat, that should be our feature! LOL.

    #89 5 years ago
  90. Syrok


    Just take it, Steph. :D

    PS: Alternative version:

    #90 5 years ago
  91. SticKboy

    FUCKING WOOOO! Well done, one and all! Properly bloody chuffed to bits for the lot of you.

    PLEASE tell me somebody taped Pat’s speech!

    #91 5 years ago
  92. Hunam

    Best ending to a live feed ever, hilarious stuff, cheered me right up!

    #92 5 years ago
  93. scratchy69

    By far the best bit about the Games Industry Legend award was when Steve Jarret started his spiel with the line “he’s the only games journalist ever to be missing, presumed dead” and literally everybody in the place turned round and said “it’s Pat!”

    #93 5 years ago
  94. Johnny Cullen

    Seriously? XD

    #94 5 years ago
  95. Johnny Cullen

    Heh, it’s true. Just seen the post Tom did on Eurogamer. :D

    #95 5 years ago

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