GMA 2010 liveblog over – catch up on winners, happenings here

Thursday, 14th October 2010 20:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt


The 2010 Games Media Awards took place in London tonight, with some surprises.

Nominees went into pre-show “pant-shit” mode, with no clue as to who would take the Games Media Legend award for the year.

VG247 did well here in 2009, taking the blog and online writer awards. The site’s editor (me) won the legend gong.

We were up for the blog award this year. We didn’t win, so Cullen’s ass is a bit sore from the lashing at the moment. So if you didn’t vote for us, you’re to blame for his ass looking like a baboons at the moment.

Here’s who all what what:

  • Best Games Blog -Rock, Paper, Shotgun
  • Rising Star – Martin Robinson of IGN UK
  • Games Broadcast – Jon Blyth, former PC Zoner for the Blyth Report on IGN
  • Best National Newspaper – The Guardian won coverage
  • Best Regional Columnist Dave Cook from The Scotsman and NowGamer
  • Specialist Writer Online – Tim Ingham,
  • Specialist Print Writer – Jon Blythe
  • Best Website – Eurogamer
  • Best Games Magazine – Retro Gamer
  • Industry Legend – PC Zone (see Pat’s speech here)

We liveblogged the lot, obviously. Get what happened below.



  1. Razor

    Should Cullen get fired…I want his job!

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    *pre-emptively packs office, steals office gear*

    #2 4 years ago
  3. StolenGlory

    Holy shit, will you look at that picture.

    Please replace the crinkle-chip holding the trophy with a hot, nubile Japanese chick (the context is not important).

    Thanks in advance :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. EscoBlades

    Go Lauren!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Stephany Nunneley

    Was that the Oscars where she cried “you like me… you really like me”? Wait it was really “I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me!”

    The misquote is so much better.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Syrok

    Ooh, time to find some pictures to photoshop your faces on in case you win again. :)

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Egon Superb

    I’m on tenterhooks, as they haven’t opened the bar yet.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. mathare92

    My semi-baseless predictions: Best Mag: PC Gamer. Best Website: Eurogamer. Rising Star: Martin Gaston. Specialist Writer Print: Tom Francis (would have gone with Blyth but he won last year). Specialist Writer Online: Ellie Gibson. Newspaper: The Guardian. Mainstream Magazine: Wired (totally random guess) Regional Columnist: Dave Cook, The Scotsman (another wild guess :P) Games Broadcast/Podcast: The Blyth Report (hopefully :D)
    and of course, Best Games Blog: None other than VG247!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Blerk

    They’ll never take Johnny alive!

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Hunam

    If Ellie wins (again?) I’m quitting reading gaming sites.

    Seriously. She does the consistantly worst interviews in the industry.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. ShakaCarnage

    I’ll be there getting shitfaced. If you’re there, Pat, which I imagine you are, lets do some beer drinking.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Johnny Cullen

    Blerk – Phft. I’ll be doing an Infinity Ward if anything happens. ;)

    #12 4 years ago
  13. EscoBlades

    All i can say is…how the hell did Ready Up get nominated for anything? *stokes fire*

    #13 4 years ago
  14. mojo

    “Back stage chatter is pointing to some upsets, but we’re saying nothing. You’ll just have to wait and see.”

    Bobby Kotick lol
    serious. the guy who left RPS recently.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. onlineatron

    Mr. Garratt needs to win the award for “Best Blog ‘n’ Beard”

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Debabrata Nath

    Hot Damn. Good luck guys :D

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Joe Anderson

    @10 are you joking? I think she’s a genius. If my interviews where as good as Ellie’s I’d be pleased.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Johnny Cullen

    I hope Ellie wins the Legend award. I really do.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Joe Anderson

    @johnny Ellie is a Legend no doubt.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. JL

    CoverItLive blog thing seems to be broken upon page reload in both FF and IE :(

    edit: thanks Johnny, you html wizard!

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Johnny Cullen

    Fixed it.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. onlineatron

    With the majority, Ellie is fantastic.

    Not many women that can make me laugh, so it was with trepidation I listened to her hosting the EG podcast… but she is hilarious and absolutely fantastic, BEST FEMALE IN GAMING!

    (sorry Stephanie :P)

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Stephany Nunneley

    @22 No need for apologies! She is the Queen. End of.!

    #23 4 years ago
  24. justiceblob

    Who is Ellie? Full name please so I can read some stuff

    #24 4 years ago
  25. onlineatron

    Ellie Gibson.
    Listen to the latest Eurogamer Podcast to know who we’re talking about.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. mathare92

    Go read her Sonic 4 review over on EG. Brilliant. :D

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Hunam

    I must be firmly in the don’t get it camp. She tries too hard, to the point where she’s barely talking about the games she’s supposed to be talking about.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Debabrata Nath

    Ah well, congrats to them but I belief VG247′s better.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. mathare92

    RPS?!! Ah… :(

    Good bye Johnny…

    #29 4 years ago
  30. manamana

    Yepp, congrats to RPS! – At least they have the same wordpress problems … ;-)

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Erthazus


    But, to be really serious about that. The best news blog is absolutely VG247. There is no competition.

    What RPS is doing right is that they are doing everything for the PC gaming blog + they are looking for the PC culture and looking for interesting mods that i don’t know for example. They are exploring the PC gaming world and they are good at it.

    To be honest, these 4 guys know about PC more than many people do and there are so much interesting stuff for old school games.. or info, or mods. Deserved.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Johnny Cullen

    @29 – Bye. *waves*

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Stephany Nunneley

    Okay. Updated the post with winners and etc.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. deanimate

    I do love RPS :) I hope that this site can match the maturity of RPS in the future. It will serve it well.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Blerk

    Hard luck, guys. Still, losing to RockPaperShotgun is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s not like you lost to someone shit. :-)

    #35 4 years ago
  36. scuz

    You didn’t tell me to vote :( Some Republicans for Justice blog this is…

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Golden

    Well done to all, but I would have hoped that One Life Left received something, those guys and gal are great

    #37 4 years ago

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