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After years of blood, sweat and lots of censoring, the Podcast has finally been awarded a nomination – well done to Neon and his merry band of usually willing podcasters.

It's also great news for Martin, whom after walking away with the Rising Star award in 2011 is now up for Specialist Writer. And new recruit Dave 'The Camel' Scammell proves that years of hard graft does get recognised, claiming a Rising Star nom.

Martin is also up for Top Tweeter, so it's probably worth following him - @squidmania

Well done to all those nominated – full list found below.

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
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 Blog
Ready Up
The Average Gamer
We See In Pixels
Hookshot Inc

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

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VG_Dave's Avatar


I'd like to extend a huge thanks to everybody who voted. To even be considered for a nomination is one thing, but to see myself and the rest of the team up for an award is incredible! So yeah, big, big thanks to all!
Posted 23:02 on 09 August 2012
s_h_a_d_o's Avatar


Congratulations all, and best of luck! :)
Posted 21:24 on 09 August 2012
TheHindude's Avatar


Congratulations guys, you all certainly deserve the recognition :)
Posted 20:45 on 09 August 2012
MrGloomy's Avatar


Congrats you guys, you guys deserve it. I don't mind saying that I think Neon should get some recognition as it was Neon's overall presenting skills that got me listening to the early podcasts, all the way to the quality podcasts today. Overall, good job VG crew and keep up the hard work ;)
Posted 15:18 on 09 August 2012
Clockpunk's Avatar


Excellente! Although it is a shame one other individual whom I nominated didn't get through... :-/ but rooting for you chaps all the way!

... can an award winning podcast have more punishments...? ;)
Posted 14:13 on 09 August 2012
Woffls's Avatar

Woffls@ draytone

Well if Martin won Rising Star last year, surely that implies he should be up for another award given his rising...ness.
Posted 13:55 on 09 August 2012
draytone's Avatar


If Gaston wins again I'm calling foul play. Great news about the podcast, it's been a long time coming imo.
Posted 13:32 on 09 August 2012


Congrats, VG. As Neon says, specialist writer looks very competitive this year.
Posted 12:44 on 09 August 2012
mydeaddog's Avatar


Thanks guys, I'm really chuffed too - and it's brilliant to see Martin and Dave getting noms. I think Best Specialist Writer Online is a particularly strong crop this year.
Posted 12:10 on 09 August 2012
Woffls's Avatar


Well done again everybody :D About sodding time the podcast got some recognition.
Posted 12:05 on 09 August 2012
MJTH's Avatar


YAY! Well done VG team, great seeing the podcast get a nomination!
Posted 11:36 on 09 August 2012
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Posted 11:28 on 09 August 2012
dazzadavie's Avatar


Well done guys!

Would love to see VG up for Game Website but still great to see its up for podcast. :D
Posted 11:27 on 09 August 2012


Hah, just posted this in the forums at pretty much the same time this went up.

Well done for getting through to the final and good luck with the awards.
Posted 11:18 on 09 August 2012
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