Just a note to say that TheSixthAxis lost out in the ‘Best Website’ category at tonight’s Games Media Awards to Eurogamer. Although we got quite a nice cheer as our name was read out during our category, we didn’t secure enough votes from the gaming industry and – sadly – came away with nothing but a few beers.
I’m gutted. Pleased for everyone that won an award, sure, but gutted for our guys. It’s a lovely site to write for, as I said this morning, but it would have been nice for some recognition of all the hard work we put in for nothing back but some nice comments and the odd free game.
Not that we really thought we’d win, it’s clear that this is still very much an industry ruled by the big publishers like Future and Imagine and the likes of the massive Eurogamer network, but there was just that tiny spark of hope today, a glimmer, that other people might have felt the same way as we do. We hope some people did vote for us – thank you.
Other awards included Rock Paper Shotgun for best blog and Edge Magazine for best print, the latter at least I can certainly relate to – there’s nothing else on the market that even comes close.
Regardless, onwards and upwards. We still reckon we’re doing everything we can and what we do, we do right. Peter’s editorial stance of no interview pre-loading, as little ‘headline grabbing’ as possible and a strong focus on mutual respect means that we can rely on you guys, our community, to know that you’re our top priority.
A community that we are hugely thankful for, and a community that gets on well with each other. We won’t rest, though – we’ve got some nice things in the pipeline for the next twelve months and – hopefully – we’ll be back with a nomination next year and perhaps we’ll bag another couple of votes in the running.
I don’t run TSA anymore, but I’m still proud as hell for what we’ve done and what we’ve become. And for a site like ours, built from nothing, with no help, no funding and no real idea at the start of what this is all about, we can’t ask for more than that.