DDNet won an award for best gaming journalism!

I love the smell of victory in the morning.

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There are some days that really make it all worth it. Working on a games media publication isn’t easy (especially when you do magazines, podcasts, videos and more as well). It’s tiring and long, hard work, and sometimes very thankless (just try giving a popular game the “wrong” score).

And then sometimes it’s all validated.

DigitallyDownloaded.net has been awarded a Highly Commended at the recent Lizzies awards – the premier IT journalism awards in Australia. Given that the category included the likes of IGN, CNET, and fellow Metacritic-listed sites such as Stevivor, Player2.net and Checkpoint Gaming, this is an achievement I am truly proud of within such amazing company. Truly Australia is blessed with writing talent that punches well above our global weight.

DDNet has grown incredibly over the last two years, from the addition of the magazine and expanded team to cover all things to do with games. It is by no means the little hobby project I did on the side and was largely responsible for by myself. More than 20 people contribute to where DDNet is at now, and I couldn’t be more thrilled that their amazing work has been recognised.

I also want to thank everyone who has supported DDNet over the years – the readers, the subscribers to our newsletter and YouTube channel, the people that have bought our merchandise, and especially the Patreon backers. If it wasn’t for that support and the knowledge that we were offering something that people valued, DDNet would have been laid to rest years ago.

You can’t see it, but I’m lifting a glass of the finest champagne to you all. And I promise you… we are just at the start of this marathon. We’ve got so much more to come!

Matt S. is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of DDNet. He's been writing about games for over 20 years, including a book, but is perhaps best-known for being the high priest of the Church of Hatsune Miku.

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