Code Vault Magazine, Leveraged by the Authoritative GamePro Brand, Is One of America’s Fastest Growing Newsstand Publications!

OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 27, 2002 – IDG Games Media Group, the world's largest interactive entertainment information provider for multiplatform gaming enthusiasts and publisher of GamePro magazine, the world's largest multiplatform gaming magazine, and, the world's premier online source for gaming, today announced that Code Vault magazine is one of America's fastest growing newsstand magazine.


Code Vault is GamePro's exclusive, bi-monthly publication of video game cheats, tricks and secrets for all major gaming platforms. Since its launch in July of 2001, Code Vault quickly attracted a loyal newsstand readership of male teens. With over 5,000 codes per issue and available on newsstands nationwide, Code Vault helps gamers get the most out of their games by providing tips and codes which unlock hidden levels and screens, add character lives and bonus points, and much more.

All Code Vault codes are GamePro-tested and guaranteed to work. These authoritative codes take the guesswork and uncertainty out of gamers who know they can rely on GamePro and Code Vault to make the most of their games.

"As one of the fastest growing publications on the newsstands, Code Vault is an integral part of the GamePro brand," said John F. Rousseau, President and CEO of IDG Games Media Group and Publisher of GamePro magazine. "GamePro's suite of properties-including GamePro magazine,, and Code Vault-are perfectly positioned as the integrated media solution for marketers to effectively and efficiently reach and sell a targeted audience of gamers who are powerful purchasers."

A recent in-book survey indicated that Code Vault's audience is very satisfied with the magazine. In fact, the publication's readers refer back to the magazine 10 times on average and 90 percent say that Code Vault is very to extremely useful in their game playing while 97 percent would purchase the publication again.

Code Vault is cross-promoted throughout GamePro's branded properties, including GamePro magazine-the third most popular male teen magazine in the U.S. (TRU 2002)-, -the premier online source for gaming-and GamePro Presents Toy Line-an exclusive partnership with Racing Champions/ERTL Toys' JoyRide Studios division to produce action figures and vehicles based on popular video games.

About IDG Games Media Group

Located in Oakland, CA, IDG Games Media Group is the world's premier interactive entertainment publisher for multiplatform gaming enthusiasts and produces GamePro magazine,, Code Vault, and the IDG Games Media Group Industry White Paper.

GamePro's audience of over 3 million opinion-leading readers has established GamePro as the third largest male teen magazine in the country (Teenage Research Unlimited, 2002). The magazine is the market leader with a circulation of 500,000 (ABC membership applied for in 2000). GamePro delivers cutting-edge multiplatform gaming previews, reviews, strategies, cheats, and codes. The magazine's seasoned editorial staff provides its male teen audience with an authoritative source for video and personal computer gaming information. ( is the premier online source for gaming information on the Internet. The site delivers around-the-clock coverage of game reviews, previews, and cheats for every major gaming platform. is highly interactive with many popular features, including an online community for gamers that enables its visitors to post user reviews, chat with GamePro's editors and fellow gamers, create online personas, and more.

Code Vault is GamePro's exclusive, bi-monthly publication of video game cheats, tricks, and secrets for all major gaming platforms. All Code Vault codes are GamePro-tested and guaranteed to work. The publication is action-packed with over 5,000 codes per issue and is available on newsstands nationwide.

GamePro is a division of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at