GamePro Magazine Announces Its GamePro Action Disc – An Industry Editorial Exclusive

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NOVEMBER 5, 2001 – 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 GamePro.com, the world's premier online source for gaming, today announced its exclusive GamePro Action Disc.

 

For the first time ever, GamePro is producing the GamePro Action Disc series launching with its December issue which hits newsstands today. The Disc, which is viewable on both PlayStation and PlayStation 2 platforms, features multiplatform editorial coverage, video footage, audio soundtrack, and GameShark codes & saves on all the hottest games.

"As 2002 is predicted to be a breakout year for the electronic entertainment industry as a whole, the GamePro Action Disc will certainly drive hardware sales in this crucial holiday sales period for Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo, as well as third party software companies, and their important retail partners — benefiting all players in the gaming industry," said John F. Rousseau, President and CEO of IDG Games Media Group and Publisher of GamePro magazine. "With its strong reach to GamePro's audience of powerful consumers and avid gamers, the Action Disc is just one of the many unique editorial vehicles that we offer as the Premier Integrated Media Solution for the Electronic Games Industry."

The Action Disc is the latest addition to GamePro's suite of media properties designed to reach gamers at various points in their consumer buying cycle. The Disc provides added value to GamePro's audience at the critical point in their purchasing decisions and offers marketers an innovative way to reach gaming enthusiasts. Companies committed to advertising in upcoming issues include Capcom Entertainment, Infogrames, Inc., Namco Hometek Inc., and UBI Soft Entertainment.

A portion of sales from the December Disc issue will be donated to The Twin Towers Fund, established by Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, to assist families of the members of the uniformed services of the New York City Police Department, New York City Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and other government offices.

About IDG Games Media Group:

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

GamePro's audience of 3.3 million opinion-leading readers has established GamePro as the 3rd largest male teen magazine in the country (Teenage Research Unlimited Fall 2001). 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.

GamePro.com (www.gamepro.com) 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. GamePro.com 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.

About International Data Group (IDG)

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company. With annual revenues of $3.1 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld/InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World and CIO global product lines. IDG.net (www.idg.net), IDG's Technology Directory, covers the world's largest network of technology-specific web sites, comprised of more than 300 IDG sites in 70 countries. IDG also produces 168 technology-related events including IDG World Expo's Macworld Conference & Expo. Research arm IDC provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com.

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