IDG Entertainment Announces Launch of Gaming Site Dedicated to Enthusiasts
OAKLAND, CA – FEBRUARY 9, 2005 —IDG Entertainment, the world’s leading interactive entertainment–information provider, introduces GamerHelp.com. Part of the extensive IDG Entertainment Online Network, GamerHelp.com is a multilayered resource for gamers who want more information on the most popular and best-selling games, and who seek assistance in beating them.
Carrying the tagline “Gamers Helping Gamers” and being supported primarily by member-submitted content, GamerHelp.com serves the needs of gamers across all platforms, from PC to console to handheld. The site is designed for easy navigation, and users can access the most popular games, the most recent and top-rated FAQs, the most wanted FAQs, and more. IDG Entertainment complements member-submitted content by contributing thousands of tested cheats and codes that are guaranteed to work. “We’ve designed the ultimate destination for gamers who want to be the best,” explained Daniel Orum, president of IDG Entertainment.
To encourage submissions that are most useful to the gaming community, GamerHelp.com features a multilevel rewards program. The GamerHelp.com Rewards Program offers prizes for the most sought-after FAQs and the FAQ ranked the highest by gamers, and a random monthly drawing among all eligible entries is also held. Members can earn up to ten $50 or $100 gift certificates from a major retailer each month. “Our site stimulates interaction among the gaming community and rewards contributors unlike any other online property today that caters to the PC, console, or handheld gamer,” said Orum. “GamerHelp.com provides a forum for gamers to stay on top and at the same time share their knowledge and expertise with the gaming community at large.”
The IDG Entertainment Online Network has outpaced the gaming-information segment as a whole by over 500 percent during the period of September 2004 through November 2004 according to comScore/Media Metrix Worldwide Data. With over 7 million unique monthly users worldwide, the Online Network has experienced a 38-percent increase in users and a 41-percent increase in page views during the September/November period.
About IDG Entertainment
For over 15 years, IDG Entertainment has led the industry by providing a portfolio of successful multiplatform gaming and entertainment editorial products, including GamePro magazine, Star Wars Insider magazine, the IDG Entertainment Online Network, Best Buy game guides, and the IDG Entertainment Industry White Paper. The portfolio provides synergy between print and digital properties, reaching over 10 million consumers monthly. Information on all of IDGE’s properties is available at idgentertainment.com.
IDG Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, Macworld, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific websites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide, including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo®, DEMO®, and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at idg.com.