IDG Entertainment Selects Best Buy(R) as Exclusive E-Commerce Provider; Relationship Also Provides Best Buy Customers with Access to IDG Entertainment’s Authoritative Gaming Content
OAKLAND, CA – APRIL 27, 2006 – IDG Entertainment (IDGE), the world's leading interactive entertainment-information provider, today announced that it has selected Best Buy Co., Inc. to be its exclusive e-commerce partner for its network of gaming-information web sites.
The agreement states that IDGE will provide users with convenient links to Best Buy's e-commerce site from product pages across its network of web sites — the third-largest games-information online network in the world — which includes Games.net, GamePro.com, GamerHelp.com, GameDownloads.com, and BlogFaction.com.
"We are happy to provide the burgeoning community of game buyers who visit the IDG Entertainment Online Network with instant access to the industry-leading discounts and customer service that Best Buy delivers," said IDGE President and CEO Daniel Orum. "It is Best Buy's ability to provide a complete selection of new games, hardware, and accessories as well as music, movies, and consumer electronics for today's technology-savvy consumers that make them the ideal e-commerce partner."
Under the agreement, IDGE will also provide Best Buy shoppers with access to authoritative product reviews, previews, cheats, codes, downloads, and videos from GamePro's highly respected editorial team.
The agreement also includes the recently announced GamePro Level-2 subscription, available exclusively in the video games department at Best Buy stores nationwide, which includes special offers with hundreds of dollars in savings annually on video games, PC games, gaming hardware and peripherals at Best Buy stores.
About IDG Entertainment
For over 17 years, IDG Entertainment (IDGE) has led the industry by providing a portfolio of highly read multiplatform gaming magazines and web sites. Print products include GamePro magazine, Star Wars Insider magazine, Code Vault magazine, and the IDG Entertainment Industry White Paper. The IDG Entertainment Online Network, the third-largest gaming-information network worldwide with over 9 million unique visitors per month (comScore MMX, 12/05), includes Games.net, GamePro.com, GamerHelp.com, GameDownloads.com, and BlogFaction.com. 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 idg-entertainment.com.