IDG Games Media Group Names Cynthia C. Sandor To President Of Gameproworld.com

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — SEPT. 14, 1999 — 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, today announced the promotion of Cynthia C. Sandor to President of GameProWorld.com, the world's premier entertainment destination.

Sandor, who previously held the position of Vice President and General Manager of GameProWorld.com, has been with IDG Games Media Group for nearly 5 years and in the high-tech publishing industry for more than 16 years.

As President, Sandor will be responsible for managing the GameProWorld division, continuing to develop the unique strategic position of GameProWorld.com, expanding promotional and content affiliations, as well as identifying opportunities for new revenue streams.

"Cyndy has been the driving force behind GameProWorld.com's successful launch," said John F. Rousseau, President/CEO of the IDG Games Media Group and Publisher of GamePro magazine. "Her personal drive and her vision for the Web portal is exactly what is needed to continue its growth and take advantage of the countless opportunities that lay ahead."

"GameProWorld.com's growth over the past five months has been phenomenal," said Sandor. "Our dedicated editorial team is adding more gaming content, up-to-the-minute news, and entertainment/lifestyle information at an incredible pace. We are pushing the boundaries of technology to bring it to consumers in very compelling and entertaining ways that our site visitors demand and are unique to GameProWorld.com."

The GameProWorld portal delivers the latest gaming news, reviews and previews for each of the major gaming platforms, including PlayStation, N64, Dreamcast, and personal computers. In addition, GameProWorld.com provides cutting-edge lifestyle information on music, television and film.

GameProWorld.com currently has a partnership with the recently launched GameProSuperstore.com, the result of an exclusive licensing agreement with Entertainment Brands, LLC. and IDG Games Media Group. GameProSuperstore.com is the newest place on the Web to buy video and computer games at great prices. The site also includes a game auction for gamers to buy, sell and trade new and used games.

About IDG Games Media Group:

IDG Games Media Group, located in San Francisco, CA, is the world's largest interactive entertainment provider for multi-platform gaming enthusiasts and produces GamePro magazine, GameProWorld.com, and the IDG Games Media Group Industry White Paper. The IDG Games Media Group is a division of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading information technology media and research company.

About IDG:

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company in the world. With annual revenues of $2.35 billion, IDG is the leading global provide of IT media, research, conferences and expositions. IDG publishes more than 290 computer newspapers and magazines and 700 book titles in 75 countries, led by Computerworld/InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World , PC World, Channel World, and the "…For Dummies" global product lines. IDG offers online users the largest network of technology sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 250 targeted web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions in 35 countries, and its research arm, International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 49 offices in 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.