IDG Launches GamePro in Germany

BOSTON, MA – AUGUST 12, 2002 – International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media company, today announced that it launched the German edition of GamePro, the world's largest multi-platform gaming magazine. This product launch brings IDG's reach in the gaming market to more than 3.5 million readers worldwide as its U.S. flagship GamePro celebrates its twelfth year.


Led by Editor in Chief Gunnar Lott, former senior editor of GameStar, GamePro Germany delivers previews, reviews, strategies and codes on console games, targeting teenagers and young adults aged between 12 and 25 years old. Published as a monthly, the first issue of GamePro has a folio of 130 pages and a print run of 100,000 distributed via newsstand sales. The newsstand price per issue is 5,20 euros.

"GamePro is an established, trusted brand among gaming enthusiasts around the world," said Stephan Scherzer, Board Member, IDG Entertainmnet Verlag GmbH. "In addition to GameStar, GamePro is another component in our publishing strategy of consistently establishing high-quality products in the German entertainment market.

Unlike other gaming publications that serve the multi-platform console gaming market, GamePro is not linked to one single console system. By providing unbiased statements about products and to maintain journalistic independence, GamePro compares all three: Playstation2, Xbox, and Gamecube. GamePro's most unique editorial feature is to review and compare each game (or a similar game) on all three gaming consoles, giving readers the most in-depth information on the latest gaming experiences.

Other topics featured in the premiere issue include: product reviews, game premieres and tests, topical news and game solution tips. As a special extra, the inaugural issue features a DVD with high-quality videos on the tested games and new games for all three consoles.

About International Data Group

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people about information technology than any other company in the world and 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 offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 websites in 70 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events in 35 countries, and research arm International Data Corporation (IDC) provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries worldwide. Company information is available at