The New GamePro.com Is Live! Multiplatform Video Gaming Destination Redesigns with Focus on News, Cheats, Performance and Consumer Service

OAKLAND, CA – MAY 6, 2003 – IDG Games Media Group, the world's largest interactive entertainment information provider and publisher of GamePro and Code Vault magazines, today announced the launch of www.gamepro.com's newly redesigned website.

 

Featuring improved performance and smoother site navigation, GamePro.com's authoritative editorial voice continues a heavy concentration on gaming industry news, quality cheats and coverage of product development. Fueled by an exclusive partnership with Famitsu – the leading Japanese gaming information source – the site offers users the latest international news as well as timely domestic industry news on a daily basis. With Code Vault magazine now circulating on a monthly basis, GamePro.com's cheats and codes channel will explode with an all-new energy of online support – with codes guaranteed to work.

"This is an exciting launch. While maintaining GamePro.com's strength in editorial news and product development, we are very happy to develop an extremely useful resource for the consumer buying cycle," says Craig Eastman, Director of Online Product Development, GamePro.com. "GamePro.com is equipped to help users make better purchasing decisions – and more of them."

Tapping into GamePro.com's key partnerships, consumers can now have the ultimate gaming experience throughout the purchasing cycle.

Utilizing PriceGrabber's technology, consumers can compare prices on gaming products, estimate tax/shipping costs and read store reviews before making a purchase decision.

Downloadable coupons are available to consumers allowing them to print them right off their desktop and redeem them in partnering retail stores nationwide.

Gamers can try out games before they buy them with RedOctane's Unlimited Game Rental Service.

All these elements complement GamePro.com's expert editorial to help gamers make the best purchasing decisions.

About IDG Games Media Group

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

GamePro's audience of over 3 million opinion-leading readers has established GamePro as the most popular video game magazine amongst male teens in North America (Teenage Research Unlimited, 2002). GamePro's circulation is 529,043 (ABC Initial Audit Report, three-month period ending January 2002). GamePro is the industry leader among independent multiplatform video gaming magazines. 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.

Code Vault is GamePro's exclusive, monthly publication of video game cheats, tricks, and secrets for all major gaming platforms. All Code Vault codes are GamePro-tested and guaranteed to work. The publication is action-packed with over 3000 codes per issue and is available on newsstands nationwide.

GamePro is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers, and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (www.idg.net), which comprises more than 330 targeted websites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at www.idg.com