NewswireToday - /newswire/ -
Bath, Banes, United Kingdom, 2012/03/28 - GamesMaster, the UK’s longest-running games magazine, today celebrates its 250th issue - Futureplc.com. LSE: FUTR
First launched in 1993, GamesMaster is the world’s most exciting multi-format games magazine, and is the only magazine to offer comprehensive coverage of the biggest and best games in every format, every month.
To celebrate its 250th issue, the magazine comes wrapped in a special gold foil souvenir wallet and features the definitive list of the 250 Greatest Gaming Moments, which takes a look back at the entire history of gaming and all the consoles that have ever been played on.
The issue also comes packed with a free poster displaying all of GamesMaster’s 250 covers on one side, with the greatest games controllers ever on the other. Plus there is a free sticker sheet featuring 96 of the most iconic games characters as classic 16 bit sprites.
Readers also have the opportunity to win the ultimate gaming prize – a GamesMaster Golden Joystick trophy engraved with their name.
Robin Alway, GamesMaster’s Editor-in-Chief says: “It feels great to have reached this milestone. We’re proud that GamesMaster has been there for an entire generation of gamers. We’re hitting the big 250 at the peak of our powers with one of our best ever issues. Anyone who’d grown up reading the mag won’t want to miss it. We have some big ambitions for the future of one of the UK’s iconic games media brands, so here’s to issue 300!”
The 250th issue of GamesMaster goes on-sale today.
GamesMaster is the world’s most exciting multi-format games magazine, and is the only magazine to offer comprehensive coverage of the biggest and best games on every machine, every month. In every issue you’ll find the biggest scoops across all the formats, and of course all the latest developments on the next wave of hardware. GamesMaster is also responsible for the GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards. The world’s longest-running and best-known gaming awards, it’s the only annual awards voted for by gamers and a highlight of the games industry calendar.
Future plc (futureplc.com) is an international media group and leading digital publisher, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating 200 specialist publications, apps, websites and events. We hold market-leading positions in Games, Film, Music, Technology, Cycling, Crafts and Automotive. Our biggest-selling products include TechRadar, T3, Total Film, BikeRadar, MusicRadar, Classic Rock, GamesRadar and Official Xbox Magazine. TechRadar is the UK’s number one consumer technology website. Future sells 2.9 million magazines each month; we attract more than 34 million monthly unique visitors to our websites; and we deliver over 100 digital editions and bespoke apps on tablet. Future exports or syndicates publications to 89 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of magazine content. Future was named Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year at the Association of Online Publishers Awards 2011.