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PC takes centre stage in LA during E3 with the PC Gaming Show

PC takes centre stage in LA during E3 with the PC Gaming Show

Live Event on June 16 Celebrates the Games, Tech and People Behind PC Gaming’s Golden Age; Cliff Bleszinski, Blizzard Entertainment, Cloud Imperium Games, Dean Hall and Tripwire Interactive to Appear

AMD, Bohemia Interactive and Digital Storm to Sponsor

LOS ANGELES — April 23, 2015 — “AMD Presents The PC Gaming Show Powered by PC Gamer,” a first-of-its-kind event for developers, publishers, hardware companies, press and fans, will take place in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 16, 2015. Presented by AMD, organised by PC Gamer, and streamed live in partnership with Twitch from the Belasco Theater, the show will bring the PC gaming community together under one roof for breaking news and perspective from some of the biggest names in the industry. Hosted by Sean ‘Day[9]’ Plott, the first announced participants of the show include Dean Hall (DayZ), Blizzard Entertainment, Cliff Bleszinski (Boss Key Productions) and Cloud Imperium Games (Star Citizen).

For more information and to register for press access, please visit: www.PCGamingShow.com and follow #pcgamingshow.

This is an incredible time for PC gaming, with more powerful and affordable hardware than ever before, thousands of games available through Steam, Origin and other platforms, and millions of viewers regularly watching esports events. The PC Gaming Show is a call to the PC community to come together to celebrate this era, and the innovations that lie ahead.

“At AMD, our focus is on driving gaming innovation in all possible ways. The PC Gaming Show embodies the spirit of innovation, openness and community that’s part of our DNA – delivered by gamers, for gamers,” said Matt Skynner, Corp. VP & General Manager, Computing and Graphics at AMD. “The time is right for a PC-focused event in the week of E3 and we’re honored to be part of bringing the industry together.”

Organised by PC Gamer, with support from Presenting Partner, AMD (NASDAQ: AMD), the inaugural PC Gaming Show will see participation from a range of game developers, including Blizzard Entertainment, Bohemia Interactive, Cloud Imperium Games, Tripwire Interactive, Square-Enix, Obsidian Entertainment, Paradox Interactive and Humble Bundle among many others.

“We’re living in a golden age of PC gaming, but unlike other platforms the PC has no format holder, no marketing department, and—until now—no event during E3 week purely devoted to it,” said Tim Clark, Global Editor-in-Chief, PC Gamer. “We think a show like this, which brings together people from every corner of PC gaming to celebrate the exciting things happening, is long overdue. We hope you’ll join us, in person or on stream, to be part of it.

“PC gaming is experiencing an extraordinary growth spurt,” said Shaun Prescott, Australian editor, PC Gamer. “It boasts a creative and passionate player base, and burgeoning technologies like VR will ensure it’s the dominant platform for many years to come. Now is a better time than ever to bolster the global community with a high profile show that showcases what PC gaming is all about.”

About PC Gamer

PC Gamer is the global authority on PC games. For more than 20 years, it has delivered unrivaled coverage, in print and online, of every aspect of PC gaming. Our team of experts brings readers trusted reviews, component testing, strange new mods, under-the-radar indie projects and breaking news around-the-clock from all over the world.

The Builder’s Guide to Minecraft available now

The Builder’s Guide to Minecraft available now

The Builder’s Guide to Minecraft, Future’s second Minecraft-focused publication, is now on sale. With a newsstand price of $8.95, The Builder’s Guide to Minecraft features 84 pages of news, tutorials and in-depth features on the phenomenally popular building game. Presented by PC Gamer, the bimonthly magazine is available in all good newsagents as well as Big W and Target, among others.

It follows the success of Future’s Ultimate Guide to Minecraft, which rocked newsstands when it released in December 2014.

“We’ve lovingly put together this first issue of the Builder’s Guide as huge fans of the game,” editor Paul Taylor said. “Whether you’re starting out or you’ve been building since Notch threw the first block out into the ether, there’s loads of hints, tips and guides to improve your game.”

Highlights of the debut issue include tutorials on advanced mining and building techniques, a guide to the game’s notoriously tricky Ender Dragon boss fight, as well deep dives on how Microsoft’s forthcoming Hololens technology will influence the game; a collection of outstanding biomes and more. The magazine also features collectible posters and will appeal to fans playing across PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Android and iOS.

 

 

 

Future Announces New Technology Portfolio Bookazine  Strategy For 2015 Focusing On Core Markets

Future Announces New Technology Portfolio Bookazine Strategy For 2015 Focusing On Core Markets

Future, the international media group and leading digital business, today revealed its new 2015 Bookazine strategy for its Technology portfolio.

Streamlined and re-focused, there are four clearly defined series for different user types and needs – Made Simple, Handbook, Guru Guide and Technology Tips Guide.

Each series will have a consistent design with easy-to-understand memorable branding. Each issue will come with a free digital edition available through a voucher mechanic.

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Made Simple Series – Targets the entry-level users in mass consumer markets. They will have 148 pages and a friendly, humanised design that will focus on mass consumer products such as the iPhone. They will retail at £9.99.

Handbook Series – Targets the enthusiasts in mass consumer markets who want a comprehensive guide to using their new product to its absolute capacity. They will have 180 pages and will again focus on the mass consumer products such as the iPhone. They will retail at £12.99.

Guru Guide Series – Targets the advanced users in specialist markets who want to go to the next level. They will have 180 pages and an encyclopaedia-style design that will focus on topics of interest to advanced PC users, Linux enthusiasts and businesses. They will retail at £12.99.

Technology Tips Guide – Targets people of all skill levels wanting a dip-in/dip-out guide to popular software and hardware. They will have 148 pages and a brightly coloured ‘desk reference’ design that will focus on topics of interest to advanced PC users, Linux enthusiasts and businesses. They will retail at £9.99.


Paul Newman,Group Editor-in-Chief of Future’s Technology Group, says, “These new Bookazines series offer the perfect extension to what Future’s core brands such as TechRadar, T3 and Linux Format already offer. Whether a novice or expert, there will be a series for all users in our core markets to ensure that they get the most from their tech.”

Nick Merritt, Head of Content and Marketing for Future’s technology portfolio, says, “Our brands are leaders in the world of consumer and business tech media. This new Bookazine strategy allows us to talk directly to our core markets and offer them an extension to what they already love about our titles. Consumer tech is one of the most exciting markets in the world and by offering these premium titles, we are ensuring that consumers have the chance to make the most of their latest device.”

For more information please contact Ben Pester at Pester PR on

+44(0) 7968 144 230 or ben@PesterPR.co.uk

The UK’s Leading Technology News and Reviews Website, TechRadar, Unveils New Look Website

The UK’s Leading Technology News and Reviews Website, TechRadar, Unveils New Look Website

New Wearables Channel

Enhanced E-Commerce

New Responsive Capabilities

20 January 2015Future plc, the international media group and leading digital business, has today unveiled significant developments to its market-leading website TechRadar.com with the launch of a new responsive site and the arrival of a new channel, covering the growing wearable technology category.

As the UK’s most popular technology news and reviews website, and with more than 27 million users globally, TechRadar is one of the most influential tech websites on the planet. Covering the world of wearable technology from its tentative first steps, today sees the site launch a dedicated home for this now vibrant and burgeoning market. Find it at www.techradar.com/wearables

In addition, TechRadar is launching a new responsive design that will give users a greater and more consistent experience across all devices.

Further upcoming developments include the launch of an enhanced phone comparison service, which will enable phone buyers to more easily browse multiple phone deals, comparing offers to help make informed decisions alongside TechRadar’s market-leading reviews.

Patrick Goss, Global Editor in Chief of TechRadar says; “We’re all delighted that TechRadar’s new look has made it even easier to read the best reviews, features and technology news on the planet. With more and more of us reading the web on tablets and phones, it was hugely important to have a site that felt functional whatever the screen size, and the arrival of a new wearables channel marks a new chapter as technology gets ever more intertwined in our everyday lives.”

Nick Merritt, Head of Content and Marketing for Future’s technology portfolio, says, “TechRadar has become one of the most important destinations in the tech purchasing process. In a world where technology has become part of everyday routine, TechRadar’s opinion has never been more important. These developments will give TechRadar users a much better experience from research to purchase.”

For more information please contact Ben Pester at Pester PR on

+44(0) 7968 144 230 or ben@PesterPR.co.uk

TotalFilm.com and SFX.co.uk join forces with gaming giant GamesRadar.com to form GamesRadar+

TotalFilm.com and SFX.co.uk join forces with gaming giant GamesRadar.com to form GamesRadar+

Future plc, the international media group and leading digital business, today launches GamesRadar+, the most significant development ever of its global GamesRadar.com brand.

Gamesradar+ signifies the broadening of the market leading gaming site as it launches three significant new channels – Movies, TV and Cool Stuff. The migration of TotalFilm.com and SFX.co.uk onto Gamesradar, creating the new Gamesradar+, echoes the progression of how traditional gaming consoles, such as the Playstation 4 and XBox One, have become home entertainment devices.

The new Movie channel will be powered by Total Film, with SFX powering the TV channel, whilst the Cool Stuff channel will be a place for editors and readers alike to share relevant content from across the internet with like minded people in the GamesRadar+ community.

In its 17 year history, Total Film magazine has established itself as one of the leading titles in the global movie market. SFX magazine, celebrated its 250th issue earlier this year and is the world’s leading science fiction title, and GamesRadar has become a global powerhouse in all gaming, read each month by an audience of over 6.5 million. GamesRadar+ will now be a one-stop destination for audiences who love Games, Movie and TV.

The migration of two leading websites into GamesRadar+ has been a priority project for Future over the last few months. It signifies the start of an ambitious process to develop Gamesradar+ into one of the leading games and entertainment sites in the world.

The new Gamesradar+ will also enable readers to view, share and comment on stories more easily and on a more mobile-friendly website. There will be no changes to Total Film or SFX print or digital magazines.

Declan Gough, Future’s Head of Content & Marketing, Film, Games & Music, says “The arrival of Movie and TV content onto GamesRadar+ via the world renowned experts on Total Film and SFX will give the site an unbeatable edge when it comes to delivering gaming and entertainment content. Our research has shown clearly that consumers are not exclusively into just gaming, and with the development of the new consoles into powerful, all-encompassing entertainment systems, now is the perfect time to reflect this with the development of Gamesradar+.”

Sophia Tong, Global Editor-in-Chief for GamesRadar+, adds: “I’m thrilled to have the TotalFilm and SFX team join the GamesRadar family to power the new movie and TV channels with the launch of GamesRadar+. The team brings their extensive knowledge and expertise in an area that feels like a natural extension for the next phase of the website that gamers can enjoy.

“We’ve also launched a new channel called ‘Cool Stuff’, a place where all the editors and readers can share anything they’re passionate about, such as toys, soundtracks, books, or board games. GamesRadar+ is truly a global website with best-in-class journalists in the US, UK, and Australia to provide the most up to date news, 24 hours a day. As a team, we will continue to produce the quality of content that has become expected of these brands.”

GamesRadar+ is the name of the new site reflecting the additional content, and it can be found at the existing URL www.GamesRadar.com.

All existing content from TotalFilm.com has been migrated to the new destination, and archives from SFX.co.uk will be available soon.

For more information please contact Laura Driffield laura.driffield@futurenet.com or ben@PesterPR.co.uk

PCGamer.com reaches record engagement since redesign

PCGamer.com reaches record engagement since redesign

The global authority on PC gaming recorded a record-breaking month following the redesign of PCGamer.com

 

5th November, 2014 – Future, the international media group and leading digital business, today announces that PC Gamer has experienced record-breaking growth in engagement in its first month since a the site re-design, with over 52 million page views globally, up 109% over the previous record of 29.5 million.

 

PCGamer.com’s global relaunch featured an enhanced user experience with a responsive design platform enabling content to display comfortably on any device. The new design led to an increase in pages per visit, up 111%, with the average time per user on site up 22%. In addition, the sites bounce rate is down 12%, highlighting the success of the new editorial strategy.

 

In the UK, page views were up 64% month-on-month, increasing the average time per user by 10% with bounce rates is down 10%. Additionally mobile page views have increased 93% in a month.

 

The relaunch has placed renewed emphasis on hardware content, with a dedicated Hardware Editor creating a new series of component buyer’s guides, custom PC builds, and easy-to-follow technical advice for players just getting started. The new site also increased the production of video content, including impressions on new releases, event coverage and high-res footage of games running on the team’s $10,000 supercomputer, The Large Pixel Collider – an ultra-powerful PC gaming rig, outfitted with the highest spec components to give cutting edge graphics and the greatest PC Gaming experience – see more at http://lpc.pcgamer.com/.

 

Tim Clark, Global Editor-in-Chief of PC Gamer, says: “We’ve been absolutely delighted by the response from readers so far, but also see this new design as just the first step. We have big plans in terms of how our hardware, e-sports and video coverage are going to evolve, so stay tuned for those.”

With over 20 years of heritage, PC Gamer currently reaches over 9.1 million monthly unique users through PCGamer.com and has 2.75 million followers on Facebook, more than any other videogame publication. PC Gamer’s global team works around the clock to bring readers breaking news, expert reviews, and in-depth features.

 

Zillah Byng-Maddick, CEO Future PLC, says. “At Future, we are relentless in our objective to create unique content that connects with our audiences, the relaunch of PC Gamer has been a resounding thumbs up from our readers in achieving this. The performance of the site and the overall engagement levels have surpassed our own expectations, with the renewed emphasis on Hardware being a highlight.”

 

To experience the new PC Gamer website, please visit www.pcgamer.com.

 

For more information please contact Ben Pester at Pester PR on

ben@pesterpr.co.uk or 07968144 230

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