Issue Five of free gaming magazine SquareGo hits stores today

EDINBURGH - 26 January 2009 - SquareGo, Scotland's first and only video game magazine is available today in print and online formats. The January edition is the biggest and most diverse since the publication's well-received launch at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival in August 2008. The editorial team are also celebrating a successful push into stores in Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Issue five continues the editorial team's aim to create a fun, accessible magazine for gamers of all backgrounds and skill levels, opting for jargon-free, informative copy. After all, what's really more important, whether or not textures look grainy up close or if the game is worth your hard earned cash? The team would like to think the latter.

Adorning the front cover this month is artwork from independent developer Eskil Steenberg's mysterious MMO project Love. The two-page cover feature attempts to bring the title to the attention of gamers who might overlook it on release and give further insight into the curious project.

Editor Josh Wilson said: "At SquareGo we're giving individuals, who may be put off reading up on innovative games like Love on jargon-heavy websites or magazines, a less-arduous way of keeping on top of news in the industry. From parents who have only just started buying their children games on the Wii or DS, to the older gamer who has skipped a generation or two and wants to get back into the hobby, we're definitely talking their language."

The latest issue also includes features on Capcom's forthcoming title Resident Evil 5, a retrospective look at Nintendo's darkest release in For the Love of…The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, an analysis of movie games across the years in Cut! The Curse of the Movie Game and more.

The usual host of console, handheld, PC, mobile and free games returns including: Silent Hill: Homecoming, Animal Crossing: Lets Go to the City, Wii Music, Hero of Sparta, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, Singstar Vol. 3, Fatal Fury Battle Archives, Banjo-Kazooie and much more.

Not Scottish? Check out the online version of Issue five at http://www.square-go.com/blog/213

Interested in advertising in SquareGo, in print or online? For more info contact sales@square-go.com

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For press information, please contact:

Dave Cook / 0131 557 2183 / 07525358281 / fastrez@gmail.com

Josh Wilson / 07929381197 / josh@square-go.com

About SquareGo

The newest independent gaming magazine, catering for gamers of all backgrounds and skill levels. Distancing itself from using technical terms and jargon, stockist and reader feedback since the publication's launch in August 2008 has been superb.

Originally launching with a distribution of 3,500 free copies across Edinburgh, 5,000 copies currently make their way to over 25 entertainment retailers across the capital, Glasgow, Dundee, Perth and Sterling including Game, Gamestation, HMV, Blockbuster, Chips, indie stores and various pubs and cafes.

SquareGo's website, www.square-go.com features additional daily news, reviews and features. Currently enjoying an average of 10,000 unique web hits a month, it has steadily built up a base of regular visitors.

In December 2008, the website launched two regular features, the topical debate series The War Room and retrospective analysis For the Love of… Forthcoming budget gamers guide Bargain/Bin and the much-anticipated SquareGo video cast are due to launch February 2009.

Magazine content is also featured in the game section of free Scottish culture magazine The Skinny, currently enjoying a circulation of over 33,000 copies and 46,000 unique web hits per month. For more information, please visit www.theskinny.co.uk


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