GAME DEVELOPMENT INDUSTRY TRADE OUTLET GAMASUTRA.COM NAMED ONE OF TIME TECHLAND’S 50 BEST WEBSITES FOR 2012

SAN FRANCISCO –– September 25, 2012 –– Leading game development industry trade outlet Gamasutra.com has been named one of TIME Techland’s 50 Best Websites for 2012. The September 18 article featured on TIME Techland in the slideshow currently live on their page ( read more at TIME Techland's 50 Best Websites 2012 ) highlights Gamasutra.com as one of the few websites “devoted to the craft of making” video games. TIME reporter Matt Peckham praises the outlet for its dedication to discussing the behind-the-scenes work that goes into creating the products that lead the market for one of today’s most pervasive forms of entertainment. Peckham notes, “Gamasutra singlehandedly fills that void [of websites devoted to game development], delivering professional reporting about daily industry happenings along with a comprehensive job search tool and thoughtful essays about the art, audio, programming and general Zen of game design. It’s also the only place you’ll find reflective, often confessional postmortems from actual game developers detailing what worked and what didn’t during a game’s inception.”

Founded in 1997, Gamasutra.com focuses on all aspects of video game development. The site is owned and operated by UBM TechWeb Game Network, a division of United Business Media, and acts as the online sister publication to the print magazine Game Developer. In addition to providing readers with key insights into the game development industry, Gamasutra.com regularly covers top community news and events, including major industry product launches, business trend stories, the Consumer Electronics Show, the Game Developers Conferences (another UBM TechWeb property), the Electronic Entertainment Expo and more. Currently, site organizers are planning the implementation and launch of new initiatives for Gamasutra.com, which will feature updates and changes designed to increase reader engagement, including a redesign of Gamasutra Jobs coming in Q4 2012.

To learn more, please visit www.gamasutra.com.

About the UBM TechWeb Game Network 

A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the UBM TechWeb Game Network offers market-defining content, and drives community through its award winning lineup of print, online, event and research products and services. These include the Game Developers Conference®, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com and network of sites, the Game Advertising Online ad network, the Game Developers Conference® Online, the Game Developers Conference™ Europe, the Game Developers Conference™ China, Game Developer Magazine, the Game Career Seminars and GameCareerGuide.com, the Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards. Visit www.jointhegamenetwork.com

About UBM TechWeb

UBM TechWeb, the global leader in technology media and professional information, enables people and organizations to harness the transformative power of technology. Through its three core businesses – media solutions, marketing services and paid content – UBM TechWeb produces the most respected and consumed brands and media applications in the technology market. More than 14.5 million business and technology professionals (CIOs and IT managers, Web & Digital professionals, Software Developers, Government decision makers, and Telecom providers) actively engage in UBM TechWeb’s communities and information resources monthly. UBM TechWeb brands includes: global face-to-face events such as Interop, Web 2.0, Black Hat and Enterprise Connect; award-winning online resources such as InformationWeek, Light Reading, and Network Computing; and market-leading magazines InformationWeek, Wall Street & Technology, and Advanced Trading. UBM TechWeb is a UBM plc company, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.  Visit: www.ubmtechweb.com

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