Press Release

For Immediate Release

WESTLAKE, Calif., August 6, 2012 -- Paper Planet, LLC, publisher of GameFan

magazine and Girls of Gaming magazine, today announced their partnership

with leading independent video game website, Destructoid. This agreement

will allow both Paper Planet and Destructoid an extended reach into the

marketplace, as well as introduce their respective users to new communities

that have like-minded interests.

The partnership between Paper Planet and Destructoid will give Destructoid

an exclusive editorial space in GameFan magazine that will provide users

with an alternative and uncut look into the Destructoid universe. In

addition to receiving their own editorial space in GameFan magazine,

Destructoid will also become the official gaming site for the digital

distribution of GameFan and Girls of Gaming magazines. Each medium will

offer additional exclusive content that can only be found via their partner,

providing a more robust and unique experience for all users.

"The question for us has always been how to reach our particular audience

online without developing a traditional website said Dave Halverson,

publisher/editor-in-chief of GameFan. As excited as we are to plumb the

depths of the digital format, the problem, until now, was finding an online

venue with a similar doctrine to our own. Destructoid represents everything

we love about gaming websites and nothing we don't. We're proud to offer our

exclusive digital editions through Destructoid, and to carry their banner in

the pages of GameFan."

Part of the ModernMethod family, and known internationally for their

award-winning, raw reporting, Destructoid provides nearly half million

monthly users with up-to-the-minute news on the video game industry.

"We're thrilled to team up with Paper Planet, a company which shares both

our passion for games and our independent spirit," said Dale North,

editor-in-chief of Destructoid. "Many of us read the reviews and editorials

of GameFan in our youth and it's exciting to become a part of that

publication's legacy."

For information on GameFan magazine, GameFan Online, and Girls of Gaming,

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For information on Destructoid, please visit



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About Paper Planet:

PaperPlanet, headquartered in Westlake, California, is a national

independent magazine publisher and .com with over 20 years of experience,

specializing in the area of video games and electronic entertainment via

print and the web. Titles include Die Hard GameFan, Gamers Republic, Play

Magazine, Rocket, Girls of Gaming and GameFan.

About Destructoid:

Founded in 2006, Destructoid has quickly risen to the top as one of the

world's premiere video game blogs. 100 percent independent, the San

Francisco, Calif. based website reaches over 3 million unique visitors every

month and is the cornerstone of the Modern Method network, which consists of

the anime-orientated Japanator, toy-centric Tomopop, and film-focused


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