Revitalised CVG sets the news agenda

- Relaunched site builds on growth of 52%

1/6/11 - Future, the UK’s leading games media group, today reveals a stunning new look for CVG (ComputerAndVideoGames.com), its flagship games news website.

The rebuilt site reinforces its position at the centre of global gaming news, packing more up-to-the-minute breaking news and quality content into a bigger, bolder and more accessible design.

Delivering a world-leading games news service, CVG now posts more than 1,000 items of content a month 24 hours a day from the world’s three biggest English language centres: the UK, America and Australia.

CVG also sets the news agenda with campaigns like its crusading W.R.O.N.G. campaign - speaking out against gaming ignorance in the mass media.

The relaunch builds on hugely impressive recent growth, with a 52% year-on-year rise in global unique users for the 12 months to April 2011.

John Houlihan, Editor in Chief of CVG, says:“The redesigned site showcases the massive progress CVG has made over the past 12 months. This new look is just the first stage of an ambitious new phase of expansion for CVG.”

Tim Ingham, Editor of CVG says:“Our mission is to be the best gaming news site in the world, built around our core offerings of news, media, comment and community all served up with a healthy dose of cheeky, irreverent humour.”

CVG now features more video than ever before, thanks to a new 16:9 widescreen ratio video player powered by Brightcove technology. The central panorama is also in 16:9 widescreen ratio, giving big stories and striking images the space they deserve while allowing quick and easy access to the latest, hottest news.

The vibrant CVG community is now even closer to the action, with comments now more customisable and displayed everywhere from the Most Popular box to special sections like CVG’s unrivalled E3 coverage.

Top-down navigation allows for intuitive filtering by content and easy access via tabs to previews, reviews, features and interviews– allowing readers to find what they want fast.

Don Ditri, Associate Publisher of CVG says:

“This redesign sets CVG up for audience growth. Our advertisers can target users all over the world by genre, platform or even individual game. Aligning our inventory with other Future sites like GamesRadar.com and PCGamer.com, and integrating a BrightCove video player will make it easier than ever to work with Future.“

CVG is the UK’s longest-established games media brand, first published as a magazine back in 1981 before going online only in 2005. Since then it has built up a dedicated audience of gamers across the globe, who visit daily for its authoritative, entertaining coverage.

The new CVG website is live now at www.computerandvideogames.com.

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About Future:

Future plc is an international special-interest media group, 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 over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events.  We hold market-leading positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts.  Our biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock, Guitar World and Official Xbox Magazine.  Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, and techradar.com.  Future sells more than 3 million magazines each month; we attract more than 23 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 27 annual live events.  In addition, Future exports or syndicates publications to 90 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.

For more information:

Contact Steve Wright on 01225 822803 or steve.wright@futurenet.com 


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