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Future US Promotes Andy Eddy to Editor-in-Chief of @GAMER Magazine

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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Future US, a leading publisher of gaming and technology media properties, today announced Andy Eddy as the new Editor-in-Chief of @GAMER Magazine. In this expanded role, Eddy will oversee the editorial content and design of the publication's print and digital versions; continue to serve as a liaison between the magazine and game-industry publishers and developers; and ensure that @GAMER utilizes the most talented and knowledgeable journalists to deliver its readers the most timely and entertaining content possible.

Eddy possesses more than 20 years of gaming journalism before and during his tenure as @GAMER Magazine's executive editor. His articles have appeared in numerous media, including Time Magazine, Variety and Wired, among others. He has also written for such business and finance publications as Businessweek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal on the business and culture of gaming. Eddy has also authored and co-authored several books, including one of the first game-related strategy guides, "Beyond the Nintendo Masters" with Clayton Walnum; penned two editions of a book about entertainment sources on the early days of the Internet, "Internet After Hours"; and added chapters and a photo history about Nintendo for a reprinting of one of the most respected game-industry books of all time, "Game Over: Press Start to Continue."

"No one is more capable, qualified and deserving of this promotion than Andy," said Ursula Morgan, vice president of media at Future US. "He brings such expertise and passion to his work on this magazine, and I know he is going to make sure that @GAMER continues as the best source for gaming enthusiasts to get news, tips and reviews on all of their favorite titles."

@GAMER Magazine is known for concise and expert reviews and previews of top games across all platforms. As Best Buy's official partner publication, @GAMER offers unique and exclusive content, first looks and discounts with special coupons for Best Buy stores.

For more information on @GAMER, please visit http://atgamermagazine.com.

About Future PLC

Future PLC is an international media group and leading digital publisher, 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 200 special-interest publications, apps, websites and events.  We hold market-leading positions in Games, Film, Music, Technology, Cycling, Automotive and Crafts. Our biggest-selling products include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock and Official Xbox Magazine. Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, musicradar.com and techradar.com (the UK's number one consumer technology website). Future sells 2.9 million magazines each month; we attract more than 34 million monthly unique visitors to our websites; and we deliver over 100 digital editions and bespoke apps on tablet. Future exports or syndicates publications to 89 countries, making us the UK's number one exporter and licensor of magazine content. Future was named Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year at the Association of Online Publishers Awards 2011.

SOURCE Future US



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