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Game Informer and Gamereactor magazine are coming to the UK.

Game Informer will begin selling digital subscriptions to UK gamers via its GameStop UK website. Gamereactor, meanwhile, will launch digital and physical magazines, with the latter given away on the High Street and universities.

Game Informer has built a reputation for working closely with developers and publishers to announce new games, enjoying a massive readership of 8.1 million ,helped along by distribution via GameStop stores. The mag’s move into the UK will only strengthen that position.

UK subscriptions to Game Informer at Gamestop.co.uk are already live, and cheap too, at just under £15.

“For more than 22 years, Game Informer has grown to meet the demand of an ever-widening group of readers,” Game Informer publisher Rob Borm said. "The launch of our monthly digital magazine in the UK and other regions outside the US is a natural progression for Game Informer, and we are excited to serve this wider global audience."

Gamereactor, meanwhile, is one of Europe’s biggest games publications. It is distributed for free in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Germany, with a combined readership of over 300,000. It launches in the UK this month with a print run of 80,000 copies.

You’ll be able to pick it up for free from major retailers, independent shops, and some universities and colleges, on a “nearly monthly” basis. Eight copies will hit per year.

[via MCV]




 
 

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Comment #1 by Floodclaw
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 06:33:30 AM
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I don't see anything wrong with free GameInformer. They usually some neat stuff in them.


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Comment #2 by Floodclaw
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 06:34:41 AM
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Or I could just be really dumb and not read the article right. My bad.


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Comment #3 by ATOMICKILA3000
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 06:36:42 AM
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I always thought that GI already released the magazines in the UK. Well, enjoy the magazines my UK brothers!


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Comment #4 by AtomFire
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 06:36:55 AM
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Or use the internet for news and shizz because its free...


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Comment #5 by kaiyo penguin
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 06:44:48 AM
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@4 technically not true as you still have to pay for the internet lol.
OT: will keep an eye out for them


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Comment #6 by MyRifleIsBroken
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 06:52:18 AM
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@#5 Not if you leech off your neighbours, lol


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Comment #7 by macd
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 06:54:08 AM
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I used to buy magazines for gaming news, but these days I don't see why you'd bother. I get the bulk of my gaming news from here without any real direct cost to me. (I suppose I pay Virgin Media when I do this from home, but I'd be having internet anyway so no real extra cost).


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Comment #8 by Evo Kazz
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 06:57:02 AM
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What #7 said, I used to buy Mags all the time, never subscribed, but just bought on day of release, nowadays there is no use whatsoever. You could argue they are easy to take on trian etc, which stood a couple of years back, but since smartphones and tablets there really is no use for magazines for me personally.


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Comment #9 by thenewpeter
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 07:02:17 AM
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I used to buy magazines, like other, but again, there isn't much point with the news being more readily available over the internet, as well as being able to voice my thoughts on it here.


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Comment #10 by Killbomb
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 07:03:27 AM
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I keep my GI subscription because it's nice to have a new mag to read every now and then in the "office".


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Comment #11 by D00MSMAN
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 07:04:42 AM
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Honestly, I think I'd rather come here.
Yeah, Sometimes you may be late with some news, But I find your news to be the best X360A! Keep it up. :)


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Comment #12 by munchmagic 86
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 07:08:19 AM
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I usually only tend to buy magazines these days if I am getting like a free poster or something with it like what OXM does. The demo discs don't even have much purpose now either as they are all available on the console anyway. I will prob pick up a copy when it releases to see if I like it however


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Comment #13 by Zenka The Myth
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 07:10:24 AM
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Who needs magazines when you've xbox360achievements.org.


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Comment #14 by smurfwedge
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 07:21:17 AM
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They should hand them out at tube station and train stations like the shortlist and sport magazines....that would be awesome!!!


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Comment #15 by Mittens2317
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 07:28:59 AM
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@13: People who don't have the internet.


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Comment #16 by SmarmySmurf
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 07:54:23 AM
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Killbomb means the toilet! Office is toilet! I'm on to you Killbomb!!!!


I was under the impression you could already get this in the UK.


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Comment #17 by Agent Mantis
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 07:55:22 AM
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I'll stick to Games TM.


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Comment #18 by InsaneKane87
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 07:55:48 AM
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@10 I agree!

@13 & 15 I don't really think it's that. I think it's the enjoyment of like having your favorite book to read, except you get your favorite magazine monthly to read.

I will admit at times I'm not on the net a lot or just don't read the new stuff so when I get my magazine it's quite enjoyable.


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Comment #19 by Neohawk
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 07:56:43 AM
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@7&8: Mags are great for shit time.


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Comment #20 by HorsemanOfWar16
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 08:23:50 AM
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Ah awesome! Been dying for these magazines to become available in the UK for years! :)


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Comment #21 by Mittens2317
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 08:25:57 AM
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@18: I was just bein a tit anyway.


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Comment #22 by Boomfield
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 09:00:29 AM
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If anyone is thinking they are gonna get this for something physical to read, take note, it is a Digital subscription, you'll need to read it on your PC or mac


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Comment #23 by ModernViking
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 09:35:01 AM
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Outlaw Paper!


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Comment #24 by XxStuartxX 1990
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 10:05:59 AM
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@23

I agree, there is no need for paper now with the internet been as large as it is, all these trees getting slaughtered for for a no longer necessary resource is an absolute disgrace.



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Comment #25 by Zoron
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 10:39:21 AM
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@24 I can't wipe my ass with the internet though.


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Comment #26 by DecadentBeaver
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 11:46:30 AM
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I can't remember the last time I bought a magazine, what with the internet supplying the news I need. Pointless really.


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Comment #27 by Blackest Metal
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 12:25:21 PM
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Ive not read a games magazine ever since I got a smartphone


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Comment #28 by ModernViking
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 12:27:48 PM
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@25 you defeated me, one swift blow.. Respect!


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Comment #29 by The Kingslayer
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 02:51:39 PM
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I still love magazines and will continue to read them for as long as they exist. I have a subscription to Gamesmaster and enjoy reading it, the internet doesn't effect it at all as they do in depth features on games and have great interviews with developers. The Digital revolution can kiss my ass.


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Comment #30 by XxStuartxX 1990
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 05:49:52 PM
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@25 Toilet paper is usually made from recycled paper, which means little no tree are brutally murdered in making it, in other countries they have a little sink specially designed to wash the shit off your dirty arse.


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Comment #31 by el_pieablo
Friday, February 08, 2013 @ 08:05:03 PM
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I enjoy magazines still and i have a subscription to my favourite one. i always recycle it when finished too


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Comment #32 by Pyro Stick
Saturday, February 09, 2013 @ 06:47:09 AM
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Magazines are a rip off. I used to buy 3 different mags but now i can only afford one every few months. They should at least give away free digital copies with every print copy.


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Comment #33 by Akuza
Saturday, February 09, 2013 @ 09:32:11 AM
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"Game Informer will begin selling digital subscriptions to UK"....so there isn't "more dead tree's" as you stated? Lol


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Comment #34 by cheevo360
Saturday, February 09, 2013 @ 11:21:59 PM
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I used to read game magazines since 1994 or 5 when N64 launched and read game magazines and bought every issuses of some game magazines like Nintendo Official Magazine, Game Masters, Official Xbox Magazine and PSM magazine. I used to read and bought lots of issues until 2005 and I stop buy and read magazines anymore because I using internets more and internets got way more informations, news, previews, videos and lots more. No reasons to buy magazines. Poor trees also. I hope magazine businesses to bring few magazines and not loads like newspapers because if trees gone forever in future then how we have money and publishers and developers need survive it also.

In 2005 I realise magazines is too waste since internets is easy to use and not affect trees.

I do loved natural things like animals, plants, trees, planets etc...

I do agreed with lots of scientists that want trees to be protects. :)


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