Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Mar. 16, 2006 - Computer Games Magazine, published by the media division of theglobe.com, today announced it will publish MASSIVE Magazine, the first print publication dedicated solely to massively multiplayer online (MMO) games. It will provide avid online gamers a new source for the latest news, features, and previews.
The premiere issue will hit newsstands for a three-month run on September 19, 2006, and will start as a stand-alone quarterly publication by January 2007. It will also include a free DVD packed with MMO demos and games.
"The MMO market is growing at a tremendous rate, with games like World of WarCraft dominating the sales charts worldwide." said Jayson Dubin, Vice President and Publisher of Computer Games Magazine. "As more people enter online worlds and these worlds become a bigger part of their everyday lives, we know it's the right time to publish this magazine. We are positioning MASSIVE Magazine as the ultimate guide for MMO communities. We are not only going to focus on the latest games but also the world of the MMO gamer."
MASSIVE Magazine will include in-depth features on the culture of MMOs, focusing on players, guilds, communities, and their adventures both inside and outside the games. The editorial staff of Computer Games Magazine will produce the content keeping the same style and credibility expected among its fiercely loyal readership. MASSIVE Magazine will be written with a lighthearted and breezy editorial tone that will resonate with anyone interested in MMOs and their place in the world of gaming.
"Since MASSIVE Magazine will be the first publication dedicated solely to MMO games, we know it will be very well-received by the MMO gaming community," said Dubin. "We are confident this magazine will be a huge success."
MASSIVE Magazine will have an aggressive distribution plan and be available along with Computer Games Magazine at all major retailers, including Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. The magazine will also be distributed in a digital version thru Zinio.com. For more information about MASSIVE Magazine, please visit http://www.massive-magazine.com .
theglobe.com (OTCBB: TGLO - News) is a publicly traded Internet communications company with three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Voiceglo, Strategy Plus (Computer Games Magazine) and Chips & Bits. Voiceglo, http://www.voiceglo.com, is a global, full-service Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) company that provides communication services to millions of customers worldwide via the Internet. Computer Games Magazine is a consumer print publication for online games.
Computer Games Online, http://www.cgonline.com/, the online counterpart to Computer Games Magazine, is a source of free computer games news and information for the sophisticated gamer. Chips & Bits, Inc., http://www.chipsbits.com/, is a computer games distribution business. Game Swap Zone, http://www.gameswapzone.com, offers the latest features in online auctioning as well as new technology to provide gamers all the tools they need to buy and sell their favorite games.
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