Brighton, England, August 4, 2006: Eurogamer Network - publisher of the market-leading video games website Eurogamer.net - is expanding to Germany. Launching at Games Convention, which will take place on August 24-26 in Leipzig, Eurogamer.de will provide a new home for all German-speaking games enthusiasts.
The launch is made possible by a joint venture between Eurogamer Network and the Nuremberg Internet publisher Extent Media GbR. The founders of Extent Media are Oliver Menne and Thomas Borovskis, who bring a total of over 30 years publishing experience to the operation. Both founders left Computec Media AG recently where they earned their reputation as editors of PC Games magazine in the 90s. More recently, Oliver Menne was Chief Editorial Officer of Computec until June 2006. Thomas Borovskis was responsible for all Internet magazines for the publisher.
"The partnership with Extent Media meets all the requirements to repeat Eurogamer's tremendous success in Germany," says Rupert Loman, founder and Managing Director of Eurogamer Network. "Eurogamer.de is the first important step of our European expansion strategy. We're very happy to have found a long-term and experienced partner in Extent Media, acompany that shares our vision for the future of video games editorial publishing."
Eurogamer.de will target itself at the millions of games enthusiasts in German-speaking countries. Covering all platforms, genres and styles of games, the site's broadband video content and interactive editorial will be presented to the industry and gamers alike for the first time at Games Convention 2006 via www.eurogamer.de.
For more information regarding Eurogamer.de, contact Oliver Menne at email@example.com or call +49 911 80 18 066.
If you are interested in getting involved in Eurogamer's expansion to other countries - particularly France, Spain and Italy - please contact Patrick Garratt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44
(0)1273 382 521.
For more information regarding Eurogamer.net, contact Rupert Loman at email@example.com or call +44 (0)1273 382 521.
NOTES TO EDITORS REGARDING EUROGAMER NETWORK LTD.
Founded in 1999 by brothers Rupert and Nick Loman, Brighton-based Eurogamer is the publisher of the UK's most popular video games content website, Eurogamer.net. The site had an ABCE audited audience of over 1,239,000 unique users during May 2006. It also publishes the market-leading industry resource, GamesIndustry.biz and a site for the mobile games industry, MobileIndustry.biz. The latest publication from the company is Eurogamer TV. See www.eurogamer.biz for service details.
NOTES TO EDITORS REGARDING EXTENT MEDIA GBR
Extent Media Borovskis and Menne GbR is a Nuremberg-based publisher of websites focussed on electronic entertainment.