Fort Lauderdale, Fla.- July 18, 2006-MASSIVE Magazine, published by the theglobe.com and the editorial staff of Computer Games Magazine, today announced a collaboration with Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE), a global leader in the online games industry, to release an exclusive gaming DVD which will be included in the premier issue of MASSIVE Magazine, set to launch in September 2006.
The DVD will include free trials of some of the most popular Sony Online Entertainment massively multiplayer online (MMO) games and services. Trials will include EverQuest II, EverQuest, Star Wars Galaxies, SOE Comic Book Creator, The Matrix Online, PlanetSide and more.
"We feel this is a great way to launch our new publication," said Jayson Dubin, Vice President and Publisher of MASSIVE Magazine and Computer Games Magazine. "This is an exceptional value for our customers. They are getting a premier publication and a jam-packed DVD for half the newsstand price of some of our competitors."
In addition to trial MMO games, the co-branded DVD will also include special offers, trailers and videos, including access to the Beta test of Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising, Medieval Weapon (the EverQuest II-powered Machinima series produced by g-NET for Spike TV) and a trailer for the upcoming Sony Pictures Animation release Open Season.
According to Sony Online Entertainment, this exclusive deal will be an opportunity to reach out to growing a market of gamers.
"We're very excited that online gaming has reached the point where a magazine like MASSIVE is possible," said Laura Naviaux, senior global brand manager, Sony Online Entertainment. "Over the years, we've watched the online games space grow from niche to dominating the minds of gamers around the globe. The time is right for online games to reach from the virtual space to a dedicated print magazine."
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.
The new publication along with the exclusive DVD will be available at all major retailers, including Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. For more information about MASSIVE Magazine, please visit http://www.massive-magazine.com .
About Sony Online Entertainment
Sony Online Entertainment LLC (SOE) is a recognized worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online games, with hundreds of thousands of subscribers around the globe. SOE creates, develops and provides compelling entertainment for the personal computer, online, game console and wireless markets. Known for its blockbuster franchises and hit titles including EverQuest®, EverQuest® II, Champions of Norrath®, Untold Legends, and PlanetSide®, as well as for developing Star Wars Galaxies, SOE continues to redefine the business of online gaming and the creation of active player communities while introducing new genres on various entertainment platforms. Headquartered in San Diego, CA, with additional development studios in Austin, TX, Seattle, WA, and Taiwan, SOE has an array of cutting-edge games in development. SOE is owned by Sony Pictures Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment America.
SOE, the SOE logo, EverQuest and PlanetSide are registered trademarks of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Untold Legends is a trademark of Sony Online Entertainment LLC. Star Wars Galaxies is a registered trademark of Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. THE MATRIX ONLINE, characters, names and all related indicia are trademarks of and ® Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.Entertainment Inc. Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising is a trademark of Perpetual Entertainment, Inc. Copyright 2006 Perpetual
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