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SquareGo/Gamestation deal

Free magazine available from 25 Scottish stores.

Edinburgh - 2009 SquareGo, the jargon-free video game magazine has today secured a deal with games retail giant Gamestation that will see 25,000 readers able to get a free dose of videogames information from all 25 Scottish stores throughout March.

The announcement comes as the magazine gears up for its sixth issue, which will be its biggest and best yet, featuring all-new Gamestation-sponsored release lists and new budget gamer guide 'Bargain/Bin'. In its short six-month history, SquareGo has achieved a massive cult following online with its mix of jargon-free articles, off-beat humour and original features such as the insightful 'Debate This!' and retrospective 'For the Love of…' series.

Launching at the 2008 Edinburgh interactive Festival, the magazine pulls together many of Scotland's best unsung heroes of gaming critique, including managing editor Josh Wilson who conceptualised and launched the publication from scratch and Games Media Award-winning features editor, Dave Cook.

Managing editor Josh Wilson said: "The editorial team are extremely excited at the prospect of our magazine being stocked by Gamestation. The chain successfully remedied the daunting game shopping experience for parents and casual gamers, young and old, with its charismatic and unique spin on the game store. I feel that this, coupled with SquareGo's accessible and plain English content, we can speak out to their customers and keep them informed about gaming news in ways other, jargon-heavy magazines simply can't."

Gamestation’s Marketing Coordinator Dean Shaw said: “We are really excited to be supporting Square-Go. Being such avid gamers themselves, it was a natural fit and we are happy to offer our customers this great magazine”

The magazine is now calling on companies to get in touch regarding advertisements. With highly competitive pricing structures and a readership of 25,000+ in March alone, the magazine urges all interested companies, even those out-with the gaming to get in touch early to secure their place.

For further advert space queries, please contact the sales team at sales@square-go.com


For press information, please contact:

Dave Cook / 0131 557 2183 / 07525358281 / fastrez@gmail.com

Josh Wilson / 07929381197 / josh@square-go.com

About SquareGo

The newest independent gaming magazine, catering for gamers of all backgrounds and skill levels. Distancing itself from using technical terms and jargon, stockist and reader feedback since the publication's launch in August 2008 has been superb.

Originally launching with a distribution of 3,500 free copies across Edinburgh, 5,000 copies currently make their way to over 25 entertainment retailers across the capital, Glasgow, Dundee, Perth and Sterling including Game, Gamestation, HMV, Blockbuster, Chips, indie stores and various pubs and cafes.

In February 2009, the magazine secured a deal with games retailer Gamestation, which will stock over 10,000 copies across all 25 Scottish stores throughout March 2009. The publication has its sights set on the wider UK audience with national interest in the print version hitting ever-growing peaks thanks to the internet-distributed digital edition being downloaded well over 2,000 times.

SquareGo's website, www.square-go.com features additional daily news, reviews and features. Currently enjoying an average of 12,000 unique web hits a month, it has steadily built up a base of regular visitors.

Magazine content is also featured in the game section of free Scottish culture magazine The Skinny, currently enjoying a circulation of over 33,000 copies and 46,000 unique web hits per month. For more information, please visit www.theskinny.co.uk

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