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GameFan hits Magzter’s newsstand to expand its ‘play’

The video game world’s first independent magazine GameFan joins Magzter’s newsstand in a move to engage the latter’s burgeoning user base of 18 million users for its long awaited digital debut.


PRLog (Press Release) Feb.20, 2014 - Ever since its inception GameFan has enjoyed an extensive fan following, and with good reason. The magazine gained global fame for providing coverage of both domestic and imported video games, gaining popularity for its thick glossy paper stock, innovative page design and hi-res screenshots that raised the bar significantly compared to other magazines at the time. Pitched as an enthusiast publication, GameFan's legacy over time has extended far beyond that of its intended "hardcore" audience.


Recommitted and refocused for the digital era GameFan joins Magzter’s newsstand with a reach of over 18 million global users. GameFan started out as an advertising supplement for the companies import video game mail order service, Die Hard Game Club, and gradually took on a life of its own, primarily due to a palpable sense of passion and intrinsic style of reviewing that seemingly freed its editors from the creative restraints commonly associated with competing publications.

Aside from its extensive domestic and import game coverage GameFan was also the first games magazine to incorporate the emerging world of anime recognizing the cross-over potential between the two mediums way ahead of the pack.

Magzter embraces readers with its superb reading experience powered by the Orey Click Publishing System. Magzter’s ‘single-click’ phenomenon has seen the newsstand win the favour of small, medium and large publication houses in just over 24 months with over 2700 magazines from more than 900 international publishers.

A proud ambassador of the ‘Go Green’ movement, Magzter works to highlight the advantages of going digital. With a significant presence in more than 30 countries, Magzter ensures it stays at the forefront of technology sparing no efforts to include content for the global reader and now hard-core gamers.

As an avid gamer myself, GameFan has had me hooked for a few years now. So when I say ‘hello’ to GameFan, I mean it wholeheartedly; for this magazine is a gamer’s bible. Great graphics, great games, the latest and the best are what you’ll find here, just as we’ve promised.” – Said Girish Ramdas, CEO - Magzter Inc.

We are huge game fans at Magzter. It is great to be able to get GameFan digitally; and it is even better that our newsstand is making it available. Games, graphics and digital technology are inseparable and will always remain so. It’s good to have GameFan on board.”– Said Vijay Radhakrishnan, President - Magzter Inc.

“Upon discovering Magzter the choice was clear. Our search was finally over. One-click publishing, HTML 5 support, social sharing, real time reporting, single sign on... it’s no wonder that Magzter is the world’s largest and fastest growing digital integrated newsstand today. Add to that the fabulous savings for users and the opening of new territories for international marketers and advertisers and you have the perfect storm of ease of use, value, and nearly unlimited reach” – said Dave Halverson, Publisher, GameFan Magazine.


On Magzter you will undoubtedly find the best prices for digital magazines; another hard-to-beat attribute of the world’s largest newsstand. GameFan is priced at $11.99 for an annual subscription.

Magzter encourages readers across the globe to opt for digital subscriptions, not just because of the fabulous savings but to also promote its Go Green motto in creating a ‘paperless environment’.

About Paper Planet:

PaperPlanet, headquartered in Westlake, California, is a national independent magazine publisher and .com with over 20 years of experience, specializing in the area of video games and electronic entertainment via print and the web. Titles include Die Hard GameFan, Gamers Republic, Play Magazine, Rocket, Girls of Gaming and GameFan. Contact: jhalverson@gamefanmag.com, dhalverson@gamefanmag.com

About Magzter

Magzter Inc. is the world’s largest and fastest growing self-service digital magazine store and newsstand with over 18 million digital consumers, more than 2700 magazine titles and over 900 publishers. Headquartered in New York, Magzter has its offices in London, Chennai and Singapore. Founded by global entrepreneurs, Girish Ramdas and Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan in June 2011, Magzter enables magazine publishers around the world to offer digital editions of their titles to global consumers allowing them to easily access and subscribe to them with a single touch, powered by the ‘Orey Click Publishing System’. Magzter also enables publishers to publish interactive/ audio-visual content because it supports HTML 5.

The Magzter app is available on Apple iOS, Android (Google Play), Windows 8, the Web, Amazon App Store and Huawei App Store and is expanding to more platforms soon. Users can buy their magazines on any of the above devices/platforms and seamlessly port their purchases to any other devices; a feature unique to Magzter.

The company counts among its publisher customers some marquee names including Hearst (USA), Newsweek (USA), AMI (USA), Dennis Publishing (UK), Haymarket (UK), Media24 (South Africa), Edipresse Asia (HK), India Today Group (India), Alpha Media (USA), Black Enterprise (USA), Singapore Press Holdings (Singapore) and has been rapidly expanding its publisher base with magazines from more than 30 countries including USA, UK, Germany, Spain, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, etc., making Magzter truly the #1 choice for magazine readers and publishers the world over.


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