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games™ hits 100 issue milestone

Imagine Publishing celebrates 100th issue of games™ with 100 covers

On Thursday 2 September, issue 100 of games TM goes on sale across the UK and the world, with 100 special covers featuring the‘100 Greatest Games Of All Time’. From Elite and Wizball to Bayonetta and Heavy Rain, every one of these covers has been carefully crafted to best represent the game in question. With only 400 of each in existence, they are extremely collectable.

The issue 100 celebrations also include a number of industry figures contributing columns, interviews and general comment, as part of an epic, 22-page‘Greatest Games Of All Time’ feature. Peter Molyneux, Ken Levine, Clint Hocking, Tetsuya Mizuguchi and Gabe Newell are just a few of the legends that have got involved with this special issue.

It’s not just industry legends who were keen to get involved in this historic event. To aid in making games TM issue 100 as special as possible a number of key videogame companies pledged their support as key sponsors. Sega, Square Enix, THQ, Electronic Arts, HMV, Namco Bandai Partners, BoysStuff, Train2Game and Koch Media all contributed towards making the issue a true celebration, with over?1000 worth of prizes for one lucky reader.

games TM was first launched in 2002 and since then has become synonymous with high quality editorial, firm but fair scoring, and intelligent thought-provoking features on all aspects and formats of gaming. The magazine’s popularity with readers has grown due to its undiluted, unashamed love of gaming, its size (180 pages every issue), its well- researched Retro section, and its forthright fearless opinions.

“I’m very proud to be running games TM at such an important milestone,” commented Rick Porter, Editor In Chief.“The 100 covers we’ve worked so hard on are the perfect way to say thank you to both the readers of the magazine and the games publishers and developers who have helped us along the way. With so many classic and much-loved games represented, everyone will have their ideal cover to search for and I’m looking forward to see what the most popular ones are.”

“Since launching games TM in 2002, I have been extremely proud of its achievements, its accolades, its consistent quality, and its dedicated team,” commented Damian Butt, Managing Director of Imagine Publishing.

“The 100 special covers are a fitting way of celebrating the magazine’s longevity and rewarding its loyal fans. There’s something for everyone.”

Imagine Publishing is one of the UK’s fastest-growing consumer specialist publishers. Formed in May 2005, Imagine now publishes 20 regular magazines and 27 websites in the videogames, computing, entertainment, motoring and photography markets. An Imagine magazine is purchased every ten seconds.

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