[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
LONDON, UK 1ST FEBRUARY 2013: Cranberry Publishing has today
launched FirstLook, an all-new free digital magazine dedicated to
previewing the biggest releases for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC,
Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita.
This brand new monthly magazine is intuitively designed with
professional analysis of all forthcoming releases regardless of
genre with supporting video, screenshots and exclusive art.
FirstLook ties together Cranberry Publishing's two different
websites, GamerZines.com and PreOrder-IQ.com, to offer gamers the
complete solution when it comes to discovering, engaging with and
pre-ordering the next big game releases.
"With FirstLook we want to entertain readers and only focus on
the finest video game releases, be they physical or digital, on a
variety of different platforms. We've designed the magazine so that
it's as easy as possible for readers to find the information which
they desire,” said Andy Griffiths, editor of FirstLook
Inside FirstLook magazine there are direct links to
PreOrder-IQ.com associated with every game featured, so it's
possible for an individual to learn about and secure a copy of a
product which they care about in just a few clicks.
Issue 1 boasts over fifty-one pages of exclusive content,
including previews of Aliens: Colonial Marines, Dead Space 3, Tomb
Raider, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, as well as an in-depth
interview with Trion Worlds about the revolutionary new shooter
MMO, Defiance. Other big titles heading to consoles and PC over the
coming months also feature.
Additionally FirstLook can also be easily and freely embedded
into any web-page online allowing publishers, developers and
readers to directly show the latest issue on their own respective
website or blog – a first for any online games magazine. The
easy-to-share nature of FirstLook allows Cranberry Publishing to
reach the widest possible audience with zero barriers to entry.
FirstLook is still available as a downloadable .PDF every month
via GamerZines.com and PreOrder-IQ.com, but the ability to view
each issue in a browser means that readers can catch up on the
latest issue via PC, tablet and phone without the need to download
any additional software.
For more information about FirstLook please visit
ABOUT Cranberry Publishing:
Cranberry Publishing was established in 2004 and was one of the
first pioneers of digital-only magazine production, publishing over
four hundred issues of their bespoke magazines PCGZine, MMOZine,
PlayZine, 360Zine and PS3Zine and has produced dozens of dedicated
product supplements for the likes of EA, THQ, Kalypso Media, NCSOFT
and other games publishers. The company currently owns and operates
the GamerZines.com domain as well as PreOrder-IQ.com.