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Old 05-11-2010, 10:31 PM
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Really? I mean... really?

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Retailer Best Buy may have had limited success aping competitor GameStop's lucrative (for now) used games business, but it's taking another cue from the video game giant—it's launching its own video game print magazine.

@Gamer is Best Buy and Future US Publishing's new game mag, which was discovered by Kyle Orland at the Game Beat. The existence of @Gamer was outed by one of its new employees, video game media vet Andy Eddy, formerly of TeamXbox and IGN, who describes the print pub as the "official games magazine of Best Buy."

The new games magazine is slated to launch in June. Whether Best Buy's @Gamer will be a competitor for GameStop's Game Informer we'll know soon enough.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:38 PM
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Wasn't game informer a magazine before the Gamestop thing?
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:43 PM
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Umm, yeah, this has fail written all over it.
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I can't wait to read a magazine with nothing but Best Buy ads in it.
But I do like Game Informer. It's the only reason I have one of those Game Stop memberships. Which by the way I just got today and it gave Red Dead Redemption a 9.75
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Old 05-11-2010, 11:56 PM
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Wasn't game informer a magazine before the Gamestop thing?
It was started by Funcoland back before Gamestop bought them.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:32 AM
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Since its Future US I doubt they'll market it out here though both Future and Best Buy have a presense in the UK. Though I'm curious why Best Buy would want to put out a mag, I'm even more so why Future would being that they put out about every kind of gaming mag we can think of already.
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Jeez I can only imagine how many good reviews they'll post next to coupons of the game $5 off at Best Buy.
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I could see an online gaming news site, but print media magazines are a losing venture right now. Seems pretty stupid of BB.
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I don't know why Best Buy would put out a gaming magazine, considering how shitty their game selection is.
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Old 05-13-2010, 03:40 PM
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Really.....? My Best Buy can't even seem to put the new releases out for sale. How the hell are they going to publish a game magazine.
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