SOURCE: Future U.S.

Future U.S.

August 16, 2011 11:00 ET

Future U.S. Appoints Gary Steinman as Editor in Chief for GamesRadar.com

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - Future U.S., the special-interest media company, today announced the appointment of Gary Steinman as Editor in Chief for GamesRadar.com, the company's premier gaming website.

In his role as Editor in Chief, Steinman will lead the GamesRadar team, helping the site maintain its voice and high quality while expanding its audience and reach. Steinman will work closely with Annette Cardwell, Director of Digital Content, to develop new initiatives and content directions that appeal to core and casual gamers alike.

"It's a great thrill to be taking the helm of Future's industry-leading GamesRadar site," Steinman said. "I look forward to working with our talented team of passionate editors, delivering world-class content that's proven essential to gamers. We have some great plans for the continued growth of the site, which I can't wait to roll out."

Steinman is a fifteen-year veteran of the publishing industry, beginning his career in business publishing, holding posts at Dow Jones, The Conference Board and TheStreet.com. Steinman then transitioned to games, serving as Managing Editor for Official PlayStation Magazine at Ziff Davis for five years. In 2003, Steinman became editor in chief and publisher of Newtype USA, the top anime magazine in North America, and while at the same company also took on the editorial director role at ADV Manga, a book publishing division focusing on Japanese comics. In 2008, Steinman joined Future U.S., where he has held a variety of roles, including editor in chief of PC Gamer and, most recently, editor in chief of PlayStation: The Official Magazine.

"We are pleased to have Gary, a proven leader here at Future and within the gaming industry, heading up GamesRadar," said Annette Cardwell, Director of Digital Content at Future U.S. "As the head of Future U.S.'s premier online destination, Gary's skills and experience will help us take GamesRadar to the next level."

About Future
Future plc is an international special-interest media group that is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK and US creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. We hold strong market positions in games, music, technology, action sports, film, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines in the US include Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Nintendo Power, PC Gamer, Guitar World, Maximum PC and Mac|Life, while our UK business publishes leading titles such as T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car and Classic Rock. Our web sites include GamesRadar, BikeRadar, TechRadar and MusicRadar. Future sells over 4 million magazines each month; we attract more than 11 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 16 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally, making us the UK's biggest exporter of monthly magazines.

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