Imagine Media Announces Launch of NGamer Magazine

Posted on July 23, 1999

Imagine Media has announced the launch of NGamer. NGamer will be an unofficial Nintendo authority, covering all aspects of Nintendo gaming, including the Nintendo 64, Color Game Boy and the next generation Dolphin system.

"NGamer will offer the highest editorial quality and will fill the needs of more mature Nintendo gamers frustrated with their current games magazine choices. The rebellious attitude, intelligent insight, and distinctive style of Imagine's other console magazines will continue in NGamer. Advertisers have already given us a resoundingly positive response to its launch," stated Doug Faust, Publisher of NGamer.

Vince Matthews, a games industry veteran, will head up the launch of NGamer as Editor-in-Chief. Matthews was with Imagine in its early days and helped launch Next Generation in 1994. He has authored numerous books for Prima Publishing including an N64 buyers guide, two PlayStation compilation books and the Unofficial Quake 64 Guide. Most recently Matthews worked as the Senior Product Manager for Interactive Magic where he handled packaging and marketing for Knights and Merchants, Robo Rumble, Spearhead, Wall Street Tycoon, Shadow Company and Mortyr.

The NGamer launch follows that of the Official Sega Dreamcast Magazine, which premieres next month. NGamer will be published bi-monthly and will hit the newsstands on November 9, 1999.