GamePro Magazine and Announce its Unprecedented Holiday Sweepstakes

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – NOVEMBER 21, 2001 — IDG Games Media Group, the world's largest interactive entertainment information provider for multiplatform gaming enthusiasts and publisher of GamePro magazine, the world's largest multiplatform gaming magazine, and, the world's premier online source for gaming, today announced its blow-out sweepstakes entitled, "The World's Largest Multiplatform Sweepstakes".


The Sweepstakes will be featured on from November 21 to December 31, 2002. To enter, go to GamePro's exclusive Sweepstakes will be promoted in the January issue of GamePro magazine, on and via's e-newsletters.

Just in time for the holidays and the launch of the Xbox™ and the GameCube™ console systems, GamePro's Sweepstakes is giving away the hottest gaming products to 72 lucky entrants. The coveted Grand Prize is a complete video game package worth over $1,700, and consists of a GameCube™ , an Xbox , a Game Boy® Advance, a PlayStation® 2, a Dreamcast, eight games, a Game Boy® Advance Survival Kit, three controllers, and a racing wheel. Seventy-one other lucky winners will receive video gaming systems, games, controllers, racing wheels, custom GamePro art, official GamePro t-shirts, GamePro magazine subscriptions, and much more!

"GamePro is feeding the frenzy of video gamers this holiday season by giving them a chance to win the most sought-after gaming products around," said John F. Rousseau, President and CEO of IDG Games Media Group and Publisher of GamePro magazine. "This exclusive sweepstakes is just one of the many components of GamePro's media solution properties, bridging together our marketing partners with our audience of 3.3 million powerful purchasers."

Sponsors for the sweepstakes include Conspiracy Entertainment, Eidos Interactive , Logitech® , Namco® Hometek Inc., Nyko Technologies Inc., Pelican Accessories, Sega Sports , THQ Inc. and Ubi Soft Entertainment.

About IDG Games Media Group

Located in San Francisco, CA, IDG Games Media Group is the world's premier interactive entertainment publisher for multiplatform gaming enthusiasts and produces GamePro magazine,, and the IDG Games Media Group Industry White Paper.

GamePro's audience of 3.3 million opinion-leading readers has established GamePro as the 3rd largest male teen magazine in the country (Teenage Research Unlimited Fall 2001). The magazine is the market leader with a circulation of 500,000 (ABC membership applied for in 2000). GamePro delivers cutting-edge multiplatform gaming previews, reviews, strategies, cheats, and codes. The magazine's seasoned editorial staff provides its male teen audience with an authoritative source for video and personal computer gaming information. ( is the premier online source for gaming information on the Internet. The site delivers around-the-clock coverage of game reviews, previews, and cheats for every major gaming platform. is highly interactive with many popular features, including an online community for gamers that enables its visitors to post user reviews, chat with GamePro's editors and fellow gamers, create online personas, and more.

About International Data Group (IDG)

Headquartered in Boston, International Data Group (IDG) informs more people worldwide about information technology than any other company. With annual revenues of $3.1 billion, IDG is the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and events. IDG publishes more than 300 newspapers and magazines in 85 countries, led by the Computerworld/InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, PC World and CIO global product lines. (, IDG's Technology Directory, covers the world's largest network of technology-specific web sites, comprised of more than 300 IDG sites in 70 countries. IDG also produces 168 technology-related events including IDG World Expo's Macworld Conference & Expo. Research arm IDC provides computer industry research and analysis through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at

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