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GamesRadar

GamesRadar
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Web address http://www.gamesradar.com/
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Video game website
Registration Optional (free)
Owner Future plc
Launched 2005

GamesRadar is a video game website featuring video game related news, previews, reviews, videos, and guides. It is owned and operated in the UK and US by worldwide publisher Future plc (including Future US).[1][2]

Format and style

GamesRadar publishes numerous articles each day, including official video game news, reviews, previews and interviews with publishers and developers. One of the site's features is their "Top 7" lists, a weekly countdown detailing both positive or negative aspects of video games themselves, the industry and/or culture.[3]

History

The site launched a free iphone app in January 2011, allowing users to browse their cheats and game guides.[4]

By Early 2012, many of the long standing writers and editors were either laid off or had moved on to other careers, including many recurring hosts and guests of the site's "TalkRadar" podcast, which at the time ended at episode 198 in February that same year.[5] In November 2012 Keith Walker became the new publisher at Future and thus GamesRadar, looking to improve "digital growth".[6] By December 2012 the site underwent a drastic new redesign including new layout, interface and regular features along with new staff members and successor to TalkRadar podcast titled "RadioRadar".[7] Many of the original members of TalkRadar went on to produce the Laser Time podcast network, including appearances with current GamesRadar employees.

Lawsuit

In 2007 the State of Texas filed a lawsuit against GamerRadar's parent company Future plc and another site owner for violating the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.[8] The lawsuit alleges that the site "failed to include necessary disclosures and obtain parental consent before collecting personal information from children."[9] The owner of the other websited settled in March 2008,[10] though the final disposition against Future plc is not public record.[11]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Bimberi Peak, Australian Capital Territory". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Climbing Bimberi Peak, Australian Capital Territory". State8.net. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 

External links

  • GamesRadar.com
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