Blimey, news about us! What does it mean? Well, you might have noticed that our adverts are a bit nob. We've been working on fixing that so that we can both make a bit more money and look a little less like we're run out of a shy teenager's attic. Eurogamer have stepped in to help out, which means RPS is soon going to become bigger and maybe even a bit better. And prettier, too, probably. We're still editorially independent - we still own the site and control all the content - and will remain a bastion of PC gaming righteousness. We'll just be doing it from a golden helicopter-fortress over the Bahamas. Any questions? Ask 'em below. (I also put the press release down there, to show off.)
For Immediate Release:
Eurogamer Announces Rock, Paper, Shotgun Sales Partnership
Brighton, England, 1st June 2010. Eurogamer, Europe’s leading independent games media specialist, is delighted to announce that it has entered a partnership with Rock, Paper, Shotgun (www.rockpapershotgun.com), the UK's most popular PC gaming website.
The sales deal will see Eurogamer Network acting as Rock, Paper, Shotgun's sole agent for advertising sales and business development.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun was founded in August 2007 by games industry veterans Kieron Gillen, Alec Meer, John Walker and Jim Rossignol, and attracts over half a million unique users each month with its mix of interviews, commentary, irreverent news and running gags about the staring eyes of respected industry figures.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun is also one of a small number of sites recently added to Valve Software's Steam client, a digital download delivery system that boasts 25 million installations.
"Working with Eurogamer, a company which has demonstrated the same independent spirit as RPS, makes a huge amount of sense," said Rock, Paper, Shotgun's Jim Rossignol.
"The majority of our contributors have worked with the Eurogamer team over the years, too, so it's a relationship of trust, tea and occasional high-fives."
Rupert Loman, managing director of Eurogamer Network, commented: "We’re incredibly pleased to be working with Rock, Paper, Shotgun. They’re a hugely talented team whose staunchly independent editorial approach complements that of our own.
"The partnership represents another growth area for our network and a great opportunity for the commercial development of Rock, Paper, Shotgun."
Rock, Paper, Shotgun will remain editorially independent and intends to invest the fruits of this agreement in extending its coverage of PC gaming, orchestrating more community events and generally improving the quality of service for the many splendid Rock, Paper, Shotgun readers.
Visit Rock, Paper, Shotgun here: www.rockpapershotgun.com
For information on advertising with Rock, Paper, Shotgun please contact:
Tel: 01273 712 550
About Eurogamer Network:
Founded in 1999, Brighton-based Eurogamer Network is the publisher of Europe’s most popular independent videogames website, Eurogamer.net. The site is available in eleven languages across Europe. The company also hosts the Eurogamer Expo and publishes the world's market-leading industry resource, GamesIndustry.biz. Its newest launch is Megaton.co.uk, a games site for kids. See www.eurogamer.biz for more information on the company’s products and services.
And a theme tune for this momentous event...