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PCGamesN
Type of site
Video game journalism
Available inEnglish
OwnerNetwork N Media
EditorCameron Bald
URLwww.pcgamesn.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationNone
Current statusOnline

PCGamesN is a British online video game magazine focusing on PC gaming and hardware. It has a full-time team of over a dozen writers and is the oldest owned-and-operated site within publishing group Network N.

History

Parent company Network N was founded by James Binns (formerly of Future Publishing) in late May 2012.[1][2][3] PCGamesN launched the following month.[4]

PCGamesN's first website was designed to host traditional games coverage alongside aggregated and user-created content,[1] which was presented to the reader in channels dedicated to major gaming franchises. Over the course of two redesigns since launch, it has evolved to fully embrace a more traditional approach, and now produces original coverage across the gamut of PC games and hardware.

The launch team included Tim Edwards, former editor of PC Gamer.[1] PCGamesN added ten new channels and two new writers for a total of seven staff writers in August 2012.[5] The website added editorial staff from GamesMaster[6] and the Official PlayStation Magazine in 2015,[7] most notably new editor-in-chief Joel Gregory. Gregory brought in staff from Edge Magazine and Kotaku UK in 2017,[8] concluded the site's transition away from its experimental first form, and oversaw a redesign, unveiling PCGamesN's current layout in August 2018.[9] Network N Media has since launched or relaunched its other owned sites (The Loadout, Pocket Tactics, Wargamer, The Digital Fix, and Custom PC[10]) based on PCGamesN's new look and technology.

Ben Maxwell took over as editor of PCGamesN in May 2018, before stepping up to a new leadership role within the publishing group in November 2020. He was succeeded in 2020 by Richard Scott-Jones. In 2023, Cameron Bald was appointed Editor of PCGamesN.

References

  1. ^ a b c Weber, Rachel (May 31, 2012). "Future's Binns launches new media venture Network N". Games Industry. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  2. ^ Cullen, Johnny (May 31, 2012). "Future vet Binns launches Network N". vg247. Gamer Network. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  3. ^ Binns, James (May 31, 2012). "Future's Binns on his new publishing company Network N". MCV/Develop. Future Publishing Limited. Archived from the original on October 9, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  4. ^ Binns, James (June 5, 2014). "INSIGHT: Five things we learnt in the first two years of PCGamesN". MCV/Develop. Future Publishing Limited. Archived from the original on October 9, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  5. ^ Weber, Rachel (August 7, 2012). "PCGamesN launching ten new channels". Games Industry. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  6. ^ Calvin, Alex (July 23, 2015). "Joel Gregory joins PCGamesN". MCV/Develop. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  7. ^ Calvin, Alex (December 11, 2015). "New deputy editor and news editor for PCGamesN". MCV/Develop. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved February 15, 2019.
  8. ^ "PCGamesN hires two new deputy editors". MCV. May 26, 2017. ISSN 1469-4832. Retrieved September 30, 2021.
  9. ^ Archived 30 September 2021 at the Wayback Machine[dead link]
  10. ^ Editor-in-chief, James Batchelor (April 3, 2023). "Network N acquires Custom PC, launches new website". GamesIndustry.biz. Retrieved October 6, 2023. ((cite web)): |last= has generic name (help)