PCGamesN
PCGamesN wordmark OrangeBlack RGB.svg
Type of site
Video game journalism
Available inEnglish
OwnerNetwork N
EditorRichard Scott-Jones
URLwww.pcgamesn.com
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
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 has since launched or relaunched its other owned sites (The Loadout, Pocket Tactics, Wargamer, and The Digital Fix) 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 Network N's publishing group in November 2020. He was succeeded by current Editor Richard Scott-Jones.

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. ^ MCV Editors (May 26, 2017). "PCGamesN hires two new deputy editors". MCV. ISSN 1469-4832. Retrieved September 30, 2021. ((cite news)): |last= has generic name (help)
  9. ^ Twitter https://twitter.com/network_n/status/102756604527029452. Retrieved September 30, 2021. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)