Tuesday, 03 April 2001 – Brighton, UK: EuroGamer launches GameDB, a syndicated database of multi-platform game reference material. Aimed at e-commerce operators, GameDB contains a wealth of information on over 500 current and upcoming games and is on track to reach 1000
games in May.
GameDB provides an instant reference library empowering customers to make informed purchase decisions without leaving the operator’s domain. The GameDB contains game descriptions, vital details, user reviews and ratings, recommendations, links to ‘demo’ files and media links such as movies and screenshots. Eurogamer’s high quality syndicated editorial previews and reviews are also available from GameDB.
EuroGamer’s Marketing Director Mat Bettinson said, “Potential customers of e-commerce operators are increasingly exploiting the Web to make informed decisions about which products to buy. This is especially the case when it comes to entertainment software. GameDB
provides customers compelling content ‘on site’, avoiding losing customers to competitors.”
Additional features of EuroGamer’s GameDB include regular updates covering products in advance of release for pre-order tie-ins. The database is automatically purged of expired links and contains a wealth of unique media sourced by EuroGamer’s journalists.
Gameplay.com’s Internet Manager Mat Braddy comments, “Our philosophy has always been to build trust with customers. In practice this means warning customers that a game may suck and recommending another. GameDB is a great system for delivering this kind of information.”
EuroGamer provides a range of flexible content formats and delivery mechanisms for the GameDB. Content formats include XML, templated HTML and SQL database-ready files. These ensure the GameDB can be incorporated into existing branding quickly and seamlessly.
EuroGamer’s Technical Director Nick Loman adds, “EuroGamer can help integrate our Ligaz11 GameDB content with your product catalog for a compelling user experience in a cost-effective way.”
For further information and pricing, contact Mat Bettinson (email@example.com or +44-(0)208-3479735) The Eurogamer corporate website can be found at http://www.eurogamer-network.com
EuroGamer Background for Editors
EuroGamer is a forward-looking company focused on multiplayer computer gaming in Europe. EuroGamer is an editorial content provider of high quality, informative and entertaining cross-platform gaming editorial both for exclusive outsourcing and syndication. EuroGamer showcases this content at the premier gaming editorial web site http://www.eurogamer.net.
EuroGamer also provides a range of B2B services in addition to content, including bespoke multiplayer gaming events and multiplayer gaming service consultancy. It is also a software developer responsible for the cutting-edge Peanut combined games portal and
lobby server suite.