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Edge Announces New Faces For Key Roles

  • Neil Long appointed Editor of Edge-Online
  • Nathan Brown moves to Games Editor across Edge brand

Edge, the world’s most respected multi-format videogame brand, today announces the appointment of Neil Long as Editor of Edge-Online, whilst Nathan Brown moves to become Games Editor across the whole brand.

Neil joined Future in 2008 from MCV where he was Editor. Since then he has worked as Editor-in-Chief of Future’s Nintendo Group and was most recently Special Projects Editor – Games, where he successfully relaunched iGamer as a global digital magazine. Nathan has worked on Edge since December 2010, first  as freelance News Writer before being made Editor of Edge-Online in May last year. Neil will report into Tony Mott and Nathan will report into Alex Wiltshire.

Edge-Online has seen a 24% increase in traffic year-on-year, recording 324,000 unique users in December 2012.*

Rich Keith, Publisher of Edge, says: “Appointing someone of Neil’s experience and background shows how serious we are in establishing Edge-Online as a key resource of the global games industry. With Neil’s leadership we will be continuing to improve the site, offering unrivalled insight into how games and made and the people that make them.

“Nathan moving to Games Editor means we can cement our multi-channel approach within the team, delivering our high quality content to wherever our audience is at any particular time.”

Neil says: “I’m delighted to be taking on this role at such an exciting time for the game industry. Edge has always been about the future of interactive entertainment and I’m looking forward to building on the terrific work which has already been done to ensure that Edge-Online becomes the destination site for anyone looking for intelligent insight, analysis and opinion.”

Nathan says: “Being asked to lead Edge’s review and preview coverage is a dream come true. With more releases, in more genres, on more platforms than ever before – and new hardware on the horizon, of course - it’s a hugely exciting time for games. I can’t wait to get started.”

As part of these moves Andy Hartup’s role at Future evolves to include responsibility for mobile and iGamer. Previously Editor, Special Projects – Free-to-Play, Andy now becomes Editor, Special Projects – Mobile and Free-to-Play.

Neil, Nathan and Andy take up their news roles with immediate effect.

*Global unique users measured by comScore Digital Analytix

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For more information please contact:

Ben Bolton, Senior Communications Executive for Future on 020 7042 4034 or 07940 530424 or ben.bolton@futurenet.com

About Edge:

Multi-format videogame magazine Edge was first published in 1993. Since launch, it was won the MCV award for Best Magazine Team and six Magazine Of The Year awards from InDin and the Games Media Awards. Edge is available in UK newsagents, Apple’s Newsstand, Google Play and Zinio for Android.

About Future plc:

  • · Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: FUTR).
  • · We have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating 200 publications, apps, websites and events.
  • · We hold market-leading positions in Technology, Entertainment, Music, Creative and Sport & Auto sectors.
  • · Future sells more than 24 million magazines every year, that’s 45 magazines sold every minute. Our most well-known brands include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock and Official Xbox Magazine.
  • · We attract more than 50 million monthly global unique users to our websites, which include techradar.com, gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com and musicradar.com.
  • · We deliver over 100 digital editions, selling over two million products in the last 12 months through Apple’s Newsstand for iPad.
  • · Future exports or syndicates over 200 publications to over 90 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of magazine content.
  • Future is currently Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year for both the Association of Online Publishers and the Professional Publishers Association.