NEWS - Monday, April 1, 2002
OXM Nominated for Best New PublicationImagine Media's newest launch, Official Xbox Magazine, has been nominated for the WPA's Maggie award for Best New Publication of 2001. Three additional Imagine titles, PC Gamer, MacAddict, and Maximum PC, were also nominated in other categories. Imagine's complete list of nominations is as follows: Official Xbox Magazine -- Best New Publication The 51st Maggie awards ceremony will be held on April 26 in Los Angeles. Matt Firme, vice president and editorial director of Imagine Media, says "It's a rare and very rewarding honor when one publishing company can achieve so many nominations. We're especially proud of Official Xbox Magazine's Best New Publication nomination, and MacAddict's two nominations across different categories. Our editorial teams are smart, dedicated, and reader-focused, and we see the Maggie nominations as important critical recognition of those qualities." Imagine Media won the Official Xbox Magazine global license from Microsoft in August 2000, and in November 2001, Imagine orchestrated another unprecedented event in the console games market by launching Official Xbox Magazine at the same time as the launch of the Xbox console itself. With its exclusive playable Game Disc, Official Xbox Magazine is currently the only monthly magazine completely devoted to the world of Xbox. NOTE FROM XBA: Congrats guys!