So says legendary, veteran game journalist Andy Eddy on his Facebook profile, under “Employers.” Eddy tells me the first issue will appear in stores the last week of June.
I believe this may count as the first “exclusive world reveal” for The Game Beat, because
- I can’t seem to find any reference to this magazine on the corporate news release pages for Future or Best Buy (and that includes searching the god-awful animated web site for Future Plus).
- I can’t seem to find any reference to it after whole MINUTES of Googling every combination of “Best Buy” and “game magazine” I could think of (Googling @Gamer isn’t helpful, because Google ignores the @)
- Andy Eddy just updated his profile because I bugged him about the “secret Future game magazine project” that was previously teased there. “Thanks for the reminder, because I need to update my profile now that the project is ‘public,'” he told me.
It’s possible I just missed something, but if I didn’t OMG SCOOPZ!
Stay tuned for my exclusive interview with Eddy about the project, his editorial outlook for the magazine, and the issues surrounding game retailers publishing game magazines. Or maybe not, if I decide I would rather spend my time on work I actually get paid for.
[UPDATE May 12 9:25PM ET: Kombo actually did some extra legwork and got a Best Buy spokesperson to confirm the magazine’s existence. Take that, all you doubting Thomases.]