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Future US, Inc. (formerly known as Imagine Media and The Future Network USA) is an American media corporation specializing in targeted magazines and websites in the video games, music, and technology markets. Future US
Future US
is headquartered in the San Francisco
San Francisco
with a small sales office in New York City. Future US
Future US
is owned by parent company, Future plc, a publishing company based in the United Kingdom. Its magazines and websites include:

PC Gamer Official Xbox Magazine TechRadar Maximum PC

Contents

1 History 2 Defunct Titles 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] Founded in 1985 in the UK by Chris Anderson (not to be confused with Chris Anderson, Wired's Editor-in-Chief and author of The Long Tail) Future Publishing
Publishing
was the fastest growing UK publisher of the nineties. From a start in computer and video games magazines, Future successfully diversified into sports, entertainment, computing and general interest magazines eventually becoming the UK's fourth largest publisher. Anderson wanted to expand Future into the United States, and bought struggling Greensboro
Greensboro
(N.C.) video game magazine publisher GP Publications, publisher of Game Players magazine in 1993. The company launched a number of titles including PC Gamer, and relocated from North Carolina
North Carolina
to the Bay area, occupying various properties in Burlingame and South San Francisco. When Anderson sold Future to Pearson PLC
Pearson PLC
he retained GP, renamed Imagine Media, Inc. in June 1995, and operated it as his sole company for a few years.[2] However, when Future bought itself out from Pearson in an MBO, Anderson came back on board, and when Future floated on the stock exchange in 1999 Imagine's print magazines were merged with Future Publishing
Publishing
to form the Future Network PLC, a company floated on the London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange
(symbol FUTR). The on-line properties, including IGN, were put into a separate company snowball.com. Buoyed by the Internet economy and the success of Business 2.0 in the US (and subsequently in the UK, France, Italy and Germany), Future rode the boom of the late nineties. During this period the company won the exclusive worldwide rights to produce the official magazine for Microsoft's Xbox video game console and cemented its position as a leader in the games market. In the spring of 2001, buffeted by economic factors and the market downturn, Future Network USA went through a strategic reset of its business that included the closure of some titles and Internet operations and the sale of Business 2.0 to AOL/Time Warner. By early fall 2002, Imagine Media had refocused on its core business, publishing five games and technology magazines: Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer, PSM: 100% Independent PlayStation
PlayStation
2 Magazine, Maximum PC
Maximum PC
and MacAddict. It was then that Imagine became Future Network USA, adopting the name of its parent company, Future plc. Future used this strong portfolio and its strength in creating media for young men as a platform for growth into the action sports and music markets. In December 2005, after three years of organic growth and strategic acquisition, Future Network USA became Future US, to reflect its diversification into markets beyond games and technology. In 2005, Future US
Future US
made its first venture into the women's market with the launch of Scrapbook Answers and with the addition of Women's Health & Fitness, Pregnancy, and Decorating Spaces, to its portfolio of titles with the Future plc
Future plc
acquisition of Highbury House plc. On September 19, 2007, Nintendo
Nintendo
and Future announced that Future US would obtain the publishing rights to Nintendo
Nintendo
Power magazine. This came into effect with the creation of issue #222 (December 2007).[3] On October 1, 2007, it was announced that Future US
Future US
would be making PlayStation: The Official Magazine, which ended up replacing PSM and first hit newsstands in November 2007. With this launch, Future US
Future US
is the publisher of the official magazines of all three major console manufacturers in the US. In 2012, NewBay Media bought the Music
Music
division of Future US.[4] Defunct Titles[edit]

CD-ROM Today Daily Radar Games Radar Decorating Spaces Do! Future Music Future Snowboarding Magazine Game Players Guitar One Guitar World Acoustic Guitar World Legends Guitar World's Bass Guitar Mac Life Maximum Linux Maximum PC Men's Edge netPOWER[5] Next Generation Magazine Nintendo
Nintendo
Power Official Dreamcast Magazine PC Accelerator PlayStation: The Official Magazine Revolution Scrapbook Answers Skateboard Trade News Snowboard Trade News T3 The Net Total Movie Women's Health & Fitness

References[edit]

^ "Future US, Inc. Private Company
Company
Information". Bloomberg.  ^ "About Imagine". Imagine Media. Archived from the original on October 12, 1999. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) ^ "Future officially takes over Nintendo
Nintendo
Power". Nintendo
Nintendo
Forums. 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2014-05-21.  ^ NewBay Media Buys Music
Music
Mags from Future US ^ "netPOWER". Retrieved 2013-02-26. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Future US.

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Magazines

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3D World All About Space Computer Music Edge ImagineFX Gadget GamesMaster GamesTM Guitarist Linux Format Linux User and Developer MacFormat net Official Xbox Magazine PC Gamer Play PlayStation
PlayStation
Official Magazine
Magazine
- UK Retro Gamer Rhythm SFX (magazine) T3 Total 911 Total Film Total Guitar Windows: The Official Magazine

Discontinued

8000 Plus ACE Amiga Format Amiga Power Amstrad Action Commodore Format Computer and Video Games DC-UK iCar Inside United Mega New Computer Express Nintendo
Nintendo
Gamer NGC Magazine Official Nintendo
Nintendo
Magazine PC Answers PC Format PC Plus PC Zone Planet PC PSM3 Super Play Sega Power ST/Amiga Format ST Format Tap! Total! Xbox World Your Sinclair

US

Current

Maximum PC MacLife PC Gamer Official Xbox Magazine

Discontinued

Windows: The Official Magazine Nintendo
Nintendo
Power Nvision PlayStation: The Official Magazine PC Accelerator

Websites

Current

TechRadar GamesRadar+ Gizmodo UK Kotaku UK PC Gamer MusicRadar TuxRadar

Discontinued

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