Briefs

High score for Nintendo mag

Nintendo Official Magazine, the UK’s longest-running console
magazine, celebrates its 150th issue this month. The anniversary
edition features the top 150 Nintendo games of all time. The first-ever
issue hit the newsstands in 1992 and featured Mel Gibson and Danny
Glover on the cover to celebrate the Nintendo Super NES Lethal Weapon 3
game.

Test is a winner for Skysports

Skysports.com set new records in January by attracting a record 314
million page impressions and 4.9 million unique users for the month,
boosted by the interest in the England vs. South Africa cricket test
series. The number of page impressions were almost double that of the
previous month and there were over a million more unique users than in
December.

Online auction for tsunami aid

Jakarta-based luxury travel and lifestyle magazine DestinAsian has
organised an on-line auction of travel industry packages to raise money
for tsunami survivors.

Details of the auction are contained in the February/ March edition
of the mag, and all proceeds will go to rebuilding the lives of tsunami
survivors through the charitable group CARE Australia, which has
operations throughout the region.

Computeractive birthday special

Computeractive magazine celebrates its seventh birthday this week
with a special issue. The fortnightly title is Britain’s best-selling
consumer technology magazine and has a circulation of about 250,000. It
aims to be a mag that “normal everyday folk can understand and enjoy”
and has won the Plain English Campaign’s Crystal Mark.

News diary for Scottish media

The Scottish media website, www.allmediascotland.com, has launched a
news diary service. The free service means that organisations and
journalists north of the border will be able to post or receive
information about press conferences, photocalls, media briefings and
product launches.

Record charity year at Archant

Staff at Archant have raised more for charity in the last year than
in any other. Colleagues have taken part in events such as sponsored
walking, skydiving and triathlons to hit the recordbreaking £35,000.
Not only did they break their record, they achieved well over the
£28,000 target set by the Archant Gold scheme.

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