Best Buy to launch gaming mag

Magazine to be called @Gamer.

The US consumer electronics retailer Best Buy is launching its own videogame magazine in June, according to a blog post on The Game Beat, by freelance journalist Kyle Orland. The magazine, called @Gamer, is being described as the "official games magazine of Best Buy".

A team from Future Publishing will work on the magazine. Currently, the Future group publishes gaming magazines such as the Official Xbox Magazine, Nintendo Power and PC Gamer.

Orland wrote that his colleague Andy Eddy has claimed on his Facebook page that he was working on a new publication called @Gamer. Eddy is an American video game journalist and critic, and was previously the editor of VideoGames and Computer Entertainment.