GAMESPOT LAUNCHES IPAD APP
First Gaming iPad App to Deliver HD Video Reviews in Addition to Fully Optimized iPad Content
App Features Reviews, Original Video Content, News, Gameplay Footage, Trailers, Interviews, Images Galleries, Videos and More
SAN FRANCISCO - May 18, 2011 - GameSpot, the leading source for gaming information online and a property of CBS Interactive, today announced the launch of the GameSpot app for iPad, offering video reviews in high definition in addition to fully optimized iPad content. The app delivers award-winning coverage from GameSpot, including previews and reviews of the hottest titles, breaking news, original video content, gameplay footage, trailers, interviews, photo galleries and more over Wifi and 3G networks. The app is now available for free in the App Store.
The GameSpot app for iPad takes advantage of the iPad's responsive high-resolution multi-touch display to create an enhanced browsing and search experience. Users can quickly search for specific games by title, or browse reviews by genre, platform, release date, or score. The app lets users bookmark games they already own as well as the games they want to learn more about. In addition, users can preview screenshots of gameplay before they buy, and access walk-through videos to help guide them through the ins and outs of a game after they purchase.
The front door of the GameSpot app for iPad features upcoming and new releases, as well as a carousel with top featured games. Users can browse through the most popular games, and with one tap on a game cover, quickly access all the reviews, videos, images and news for that game.
"GameSpot fans are passionate gamers and early adopters of cool technology. The iPad continues to lead the way in tablet sales because of its simplicity and design and we're seeing increased usage of our GameSpot site via tablets. The GameSpot app for iPad is a natural evolution of this trend," said Simon Whitcombe, Vice President, Games, CBS Interactive. "Now, we can offer GameSpot loyalists and new users a fast, portable way to get all the latest info from the world of gaming. It's a slick, highly compelling experience."
The GameSpot app for iPad was developed by CBS Mobile in conjunction with JIRBO, Inc., a leader in social entertainment and mobile HD video advertising, and is now available for free from the App Store, or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
GameSpot's expert editorial team provides more than a million daily visitors with comprehensive, engaging and unbiased game information for console, PC and portable platforms. The site's award-winning coverage includes previews and reviews on the hottest titles, breaking news, live Webcasts, online tournaments, game downloads, videos, guides, hints and more. GameSpot also has one of the most active online gaming communities fueled by a free, innovative social networking service that makes it easy and fun for gamers to meet and interact with other like-minded enthusiasts. The GameSpot family also includes GameFAQs, Game Rankings and GameSpot Trax, the industry's premier real-time market intelligence tool. GameSpot is a property of CBS Interactive.
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