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Survey Of More Than 3,000 Console Owners Reveals GameSpot Is Most Influential Source When Buying Games

SAN FRANCISCO - October 13, 2011 - Gamers chose GameSpot ( as the most influential video game media outlet, according to a survey by Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR), the industry's leading global interactive entertainment business intelligence firm. More than 3,000 HD console owners in North America were surveyed. GameSpot beat IGN, Game Informer and G4TV among others.

"We're really honored to be singled out from more than 30 major video game media outlets in this way.  It's a great credit to the staff of GameSpot, who are dedicated to giving gamers the information they need to buy and play video games," said John Davison, VP of Programming, Games, CBS Interactive.

Among the other findings:

  •  GameSpot ranked as most influential for both men and women 
  •  GameSpot ranked number one in influence for gamers between 18 and 24, and gamers from 30 - 54
  •  GameSpot is most influential for consumers earning between $25,000 and $100,000

About GameSpot

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 Web casts, 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. GameSpot is available online, on mobile phones and on the iPad.
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About Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR)
Founded in 2006 by video game industry veterans, EEDAR is the largest specialty video game research firm in the world. EEDAR increases video game profitability and creativity by delivering comprehensive data and technology solutions that empower fully informed and contextually relevant business decisions.

EEDAR is based in Carlsbad, California and has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America's Most Promising Companies and also holds the Guinness world record for the largest collection of videogame facts and information. For more data be sure to pay a visit to


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