To install click the Add extension button. That's it.

The source code for the WIKI 2 extension is being checked by specialists of the Mozilla Foundation, Google, and Apple. You could also do it yourself at any point in time.

Kelly Slayton
Congratulations on this excellent venture… what a great idea!
Alexander Grigorievskiy
I use WIKI 2 every day and almost forgot how the original Wikipedia looks like.
Live Statistics
English Articles
Improved in 24 Hours
Added in 24 Hours
What we do. Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Quite the same Wikipedia. Just better.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Future US
  • Imagine Media
  • GP Publications
Key people
  • Rachelle Considine (CEO)
ParentFuture plc

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. Headquartered in New York City, the corporation has offices in: Alexandria, Virginia; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Washington, D.C.[2] Future US is owned by parent company, Future plc, a specialist media company based in Bath, Somerset, England.

YouTube Encyclopedic

  • 1/5
    14 475
    56 260
    17 327
    10 517
    362 879
  • War Games is the Future of Apex Legends...
  • Top 10 Video Games That Predicted The Future
  • What Does Rockstar's New NPC AI Patent Mean For Future Games Like GTA 6?
  • 10 Video Games That Predicted The Future



The company was established when Future plc acquired struggling Greensboro (N.C.) video game magazine publisher GP Publications, publisher of Game Players magazine, in 1994.[3]

The company launched a number of titles including PC Gamer, and relocated from North Carolina to the San Francisco Bay Area, occupying various properties in Burlingame and South San Francisco. When Chris Anderson, the founder of Future plc, sold Future to Pearson plc he retained GP, renamed Imagine Media, Inc. in June 1995, and operated it as his sole company for a few years.[4]

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.[5]

On September 19, 2007, Nintendo and Future announced that Future US would obtain the publishing rights to Nintendo Power magazine. This came into effect with the creation of issue #222 (December 2007).[6]

On October 1, 2007, it was announced that 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 became the publisher of the official magazines of all three major console manufacturers in the US. PlayStation: The Official Magazine closed in 2012.[7]

In 2012, NewBay Media bought the Music division of Future US.[8]

In 2018, Future reacquired majority of the assets previously sold to NewBay by buying NewBay outright for US$13.8 million.[9] Future used this acquisition to expand its US footprint, particularly in B2B segment.[10][11]

Magazines and websites

Current titles

Its magazines and websites include:

Defunct titles


  1. ^ "Bloomberg - Future US Inc". Bloomberg. Retrieved July 30, 2021.
  2. ^ "Contact". Bath, Somerset: Future plc. 2019. Archived from the original on October 12, 2019. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Cox, Howard; Mowatt, Simon (2014). Revolutions from Grub Street: A History of Magazine Publishing in Britain. Oxford University Press. p. 220. ISBN 978-0199601639.
  4. ^ "About Imagine". Imagine Media. Archived from the original on October 12, 1999.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  5. ^ "Timeline: a history of magazines". Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  6. ^ "Future officially takes over Nintendo Power". Nintendo Forums. October 12, 2007. Retrieved May 21, 2014.
  7. ^ "PlayStation: The Official Magazine Is Shutting Down". Forbes. November 7, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  8. ^ "NewBay Media Buys Music Mags from Future US". Folio. January 13, 2012.
  9. ^ "Future plc Acquires NewBay Media for $13.8m". Future. April 4, 2018. Archived from the original on August 1, 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "PennWell Corp. and NewBay Media acquired by UK firms". Folio. Access Intelligence, LLC. April 4, 2018. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  11. ^ Butts, Tom. "Future Publishing acquires TV Technology parent NewBay Media". TV Technology. Retrieved December 17, 2018.
  12. ^ "netPOWER". Retrieved February 26, 2013.
This page was last edited on 1 August 2023, at 04:39
Basis of this page is in Wikipedia. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported License. Non-text media are available under their specified licenses. Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. WIKI 2 is an independent company and has no affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation.