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ComputerAndVideoGames.com (CVG) is the web-based successor to Computer and Video Games magazine, the world's oldest specialist gaming publication.

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Launched in August 1999, CVG is one of the UK and Europe’s leading gaming web sites. Primarily known for its cutting edge and exclusive news service, CVG also features a mix of current and next-generation multi-format gaming reviews, previews, features and interviews, as well as a new emphasis on video and multimedia content. It’s also renowned for its rather irreverent tone, cheeky sense of humour and uniquely British take on the world of gaming.

CVG was originally owned by EMAP, before being bought by Dennis Publishing. In 2004 CVG was acquired by Future Publishing who remain its current owners. In 2006, the site underwent a major re-design and relaunch to bring it up to scratch for the next generation of Xbox 360, PS3 and Nintendo Wii Gaming.

In 2007, CVG became the hub of a new CVG Network, hosting magazine sites for all of Future Publishing’s unofficial gaming magazines including PC Gamer, PC Zone, Xbox World 360, PlayStation World, PSM3 and NGamer as well as long standing cheats site, CheatStation. The CVG Network expanded further in May 2007 to include sites like Xbox 360 Magazine, Edge and Next Generation.biz.

CVG also have a very popular forum with many users and topics. CVG has also had a cult following with an award thread they used to run known as the yakkies.

In May 2007, CVG submitted to electronic audit by the Audit Bureau of Circulation and registered 1.56 million monthly unique users and 11.4 million page impressions.

Golden Joysticks

CVG also hosts the annual Golden Joystick awards, the longest running gaming ceremony in the world, as they’re voted for solely by the general gaming public. Originally created in 1982 as the CVG magazine's annual awards ceremony, the awards moved onto the web with CVG.com in 1999.

The 2006 Golden Joystick awards attracted over 540,000 votes and were webcast for the first time. The Golden Joystick Awards entered their 25th Silver Anniversary year in 2007 and attracted over 750,000 votes from gamers around the world, with Microsoft's Gears of War winning four Joysticks including Ultimate Game of the Year.

In 2008, the Golden Joysticks voting total increased to 856,000 with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare winning Ultimate Game of the Year, plus three other awards. In 2009, voting broke the million barrier with 1.22 million votes cast. Fallout 3 won the Ultimate Game of the Year and the Golden Joysticks were recognized as 'The biggest fan voted gaming awards show in the world' by the Guinness Book of Gaming records.

Editors of ComputerAndVideoGames.com

  • Gareth Ramsay
  • Johnny Minkley (to early 2004)
  • Stuart Bishop (acting Ed mid 2004)
  • John Houlihan (2004 to 2006)
  • Gavin Ogden - (2006-2009 )
  • Tim Ingham - (2010-present)

Editor-in-Chief

  • John Houlihan (2009-present)

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