360 (magazine)

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360
360 - Issue 39.jpg
Issue 39 (August 2008) of 360 - The cover art features Far Cry 2
Editor Nick Jones
Categories Video games
Frequency Three-weekly[1]
Circulation 12,939 (Jul 08 - Dec 08)[2]
13,007 (Jan 08 - Jun 08) [3]
13,364 (Jul 07 - Dec 07)[4]
Publisher Imagine Publishing
First issue 19 August 2005
Final issue 2012
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Website Official site
ISSN 1747-7859

360 was an Xbox 360 video games magazine published by Imagine Publishing in the UK. Originally published four-weekly, the magazine switched to a three-weekly schedule in 2009.[1]

The magazine was withdrawn from sale following its merger with sister publication X360 in July 2012.[5]

Overview[edit]

The magazine was split into four main sections: Agenda, Foreplay, Reviews and Live Style. The double page spread on pages eight and nine, called Thread, was composed of emails, letters and posts or sections of posts from the 360 magazine forum. On page nine, there was a pie chart showing votes cast on the 360 magazine forum on a different subject every week, which was chosen by the magazine staff. There were also two features following the Reviews section that sometimes were as long as ten pages. As a standard, the magazine was 130 pages long.[6]

Merger with X360[edit]

On 7 June 2012, Imagine announced to 360’s forum that 360 and its sister publication, X360, were to merge under the latter’s name. As a result, 360 was to be withdrawn from sale, with no further issues published.[7]

The first issue of the new X360 went on sale on 11 July 2012.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Nick Jones (2009-06-08). "360 celebrates reaching issue 50". Imagine Publishing. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  2. ^ "Standard Certificate of Circulation - 360" (PDF). ABC. 2009-02-12. Retrieved 2009-03-18. 
  3. ^ "Standard Certificate of Circulation - 360" (PDF). ABC. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  4. ^ "ABC circulation figures (July 2007 to December 2007)". April 2007. 
  5. ^ http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/imagine-merges-x360-and-360-magazine/097604
  6. ^ "360" (34). 2007. 
  7. ^ http://www.x360magazine.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=4&sid=1d2ea475c6a158d9626e51258fe9833d

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