An ICv2 Release.  ICv2 has announced the release of the ICv2 Guide to Games #61, which is being released to the trade by Alliance Game Distributors, Diamond Comic Distributors, ACD Distribution, GTS Distribution, Lion Rampant, Esdevium, and is also available directly from ICv2.  According to the new Guide to Games, game retailers and distributors were optimistic that games, especially in hobby stores, would weather the economic turmoil better than most categories.

The issue includes ICv2's analysis of the game market through the fall, along with the holiday outlook; ICv2's best-in-the-business bestseller lists for all the top game categories; new release information, and reviews.  For more on the contents of this issue, along with links to all the bestseller lists (made available online for the first time), see "Game Industry Cautiously Optimistic."

For those interested in subscribing to the ICv2 Guide, please visit the ICv2 Online Store (click here).  Or if you are interested in ordering a single copy of the ICv2 Guide #61: Games, please click here.  For game retailers, if your distributor is on the list above, just ask for your free copy of the Guide; or if not, e-mail Dennis Viau at our office at to request a complimentary copy.