Future Publishing is releasing the first of four quarterly Official Xbox special editions on April 7. The first is The 100 Best Xbox Games which includes in-depth reviews of the top 20. It comes covermounted with a demo disc containing 20 playable Xbox games. Cover price is £7.99, distribution is by Seymour.

n Looking back
Artists & Illustrators magazine is celebrating its 200th issue by increasing to 80 pages and giving away a look back' supplement. In addition, every reader can claim a free watercolour brush worth £8.99. The monthly title goes on sale on April 7 with a cover price of £2.60. Distribution is by Comag.

n Digital one-off
This weekend Future Publishing launches a special, one-off title dedicated to digital video. A sister title to Digital Camera magazine, DV World offers an overview of how to get started in digital video. It is covermounted with a DVD offering a mix of editing software and tutorials worth £90. Distribution is by Seymour.

n More Bikes
What Mountain Bike has had a redesign and is upping its frequency. Launched as a quarterly in 2000, it became bi-monthly and will now be on sale every four weeks. Cover price is £3.75 and distribution is by Seymour.

n Cheaper Amber
Recently launched women's mag Amber is dropping its cover price from £1.60 to £1.50 from the issue dated May 1. It is on sale from April 10. Distribution is by Comag.
n Smash hit
Smash Hits magazine is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. It has been redesigned with the trademark Smash Hits lyrics section becoming a separate booklet free with each issue. A special CD, book and other events are also in the pipeline. Smash Hits is published by Emap, and distributed by Marketforce.