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IGN Middle East launched

Wednesday, 16th May 2012 17:58 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

IGN and T-Break Media have launched IGN Middle East which will service 15 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region, including United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt and Morocco and its “potential audience of more than 340 million people.” The site will be headed up by Abbas Jaffar Ali, formerly of ME gaming site Megamers, which has been incorporated into IGN ME. The site is available in Arabic and English and mixes “locally created editorial content with that from IGN’s teams in the US, UK and Australia.”

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3 Comments

  1. Yoshi

    The only issue I see here is what language will they choose? Or will they use a translating thing?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. poketrainer

    I wonder if the middle east would be less tolerate of gay characters in gaming than Indonesia was in IGN’s recent survey. Not to offend anyone, just wondering how it would compare to the other regions polled

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Teabag

    @1 – AFAIK, there are dedicated guys for Arabic that actually write stuff than just translate.

    It’s a great move for the region. Hopefully, it will spit and shine and help turn it into a major region for gaming in the world.

    #3 2 years ago

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