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Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 02:49 GMT
The IGN Pro League will not be coming under Blizzard’s banner, the publisher told GameSpot in response to recent rumours. Blizzard doesn’t normally bother with rumours, but said it has extended job offers to some prominent IPL community members and is looking at purchasing some of its technology and assets, so spoke out to clear up confusion. The eSports organisation was abruptly shut down by the Ziff Davis buyout, and IGN is still looking for a purchaser to take it over wholesale if possible.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 | 20:15 GMT
Ziff-Davis recently purchased IGN and all its properties, which includes 1up, GameSpy and UGO, and today they’ve set about restructuring the whole place, leaving behind many casualties.
Mon, Feb 04, 2013 | 23:39 GMT
Sat, Feb 02, 2013 | 14:44 GMT
News Corp. is in the process of closing a deal with Ziff Davis over the sale of IGN, according to All Things Digital.
Wed, Oct 17, 2012 | 08:51 BST
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that News Corp. has enlisted the help of investment bank Allen & Co. in order to auction off IGN after several attempts to find a buyer.
Thu, Jun 14, 2012 | 15:44 BST
Following the launch last month of its site servicing the Middle East, IGN has signed a licensing deal with Blah! Asia – a division of Spiral Media – to publish IGN Asia Pacific. The site is available in three languages: English, Chinese Mandarin and Malay and will cater to ten markets including Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong and China.
IGN Asia Pacific editor-in-chief, Maxime Villandré said, “We will be reaching out to players with a wider variety of game titles and indulge it with unique voices: stories and exclusives delivered in local languages by resident gamers, heroes and industry players, which establish rapport on content that energizes Asia.”
Sat, May 05, 2012 | 21:36 BST
Gamers go-to file hosting source for over a decade will be shutting down. More »
Fri, Mar 16, 2012 | 18:02 GMT
It’s always sad to see our fellow members of the press leave their respective outlets, and today is no exception. More »
Fri, Mar 09, 2012 | 18:20 GMT
Sat, Jan 28, 2012 | 01:16 GMT
Future US staff have been culled in a wave of lay-offs, while IGN has scrapped two entire sites.
Fri, Jun 24, 2011 | 09:31 BST
It’s being reported that both Future’s US arm and IGN have been hit with lay-offs. At least five people have been let go from Future due to the company reorganising its games and technology groups, according to Folio. At IGN, least four staffers there have been let go, according to Gama, with UGO.com also affected. 1UP.com, however, has not.
All the best to those affected.
Fri, May 20, 2011 | 16:09 BST
IGN is in the process of selling Direct2Drive, its digital distribution service to Gamefly.
Mon, May 02, 2011 | 03:28 BST
The beautiful snowflakes of games media just got a tiny bit less diverse. IGN has apparently snapped up UGO Networks, the parent company of 1UP, amid talk the former is set to split from its own parent, News Corp.
Wed, Mar 17, 2010 | 08:07 GMT
Sad news this morning: IGN’s laying off a fair bit of its staff, although specific numbers weren’t given in an internal memo by CEO Roy Bahat.
Thu, Mar 04, 2010 | 08:03 GMT
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 | 14:31 BST
IGN’s bought WhatTheyPlay.com, as you can see here.
“As videogames become a mainstream form of entertainment, offering insight about game content that helps parents make informed decisions about what games are appropriate will be a useful service. We are excited to welcome What They Play into the IGN fold.” said IGN’s Peer Schneider.
WhatTheyPlay was set up two years ago in order to educate parents about games in general.
No financial terms were disclosed.
Sat, Jul 18, 2009 | 23:20 BST
Whoops. Either IGN’s “having a laugh” on the subject of PS3 Slim, or someone just made a rather large booboo.
Speaking in the latest Game Scoop! podcast, an IGN staffer appears to confirm the site has a PS3 Slim. The other speakers then say the console is “under wraps” and someone timestamps the recording to edit the comment out.
Guess someone forgot to make the cut. Either that or it’s all a “joke”.
Here’s the transcript:
“Because we have one for real.”
“Yeah, but that’s…”
“Yeah, but that’s under wraps.”
“Sorry, I wasn’t supposed to say that, was I?”
“We can edit that out. David can edit that out.”
“45 minutes. OK.”
You can listen to the clip at the link. Go from 45 minutes. The comment comes at 45.35.
We’ll ask IGN and Sony for comment on Monday.
Fri, Jun 26, 2009 | 13:43 BST
IGN’s posted three movies of a live E3 demo of Heavy Rain, with the game being played by Quantic Dream’s David Cage.
It’s a 15-minute play-through of the scrapyard sequence with Cage and two IGN editors talking over the top.
If it’s bonkers real-time graphics you’re after, look no further.
The game’s out later this year. Maybe.
After the break.
Mon, Apr 20, 2009 | 18:18 BST
IGN’s finally made a move on the German market, buying community site GIGA.de.
The site tracks at 700,000 UU per month, and was described by IGN today as “one of the most popular and highly trafficked gaming Internet sites in Germany”.
“We are extremely excited about welcoming GIGA.DE as part of IGN Entertainment and continuing our international expansion by entering the German market for the first time,” said IGN international boss, Chris Ellis.
“As gamers ourselves we’re passionate about the industry and are always looking for ways to support the local gaming industry and fans. The German gaming market is one of the biggest in Europe, and the massive potential it offers made it a natural choice for us.”
IGN’s been skirting the non-English-speaking European market for years, having set up IGN UK in 2006.
Press release after the hop.
Fri, Mar 27, 2009 | 07:57 GMT
Why do M-rated games lack success on Nintendo platforms? Because Nintendo’s “broader than that,” apparently. Sega and Rockstar must be thrilled.
“I’m not going to make an argument for why certain M-rated games, as you say, don’t achieve a certain amount of momentum on the Nintendo platform,” NoA corporate affairs VP Denise Kaigler told IGN at GDC yesterday.
“We’re broader than that. And that’s what our contribution to this industry is. We are making sure that we make games for a broad consumer platform from age five to 95, and that really has worked well for us.”
GTA: Chinatown Wars charted at six in the UK rankings on release, while Sega’s MadWorld only managed to place at 34. Why? Ask Sega.
“We’re not saying that certain games can’t succeed on Wii,” Kaigler added.
“We want those games. We want people to bring those opportunities to us. So I opened up my answer to your question by saying talk to Sega, talk to those guys.”
Sure it’s not because Nintendo hardware’s explosive growth this generation has been a result of selling in to non-gamers? We think it might be.
That interview’s well worth a read.