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IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media website operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis, itself wholly owned by j2 Global.wikipedia
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Peer Schneider

The company is located in San Francisco's SOMA district and is headed by its former editor-in-chief, Peer Schneider.
Peer Schneider (born April 9, 1971) is one of the founders of IGN Entertainment, the company that operates the IGN website and content network across YouTube, Snapchat, OTT apps, and social channels since 1999.

J2 Global

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IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media website operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis, itself wholly owned by j2 Global.
On February 4, 2013, j2 Global announced that it had more than doubled the size of its digital media division's business with the acquisition of IGN Entertainment from News Corp.

GameSpy

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Originally, IGN was the flagship website of IGN Entertainment, which owned and operated several other websites oriented towards players' interests, games, and entertainment, such as Rotten Tomatoes, GameSpy, GameStats, VE3D, TeamXbox, Vault Network, FilePlanet, and AskMen, among others.
GameSpy merged with IGN in 2004; by 2014, its services had been used by over 800 video game publishers and developers since its launch.

Rotten Tomatoes

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Originally, IGN was the flagship website of IGN Entertainment, which owned and operated several other websites oriented towards players' interests, games, and entertainment, such as Rotten Tomatoes, GameSpy, GameStats, VE3D, TeamXbox, Vault Network, FilePlanet, and AskMen, among others.
In June 2004, IGN Entertainment acquired Rotten Tomatoes for an undisclosed sum.

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The company is located in San Francisco's SOMA district and is headed by its former editor-in-chief, Peer Schneider.
Many major software and technology companies have headquarters and offices here, including Ustream, Planet Labs, Foursquare, Cloudflare, Wikia, Wired, GitHub, Pinterest, CBS Interactive, LinkedIn, Trulia, Dropbox, IGN, Salesforce.com, BitTorrent Inc., Yelp, Zynga, Airbnb, Uber, Advent Software, and Pac-12 Networks.

Ziff Davis

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IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media website operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis, itself wholly owned by j2 Global.
On February 4, 2013, Ziff Davis acquired IGN Entertainment from News Corporation.

Daily Radar

Next-Generation and Ultra Game Players Online were not part of this consolidation; U.G.P.O. dissolved with the cancellation of the magazine, and Next-Generation was put "on hold" when Imagine decided to concentrate on launching the short-lived Daily Radar brand.
Daily Radar started as a gaming website like IGN, GameSpy and GameSpot, and was later renamed and relaunched in the UK as GamesRadar.

Chris Anderson (entrepreneur)

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The IGN website was the brainchild of media entrepreneur Chris Anderson and launched on September 29, 1996.
In 1994, Anderson moved to the United States where he built Imagine Media, publisher of Business 2.0 magazine and creator of the popular video game users website IGN.

Vault Network

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Originally, IGN was the flagship website of IGN Entertainment, which owned and operated several other websites oriented towards players' interests, games, and entertainment, such as Rotten Tomatoes, GameSpy, GameStats, VE3D, TeamXbox, Vault Network, FilePlanet, and AskMen, among others.
Around this time, the existing Vaults were merged with the Snowball Network, better known by its later moniker, IGN.

GameSpot

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In February 1999, PC Magazine named IGN one of the hundred-best websites, alongside competitors GameSpot and CNET Gamecenter.
In February 1999, PC Magazine named GameSpot one of the hundred-best websites, alongside competitors IGN and CNET Gamecenter.

News Corporation

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In September 2005, IGN was acquired by Rupert Murdoch's multi-media business empire, News Corporation, for $650 million.
On 4 February 2013, News Corporation announced the sale of IGN and its related properties to the publishing company Ziff Davis.

Humble Bundle

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In October 2017, Humble Bundle announced that it was being acquired by IGN.
In October 2017, the company was acquired by Ziff Davis through its IGN Entertainment subsidiary, though will continue to operate as a separate subsidiary.

Future US

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Created in September 1996 as the Imagine Games Network, the IGN content network was founded by publishing executive Jonathan Simpson-Bint and began as five individual websites within Imagine Media: N64.com (later renamed ign64.com), PSXPower, Saturnworld, Next-Generation.com and Ultra Game Players Online.
The on-line properties, including IGN, were put into a separate company snowball.com.

TeamXbox

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Originally, IGN was the flagship website of IGN Entertainment, which owned and operated several other websites oriented towards players' interests, games, and entertainment, such as Rotten Tomatoes, GameSpy, GameStats, VE3D, TeamXbox, Vault Network, FilePlanet, and AskMen, among others. The Xbox interest site, TeamXbox, and the PC game website VE3D were acquired in 2003.
Media conglomerate IGN Entertainment, Inc. purchased TeamXbox in 2003, which in turn was purchased by News Corporation in 2005.

CNET

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In February 1999, PC Magazine named IGN one of the hundred-best websites, alongside competitors GameSpot and CNET Gamecenter.
It became a leading game-focused website; in 1999, PC Magazine named it one of the hundred-best websites in any field, alongside competitors IGN and GameSpot.

Rupert Murdoch

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In September 2005, IGN was acquired by Rupert Murdoch's multi-media business empire, News Corporation, for $650 million.
On 20 July 2005, News Corporation bought Intermix Media Inc., which held Myspace, Imagine Games Network and other social networking-themed websites, for US$580 million, making Murdoch a major player in online media concerns.

GameFAQs

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This was launched following the cancellation of affiliation with GameFAQs.
In 1997, GameFAQs became an independent affiliate of the Imagine Games Network (IGN), leading to the placement of affiliate links on the home page.

Direct2Drive

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On May 25, 2011, IGN sold its Direct2Drive division to Gamefly for an undisclosed amount.
On May 25, 2011, GameFly acquired Direct2Drive from IGN Entertainment, Inc. and renamed the service to GameFly Digital.

UGO Networks

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In 2011, IGN Entertainment acquired its rival UGO Entertainment (owners of 1UP.com) from Hearst Corporation.
Its main competitors included CNET Networks, IGN, and Yahoo!.

1UP.com

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In 2011, IGN Entertainment acquired its rival UGO Entertainment (owners of 1UP.com) from Hearst Corporation.
1UP was sold in 2009 to Hearst Corporation's UGO Networks, who was acquired by IGN Entertainment (then owned by News Corporation) in 2011.

Minecraft

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Examples of games in which they are were re-reviewed were League of Legends and the pocket edition of Minecraft.
Most publications were impressed by the game's "blocky" graphics, with IGN describing them as "instantly memorable".

AskMen

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Originally, IGN was the flagship website of IGN Entertainment, which owned and operated several other websites oriented towards players' interests, games, and entertainment, such as Rotten Tomatoes, GameSpy, GameStats, VE3D, TeamXbox, Vault Network, FilePlanet, and AskMen, among others.
It is owned by Ziff Davis and operates through the IGN Entertainment unit.

GameFly

On May 25, 2011, IGN sold its Direct2Drive division to Gamefly for an undisclosed amount.
In 2011, Gamefly announced that they had acquired Direct2Drive, an online distribution service previously owned by IGN.

Marca (newspaper)

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On October 9, 2012, in collaboration with the Spanish-based media company Marca, IGN Spain was announced. The site effectively replaces Marca's own Marca Player gaming news website. Marca Player's editors converted their duties to IGN Spain, translating many of IGN's English articles, whilst writing up their own Spanish articles as well, covering various topics including video games, movies, TV series and comics.
In October 2012, Marca announced launching the Spanish edition of the video games media outlet IGN, effectively replacing their own MARCA Player gaming news website.

Xbox (console)

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The Xbox interest site, TeamXbox, and the PC game website VE3D were acquired in 2003.
The controller has been criticized for being bulky compared to other video game controllers; it was awarded "Blunder of the Year" by Game Informer in 2001, a Guinness World Record for the biggest controller in Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2008, and was ranked the second-worst video game controller ever by IGN editor Craig Harris.