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Majesco creates Midnight City label to handle indie games

Majesco Entertainment (Cooking Mama, Zumba) has created an indie publishing label called Midnight City. The division is headed by former IGN Editor-in-Chief Casey Lynch and Doug Kennedy, former president and CEO of public relations firm Reverb Communications. The pair had previously worked...

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Blizzard acquires IGN's Pro League tech, staff

Blizzard has purchased the IGN Pro League (IPL) technology and assets from IGN. The developer has also hired members of the IPL staff to create high-quality content in support of Blizzard's eSports. IGN will now go "agnostic" in its competitive gaming coverage, seeking to partner "with multiple...

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IGN cancels IPL6 eSports tournament

The IGN ProLeague 6 event – intended to take place at the end of the month from March 28-31 – has officially been canceled, following rumors of its demise last week. "Now there are more tournaments than ever before competing for people's time and attention, so we're no longer in a...

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Rumor: IGN's IPL6 eSports tournament canceled

The IGN ProLeague 6 event scheduled for later this month in Las Vegas has reportedly been canceled. GameSpot has been putting the pieces together, which include sponsors receiving products back that had been shipped for the event, links being removed on the IPL site for hotel reservations and...

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IGN hit with layoffs; 1UP, Gamespy and UGO shutting down

IGN was hit with editorial layoffs today, with sites 1UP, UGO and Gamespy expected to be shut down. "We are focusing on our two flagship brands, IGN and AskMen. Unfortunately, as a result, we have made the decision to close sites and restructure our teams accordingly," a company spokesperson...

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IGN acquired by Ziff Davis

IGN and its related sites have been acquired by j2 Global through its Ziff Davis subsidiary. Although the sale price was undisclosed, Bloomberg cites sources who claim it was less than the $100 million News Corp was asking for the bundle. Ziff Davis will now take over IGN, UGO, 1UP and AskMen.com....

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Ouya names Roy Bahat chairman of the board, hires leadership staff

Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman announced Roy Bahat as chairman of the board Friday. Bahat served as president of IGN Entertainment for five years before joining Ouya. Uhrman also revealed that Steve Chamberlin will lead Ouya's engineering division while Raffi Bagdasarian is in charge of the software side of...

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Newscorp app adds Fox, IGN, the Wall Street Journal and Fox News to Xbox 360 in 2012

Microsoft's Craig Davison had some surprise news during the company's CES 2012 keynote this evening, bringing out word that Rupert Murdoch's Newscorp is developing an application for the Xbox 360. Several Newscorp content providers will be pushing out news and commentary via the free application,...

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GameFly acquisition of Direct2Drive official

Today, game rental service GameFly confirmed last week's rumor that it will acquire the digital game retailer Direct2Drive from IGN. The acquisition of Direct2Drive will add more than 3,000 PC and Mac games to GameFly's existing library of console titles. While terms of the deal are not disclosed...

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Rumor: IGN selling Direct2Drive to Gamefly

IGN's Direct2Drive is allegedly being sold to GameFly, MCV reports. An official announcement is expected next week. Direct2Drive does offer a limited selection of game rentals, which fits in directly with GameFly's business model. Sources, while unable to confirm the sale, do tell us that IGN has...

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