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Report: IGN and UGO to merge, spin off from News Corp

News Corp's IGN and Hearst Corporation's UGO are merging, with an official announcement expected this week, reports AllThingsD's Peter Kafka. The alleged plan after that is to take the merged entity in the near future and create a standalone business that focuses on video games outside of News...

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Direct2Drive bringing game rentals to UK, Europe this year

Direct2Drive's downloadable game rentals kicked off in North America this past January, and the program has been so popular that it's coming to Europe later on this year. That's the word from head of international digital distribution Paul Herron, who says that "publishers are positive and gamers...

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IGN's 'Indie Open House' teams selected, move in

The five indie dev teams selected by IGN to receive free office space at the media outlet's HQ in San Francisco moved in this week. The "Indie Open House" program grants those groups free office space for the next six months, along with access to available resources. The teams include: students...

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IGN and GameStop forge partnership, combine traffic, learn the power of sharing

Major corporation cooperation news now, with a report from The Wall Street Journal's Kara Swisher announcing a "partnership" between News Corp's gaming megasite IGN and retail (and recycling) behemoth GameStop. While it's not clear how extensive this partnership will be, Swisher reports that IGN...

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IGN's 'Indie Open House' gives indie devs office space, promotional support

Look, guys -- we know IGN has, like, office space to give you and all, but if you needed a crash pad, you shoulda came to us. We could probably better recreate a habitat you're used to: dirty laundry on the floor; shades drawn; a daily diet of Ramen noodles. Wouldn't you be more comfortable with...

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Video: Halo: Reach Achievements made easy (and cheat-y)

Halo: Reach isn't even out in stores, but IGN has already found a way to exploit part of the game for the sake of easy Achievements. In this video, its outlines a surefire method for farming up a good amount of the game's cheevos by tweaking the customized Firefight system to be really hard and...

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Half of Mass Effect 2 players imported a save (and other stats!)

Mass Effect 2 Executive Producer Casey Hudson has shared some juicy statistics about the game with IGN. Basic takeaways are that people really did treat the game as a "shooter," with the soldier class chosen more than every other combined. Also, the women's lib movement for intergalactic saviors...

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EEDAR releases preliminary E3 interest stats

Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR) has released a report listing various attention metrics from gamers from two sites, GameTrailers and IGN.com, regarding the most "popular" titles from E3. We put "popular" in quotes there because these stats are for things like trailer streaming...

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Reports: 3DS more powerful than Wii, doesn't use Nvidia chips

Reports from anonymous sources are starting to paint a rather surprising picture of the mysterious Nintendo 3DS. Both IGN and Eurogamer report that developers have said off-the-record that the handheld won't use the Nvidia Tegra chip, as it was rumored to do. Eurogamer's sources claim that the 3DS...

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IGN's Casamassina now Apple's global editorial games manager

Apple has taken an important step toward helping us make sense of the bajillions of games on the iPhone App Store, by hiring a new global editorial games manager -- and it's someone you might be familiar with. IGN's "Editor-at-Large" Matt Casamassina, who wrote Nintendo coverage for most of his...

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