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IGN Entertainment, Inc.

Historical Events

    1996:

    • The company moves its offices from the San Francisco Bay area to Brisbane, California (USA).

    1997:

    • The company launches the Imagine Games Network.

    Jan 12, 1998:

    • IGN64.ign.com becomes a branded website.

    Oct 13, 2003:

    • IGN acquires the TeamXbox website.

    Dec 04, 2003:

    • An announcement is made that IGN and GameSpy have signed a definitive merger agreement.

    Feb 26, 2004:

    • The GameStats.com website is launched.

    Mar 04, 2004:

    • The completion of the merger between GameSpy and IGN is announced.

    Jun 29, 2004:

    • An announcement is made that IGN and Rotten Tomatoes have signed a definitive merger agreement.

    Sep 07, 2004:

    • The Direct2Drive electronic game distribution portal is launched.

    Feb 09, 2005:

    • The acquisition of 3D Gamers is announced.

    Jun 01, 2005:

    • The acquisition of AskMen.com is announced.

    Sep 08, 2005:

    • News Corporation signs a definitive agreement to acquire IGN Entertainment, Inc. IGN and its network of sites will become part of News Corporation's Fox Interactive Media unit.

    Oct 04, 2005:

    • An announcement is made that Fox Interactive Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation, has completed its acquisition of IGN for approximately $650 million.
    Company history contributed by Jeanne (76508)