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2011-07-28 13:02:00

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28,2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IGN Entertainment, the world's leading video games media company, has been selected by Microsoft as the official media partner for the first-ever Halo Fest, the expansive Halo event commemorating ten years of the blockbuster franchise, which will take place during PAX Prime 2011, August 26-28th in Seattle. As Halo Fest's official media partner, IGN will deliver fans unparalleled, extensive Halo coverage leading up to, during and following the...

2011-07-19 06:00:00

SEATTLE, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Opscode, Inc., the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that IGN, an Internet media and services provider focused on gaming and entertainment, is successfully using Hosted Chef from Opscode to integrate datacenters and automate and virtualize the company's infrastructure. The solution saves IGN precious man-hours and increases customer access. IGN Entertainment, a business unit of News Corporation, is experiencing tremendous...

2011-05-25 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GameFly, Inc., the leading online video game rental subscription service, today announced the acquisition of IGN Entertainment's Direct2Drive.com (D2D), a leader in digital distribution of video games. D2D, the popular digital retailer, will continue providing more than 3,000 PC and Mac titles for gamers to purchase and download digitally. As part of the transaction, IGN will gain a minority equity stake in GameFly, but will play no direct role in...

2011-05-17 11:45:00

NEW YORK, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nickelodeon's Monkey Quest, an adventure-packed massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) and virtual world for kids, has become one of the most visited kids' virtual world sites just in its first month live. Since its April 2 launch, Monkey Quest has amassed 2 million registered users and 3.6 million unique visitors, according to comScore Media Metrix. To mark this milestone, Nickelodeon will add an exciting adventure to this ever-evolving game called...

2011-05-05 13:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- News Corporation's IGN Entertainment today announced the acquisition of Hearst Corporation's UGO Entertainment, an agreement that will create a clear leader in video games media. IGN Entertainment will now operate its existing properties along with UGO.com, 1UP.com and UGO's entire network of owned and affiliated properties. Together, the properties will reach a global audience of more than 70 million monthly visitors. Under...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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