Other IGN Entertainment acquires Gamer Network (GI.biz, Eurogamer, VG247)


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IGN Entertainment has acquired the Gamer Network family of digital brands for an undisclosed sum.

As a result of the acquisition, some redundancies have been made across the UK-based organisation.

Gamer Network’s publications are GamesIndustry.biz, Eurogamer (including six local language editions), Rock Paper Shotgun, VG247 and Dicebreaker. The business also holds shares in Outside Xbox, Digital Foundry and Hookshot (which operates Nintendolife, PushSquare, PureXbox and Time Extension).

IGN Entertainment is the division of Ziff Davis that includes IGN, MapGenie, HowLongToBeat, and Humble Bundle. It has acquired the websites from PAX and New York Comic-Con organiser ReedPop, which initially bought the Gamer Network business in 2018.

Not included in the sale are UK-based events EGX or MCM, or the digital brand Popverse, which remain with ReedPop.


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I didn't expect IGN had plans to run many big Gaming websites. I'm surprise IGN had the funds to buy so many websites at once.
I had no idea IGN was such a big deal. I know they have their own streaming channel, but this is unexpected to me.
Ehh, they're not taking Nintendo 3DS Central (Not that they'd want to or anything)! If I don't want Nintendo 3DS Central anymore, then I'm giving it to Demon_Skeith Demon_Skeith !
Including your Tiger Island PLOT squad lol?
They must be getting paid quite good from their commissions and Youtube channel to have the funds to purchase all these websites at once.

I agree IGN is making a lot of money from their YouTube channel, and ads on their websites where they can buy many websites at once.

The owners of IGN may also saved up a lot of money since it opened in 1996 where they can afford many websites at once if they saved a large percentage of their earnings in the bank.