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IGN Entertainment Inc.
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Type Subsidiary
Foundation date September 29, 1996; 22 years ago (1996-09-29) (as Imagine Games Network)
Headquarters 625 2nd Street, 4th Floor
San Francisco, California
Founder(s) Jonathan Simpson-Bint
Key people Peer Schneider (General Manager)
Industry Video game and media journalism
Owner
  • Independent (1996–2005)
  • News Corporation (2005–2013)
  • Ziff Davis (2013–present)
Employees 250
Website www.ign.com
Alexa rank Increase 283 (June 2017)
Type of site Entertainment
Registration
  • Free
  • IGN Prime
  • Founder's Club
Available in English, German, Hebrew, Swedish, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Greek, Romanian, Korean, Russian, Croatian, Turkish, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Hindi, Filipino and other Philippine dialects
Current status Active

IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis and wholly owned by j2 Global. The company is located in San Francisco's SOMA district, and is headed by its former editor-in-chief, Peer Schneider. The IGN website was the brainchild of media entrepreneur Chris Anderson and launched on September 29, 1996. It focuses on games, films, television, comics, technology, and other media. Originally a network of desktop websites, IGN is now distributed on mobile platforms, console programs on the Xbox and PlayStation, FireTV, Roku, and via YouTube, Twitch, Hulu, and Snapchat.

Originally, IGN was the flagship property of the parent company IGN Entertainment, which owned and operated several other websites oriented towards players' interests, games, and entertainment, such as Rotten Tomatoes, GameSpy, GameStats, VE3D, TeamXbox, Vault Network, FilePlanet, and AskMen, among others. IGN was sold to publishing company Ziff Davis in February 2013 and now operates as a J2 Global subsidiary.

IGN also features a popular message board, with a lot of members.

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