News Corp completes acquisition of IGN

Hmmm you don’t suppose Rupert bought them because he wants the game hacks and cheats first, do you?

Los Angeles, CA, October 4, 2005 – News Corporation and IGN Entertainment, Inc. announced today that Fox Interactive Media, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation, has completed its acquisition of IGN.Under the terms of the merger agreement, Fox Interactive Media, Inc. will pay approximately $650 million in total consideration.

Press Release here. My fave IGN sites? Gamespy.net the developers services with SDKs and forum hosting and Askmen.com a fantastic portal for men … and women who infiltrate in disguise … with some good community elements. PS are men really that interested in Poker?

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