by, 02-04-2013 at 10:47 AM (287 Views)
Well, after months of wondering the fate of News Corp’s IGN Entertainment, wonder no more. It was just announced IGN Entertainment was purchased for an “undisclosed amount” by mega media company Ziff-Davis.
If you are confused by all of this, so are we. Let’s try and sort all this out. First, you might recall 1UP.com was owned by Ziff-Davis before they sold it to UGO Entertainment in 2009. Then IGN Entertainment eventually bought UGO in 2011 and thus, also owned 1UP. Now, it was just announced that Ziff-Davis purchased IGN and so once again will get 1UP by default. And don’t forget, Ziff-Davis had filed for Chapter 11 back in 2008 but ultimately emerged in 2009 after a corporate restructuring only to be bought in 2011 by a cloud computing company J2 Global.
That was a mouthful! So it seems Ziff-Davis is back in control of millions of geeks and gamers around the world once again. So, what do you think will happen to IGN and 1UP as we know them? Will they stay the same, or change for the better or worse? Or get bought and sold once again? Only time will tell.