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Gamecock/Direct2Drive deal

Publisher's PC titles to join IGN's download service, with Stronghold Crusader Extreme now available.

BRISBANE, Calif. – June 5, 2008 – Direct2Drive, IGN Entertainment’s digital retail store, today announced an agreement to digitally distribute the upcoming 2008 PC titles from publisher Gamecock Media Group. Stronghold Crusader Extreme, is now available to gamers and is the first Gamecock title available for digital download on Direct2Drive ( Along with Stronghold Crusader Extreme, Direct2Drive will offer the entire roster of upcoming titles from Gamecock including Insecticide, Velvet Assassin and Legendary.

“We are excited to align ourselves with Gamecock Media Group and offer their entire PC game library for digital distribution,” said Sutton Trout, VP of digital content for IGN Entertainment. “Gamecock is focusing on innovation and a fresh approach to gaming, so it’s a natural fit for them to expand their distribution via digital distribution on Direct2Drive. By working with top publishers like Gamecock, Direct2Drive continues to expand on the broadest library of downloadable games targeting the passionate gamer.”

Gamecock joins Direct2Drive's AAA roster of leading game publishers with titles available for digital download on Direct2Drive. The list includes Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Ubisoft, Electronic Arts and THQ among others, and underscores the growing investment the industry's top publishers are making in digital delivery. Since the site’s launch in October 2004, more than one million games have been downloaded on Direct2Drive, and the site enables gamers to conveniently purchase and download the latest premium games and expansion packs from the world’s top publishers.

Consumers can download Stronghold Crusader Extreme today at

About Direct2Drive

Direct2Drive (D2D) is IGN Entertainment's digital download store ( Launched in October 2004, D2D allows consumers to conveniently purchase and download the latest premium PC games, comics and anime titles directly from the Web to their desktops. D2D's AAA roster of leading game publishers includes Atari, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, NCsoft, Rockstar Games, SEGA, Sony Online Entertainment, THQ, 2K Games, Ubisoft and Vivendi Universal Games.

About IGN Entertainment

IGN Entertainment, a unit of Fox Interactive Media, Inc., is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reached more than 30 million unique users worldwide in the month of March 2008, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore Media Metrix. IGN's network of videogame-related properties (, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, Direct2Drive and others), is the Web's number one videogame information destination and attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet. IGN also owns and operates the popular movie-related website, Rotten Tomatoes and one of the leading male lifestyle Websites, In addition, IGN provides technology for online game play in videogames. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices throughout the U.S. and in Montreal.

About Gamecock Media Group

Based in Austin, Texas, Gamecock Media Group offers a welcome solution to the bloated and originality-starved video game industry. A well-funded, independent, artist-driven company, Gamecock favors the most innovative and original video game developers in the industry. Publishing games for all platforms, Gamecock offers its developers a high degree of participation, freedom and financial incentives, allowing them to perform and create to their utmost ability. For more, please visit

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Alison Kurtz

Fox Interactive Media


Réna Grant

Edelman for Fox Interactive Media


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