BRISBANE, CA - September 21, 2005 - IGN Entertainment, a leading Internet media and services company focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets, announced the current games scheduled to appear at the event "IGN Live" from video game publishers Electronic Arts, 2K Sports, Midway Games Inc., NovaLogic, THQ, Ubisoft and Vivendi Universal Games. IGN Live, a two-day event inspired by and celebrating IGN.com's video gamer lifestyle, will take place Oct. 22-23, 2005 at Southern California's Anaheim Convention Center and is being produced in partnership with the events company Action Media.
IGN Live invites gamers to "Be the Game" and play the latest titles from top publishers at hundreds of gaming stations. Gamers can also compete for prizes in tournaments featuring EA's Battlefield 2, Microsoft Game Studios' Halo 2 and Valve's Counter-Strike: Source. Attendees will be able to view trailer exclusives in the Dolby HD Theater, a venue that seats over 250 people and is equipped with high definition video and Dolby Digital 5.1 high definition sound.
An exclusive seminar, in association with the Game Developers Conference, will tell gamers "How to Break into the Game Industry." Other live panels will be conducted by IGN Entertainment editors who will be interacting with personalities across video games, movies, music and technology.
Publishers and games scheduled to appear at IGN Live include:
- Battlefield 2: Modern CombatTM
- BurnoutTM Revenge
- FIFA Soccer 06
- From Russia With LoveTM
- Lord of the RingsTM: Battle For Middle EarthTM 2
- Madden NFL06
- Marvel NemesisTM: Rise of the ImperfectsTM
- Medal of Honor: European AssaultTM
- NASCAR® 06: Total Team Control
- NBA LIVE 06
- NCAA® Football 06
- NCAA® March Madness® 06
- Need for SpeedTM Most Wanted
- NHL® 06
- SSXTM On Tour
- The SimsTM 2
- Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 06
- NHL 2K6
- NBA 2K6
- World Poker Tour
Midway Games, Inc.
- Blitz: The League
- Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows
- L.A. Rush
- Midway Arcade Treasures 3
- Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks
- Suffering: Ties That Bind
- Delta Force®: Black Hawk Down®
- WWE Day of Reckoning 2
- WWE Smackdown! vs. RAW 2006
- Full Spectrum Warrior: Ten Hammers
- The Outfit
- Destroy All Humans
- America's Army: Rise of a Soldier
- Far Cry Instincts
- Peter Jackson's King Kong
- 50 Cent®: Bulletproof
IGN Live is presented by Best Buy. Partners and exhibitors include Dolby Labs, Electronic Arts, the Game Developers Conference, Gamefly Jamdat, Midway Games, PokerStars.com, THQ, Ubisoft, Vivendi Universal Games and 2K Sports.
For more information please visit www.ignlive.com.
About IGN Entertainment
IGN Entertainment is a leading Internet media and services company focused on the videogame and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reached more than 28.5 million unique users worldwide in the month of July 2005, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore Media Metrix*. The company's network of videogame-related properties (IGN.com, 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, AskMen.com. In addition, IGN provides technology for online game play in videogames. The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices throughout the U.S. and in Montreal.
*Worldwide data cited herein represent an aggregate of 32 countries reported by comScore Media Metrix on a monthly basis.
About Action Media
Action Media is an integrated marketing and event production company that provides a unique, powerful gateway to the potent, yet elusive Gen X-Y audience. Producing more than 20 annual events in the top North America markets, Action Media provides compelling original concepts and turnkey solutions for an extensive list of clients. Their event strategy is to create an interactive and entertaining environment that empowers the Gen X-Y audience to express their individuality. The current portfolio of Action Media events include their signature series and longest running show Hot Import Nights, the RC Expo (RCX), Fresh Tracks Snow and Skate Expo and Holiday Havoc.
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