Brisbane, Calif. - April 6, 2006 - IGN.com, the leading videogame and entertainment destination and home to the 2nd largest message boards online, has launched Club.IGN.com - a new community hub that caters to the site's audience of more than 13 million readers.*
The free personal club pages feature tabs for blogs, interactive lists, reader reviews and FAQ submissions, allowing easy access and display of user-created content. Club.IGN members can fully personalize their pages by creating their own headers, customizing their colors, or choosing from headers provided by the community and IGN sponsors. IGN.com also features one of the largest game and movie databases online, so users are able to link their entries with specific game or movie titles to tie them in closer with the editor-created content on the site.
In addition to daily blogs by the site's games and entertainment editorial teams, Club. IGN will also be host to official blogs spanning all of the site's content areas. IGN's popular film and TV director and videogame developer diaries will also be hosted at Club.IGN.
IGN.com's user pages are getting a lift as well. Currently, members maintain user pages where they track videogames they want to own as well as maintain their current game collection members are tracking more than 12 million videogames they want or own from a selection of almost 40,000 games. The new IGN list manager adds the ability to set up wishlists, current collections and all-new custom lists for DVD and UMD movies. As with videogames, users can detail what titles they own, what they want to buy next, and contribute ratings and rankings. The list manager also adds the ability for users to filter, display and sort these lists in many different ways.
"Our audience has been asking us for this, and helped shape many of the features. IGN.com has extremely passionate, influential and, most of all, creative readers. More than just vocal, they create painstakingly written reviews and FAQs that they regularly post to the site. They want to share their opinions in all areas of entertainment and popular culture" said Peer Schneider, Vice President of Publishing, IGN Entertainment. "We created Club.IGN to allow them to do just that."
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 30 million unique users worldwide in the month of February 2006, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore Media Metrix.* IGN'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. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices throughout the U.S. and in Montreal.
*comScore Media Metrix, February 2006 Worldwide data. Worldwide data cited herein represent an aggregate of 32 countries reported by comScore Media Metrix on a monthly basis.
*Message boards measured by Big-Boards.com
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About Fox Interactive Media
Fox Interactive Media manages the Internet assets from all News Corp. divisions, including the highly trafficked Foxsports.com, Americanidol.com and Fox.com. News Corporation has quickly ascended to the top echelon of Internet properties with the 2005 acquisitions of Intermix Media (the parent company of MySpace.com), Scout Media and IGN Entertainment.
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