BRISBANE, Calif. - August 25, 2005 - IGN Live invites video gamers to "Be the Game" at its first annual event at Southern California's Anaheim Convention Center Oct. 22-23. IGN.com, a leading online provider of video game, entertainment and lifestyle content, promises to bring what fans love about IGN.com to life. Tickets go on sale today at www.ignlive.com. Admission is priced at $15 online, $25 at the door. Tickets purchased online include free trial offers to IGN's subscription service IGN Insider and the video game rental service GameFly.
IGN Live will host an event experience inspired by and celebrating different genres of IGN.com's gamer lifestyle content. As the event's title sponsor, Best Buy continues to support the technology that takes the gaming experience to new levels. Participating video game publishers to date include Electronic Arts, Midway Games Inc., THQ, Ubisoft and Vivendi Universal Games.
The event will also feature live panels with game publishers, developers, technologists and entertainment personalities, including a seminar on how to break into the game industry in association with the Game Developers Conference (GDC). In addition, there will be gaming tournaments, exclusive trailers shown at The Dolby HD Theater, live DJs, and the lifestyle interest exhibits around cars and consumer electronics.
For more information, please visit www.ignlive.com.
About IGN Entertainment
IGN Entertainment is the leading community-based Internet media and services company for video gaming. IGN owns and operates a network of branded web sites that provide content and services to consumers, advertisers, and publishers and developers of video games and other forms of digital entertainment. The company's major video game-related properties include IGN.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, 3D Gamers, Direct2Drive, GameStats.com and a number of owned and affiliated web sites within the company's Vault and Planet networks. IGN also owns and operates two entertainment web sites focused on movie-related content, IGN FilmForce and Rotten Tomatoes, and a male lifestyle web site, AskMen.com. Collectively, IGN Entertainment's properties attracted an average of approximately 26.8 million users each month in the three-month period ending June 30, 2005, and the company has over 250,000 active paying subscribers to its online program for premium video game content, services and information. IGN also provides technology for online game play in video games. The privately held company has its headquarters in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices throughout the U.S.
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