IGN Going Up For Auction

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Oct 17, 2012

IGN Going Up For Auction by Gahars at 7:49 PM (4,351 Views / 5 Likes) 60 replies

  1. Gahars
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    Member Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    So, IGN. Love it or hate it (most likely hate it), the gaming site has been around for quite some time. From their coverage of news to their reviews, IGN is a powerful, recognizable name in gaming today.

    For now, anyway. If the Wall Street Journal is to be believed, IGN may soon be on the auction block.

    [​IMG] Games Industry International

    Apparently there is some interest from other corporations in the sale, but there's nothing conclusive on that front. News Corp. has so far refused to comment on the speculation, so take that as you will.

    Anyway, you might want to break out the handkerchiefs with the auction placards; we may bid IGN a fond farewell soon enough.
     
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  2. Clarky

    Member Clarky Don't you know who I think I am?

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    not that I have really looked at the site in years suprised to see they seem to be falling out of love with the big media
     
  3. Hyro-Sama

    Member Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

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    I hope the investor that purchases IGN dismantles the company. It's far past its prime now.
     
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  4. emigre

    Member emigre Has complex motives

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    Costello should buy IGN and make it part his Hong Kong-based GBAtemp empire.
     
  5. beta4attack

    Member beta4attack GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    But how can somebody buy IGNorance? XP
     
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  6. DSGamer64

    Member DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    Simple, fire all the employees and restructure with new staff who actually give a crap and aren't a bunch of casual CoD and Halo loving fanboys who drool over 540p resolution console graphics.
     
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    Member shakirmoledina Legend

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    I kinda liked IGN actually
     
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    I hardly know anything about this kinda stuff, but $100 million seems kinda low
     
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    Especially considering it was purchased for $650 million...
     
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    .... Auction ignorance? Who would buy that? XD
     
  11. DSGamer64

    Member DSGamer64 Canadian, Eh?

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    I used to like IGN about 7 or 8 years ago. I have since lost a lot of respect for them and the only thing worth using their site for is previews of games.
     
  12. Guild McCommunist

    Member Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    I'd say there net worth is a 2/10. Improving them would be too hard.

    GOD HAND NEVER FORGET.
     
  13. dgwillia

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    Maybe this will finally be the end of IGN.....couldnt say that I would miss them. They have literally got some of the worst reviewers in the industry (Outside of a few other sites who give bad reviews simply for page views)
     
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    i hope this is bad news for ign. :D
     
  15. Traversal

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    It'll be interesting to see how this goes, and what'll happen afterward. I'd like to see big changes, rather then dismantling, though most likely it'll be neither and things will stay roughly the same anyways.
     
  16. InuYasha

    Member InuYasha Professional Coke Fiend

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    Waits for some game company to buy it to post fake good scores for their games...
     
  17. Guild McCommunist

    Member Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

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    The console makers can already do that. Nintendo had Nintendo Power, Sony has Playstation Magazine or whatever, Microsoft has Xbox Magazine.

    Also everyone would find something is rotten in the state of Denmark if any developer/publisher bought them and started pushing high scores for their games.
     
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    Other then that theres no real reason to buy the company unless you wanted to destroy it but i'ts pretty much dead already...
     
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    Maybe someone who buys it will actually be able to make it good.
    HAAAAAAAAAAH!
     
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    You casual.

    [​IMG]

    Babyz on the other hand, is for the hardcore player.
     
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