While the check-in started with social apps tied to location in the real world, it quickly spread to the virtual side of things, giving users the ability to check-in to watching tv/movies, listening to music, browsing websites, etc. But one area that remained largely untapped was gaming, which is surprising because it makes a lot of sense. IGN clearly agrees.
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News Corp’s IGN gaming and entertainment property has just acquired Hearst’s gaming and entertainment property UGO, we’ve confirmed with the company. And yes, the move is step one towards News Corp. spinning out IGN as its own property sometime relatively soon, we’re told. This news was first reported by MediaMemo a few days ago as the deal was still being finalized.
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Super Mario Bros. Wii doesn’t come out here in North America for another five days, but, for whatever reason, it comes out in Australia in two days! That explains why you can find the world’s first review (nearest I can tell) on IGN Australia. The Web site gave the game a 9.2 (I swear, these decimal point reviews are 100 percent absurd), but I think it’s safe to conclude that the game is, indeed… → Read More
http://videomedia.ign.com/ev/ev.swf Oh boy, those tricksters at IGN sure know how to milk a stupid holiday (that is, holy day) for all it’s worth! Up next, an explanation on what makes 8.4 different from an 8.5! This is a “leaked” copy of an Xbox 360 “ad” that’s set to “debut” later this month. In it, we see some folks playing Xbox 360 much in the… → Read More
I’m playing this right now, and I can tell you that it’s pretty tight. Per this IGN report, they’ve added a few new mission types (I wouldn’t know since I didn’t play the 360 version), tweaked the AI a bit, and they say that it actually runs faster in DirectX 10, which was certainly not the case with, well, any other game I’ve ever played. I can believe it… → Read More
If you’re interested in the Nintendo Wii and have about 30 miniutes to blow, I suggest you check out this IGN Weekly video from Lepizig. Battalion Wars 2 is the most notable of the games it showcases, the game play for it looks stellar. Redsteel looks as if it could have been immensely cool, had the swordplay mimicked actual controller movements, instead it simply responds to certain motions… → Read More