BRISBANE, CALIF.– JUNE 25, 2007 - Direct2Drive (D2D), IGN Entertainment's digital retail store, today announced an agreement to digitally distribute a broad catalog of PC game titles from THQ Inc, one of the world’s top gaming and entertainment software publishers. Through this agreement, titles such as Supreme Commander and STALKER: Shadows of Chernobyl were simultaneously available for sale both digitally on Direct2Drive and through traditional retail stores.
THQ joins Direct2Drive's AAA roster of leading game publishers with titles available for digital download on D2D. The list, which also includes Atari, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Eidos, Electronic Arts, Namco, NCsoft, Sega, Sony Online Entertainment, Ubisoft, Vivendi Universal Games and 2K Games, underscores the growing investment the industry's top publishers are making in digital delivery.
“We’re proud to be the first to offer THQ’s roster of hit games to our consumers via digital distribution”, said Jamie Berger, senior vice president of consumer products for IGN Entertainment.“Our customers are passionate about great games and blockbusters like Supreme Commander, the award-winning Company of Heroes, and the full Dawn of War series are exciting additions to our unparalleled library of AAA games available for download.”
Since launching in October 2004, Direct2Drive has allowed gamers to conveniently purchase and download the latest premium games from the world’s top publishers. Through this recent partnership with THQ, Direct2Drive continues to achieve its goal to provide users a one-stop shop to find digital content from the broadest selection of premium gaming franchises and publishers.
Direct2Drive (D2D) is IGN Entertainment's digital download store ( http://www.direct2drive.com). Launched in October 2004, D2D allows consumers to conveniently purchase and download the latest premium video games, feature films, popular TV shows and anime titles directly from the Web to their desktops. D2D's AAA roster of leading game publishers includes Atari, Activision, Blizzard Entertainment, Eidos, Electronic Arts, Namco, NCsoft, SEGA, Sony Online Entertainment, 2K Games, Ubisoft and Vivendi Universal Games. In addition, Twentieth Century Fox, Lionsgate and Starz Media are making blockbuster movies, TV shows, comics and top anime titles available to users directly via the D2D platform.
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 more than 30 million unique users worldwide in the month of May 2007, 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.
# # #
Edelman for IGN Entertainment