IGN WINS WEBBY PEOPLE’S VOICE

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM– May 5, 2010– After a record-breaking number of votes, the people have spoken: IGN’s The Daily Fix and Host Jessica Chobot scored the coveted Webby People’s Voice Award in the category of Best Reality/Variety Host at the 14th Annual Webby Awards! Hailed as the "Internet's highest honour" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honouring excellence on the Internet.

Indicating the highest level of loyalty and commitment from the online community, The Webby People’s Voice Awards allow fans to vote for their favourite nominees and ultimately crown the People’s Voice winners in each category. With nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries around the world and more than 700,000 votes cast in the Webby People’s Voice Awards, The Daily Fix truly represents the best of the Web.

“Having just celebrated IGN Daily Fix’s one year anniversary, being honoured with a Webby by the people that matter most– the fans– is the best kind of validation you can get,” said Alex Simmons, UK Editor-in-Chief at IGN.“Jess and the Daily Fix have a huge following, and this People’s Voice win proves that IGN’s fans are really second to none!”

Online since March 2009, IGN’s The Daily Fix is a daily video show and podcast featuring award-winning host and internet sensation Jessica Chobot delivering top news that games and entertainment enthusiasts really care about. View the IGN Daily Fix at http://ign.com/dailyfix.

With shows like The Daily Fix, along with other originally-produced video programming including Game Reviews, The Blyth Report, Rewind Theatre and more– IGN dominated the competition in video views in March 2010, according to comScore Media Metrix.

As a Webby People’s Voice winner, IGN will be honoured at the 14th Annual Webby Gala on June 14.

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About IGN

IGN Entertainment is a leading Internet media and services provider focused on the videogame and entertainment markets. Collectively, IGN Entertainment properties reach over 4.8 million unique users in the UK, with a worldwide reach of 49 million unique users (comScore Sept’09). IGN Entertainment’s network of videogame-related properties (IGN.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox, Direct2Drive and others), provides one of the Web's most comprehensive videogame information destinations and attracts one of the largest concentrated audiences of young males on the Internet.


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