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IGN fires editor-in-chief Steve Butts, Peer Schneider to replace him

IGN’s editor-in-chief Steve Butts has been fired, the entertainment website has revealed to Kotaku. In a statement, general manager Mitch Galbraith said: “IGN initiated an investigation into alleged misconduct involving Steve Butts. As a result of the investigation, the company has appropriately determined to part ways with Mr. Butts.” This …

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IGN issues sexual assault statement after staff walkout

Entertainment media network IGN has released a statement addressing the sexual harassment scandal that enveloped it over the weekend. Kallie Plagge spoke up last week concerning allegations of sexual abuse against former editor Vince Ingenito. Her allegations were detailed on Twitter and in an interview with Kotaku. Ingenito issued a …

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WWE and IGN team up for livestreaming partnership

IGN Entertainment has announced a partnership with World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc (WWE) which will see the brands uniting for 90 minute “WWE x IGN eSports Showdown” livestreams.  The first event took place last night, at 7pm ET, as WWE fans could watch via stream or in person as WWE Superstars …

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A torrent of video: IGN and Facebook on Gamescom 2017

Video is now the lingua franca of gaming coverage – and at this year’s Gamescom it came, as ever, in a myriad of forms: studio-style news coverage and interviews, game preview footage, live gameplay streams, esports coverage, or the numerous chattier, personality-driven formats that proliferate on YouTube and Twitch.  Of course, …

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Opinion: friends are influencers too, says IGN’s Dan Kilby

Last week on the way to work I overheard two guys talking and the conversation was going something like this: …and he keeps going on about how great this Horizon Zero Dawn game is, but I’m not sure whether to buy it or not.” At which point I butted in …

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IGN partners with Twitter for E3 2017

Media company IGN has announced that it will be Twitter’s official livestream broadcast partner for E3 2017 in June. A week’s worth of live online programming will kick off on June 10th and run until June 15th. Shows will broadcast directly from the expo floor and from IGN’s LA Studio. …

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