Earlier this month Ziff Davis acquired IGN from News Corporation. Now Ziff Davis will be laying off many of the employees at IGN and will be shutting down several of the video game related websites that was purchased following the transaction. 1UP, UGO, and GameSpy will be shutting down according to Polygon. Some of the employees at those 3 websites will be moved to other projects. Ziff Davis CEO Vivek Shah said “It’s also important for you to know that we are absolutely confident that we now have the best structure and team to successfully move the company forward and that there are no further planned reductions.” IGN will be shutting down those websites soon.
IGN is an online entertainment company that focuses on video games, films, music, and other media content. Since IGN’s parent company News Corporation is reorganizing their business, they sold the company to Ziff Davis‘ parent company j2 Global.
News Corporation is working with Allen & Co. to auction off the IGN Entertainment division of the company. IGN has a network of pop culture websites with an emphasis on video games. IGN’s websites has hub pages for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, TV, movies, and technology.
IGN has taken the audio from The Expendables 2 trailer and mashed it up with clips from Pixar movies. This video has hit over 290,000 views in about 7 days. Check it out below: