IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is a games and entertainment media company based in San Francisco, United States. It was created as Imagine Games Network in September 1996. And after 20 years, in 2016, it has become the Global #1 media brand for games, films, television, comics, technology, and fan culture. The website has 30 edittions in 24 languages, available in 114 countries, and is distributed on all platforms from PC, consoles to mobile devices. Essentially, it is your leading source for gaming, movies and comics news on the Internet.
IGN.com was recognised as the most popular video games website by the Guinness World Records on June 2011. As of November 2016, IGN ranks 454th on Alexa's most-visited websites.
1. Create an account
- Go to http://www.ign.com.
- Hover your mouse over Sign in in the top right of the page, click Register on the drop-down menu.
- Choose your username, password and enter your email address.
- Check I'm not a robot.
- Click Register.
2. Sign in
- Go to http://www.ign.com.
- Click Sign in in the top right of the page.
- Enter your username and password.
- Click Sign in.
IGN is the world's leading news source about video games, movies, comics and everything else along the line. It brings you trailers and previews of the latest games and movies. The site even has a mini-show called IGN Rewind Theater, which dedicated to breaking down and deeply analyze trailers and previews to bring you potential details, plotline and what you might have missed in the videos.
Besides being a big news source, IGN is also a review websites, giving opinions about games, movies, TV shows, and comics. The reviews come in both video and written form. The reviewed title is given a score from 0 - 10 with the increment of 0.1. In 2014, IGN introduced a re-review policy, in which a game's review score can be re-reviewed and improved if the game has received continuous updates that bring significantly changes compared to how it was at launch. Users can also search for games and its related news on the website based on their score, genre and platform.
IGN has its own wiki pages, where you can find all the information about your favourite games, including guides, walkthroughs, cheats and frequently asked questions. The wikis can be created and edited by IGN's own wiki team or members of the community. IGN even has a wiki page on how to edit a IGN's wiki page.
The website also has a lot of original content, including video series, daily shows, podcasts, and exclusive access to some of the biggest gaming and entertainment events. All are available for free on IGN.com, or on IGN's YouTube channel.
E. Paid subscription
IGN Prime is the ultimate IGN pass. It's a paid subscription that gives users ad-free access, exclusive opportunities to receive keys to participate in closed Beta games and chance to receive free game in IGN's monthly giveaway.