LOS ANGELES, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IGN Entertainment's flagship video games site, IGN.com, today was officially recognized as the "most popular video games website" by the internationally renowned Guinness World Records. The certificate was presented by Gaz Deaves, Editor of the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition book, to IGN's VP of Games Content, Tal Blevins, at the 2011 E3 Expo in Los Angeles, the world's premier event for the video games industry.
Thanks to its loyal audience of gamers around the globe, IGN.com was awarded the title "most popular video games website" based on its audited comScore figure for February 2011, attracting 20,516,000 readers to IGN.com alone – almost two million readers ahead of its nearest competitor.
IGN's award will be featured alongside other video game-related records in the upcoming Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2012, slated for launch internationally in January 2012.
Tal Blevins, VP of Game Content, IGN Entertainment, said: "We're absolutely delighted with this recognition from Guinness World Records, and we're honored to share it with our millions of loyal readers around the globe."
Gaz Deaves, Editor, Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition, added: "IGN.com user figures speak for themselves, and the site's millions of loyal readers have earned it a well-deserved place in the Guinness World Records archives."
For the past 21 consecutive months, IGN.com has ranked as the #1 gaming information site, reaching the highest concentration of men 18-34 and 1 in 4 men online. IGN.com also pulls in two-times more video views than any other games site (comScore).
About IGN Entertainment
IGN Entertainment is the leading Internet media and services provider focused on the video game and entertainment enthusiast markets. Collectively, IGN's properties reached more than 70 million unique users worldwide in February 2011, according to Internet audience measurement firm comScore. IGN's network of video game-related properties (IGN.com, 1UP.com, GameSpy, FilePlanet, TeamXbox and others) is the Web's #1 video game information destination. IGN also owns the world's largest men's lifestyle website, AskMen.com, and men's entertainment site UGO.com. It also provides technology for online game play in video games. IGN is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, with offices across North America, Europe and Australia.
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