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IGN and its related sites have been acquired by j2 Global through its Ziff Davis subsidiary. Although the sale price was undisclosed, Bloomberg cites sources who claim it was less than the $100 million News Corp was asking for the bundle. Ziff Davis will now take over IGN, UGO, 1UP and AskMen.com....

February 4th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Final Fantasy XIV's beta 2 stage is underway, and 1Up's Michael Vreeland is one of the lucky holders of a beta key. He's been playing the game for a few weeks, and yesterday he had a chance to post his first impressions. He began with character creation, describing a detailed process that allows t...

August 3rd 2010 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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You might want to strap in, for the road connecting the facts on this one is bumpy indeed -- but intriguing as well. Via 1UP comes the word that search engine giant Google has hired Mark DeLoura to work on game development for the Android and Chrome OS. DeLoura brings with him a truckload of game c...

April 15th 2010 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Information on LEGO Universe has been somewhat thin as of late, but that's beginning to change. Over at 1up you'll find a meaty preview that covers quite a bit of ground, including basic MMO features like progression to LEGO specific stuff like building quests. The building mode is of course the ke...

October 27th 2009 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Gran Turismo 5's Kazunori Yamauchi says he could give you his studio's next entry in the venerable racing-sim series right now ... but he won't. Speaking with Famitsu last week (translated by 1UP), the Polyphony Digital studio head explains that while "We could release it any time we want," he's mo...

October 13th 2009 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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It might not be the game we were most excited by at E3 2009, but upcoming action game Nier is apparently already getting the franchise treatment. According to a two-page ad spotted by 1UP in the most recent Famitsu, "Nier Replicant" is set to be detailed in next week's issue of the Japanese magazine...

September 10th 2009 at 12:15am 0 Comments
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The Massively team wasn't at Gamescom this year but if we had been, the Cryptic Studios video presentation for Star Trek Online and its space combat definitely would've caught our attention. Our friend Gary Gannon from the Game Breakr podcast pointed us in the direction of some 1up video footage sh...

September 5th 2009 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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The podcast returns this afternoon with our first special guest in a while: Phil Kollar will join Eddie "Brigwyn" Carrington, Turpster, and I for a spirited chat about the latest news in the World of Warcraft. He's a former editor on 1up.com, and is currently working as an associate editor at Game...

September 5th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments