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IGE (Internet Gaming Entertainment) is the largest MMORPG services company world-wide, with offices in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, and Miami. IGE is one of the main players in virtual economy services, also known in the MMORPG industry as secondary market. Members of the gaming community are often critical of IGE, as its services may allow players to break the rules of online games[1]. An image from World of Warcraft, one of the largest commercial MMORPGs as of 2004, based on active subscriptions. ... A virtual economy (or sometimes synthetic economy) is an emergent economy existing in a virtual persistent world, usually in the context of an Internet game. ...


The co-founders of IGE are Brock Pierce, a former child movie star [2], and Alan Debonneville. Pierce was also the co-founder of the controversial failed dot-com Digital Entertainment Network (DEN)[3]. Media reports claim that Marc Collins-Rector is a silent partner in IGE[4][5]. IGE initially used an address in the city of Marbella, Spain, where Collins-Rector, Shackely, and Pierce shared a villa until it was raided by Interpol in 2002[6][7] Brock Pierce (born November 14, 1980 in Minnesota), is an American actor best known for playing the title role in the Disneys First Kid (1996). ... Dot-com (also dotcom or redundantly dot. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Marc Collins-Rector (born in 1960) is an American businessman best known for founding Digital Entertainment Network, an online streaming video broadcaster and a notable dot-com failure. ... For the automobile, see SEAT Marbella. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In January 2004, IGE acquired its major competitor, Yantis Enterprises, run by another controversial secondary market figure, Jonathan Yantis [8] for an undisclosed sum. IGE's parent company, RPG Holdings purchased Allakhazam.com in November 2005[9] and was announced in May 2006[10]. Allakhazam is a popular MMORPG community site for a wide variety of games that IGE's services cater for; however, the site continues to pride itself on not supporting the trade of virtual currencies in the real economy, typically breaking and/or removing any links to sites (including IGE) that perform such trades. This marks the further expansion of this company's presence in online gaming communities. This purchase followed that of ThottBot.com. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The subject of this article may not satisfy the notability guideline for Web content. ...


While many users left because of the purchase, the site is still extremely popular with players of many major MMOs.


As of April 24th, 2007, however, IGE has since been sold by its current parent (Affinity Media), according to reports on Allakhazam.com.


Games available

Despite the practice being outlawed in most games, as of May 9, 2007, IGE sells in-game items, money, and accounts for the following:

Anarchy Online (AO) [1] is a science fiction MMORPG released in June 2001 by Funcom set on the world of Rubi-Ka and its extra-dimensional twin, the Shadowlands. ... Auto Assault was a massively multiplayer online game (or MMOG), developed by NetDevil and published by NCsoft. ... City of Heroes (CoH) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing computer game based on the superhero comic book genre, developed by Cryptic Studios and published by NCsoft. ... Dark Age of Camelot is a 3D medieval fantasy MMORPG that revolves around the war between three realms at the end of King Arthurs rule: Arthurian-inspired Albion, Norse mythology inspired Midgard and Celtic Hibernia. ... Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach (abbreviated as DDO) is an MMORPG developed by Turbine, Inc. ... EVE Online is a persistent world multiplayer online game set in space. ... EverQuest (or colloquially, EQ) is a 3D fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that was released on March 16, 1999. ... Input Keyboard, Mouse EverQuest II (EQ2), based upon the popular EverQuest, is a fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and shipped on November 8, 2004. ... Final Fantasy XI ), also known as Final Fantasy XI: Online, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed and published by Square (now Square Enix) as a part of the Final Fantasy video game series. ... This article is for the Guild Wars series. ... Lineage II: The Chaotic Throne (Korean:리니지 2) is a fantasy massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) for the PC, and a prequel to Lineage. ... The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar (LOTRO) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in J. R. R. Tolkiens Middle-earth during the time of The Lord of the Rings. ... RF Online, originally named Rising Force, (Korean:라이징 포스 온라인) is a 3D MMORPG developed by CCR. The first version of the game was released in South Korea and was later followed by Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, and English translations. ... For other uses, see Star Wars Galaxy. ... Vanguard: Saga of Heroes is a high fantasy-themed massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) in development by Sigil Games Online. ... World of Warcraft (commonly abbreviated as WoW) is a massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Blizzard Entertainment and is the fourth game in the Warcraft series, excluding expansion packs and the cancelled Warcraft Adventures: Lord of the Clans. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.gamewatchers.net/displayarticle.php?article=148
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0682302/
  3. ^ http://www.businessweek.com/1999/99_46/b3655182.htm
  4. ^ radar.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-15.
  5. ^ anarchopedia.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-15.
  6. ^ vnu.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-15.
  7. ^ nypost.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-15.
  8. ^ http://www.ige.com/corporate.aspx?id=press&lang=en
  9. ^ (May 4, 2006).IGE Acquiring MMOG Sites. CorpNews.com. URL accessed 5-8-06.
  10. ^ (May 3, 2006).Announcing Zam.com) Allakhazam.com. URL accessed 5-8-06.

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