IGN Entertainment / AskMen.Com

IGN Entertainment, home to IGN.com, the web site with the Internet's highest audience composition of unique male visitors aged 18 to 34 -- today announced that it has acquired AskMen.com, the Internet's number one male lifestyle web site. The acquisition increases the total reach of IGN's audience by approximately three million visitors and further strengthens the company's position as one of the web's top providers of content and community for the 18-34 male demographic.

"IGN has always been about the gamer and male lifestyle," said Mark Jung, president and CEO of IGN Entertainment. "Adding AskMen.com to our network of properties will allow us to deepen our lifestyle offerings to gamers while giving AskMen.com readers access to the web's best gaming information and community."

AskMen.com, an online resource for men with daily features on subjects such as dating, women, fashion, money, fitness and entertainment, has consistently ranked No. 1 by visits in the "Lifestyle - Men's Sites" category against all other web sites, according to Hitwise. Approximately 85% of AskMen.com's audience is male, and, according to Hitwise, the site enjoys a 26% market share of all web visits to men's lifestyle sites -- more than MaximOnline.com, MensHealth.com and GQ (men.style.com), combined.

AskMen.com reached a worldwide audience of 3.8 million in March 2005, and the combined, unduplicated audience for IGN Entertainment and AskMen that same month would have totaled 27.0 million, according to comScore Media Metrix(TM)(a). In addition, when AskMen.com releases its annual "Top 99 Most Desirable Women" feature every January, the site's traffic spikes to record levels. In January 2005, AskMen.com reached 5.1 million unique visitors and generated 58 million page views, according to comScore Media Metrix(a).