OXCGN Announces Takeover of IGN
The “GN.com” Battle Is Over!
by Alex Baldwin
© April 1, 2013 Alex Baldwin
UPDATE: We’ve just learned that the court has reversed its decision, and OXCGN will not, in fact, be taking over IGN on account of this being an April Fools joke.
ORIGINAL STORY: After a tumultuous year in which IGN shut down both its pro-gaming league and subsidiary 1-UP, many have wondered exactly how IGN has managed to stay afloat in these uncertain financial times.
Well, after a year of negotiations culminating in a high-profile court case regarding IGN’s unlicensed usage of the “GN.com”, obviously owned by oxcGN.com, OXCGN is pleased to announce a successful ruling in our favour.
As part of their court-ruled reparations, IGN will henceforth be owned and managed by OXCGN.com as of April 1.
“We are very pleased the court has sided with justice on such a significant annual date, and consumers will no longer mistakenly arrive at the deceptively-similar ign.com domain when attempting to reach oxcgn.com” said OXCGN editor in chief and co-owner David Hilton.
“However, this is only the beginning of our campaign to regain the ownership of our trademark. We are currently seeking legal advice regarding Gamespot’s illicit usage of letters in orange circles as used in OXCGN’s logo.”
Breaking news – April 1, 2013
© 2013 Alex Baldwin
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