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iGames Acquires Leading Gaming Website

by Rainier on May 17, 2002 @ 6:56 p.m. PDT

iGames today announced the acquisition of leading gaming lifestyle site, Happy Puppy ( Happy Puppy will serve as the editorial anchor of iGames' network of gaming websites, which include,, and iGames family of companies focuses all three legs of the gaming experience: game file distribution, game design, content and community. The acquisition of Happy Puppy broadens iGames reach and achieves a critical mass of gamers for its network.

"Happy Puppy has a strong legacy in the gaming community and provides tremendous resources to gamers. iGames intends to extend and continue that legacy," said Rick Bosch, chief executive officer of iGames. "In Happy Puppy, we acquire an established game property with top-notch editorial and news content, and we gain an excellent platform for launching killer game apps."

Recognized for its broad reach and demographics, Happy Puppy is designed for everyone from the first-time gamer to the hard core gamer. iGames will support the distinctive style and editorial independence of Happy Puppy, and augment the site with additional resources for its growing gaming audience.

About Happy Puppy
Launched in February 1995, Happy Puppy was the first commercial gaming website. Quickly rising to a position of leadership in the industry, the site now attracts over a half million unique users each month. Boasting a vast and loyal following, Happy Puppy prides itself as being a trusted voice of today's gamer.

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