IGN: officially out of ideas? PART 2

Has tired old IGN done it again and simply copied the ideas machine that is GamesRadar?

The evidence...

- Monday 5th March GamesRadar launches The Games That Shaped a Generation, a daily look at the most important 25 games ever for the GameCube, Xbox, PS2 and PC.

- From the 5th to the 9th was GameCube, from the 12th to the 16th this week is Xbox.

-Yesterday 14th March IGN launches The Top 25 Xbox Games of All Time, along with Top 25 features on what seems to be every other platform as well.Not entirely unlike we said we were going to do back on the 5th, is it?

Take a look at the features, rather similar eh? So just to clarify, the GamesRadar set-up for our feature was on the 5th of March. Our top 25Xbox gamescoverage started on the 12th of March and IGN's great idea appeared to dawn on them on the 14th of March. Quite the coincidence.

Regular readers will know IGN have previously paid homage to GamesRadar's "Top 7 - Series Run into the Ground" posted on Jan 23 2007 with their "Top 10 Tuesday: Jumped the Shark," posted a month later on Feb 20 2007. Again, take a look at the articles, what do you think?

Let us know by emailing us at: areignrippingusoff@futureus.com

We'll post the best comments.

And if this keeps going, look forward to GamesRadar's "Top 7 Ideas we had which suspiciously appeared on IGN shortly after."


Jan 23, 2007 - GamesRadar posts Top 7 - Series Run into the Ground -link

Feb 20, 2007 - IGN posts Top 10 Tuesday: Jumped the Shark, The game franchises that have gone on too long and need to just give it up on -link

March 5, 2007 - GamesRadar posts The Games That Shaped a Generation -link

March 14, 2007 - IGN postsThe Top 25 Xbox Games of All Time -link

March 15, 2007