Isn't IGN a gil selling site? Or is that IGE - confused
No, it was ZAM who was bought by IGE..IE the Gil sellers. Here is one link that talks about it, but be warned, it's a mess. IGN is supported by Gamestop. I'm not sure which company is worse, RMT or Gamestop:P
IGE's parent company, RPG Holdings, purchased Allakhazam.com in November 2005,as announced in May 2006. This purchase followed that of ThottBot.com.
During late 2006 and 2007, Debonneville was forced out of the company. Later Debonneville sued Pierce for various reasons related to an investment made by Goldman Sachs a year earlier, which Debonneville ended winning in a settlement.
IGE tried to restructure its upper management team by recruiting new executives. IGE began to lose revenue due to the frequent deletion of accounts involved in trading. In 2007, a lawsuit was filed against IGE by Antonio Hernandez for "substantially impairing and diminishing [player's] collective enjoyment of the game."
During the final months of IGE leading to its reformation, the board of directors decided to sell the company to their former partner Jonathan Yantis. IGE's parent company was then renamed Atlas Technology Group Inc,which is owned by Yantis, while Brock went with Affinity Media.
Affinity Media was said to be one of the parent companies of IGE, though the company no longer has any ownership stake. Affinity Media's senior vice president of business development John Maffei, noted that "we’re no longer in that business." Affinity retains control of Allakhazam.com, Thottbot.com, and has since purchased Wowhead.com.
http://forums.riftgame.com/general-discussions/general-discussion/124924-zam-owned-ige-aka-gold-sellers.html Edited, Sep 11th 2013 10:57pm by ShadowedgeFFXI