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    March 22, 2005


    Peter Cohen

    The impact of IGN GameSpy services could be big for any potential buyer. Not that it's without competition, especially as game developers have found GameSpy's licensing costs increasingly prohibitive, but GameSpy is still very popular with young consumers with lots of expendable income.

    If that recent survey from IDC and IGN are any indication, such an acquisition could prove important for a major media player looking to make inroads with consumers as online music download services continue to gain momentum. Comcast seems well-positioned for that, since they've got a deal in place with Real for Rhapsody already...

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