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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:36 am    Post subject: WoWHead.com Sells Out Reply with quote

Insider information has rustled up that Affinity Media has purchased WoWHead.com for over $1 Million USD. After the story broke on <a href='http://www.techsoapbox.com/'>http://www.techsoapbox.com/</a>, WoWHead eventually confirmed the sale <a href='http://www.wowhead.com/'>http://www.wowhead.com/</a>. That means Affinity Media now owns Allahkazam, Thottbot, and WoWHead.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 8:23 am    Post subject: Re: WoWHead.com Sells Out Reply with quote

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Insider information has rustled up that Affinity Media has purchased WoWHead.com for over $1 Million USD. After the story broke on <a href='http://www.techsoapbox.com/'>http://www.techsoapbox.com/</a>, WoWHead eventually confirmed the sale <a href='http://www.wowhead.com/'>http://www.wowhead.com/</a>. That means Affinity Media now owns Allahkazam, Thottbot, and WoWHead.
Aren't that the same guys as behind poens4hire? Or am I wrong now?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sigh.

They didn't sell out -_-. Have a look: http://www.wowwiki.com/Talk:Wowhead#Ownership
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow interesting......


They were sold to Affinity Media, which use to own IGE but no longer does. But it still owns Alla and Thottbot.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure they sold out. If you sell to someone, you sold out, doesn't matter who it is.

As for the whole Affinity <-> IGE relationship, that is yet to be revealed. While Affinity claims to have sold IGE, and I have certain sources that do confirm something about that, it doesn't show the big picture and what kind, if any, of ongoing relationship they still share.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what's the point of cornering the wow-research market? :-/
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting little article at <a href='http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9733747-7.html?tag=bl'>CNet</a>

Brock Pierce (CEO of IGE) was walking around with an Affinity Media badge on as recently as 2 days ago at a Virtual Goods Convention.

I'm not saying that anyone is being dishonest in claiming that Affinity Media no longer owns IGE, but that sure seems strange to me.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rollie wrote:
Interesting little article at <a href='http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9733747-7.html?tag=bl'>CNet</a>

Brock Pierce (CEO of IGE) was walking around with an Affinity Media badge on as recently as 2 days ago at a Virtual Goods Convention.

I'm not saying that anyone is being dishonest in claiming that Affinity Media no longer owns IGE, but that sure seems strange to me.

Where does it mention Affinity anywhere in that article? Sure, if you can dig up that little piece of info somewhere, or at least mention where you got it from, I'll take that as fact... :/
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, there were actually 2 articles at CNet. I didn't like the one where the guy says he saw Brock wearing an Affinity badge:

<a href='http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9734030-7.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-5'>"When I was at the Virtual Goods Summit at Stanford yesterday, I had a talk with Brock Pierce, IGE's founder, and he didn't say anything about it. It's true, he was wearing a badge from "Affinity Media," and admittedly, I am not entirely up to speed on the latest news in this industry, but rather than suggesting IGE had been sold and Affinity was getting out of the secondary market business, he hinted he wanted to get out."</a>
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

would be great if they have in mind buying wowrealms for 1mio dollarz Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


one MILLION dollars!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So uh... Who are Affinity Media? Unless In-Game Dollar is a subsidiary of Affinity Media, then Affinity Media does not own Peons4Hire. So who are they?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wowhead is the site I mostly use Smile gives coods alot which is good
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Btw, rollie, it's Wowhead.com, not WoWHead.com

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WoW will always be WoW to us... or w0w to me. Plus it's only natural to try to differentiate the words in a URL.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hybuir wrote:

one MILLION dollars!


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, you know what they say... everything has a price Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this was a huge price i think
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If someone came to me and wanted to buy something for a million dollars. That would be hard to pass up. Gold buying is not a moral issue to me, so I would do it.

Wowhead was already in the Zam network which was part of allakhazam and thottbot so I am not sure what the commotion is about. They were already indirectly owned by the gold sellers. Am I missing something?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow this is an old thread. my bad
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