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ESPN US launches an online video games channel

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MUMBAI: US broadcaster ESPN has launched the ESPN Video Games Channel presented by GameTap. This is a section of the sports site, ESPN.com.

Developed in collaboration with Ziff Davis Game Group, the co-branded section delivers sports video game-focussed content including sports video game news and reviews, trailers, audio and video podcasts, industry analysis, interviews and more.

Additionally the section will soon feature the GameTap Video Game Vault. This section will give fans in-depth information and histories about hundreds of the most popular video games from a number of game platforms.

Content for the section is provided by both Ziff Davis Game Group and ESPN.com, and will include material from 1UP Network sites 1UP.com, GameVideos.com, and FileFront.com and magazines Electronic Gaming Monthly, Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine and Games for Windows: The Official Magazine, as well as from ESPN writers and contributors.

Fans can find the new page can at: sports.espn.go.com/videogames/index

Content on the ESPN Video Games Channel will include:

Video and Audio

-- A weekly video podcast from ESPN.com and the 1UP Network, modeled after "The 1UP Show" and available through ESPN.com's PodCenter and 1UP.com;

-- Sports-oriented gaming demos, strategy videos, and preview trailers from GameVideos.com;

-- A weekly, co-branded audio podcast about the latest in sports games available through ESPN.com's PodCenter and 1UP.com;

-- Game and statistical simulations from popular sports titles.

News, Reviews and Information

-- News about the latest sports video games on the market;
-- Product previews, reviews and rankings;
-- Interviews and industry analysis;
-- Links, summary and teaser content for non-sports oriented content on 1UP.com, including product reviews, news, videos, files and rankings.

GameTap Video Game Vault

-- Fans will be able to read about, and in some cases play, popular past sports arcade, console and PC video games, including games originally available on various video game platforms such as Atari 2600, Genesis, Neo-Geo, SEGA Genesis, Commodore 64, Intellivison and more.
» 3 Count Bout, League Bowling, 2020 Super Baseball, Football Frenzy (originally on Neo-Geo)
» Pro Boxing Simulator, Pro Powerboat Simulator and Pro Skateboard Simulator and Winter Games (originally on Commodore 64)
-- GameTap also provides access to video game hits, ranging from Pac-Man, Galaga and Frogger to Street Fighter, Tomb Raider, and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell.

Community

-- User-submitted content from FileFront.com, a leading site for gaming downloads;
-- Links to message ESPN.com message boards.

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