Popular game video site Gametrailers
just scored a deal for exclusive content from Screwattack.com
. I like Gametrailers, and I like Screwattack, but whenever a hardcore geek site gets picked up by a big company, I don't know, I feel a disturbance in the force. I just hope Screwattack's quirky humor doesn't lose its indie appeal to comercialization. I'll be keeping my eye on this one.
MTV NETWORKS’ GAMETRAILERS ACQUIRES EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO SCREWATTACK PROGRAMMING
Entertaining, Fan-Favorite Shows Such as “The Angry Video Game Nerd”
Expand GT’s Programming Lineup for Gamers
Santa Monica, Calif. (February 8, 2007) - GameTrailers (GT), a division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) MTV Networks, today announced the addition of ScrewAttack.com content to its expansive video programming lineup for gamers. ScrewAttack, the online producer of popular, game centric videos such as “The Angry Video Game Nerd” and “Video Game Vault,” will premier exclusive weekly shows on GT beginning Thursday, February 8. GT delivers an expansive program offering that includes high-quality original editorial, a deep library of publisher-produced game trailers, robust user-generated content, and now - through the partnership with ScrewAttack - premium third party gaming content.
“We’re very excited to add ScrewAttack shows to our lineup of video game programming,” said Jon Slusser, CEO of GameTrailers. “ScrewAttack has an incredibly passionate and dedicated fan base, and we are thrilled to bring its content to the global GT audience. Our partnership further demonstrates GT’s commitment to being the best source of diverse video programming for gamers.”
ScrewAttack produces original and entertaining gaming-related programming such as “The Angry Video Game Nerd,” “The Video Game Vault” and “ScrewAttack’s Top Ten.” The three shows will premier exclusively on GT for seven days and then be available only on GT and ScrewAttack. The GT-ScrewAttack partnership kicks off with “The Top Ten Coolest Video Game Characters” debuting February 8, followed by the “Video game Vault” coverage of the arcade classic Qbert February 9. Finally, “The Angry Video Game Nerd,” already a favorite among gamers generating millions of video views across the Internet and is one of the most subscribed to authors on YouTube, launches his first installment on GT February 15.
“No other company in the world comes close to what GameTrailers is doing with its all-video format and quality of video programming,” said Craig Skistimas, Program Director for ScrewAttack. “With its dedicated and loyal fan-base of gamers and unmatched commitment to providing a quality end-user experience, GT is truly the best partner for us.”
The acquisition of ScrewAttack programming further solidifies GT’s position as the premier video network for gamers. In addition to the ScrewAttack partnership, GT is currently working with a number of partners to bring additional video content to GT.
“We are constantly in search for stand-out, third party programming about games and are dedicated to delivering the very best to our audience,” said Slusser. “If it’s great content for gamers, it belongs on GT.”
ScrewAttack Entertainment, LLC, is taking online entertainment to a whole new level. One of the fastest growing gaming websites in the world,
ScrewAttack.com plays host to the most dynamic, entertaining and totally original gaming related programming on the Internet. Based out of Dallas, the site provides the perfect blend of gaming and entertainment, ScrewAttack.com is home of the most charismatic personalities on the Internet and some of the most loyal fans (g1's) in the world.
GameTrailers (GT) is the premier online destination for broadcast quality video game media. GT delivers timely, high resolution broadband video content for gamers that includes product features and reviews; video game movie trailers; GameTrailers Television (GTTV) coverage of news and events; interviews with industry thought leaders, and more. GT has a robust community that features user-generated content, so gamers can talk to friends and share media such as fan movies,machinima and daily blogs. GT has offices in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.
About MTV Networks
MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 130 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services – MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, with all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 100 interactive properties worldwide, including GameTrailers.com, IFILM, Neopets, Xfire, Y2M, and online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services. MTV Networks also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.