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VH1 Launches Gaming Site

VH1 today said they’d launched an online destination site which features gaming, downloadable games for purchase and a dedicated gaming blog. VH1 Games, the name of the new service, is generally free to access though some items, such as downloadable games, are pay for.

VH1 Games, said VH1, includes an online collection of “old-school arcade classics” such as Spy Hunter, Joust, Rampage and Defender which are made available for play via a license from game developer Midway. More original playable titles developed by VH1 Games include Escape the Paparazzi, Sudoku Fortunes and I Love Toys.

VH1 has also partnered with game developer Big Fish Games to make available for purchase and download over 100 games from a variety of genres including puzzles, word games, Mahjong games and action games.

The VH1 Games blog is named VH1 Game Break and covers “both the PC/online and console video game worlds with an in-depth focus on classic arcade games, independent games, and innovation in the games industry”.

“We have created a gaming site that extends the VH1 brand by playing off of VH1’s distinct programming,” said Tina Imm, Vice President, Digital Media, VH1, in a statement. “Our original games and ‘VH1 Classic Arcade’ give our viewers and the enormous numbers of casual online gamers a great mix of old and new games, editorial content, and industry news.”