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What Does IGN Mean?

IGN means "In-Game Name," "Entertainment Website."

In-Game Name

IGN is widely used in gaming (usually in MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) games), with the meaning "In Game Name." In this context, it refers to the nickname a player gives to their character.

Entertainment Website

IGN is also the title of the website: ign.com, which is focused on games, music, films and other media. IGN is published in many countries throughout the world. However, it is unpopular with many experienced gamers, who claim the reviews are commercially biased.

Summary of Key Points

"In Game Name" is the most common definition for IGN in gaming related communications on apps such as Discord, TeamSpeak and Telegram, as well as on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
IGN
Definition:In Game Name
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
"Entertainment Website" is another common definition for IGN in gaming related communications.
IGN
Definition:Entertainment Website
Type:Abbreviation
Guessability:
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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Examples of IGN in Sentences

Here are examples of IGN being used in conversations:
  • Ian: What's yourIGN?
  • Barbara: McDreamyGamer69. What's yours?
  • (Here IGN is being used with the meaning "In Game Name.")
  • Ollie: Did you see the review of Scorched Earth 2 on IGN?
  • Rachel: I bet they said it was crap. IGN doesn't like indie games.
  • (Here IGN is being used to refer to the "Entertainment Website.")

Example of IGN Used in a Text

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