ScrewAttack

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ScrewAttack Entertainment LLC
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryVideo games
GenreVideo game reviews and entertainment
FoundedFebruary 15, 2006
Founder(s)Craig Skistimas
Thomas Hanley
HeadquartersFlower Mound, Texas, United States
ProductsWeb shows
ParentIndependent
(2006-2014)
Fullscreen Inc.
(2014-present)
WebsiteScrewAttack.com
 
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For the video game featuring the maneuver after which the company is named, see Metroid (video game).
ScrewAttack Entertainment LLC
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryVideo games
GenreVideo game reviews and entertainment
FoundedFebruary 15, 2006
Founder(s)Craig Skistimas
Thomas Hanley
HeadquartersFlower Mound, Texas, United States
ProductsWeb shows
ParentIndependent
(2006-2014)
Fullscreen Inc.
(2014-present)
WebsiteScrewAttack.com

ScrewAttack Entertainment LLC, is a company that creates video game entertainment, including original content, on their website. ScrewAttack.com launched February 15, 2006.

The site features various original content as well as a variety of third party content from partners. The name and logo is derived from a spinning jump attack of the same name in the Metroid video game series.[1]

History[edit]

ScrewAttack was created in 2006 by Craig Skistimas and Thomas Hanley. The first show featured on the site was an audio podcast called SideScrollers. Viacom Media Networks acquired rights to some of ScrewAttack’s programming (Top 10's, Video Game Vault and the Angry Video Game Nerd) adding it to their GameTrailers service.[2] Since working with GameTrailers, ScrewAttack's features have been downloaded over 245 million times from 2007 to 2009.[3] Overall ScrewAttack's content has been viewed over 1 Billion times through its website and various syndication partners including YouTube, GameTrailers, IGN, Revision 3 and EscapistMagazine.[citation needed]

In September 2011, ScrewAttack.com launched its new version, "The New ScrewAttack", which features several overhauled interfaces and designs to the website. Another website version, "Phase 2" was officially launched on May 22, 2012. Some of the new features of Phase 2 include the ability to customize profiles and the ability to "subscribe" to other members. Also included is the ability to create shows by uploading videos from the user's preferred video player. On the new profile is the "wall" (similar to the Facebook "wall"), allowing users to post items or comments in a similar manner to social networking sites. There is also a "feed" tab, showing the recent activity of other users that the user has subscribed to.

On March 28, 2014, ScrewAttack was acquired by Fullscreen Inc.. With the acquisition, Fullscreen rebranded its gaming-focused hub, Fullscreen Arcade, to ScrewAttack Network.

Current shows and featurettes[edit]

Partner Shows[edit]

Prior shows[edit]

Events and other media[edit]

SGC[edit]

Formerly known as "ScrewAttack Gaming Convention", SGC is a live event ScrewAttack produces annually for its fans. SGC was originally held in 2009 and 2010 and after a three year hiatus to allow ScrewAttack to focus on other business opportunities the event returned after being successfully Kickstarted[clarification needed] by the ScrewAttack community. SGC 2013 was held at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, Texas in June 2013. Its attendance topped 3500. SGC 2014 took place July 11–13, 2014 at the Sheraton Dallas with nearly 5000 in attendance.

ScrewAttack Games[edit]

ScrewAttack Games is a separate brand within ScrewAttack that focuses on digital titles.

In 2010, ScrewAttack Games released a game for iOS called Texting Of The Bread.[11] The object of the game is to type words which will kill incoming Gingerbread men. The game includes the Angry Video Game Nerd as a character and will soon include another ScrewAttack personality, brentalfloss. An Android version was originally planned, but was eventually cancelled.

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