IGN.com is one of the biggest multimedia sites around, with its video gaming news branch being among one of the most popular and frequented sites on the internet. The site was originally founded in 1996, and since then, it has grown in scale, gaining a large fan base and a loyal community of registered users. IGN is based in San Francisco, California, and reviews for popular video games are constantly posted on the site. IGN recently switched from a 100-point scale (where scores such as 8.6, 7.9, etc. were given) to a 20-point scale, employing the use of .5 increments instead.