Happy Puppy

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Happy Puppy
Web address www.happypuppy.com
Slogan It's All Games
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Games portal
Registration Optional
Available in English
Owner DMA Holdings
Created by Stephen P. Lepisto, Sandra Woodruff and Jennifer Diane Reitz
Launched 14 February 1995
Alexa rank negative increase 3,285,116 (April 2014)[1]
Current status Offline since August 2006

Happy Puppy was a website dedicated to video games.[2] It offered demos, patches, reviews, cheats, walkthroughs and features.[3]

The site was launched on Valentine's Day 1995 by Stephen P. Lepisto, Sandra Woodruff and Jennifer Diane Reitz, all of whom worked for game developer Accursed Toys.[4] Within a year, it was, according to BusinessWeek, the 'number one game site'.[5] The original owners sold the site to the Attitude Network in September 1996.[4] Three years later, it was sold for $27 million US dollars to Globe, before passing onto DMA Holdings in 2002.[5] The site was taken offline and put up for sale by its owners in August 2006,[5] but has not resurfaced since.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happypuppy.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Akst, Daniel (September 2, 1996). "Happy Puppy Runs Circles Around Most Internet Dream Chasers". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Happy Puppy". PCWorld. IDG. April 1, 1998. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b http://atoys.com/atoytrio.htm
  5. ^ a b c "Game Site Happy Puppy For Sale". 

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