No Quarters Needed for ESPN Arcade


ESPN and game developer Skyworks teamed up to create ESPN Arcade, which launched Monday on

Offering more than 40 games, all free-of-charge, Arcade includes sports games, card and puzzle games, game-room titles, driving games and multiplayer games.

“Gaming is an important and fast-growing part of a fan’s connection to sports,” ESPN Enterprises vice president of gaming Raphael Poplock said in a prepared statement. “The ESPN Arcade is the latest addition to ESPN’s array of gaming initiatives -- casual online games now join fantasy games, innovative content integration within console games and news, information and reviews -- all to provide sports fans with interactive connections to sports.”

“This collaboration with ESPN represents a unique and valuable offering for both advertisers and users, bringing Skyworks' industry-leading, casual games to ESPN’s massive audience of sports fans,” Skyworks CEO Garry Kitchen said in a prepared statement.

ESPN Arcade contains online community features including leader boards, high scores, a trophy system and in-game chat.

All games on the Web site require no download, only Flash or Shockwave. The games are advertising-supported, with the United States Marines acting as a main advertiser.