By EW Staff
October 02, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

Here’s the score: Gaming sites are hot. The top 10’s an intriguing mix of trivia-fests (Uproar, Riddler), twitch-game networks (Imagine), corporate support sites (Nintendo, Sierra), and even online casinos (Cyber Thrill). Fun? You bet.

ALL SITES WWW… VISITORS*

1 AOL.com aol.com 27,304,000 2 Yahoo! yahoo.com 26,481,000 3 Microsoft microsoft.com 19,547,000 4 Netscape netscape.com 18,687,000 5 GeoCities geocities.com 16,663,000 6 Excite excite.com 14,907,000 7 Infoseek infoseek.com 12,309,000 8 Lycos lycos.com 11,802,000 9 Alta Vista altavista.digital.com 9,594,000 10 Microsoft Network msn.com 9,007,000 11 Tripod tripod.com 8,123,000 12 Angelfire angelfire.com 8,049,000 13 Hotmail hotmail.com 7,401,000 14 Xoom xoom.com 6,484,000 15 Switchboard switchboard.com 6,235,000 16 Ziff-Davis Online zdnet.com 6,223,000 17 RealNetworks real.com 6,065,000 18 Amazon.com amazon.com 5,666,000 19 The Weather Channel weather.com 5,256,000 20 SimpleNet simplenet.com 4,867,000

GAME SITES** WWW… VISITORS

1 Imagine Games Network ign.com 1,523,000 2 Uproar uproar.com 1,147,000 3 GameSpot gamespot.com 882,000 4 Sierra sierra.com 811,000 5 Gamecenter gamecenter.com 730,000 6 Internet Gaming Zone zone.com 707,000 7 Cyber Thrill cyberthrill.com 591,000 8 Riddler riddler.com 582,000 9 Nintendo nintendo.com 532,000 10 Mad Trivia madtrivia.com 527,000

*SOURCE: MEDIA METRIX, AUGUST 1998. ”VISITORS” REFERS TO ”UNIQUE VISITORS,” I.E., THE ESTIMATED NUMBER OF UNDUPLICATED VISITORS TO EACH SITE BASED ON A SAMPLE OF AT-HOME AND AT-WORK WEB USERS MEASURED IN THE CALENDAR MONTH.

**DATA FOR SONY GAME-RELATED SITES (PLAYSTATION.COM AND STATION.SONY.COM) WERE NOT AVAILABLE AT PRESS TIME.

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