IGN logoIt’s game over for a trio of popular video game websites.
Ziff Davis Media has announced plans to shut down 1UP.com, GameSpy.com and UGO.com to focus on its IGN and AskMen properties. The decision comes less than a month after the company purchased IGN from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.
For over a decade, the three sites were among the most influential in the gaming space. With high traffic and up to the minute information, all three contributed to the downfall of several video game magazines, thanks to their aggressive reporting on the day-to-day minutia of the gaming world. 1UP brought video game podcasts to the mass market, while GameSpy's editorial division was just one facet of a company founded on multiplayer middleware, which was used in over 300 titles.Read More »from 1UP, Gamespy and UGO shut down