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[quote][color=#333333]IGN was hit with editorial layoffs today, with sites 1UP, UGO and Gamespy expected to be shut down.[/color]

[color=#333333]"We are focusing on our two flagship brands, IGN and AskMen. Unfortunately, as a result, we have made the decision to close sites and restructure our teams accordingly," a company spokesperson confirmed to Joystiq.[/color]

[color=#333333]The news comes less that a month after [/color][url="http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/04/ign-acquired-by-ziff-davis/"]IGN was purchased by j2 Global through its Ziff Davis subsidiary[/url][color=#333333].[/color]
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R.I.P Gamespy

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Never cared for their sites or even IGN all that much. But that's still a shame.

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[quote name='Alladaskill17' timestamp='1361542719' post='595536734']
R.I.P Gamespy
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Gamespy really missed the boat.
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this is terrible news. i love IGN, they're my go-to site for gaming news, and if their sister outlets are hit...i hope this doesn't mean anything beyond. seriously, first it's the paper publications, now SITES are going bust? what the hell?

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Not surprised a bit. Ziff Davis is terrible.

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Out of those sites, 1up would've been the one to keep running. The only one with a respectable name still.
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I wonder how that will affect Gamespy powered games?

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[quote name='Raa' timestamp='1361854271' post='595543956']
I wonder how that will affect Gamespy powered games?
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They sold that part of the business on a while back. Don't you remember the **** storm a few months ago when the new company started turning off the servers and demanded more money - [url="http://games.slashdot.org/story/12/12/07/2250252/gamespys-new-owners-begin-disabling-multiplayer-without-warning"]http://games.slashdot.org/story/12/12/07/2250252/gamespys-new-owners-begin-disabling-multiplayer-without-warning[/url]

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Poor Matt Rorie, how will he fund his all-puppy diet now?

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Polygon.com is probably going to become the best from all these!

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[quote name='szo' timestamp='1361855814' post='595543986']
Polygon.com is probably going to become the best from all these!
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Become the best? IMO it already is the best, but I'm not really in place to judge as Polygon is really the only place I go for game news aside from Rock, Paper, Shotgun (which is rare).
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No more IGN updates on Kerrang Radio?

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That's a shame! I've always loved IGN.

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[quote name='08993' timestamp='1361854606' post='595543960']
They sold that part of the business on a while back. Don't you remember the **** storm a few months ago when the new company started turning off the servers and demanded more money - [url="http://games.slashdot.org/story/12/12/07/2250252/gamespys-new-owners-begin-disabling-multiplayer-without-warning"]http://games.slashdo...without-warning[/url]
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I actually missed that story. Crazy.

As for this article, I can't say I'm surprised. Gamespy has been on life-support for years and IGN isn't exactly a quality publication.

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[quote name='SharpGreen' timestamp='1361856328' post='595543996']
Become the best? IMO it already is the best, but I'm not really in place to judge as Polygon is really the only place I go for game news aside from Rock, Paper, Shotgun (which is rare).
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I only started following Polygon a couple of months ago, but they're definitely one of my favourites; for me, the top spot is between them and Eurogamer.

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[quote name='MightyJordan' timestamp='1362192761' post='595552792']
I only started following Polygon a couple of months ago, but they're definitely one of my favourites; for me, the top spot is between them and Eurogamer.
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Don't really visit Eurogamer that much, unless I've followed a link from somewhere else. Didn't really visit IGN that much either.

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Loved to read gamespy.com reviews as well as their top games section, any other similar qualitative games sites?

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[quote name='virtorio' timestamp='1361855397' post='595543974']
Poor Matt Rorie, how will he fund his all-puppy diet now?
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Matt Rorie what now? He worked for Gamespy or 1UP or something? I've been a fan of his for years, been following him especially since Screened.com switched over and he didn't go with them to the new bosses. Thought he was still doing opinion pieces and what not along with freelancing?

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[quote name='LOC' timestamp='1362663324' post='595563546']
Matt Rorie what now? He worked for Gamespy or 1UP or something? I've been a fan of his for years, been following him especially since Screened.com switched over and he didn't go with them to the new bosses. Thought he was still doing opinion pieces and what not along with freelancing?
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He joined GameSpy in January
[url="http://pc.gamespy.com/articles/122/1227156p1.html"]http://pc.gamespy.co.../1227156p1.html[/url]
[url="http://matthewrorie.tumblr.com/post/43666606743/its-been-well-its-been-a-pretty-short-road"]http://matthewrorie.tumblr.com/post/43666606743/its-been-well-its-been-a-pretty-short-road[/url]

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Ugh, that sucks. Maybe now he'll join up with Giantbomb though! That'd be pretty sweet actually.

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