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Ziff Davis Closing 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO

Ziff Davis is closing down the UGO, 1UP, and GameSpy websites, reports Polygon, based on a memo they say was sent today to employees by CEO Vivek Shah. According to the memo this is to concentrate their efforts on their "flagship" brand in the gaming area, IGN, though the report also includes news of an unspecified number of editorial employee layoffs at IGN. UGO already has a post declaring the site "dead" while 1UP and GameSpy seem unchanged for now, as 1UP's Jeremy Parish tweets: "We won't be killing the site today; I'll post more thoughts later."

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44. Re: Ziff Davis Closing 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO Feb 22, 2013, 04:39 Fantaz
 
Ant wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 19:52:
MajorD wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 19:35:
KaRRiLLioN wrote on Feb 21, 2013, 19:25:
I was talking to a friend about old gaming sites like Shacknews, etc. What was the gaming site that came out a little before BluesNews way back in the day, something like RedsNews? I can't for the life of me remember.

Redwood's. He show's his smiling face here occasionally.

Stomped.com.

oh wow! Redwood's 3D news and Stomped... i actually visited those sites more than Blue's way back when those sites were still around in the late 90's!

i hope PlanetQuake and PlanetHalf-Life sticks around.

it was the help of these indie sites that helped spread the word of awesome mods like Counter-Strike, but i doubt we'll get a mod hit like CS in the future because all these big gaming news sites these days are just promoting triple 'A' titles and about kissing publishers asses, not giving two shits about the little guy.
 
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