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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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47. Re: Ziff Davis Closing 1UP, GameSpy, and UGO Feb 22, 2013, 10:31 Verno
 
DG wrote on Feb 22, 2013, 07:29:
but i doubt we'll get a mod hit like CS in the future because
To be fair, CS was a complete outlier back then anyway. Any other success remotely on that scale?

Anyway how about DOTA, DayZ?

Day of Defeat for awhile was getting to be a pretty big thing but Valve bought them out and did fucking NOTHING with it. There was a nice burgeoning map and clan scene going on for it, it could have easily taken off if they didn't just sit on it.
 
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