If you’re a gamer and you grew up in the 90s, chances are you owned at least one issue of GamePro magazine at some point in your life, or at least read one. Sadly, after nearly 23 years of operation, GamePro’s November issue will be the last, the company announced today.
Not only will GamePro magazine be shut down, but the website is getting the axe as well – publisher IDG will be shutting down the website for good by December 5.
According to an IDG spokesperson, as reported by Industry Gamers, the reason for GamePro being shut down came down to ad revenue “not being there.” Unfortunately, the closure also means that many people on the GamePro staff will be losing their jobs.
“The U.S. editorial and business staff worked hard to earn a passionate, loyal following for GamePro and I am grateful for their dedication and hard work over the years,” said Mike Kisseberth of IDG’s consumer and small business media group.
“GamePro, like all businesses, must keep up with industry changes and economic realities. [GamePro President] Marci Yamaguchi and her colleagues have tremendous expertise in the games arena, and now they will be putting that knowledge to work for the brands that gamers love. Look for GamePro Custom Solutions to be blazing new trails in online branding for the game industry, providing gamers with deeper, richer interactions with the companies and titles they most want to know about.”
We wish all the best to the GamePro staff.
Source: Industry Gamers