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Joystiq: UGO to buy 1UP.com

Wednesday, 10th December 2008 06:05 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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This Joystiq report claims that UGO is in “very advanced talks” to buy many of Ziff Davis’s games sites, including 1UP, GameVideos and MyCheats.

1UP Network editorial staff were reportedly informed of the potential sale in a meeting on Tuesday. UGO execs will reportedly be flying out to meet with the Ziff staff as soon as today.

If that’s true, it means it’s happened.

EGM and FileFront are not thought to be included in the deal. That report suggests EGM may be on its last issue.

UGO Entertainment started off in 1997 as Unified Gamers Online and currently attracts over 35 million unique monthly visitors to its general lifestyle portal at UGO.com.

Ziff’s openly struggled with its gaming properties in the past year, mulling plans for an online-only version of EGM and seeing some high profile departures.

More through there.

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3 Comments

  1. Blerk

    I’ve never even heard of UGO. Perhaps because I don’t have a lifestyle. 1Up has to survive, though. I’d miss 1Up Yours.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    Visiting UGO.com, Blerk, (at least the last time I had the misfortune to) was like leaping into a tumbledryer, at the onset of spin cycle would be. It was an utterly unfocused, directionless mess.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Quiiick

    Sounds like a terrible development but as long as they do not axe the weekly “1UP Show”, I’m fine.

    #3 6 years ago

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