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Eurogamer makes US move, buys IndustryGamers

Monday, 21st February 2011 15:00 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Eurogamer has acquired Hammersuit, the New York publisher of IndustryGamers.com, marking the beginning of the company’s anticipated move on the American market.

Hammersuit was initially formed in 2004, and publishes mobile gaming website Modojo.com as well as the renowned trade site IndustryGamers.com.

The company also provides content to businesses such as The Ayzenberg Group and Prima Games.

Eurogamer’s created a division called IndustryGamers Inc, which will be responsible for publishing IndustryGamers.com as well as the newly formed IndustryGamers Content Services business.

This division will also become responsible for representing existing Eurogamer Network properties such as Eurogamer.net, GamesIndustry.biz, VG247.com, RockPaperShotgun.com and Megaton in the US.

“We have been looking for the right opportunity to expand our business across the Atlantic and we are delighted to complete the acquisition of Hammersuit,” said Eurogamer MD Rupert Loman.

“They are a great fit for us and the potential as we expand our business to North America is huge.

“We already have a significant US readership that values our distinctive editorial voice so adding a local team will greatly strengthen our offering for readers and advertisers in both Europe and North America.”

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10 Comments

  1. Hunam

    When is yankeedoodlegamer turning up then?

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Blerk

    We won’t realise Rupert’s working his way to be president of the world until it’s too late!

    #2 3 years ago
  3. EscoBlades

    Bombshell!

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DSB

    Next on the list: Invade Poland.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. J.L

    MegobTain!
    …no, that doesn’t quite work

    #5 3 years ago
  6. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Seppogamer surely !

    #6 3 years ago
  7. mathare92

    @2 :D

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Teabag

    Very AOL move here. But as sinister I assume.

    I hope Vg247 is not affected in any way. THEE best site for gaming news. There is no blabbering like Joystiq, no poor web design Kotaku or the very formal approach of Gamespot. It’s straight and to the point.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Teabag

    *Not as sinister!

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Hunam

    This is still Pat’s site, and well, he doesn’t do what he’s told anyway.

    #10 3 years ago

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