Category Archives: Journalism
Fri, Mar 09, 2012 | 18:20 GMT
Mon, Mar 05, 2012 | 00:30 GMT
Eurogamer-owned trade site GamesIndustry.Biz has relaunched ahead of GDC this week, showing a brand new design. The site now incorporates IndustryGamers, the US trade site EG Network bought last year. GI editor Matt Martin will look after the European side with Dan Pearson, Matthew Handrahan and Rachel Weber, while IG editor James Brightman will take care of things in the US with IG writers Ben Strauss and Mike Williams.
Big congrats to all those involved!
Thu, Mar 01, 2012 | 06:40 GMT
A group of ex-writers at PALGN, who walked out on the site following an internal dispute, have launched its new home Rocket Chainsaw, according to MCV Pacific. Site owner Adam Ghiggino said it was aiming for “a professional style, yet something not too stuffy.”
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 | 14:24 GMT
Eurogamer TV editor Johnny Minkley has said on Twitter today is his final day as a full-time staffer at the company, confirming he is to go freelance.
Wed, Feb 22, 2012 | 05:18 GMT
Gameblog, the French website at the centre of a blacklisting scandal, has announced a resolution to its conflict with Activision.
Mon, Feb 13, 2012 | 10:33 GMT
A team of UK journalists have announced this morning the launch of Hookshot Inc, a website solely focussed on downloadable games costing under $15.
Tue, Feb 07, 2012 | 16:00 GMT
Staff for Australian gaming site PALGN have resigned from the site, although will continue to work on the site until end of play this Friday. The confirmation, according to MCV Pacific, came in a mail from site vet site executive editor Jeremy Jastrzab, which noted the call ” stems from an inability for the editorial team and the PALGN ownership to come to agreement on how the site would function.” It follows after a forum thread that aired internal grievances between staff and owner Roland Kulen was recently made public on Pastebin over the direction of the site.
More details at the link.
Tue, Feb 07, 2012 | 09:29 GMT
Mon, Jan 30, 2012 | 14:22 GMT
Eurogamer Network traffic rose 10% year-over-year for November 2011, the company said today, quoting figures from its latest ABC audit.
Sat, Jan 28, 2012 | 01:16 GMT
Future US staff have been culled in a wave of lay-offs, while IGN has scrapped two entire sites.
Tue, Jan 24, 2012 | 11:34 GMT
Pocket Gamer’s parent organisation Steel Media’s announced this morning ex-Eurogamer editor Kristan Reed will become Pocket Gamer’s new Editor-In-Chief. Reed will overlook PocketGamer.com, as well as the trade-based PocketGamer.Biz, noting he was “looking forward to helping the team to take the Pocket Gamer sites to the next level.” Reed’s hiring comes on the back of two other hirings for PG, including ex-What Mobile writer Jonathan Morris and former Develop editor Owain Bennallack.
Thu, Jan 19, 2012 | 07:09 GMT
Oddworld developer Just Add Water and the Oddworld website, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Gamasutra and SavyGamer have all blacked out in protest to SOPA this morning.
Mon, Jan 16, 2012 | 23:22 GMT
Ars Technica gaming editor Ben Kuchera has bid farewell to the site in favour of a new role at Penny Arcade. Although details are yet to be locked down, it appears the site, which harbours a solid community and runs Child’s Play in addition to the eponymous comic, will soon play host to a games related news service. All the best to Kuchera in his new role.
Fri, Jan 13, 2012 | 20:40 GMT
VentureBeat has acquired Bitmob, and its founder, as well as former Ziff Davis Media editorial director, Dan “Shoe” Hsu, has been brought on as GamesBeat’s editor-in-chief. Ben Popper, one of the founding editors of The New York Observer’s Silicon Alley blog, Betabeat, was also hired on as VentureBeat’s east coast editor. VB’s goal with the acquisition and high-profile recruitment is to expand its games channel, with Hsu overseeing the changes. Dean Takahashi, lead writer for GamesBeat, and Sebastian Haley, review editor and executive video producer, will report to directly to Hsu. Thanks, IndustryGamers.
Thu, Jan 12, 2012 | 10:43 GMT
Edge has promised a cover story for The Last of Us as part of its February issue, due next week. The mag, which features new artwork not seen before, will have an “in-depth” preview of the upcoming new Naughty Dog action IP. Also promised are features on Plants vs Zombies, Zen Pinball dev Zen Studios, reviews of Soul Calibur V, Resident Evil: Revelations and previews of Ridge Racer: Unbounded, Binary Domain and The Darkness II.
The issue’s out next Wednesday.
Thu, Jan 12, 2012 | 10:19 GMT
Wed, Jan 04, 2012 | 14:27 GMT
Tue, Jan 03, 2012 | 16:53 GMT
Kotaku editor Brian Crecente has confirmed he’s to leave the site. Crecente had been with the US blog for seven years, and makes no mention of what he’s to do next. Stephen Totilo, previously of MTV and Kotaku’s deputy editor, will assume the role of editor-in-chief. Crecente is the latest in a string of senior US games journalists to move on, following resignations from Joystiq’s Chris Grant and McElroy brothers – Griffin and Justin – over the Christmas break. The three are rumoured to be setting up a new “gaming vertical” for Vox.
Wed, Dec 28, 2011 | 12:55 GMT
Chris Grant has left his role as editor-in-chief of AOL-owned Joystiq, with the McElroy brothers – Griffin and Justin – also exiting the site.
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 | 08:30 GMT
YouTube’s announced that Machinima was the highest-viewed channel on its website this year. The company provides machinima videos as its speciality – naturally – but also publishes video news wraps and trailers. It also hosts the Inside Gaming Awards, held the evening before Spike’s Video Game Awards. The second biggest channel besides Machinima was IGN‘s.