Earlier this week it was rumored that AOL would be closing its video game site, Joystiq. Today, the rumor was confirmed to be true.
AOL’s launched Joystiq Japan, a fully localised Japanese language version of the US blog. Looks as though it’s nowhere near as heavy on the updates as its American counterpart, but it’s early days. It’s a huge move, and one likely to greatly accelerate the US blog “war”. Check it out.
AOL and Kikizo have launched a casual gaming site, FlyTrapGames.com. The site covers the entire casual spectrum, including free-to-play, browser-based and mobile titles. “We saw a gap in the market for an unbiased, editorially-led site about casual gaming,” said AOL games chap, Sean O’Connell. More on GI.