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Fri, Jun 24, 2011 | 09:31 BST
It’s being reported that both Future’s US arm and IGN have been hit with lay-offs. At least five people have been let go from Future due to the company reorganising its games and technology groups, according to Folio. At IGN, least four staffers there have been let go, according to Gama, with UGO.com also affected. 1UP.com, however, has not.
All the best to those affected.
Mon, May 02, 2011 | 03:28 BST
The beautiful snowflakes of games media just got a tiny bit less diverse. IGN has apparently snapped up UGO Networks, the parent company of 1UP, amid talk the former is set to split from its own parent, News Corp.
Thu, Jan 08, 2009 | 10:22 GMT
After news broke yesterday of Ziff Davies quitting the industry for good, and 1UP being bought out by UGO amid a round of redundancies, J Moses, CEO of the UGO Entertainment told MTV that he feels the criticism of UGOs treatment of 1UP and its staff is unfounded.
“We really have largely left it alone,” said Moses when questioned.
“We kept, we believe, the core editorial group that can continue to do great things. What we’re adding is 1up.com as an editorial site that will sit on top of the UGO publishing site. And we kept who we believe are the critical people who can make up a great site.”
Moses goes on to say that EGMs closure had “absolutely nothing to do with UGO.”
Full thing through the link.
Wed, Dec 10, 2008 | 06:05 GMT
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.
More through there.