GamePro magazine and site being shuttered

GamePro, both the magazine and website for the over 20 year old brand has been dissolved, according to publication owner IDG.

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The November issue of GamePro--the first quarterly installment of the iconic video game magazine--will be its last. Both the magazine and website for the over 20 year old brand has been dissolved, according to publication owner IDG.

"Thank you for your loyalty, support, and participation in the GamePro.com community," a message on the top of GamePro's site reads. "At noon on December 5, 2011, the U.S. version of GamePro online will shut down as an independent site."

"GamePro will become part of PCWorld.com," the site's announcement includes; however, the message notes that news, reviews, and other content will be provided by the PCWorld team, meaning the GamePro staff has been let go. GamePro won't disappear completely, IndustryGamers reports. "GamePro will work on creating custom content for vendors and events, like last E3's daily publication."

There's a small connection between Shacknews and GamePro, as senior editor Xav de Matos was a regular contributor to the magazine prior to coming to Shacknews.

Thanks for the memories GamePro, and good luck to the publication's (now former) staff.

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    November 30, 2011 2:45 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, GamePro magazine and site being shuttered.

    GamePro, both the magazine and website for the over 20 year old brand has been dissolved, according to publication owner IDG.

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      November 30, 2011 2:46 PM

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      November 30, 2011 2:48 PM

      RIP :(

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        November 30, 2011 3:16 PM

        Christ, I love that feature. The last image in the gallery kills me every time.

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      November 30, 2011 3:02 PM

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      November 30, 2011 3:05 PM

      End of an era

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      November 30, 2011 3:05 PM

      Damn this some old-ass news! I got that issue like three weeks ago with the big red notice of death on it!

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        November 30, 2011 3:06 PM

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        November 30, 2011 3:10 PM

        IDG literally just confirmed the site was closing with the magazine a few hours ago.

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          November 30, 2011 3:14 PM

          The site closure, including losing all the online articles, is what's new. We at Wikipedia are now racing to see what we can save out.

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            November 30, 2011 10:16 PM

            you mean like website citations using gamepro links? would webarchive be of any use?

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              December 1, 2011 5:31 AM

              Effectively yes. Fortunately, we've resolved the situation with help so between webcite and archive.org, we've got the used content backed up.

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      November 30, 2011 3:12 PM

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        November 30, 2011 4:28 PM

        I remember buying this issue way back when too!

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        November 30, 2011 9:19 PM

        I got this for free from Toy R Us when I bought Bases Loaded for the NES! Still have it somewhere.

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      November 30, 2011 3:13 PM

      Unfortunate. Best of luck to those out of work. I have fond memories of that magazine from many years ago.

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      November 30, 2011 3:15 PM

      wait, gamepro was still around?

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      November 30, 2011 3:20 PM

      Well that sucks. Grew up reading that + CGW. At least PC gamer is still around.

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      November 30, 2011 3:31 PM

      Sad. This was THE gaming mag of the 1990s.

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        November 30, 2011 4:03 PM

        Yup, them followed by EGM.

        I honestly had no idea that Gamepro was still around up until now.

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        November 30, 2011 6:22 PM

        I still have some of mine and egm2 as well

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        November 30, 2011 6:40 PM

        My favorite was Next Generation. Nicer paper, art and articles.

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      November 30, 2011 3:52 PM

      It's certainly sad. John Davison's interview with Xav on The Freelancers last year was great. I like their ideas of partnering with BitMob and producing in-depth features that we don't see as often in instant publishing.

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      November 30, 2011 3:56 PM

      rip --- gamepro introduced me to video game porn in printed format. i had my first issue for ages, still remember chester cheetah on the cover.

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      November 30, 2011 4:03 PM

      Didn't they have a complete turnaround in terms of quality of content, too? I heard a while ago they had a new EIC or something (john... davison?) who basically transitioned them from the lame magazine they once were to a quality one full of articles you actually had to like... read, and stuff.

      (actually looking at it he wasn't EIC he was VP of content or something like that)

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      November 30, 2011 4:40 PM

      rip gameplops

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      November 30, 2011 4:51 PM

      To kill the GamePro, ignore it until it dies

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      November 30, 2011 5:07 PM

      Does anyone at E3 actually read the "custom content"? Aren't most E3 attendees too busy either shuffling off to events, networking with other industry professionals, or running their company's demo?

      The only expo I've gone to was QuakeCon, but I sure as hell didn't go there to read magazines.

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        November 30, 2011 5:43 PM

        I wrote for that daily one year. That was the only time I looked at it.

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      November 30, 2011 6:46 PM

      Sad. I couldn't count how many of those I've bought over the span of my gaming career.

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      November 30, 2011 10:10 PM

      All hail EGM!

      http://www.egmnow.com/

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      December 1, 2011 6:18 AM

      I liked GameFAN better. Lots of import coverage. Ah well, another part of my childhood dies.

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      December 1, 2011 6:29 AM

      this makes me sad. RIP GamePro. You had some kick ass content, covers and posters (which still hang on my wall, especially the street fighter II ones) .

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      December 1, 2011 6:34 AM

      Sad, I used to read gamepro alot when I was a kid and in my teens. It helped me get through a great many car rides and moments of boredom. I would always get excited reading about up and coming games along with different video game articles. It's really hard to see how video game magazines thrive these days when daily news and articles are only a mouse click away.

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      December 1, 2011 3:08 PM

      I wish nothing but the best for all those involved who now might be looking for work. Thank you for the great content. GamePro was such a huge part of my mindset and culture as a younger gamer. The reboot under John Davison's direction resulted in something that was truly different and fresh. I wish they could have somehow went all online/digital rather than cease publication altogether. Thank you and best of luck to the GP staff!

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