GameTrailers closing its virtual doors after 13 years

Thanks for all of those awesome trailers, GameTrailers. You will be missed.

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GameTrailers has announced after 13 years, it will be closing down today.

In a message sent out through its official Twitter profile, GameTrailers shared the following:

 

The account says the site will be doing one last Twitch stream tonight at 6pm PT, although it doesn’t give any additional information as to the reason behind the closing.

GameTrailers founder, voice, and editor-in-chief Brandon Jones also had the following to share regarding the closure:


According to associate editor Ben Moore who posted on NeoGAF, it appears the GameTrailers closing was as sudden as it was for the gaming community to hear it. “I just wanted to confirm that GameTrailers is shutting down officially today,” he writes in his post. “Everyone is being let go. We all found out mere hours ago, so we're still reeling a bit.”

We'll continue to update this story as more information comes in. All of us at Shacknews wish those affected by GameTrailers' closure the best of luck in your future endeavors.

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    February 8, 2016 5:34 PM

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      February 8, 2016 5:53 PM

      Bummer. I thought they'd always be around.

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      February 8, 2016 6:06 PM

      They made all those good game retrospectives, right?

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        February 8, 2016 6:18 PM

        Yup. They made tons of great content. Gonna miss them.

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      February 8, 2016 6:21 PM

      Lots of talented people just lost their jobs, really sad to hear.

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        February 8, 2016 6:23 PM

        Time for you to cash in on desperate talent!

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      February 8, 2016 6:59 PM

      Awwwww their content really started drying up. Loved watching the reviews.

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      February 8, 2016 7:03 PM

      I wish I could download all their content. :(

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        February 8, 2016 7:22 PM

        I've only saved some of their retrospectives but never got around to getting the rest since I figured they'd be around longer.

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      February 8, 2016 7:22 PM

      Wait, Shacknews outlasted someone?

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      February 8, 2016 7:30 PM

      damn, I love their Pop Videos they did

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      February 8, 2016 7:31 PM

      Their reviews were great, I'm going to miss them :(

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      February 8, 2016 7:52 PM

      No no no, gdamnit.

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      February 8, 2016 7:54 PM

      We can all blame ourselves for this one. I don't remember when was the last time I went to their site. I just watch all game trailers released by developers and publishers on their own channels on YouTube. After that I can go watch something else on the same site.

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      February 8, 2016 7:56 PM

      Man, that's a bummer. Brandon's voice over reviews and retrospectives have become a staple of the industry.

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      February 8, 2016 8:03 PM

      Wow that sucks, Briefcase go buy them.

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      February 8, 2016 8:18 PM

      Damn, I have a lot of good memories in my younger years checking that site every day. Gametrailers.com/screwattack was the first site I would go to most days. Mondays for Top 10s, Wednesdays for AVGN, and the retrospectives were awesome. I haven't visited the site for years, but I'll definitely miss it.

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      February 8, 2016 11:50 PM

      They went under new management a year or so back and as part of that got rid of so many of their popular shows, pack attach etc, i knew it wouldn't be long until this news came.

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      February 8, 2016 11:51 PM

      Damn, they were a regular for me for reviews. The voiceover was just perfect. Wonder what happened.

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      February 8, 2016 11:56 PM

      That sucks

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        February 8, 2016 11:56 PM

        Hope they can upload the content to Youtube or something : (

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      February 9, 2016 2:46 AM

      Wow, they had really high production value content, I thought they'd be around forever. Shame

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      February 9, 2016 3:31 AM

      There's a video of me rocking the drums in Rock Band 2 in E3 '08. I'd love to see it again.

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      February 9, 2016 3:38 AM

      That sucks, I really liked their video reviews.

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      February 9, 2016 4:54 AM

      Everyone just went to YouTube instead I guess. I certainly haven't been there in a long time.

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      February 9, 2016 5:07 AM

      Some of their retrospectives were absolutely amazing. Sad but the truth is I haven't visited GT in years.

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      February 9, 2016 10:31 AM

      Wow didn't see that coming. Tons of talented people will be floating around. Loved their reviews and special content.

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      February 9, 2016 11:20 AM

      Fucks going on?!