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GameTrailers.com shutting down - effective immediatly

Postby Kintor » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:44 pm

Well, this is certainly a bolt from the blue, the news just broke in the last hour or so - GameTrailers is being shut down.

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Source: https://twitter.com/GameTrailers/status ... 0215586816

I decided to make this thread in the Shenmue 3 forum and I think you all know why. GameTrailers has been one of the most dependable allies of Shenmue 3 in the gaming media. I think the loss of GameTrailers is a sad day for the Shenmue fanbase; GameTrailers' reaction to the Shenmue 3 announcement was one of my highlights of E3 last year.

Apparently GameTrailers wlll be hosting a final Twitch live stream at 6pm PST, which should be only fifteen minutes away at time I create this thread.

I think I'll watch a bit of their stream, see what they have to say. This is all so sudden.
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Postby GYO6161 » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:01 pm

Life freaking sucks man.............. :-#
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Re: GameTrailers.com shutting down - effective immediatly

Postby Axm » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:54 pm

Wow. Was always a go to site regardless of the love they gave Shenmue. Big loss. Guess they just couldnt maintain a profit?

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Re: GameTrailers.com shutting down - effective immediatly

Postby Mr357 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:05 am

Very sad news, but they had a good run. I used to watch Mega64 videos on their site because they were posted there a month or two before YouTube.
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Re: GameTrailers.com shutting down - effective immediatly

Postby sshen1127 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:17 am

so we will not get a shenmue 3 play through from huber
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Postby sshen1127 » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:28 am

GYO6161 wrote: Life freaking sucks man.............. :-#


THIS REALLLY SUCKS. THE ONLY GAME SITE THAT HAS ALL THE COOL PEOPLE IS NOW CLOSE...................

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Postby FlagshipFighter » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:11 am

I've been an avid follower since 2007, really disheartening news but the way some of the site began to operate I did feel it was inevitable (the website always felt understaffed). I really hope everyone finds a job and is okay. Can't believe this... :-/

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Re: GameTrailers.com shutting down - effective immediatly

Postby MiTT3NZ » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:55 am

sshen1127 wrote: so we will not get a shenmue 3 play through from huber


When a company dies, so does it's employees.

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Re: GameTrailers.com shutting down - effective immediatly

Postby Yokosuka » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:29 am

Besides the fact they were an important Shenmue support, they were truly passionate and loved games. That's a double loss.

During the early Xbox 360/PS3 era, GT was the king of video sourcing (with Gamersyde.com) but the emergence of Youtube broke them down. I myself wasn't a recurrent visitor anymore.

Best wishes to their next project.

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Re: GameTrailers.com shutting down - effective immediatly

Postby KidMarine » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:55 am

They were probably the only major gaming outlet that wasn't staffed by clueless assholes. They had actual passion and a love for gaming and it showed. They will be missed.

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Re: GameTrailers.com shutting down - effective immediatly

Postby Sonoshee » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:28 am

KidMarine wrote: They were probably the only major gaming outlet that wasn't staffed by clueless assholes. They had actual passion and a love for gaming and it showed. They will be missed.


^ Very much this. They were true gamers, not like most of todays writers on clickbait sites.

It's a very sad moment for real gaming journalism.
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Postby James Brown » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:12 am

Wow this surprised me, I listen to their GT Time podcasts whilst working and I never got any hint that they were thinking about stopping :(, best of luck to them all!
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Re: GameTrailers.com shutting down - effective immediatly

Postby Giorgio » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:03 am

It's sudden. GameTrailers was the best company of people related to gaming. It felt like a family, it had that feel. With M. Huber and M. Blair (and a little bit with K. Bosman) they were pretty positive to the Shenmue series. As it has been said, their reaction to the Shenmue 3 announcement was the most heartfelt out of all other gaming (yellow journalism) sites. They will be truly missed. Hope some of them they will form something new together.
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Re: GameTrailers.com shutting down - effective immediatly

Postby Peter » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:18 am

I was busy last night and work was crazy this morning so I didn't even look at my phone until just there now. Sitting in shock, and sadness. I just dunno, I feel a little bit more empty. Monaco, hell even Shenmue 3 is a distant memory now.

Exactly like Gio said, they quickly became a family, and my week was made brighter by watching their content throughout the week. What the hell happened? Site revamp, relocation to better offices with dedicated studio support. No sign on Brandon Jones even having a clue on last week's GT time.

This is bullshit.
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Re: GameTrailers.com shutting down - effective immediatly

Postby FlagshipFighter » Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:52 pm

Peter wrote:I was busy last night and work was crazy this morning so I didn't even look at my phone until just there now. Sitting in shock, and sadness. I just dunno, I feel a little bit more empty. Monaco, hell even Shenmue 3 is a distant memory now.

Exactly like Gio said, they quickly became a family, and my week was made brighter by watching their content throughout the week. What the hell happened? Site revamp, relocation to better offices with dedicated studio support. No sign on Brandon Jones even having a clue on last week's GT time.

This is bullshit.
Yeah this really sucks, I really like them. They're like no other. I wonder which gaming site I will follow now...giant bomb?
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