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Gamespy and 1UP - Gone

Published: February 22, 2013 By webmasterbob | Comments (1)

I was just as shocked reading the news as you likely are (or rather currently are) reading this headline. Both Gamespy and 1Up have been shut down by parent corporations IGN Entertainment due to, "the realities of a changing business". It's shocking, certainly, but not something unforeseeable because of the current shape of the world economy.

Late during the evening of February 21, IGN posted the following article detailing the closure of Gamespy and 1Up. Visitors to both 1Up and Gamespy were greeted with sobering messages that both sites had been closed and that layoffs at IGN have concluded. Fortunately, a number of Gamespy and 1Up employees were able to relocate to IGN, thus allowing them to keep their jobs. Many real people, however, lost jobs. It really brings to question the reality that many conglomerate news outlets face in the ever-changing video game industry.

With that said, we at Zelda Sages solute 1Up and Gamespy for providing quality content, in Gamespy's case for 14 years. It's scary to know the state of the world economy is taking an even further hold, claiming more and more lives, companies, and small businesses. In this sobering moment, I'll merely state that Zelda Sages will continue doing what it does best, providing quality information. Let's all pay our respects.

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  1.  Linkman |  February 23, 2013

    This is a sad day. I love 1up :blue: :blue:

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