"Alas, today we had to say goodbye to friends and co-workers, as well as begin the process of bidding a fond farewell to both 1UP and GameSpy. Why? Given the state of the market and the economy, it simply wasn't feasible to run multiple sites all focused on video game content.
But more than the why, how do I explain the giant “what” that we’re all feeling today? How do I communicate the profound affection we feel for the collective work of all of our sites, and even more, the deep sadness and sense of loss we feel for our colleagues to whom we had to bid farewell to today?"