"On Monday, digital content distributor Defy Media acquired Addicting Games, Shockwave and GameTrailers from Viacom. Today, those companies were struck by layoffs, according to the tweets of former employees."
Bad news but also not surprising. Gametrailers has always been an iffy one but lately there isn't much there. I liked Invisible Walls (typical video/podcast) but they got rid of it for some trailer show and some other shows which I still don't get (the camera never sits still). The Bonus Round is just odd and every show feels outdated since it is filmed quite some time before the last episode airs. Gametrailers needed a shake up
Final Bosman Mandatory Update Let's all go to the trailers gt countdown timeline retrospective pach attack. All great quality stuff coming in weekly plus their reviews I find very fair, this is awful news nad I hope these talented people find a new place.
Yeah dont forget popfiction. Just so many great shows and people who work there. Extremely sad to see this happen. Glad Kyle is safe but all the other folks like Justin Speer,Ryan Stevens and Daniel Kayser have been let go:(
Final Bossman? The dude was fun =/ Patcher will probably become Dualshockers new "insider"
Wait! So Kyle bosman is gone?! Aww man I hope that's wrong he was literally the most enjoyable thing about the site
No more final Bosman?. YouTube GT unsubscribing in 3. 2. 1......*click
They started changing some things though. Like the forums kind of suck now. I used to go there often and they had something called the "Thread of Valhalla"(or something like that) where all the greatest threads were saved for people to read and some of them were absolutely hilarious.
Final Bosman, was the best.
Anybody remember a few weeks ago when Pachter tweeted Gametrailers had been sold from Viacom? And then Gametrailers denied it and tweets that he was wrong, that he got bad info... https://mobile.twitter.com/...
soooo apparently Kyle Bosman is safe....check his twitter lol
I want to point out that these shows aren't going but just making a point that by produce great stuff and reducing the staff may have an impact when the videos go out or even their quality.
Honestly I couldn't give a rats ass about this news. Never agreed with many reviews to games that I loved but they hated on and I'm subscribed to all main publishers channels on youtube for game trailers so no loss. Lol Patcher didn't predict this one did he lol. As for the people who lost their jobs. It happens to a lot of people. What can you do. I'm not going to pretend to be sympathetic towards them trying to make myself look good. I don't know these people.
Exactly. Why does everyone cry in here. You got laid off. Get another job. Like ive said before too many of you are drinking estrogen these days. Its always a sob story in here.
@Monolith hey, its not because i cry and eat ice cream while watching twilight in pyjama that a drink estrogen.... i was channel surfing while eating a sunday and got something in my eye, i swear.
So what you're saying is that because they didn't give your game a 10/10, you're fine with them getting let go from their jobs.
Actually Pachter did predict this happening! He tweeted it a month ago but GT tried to cover it up!
I stopped watching too.very unprofessional they way they treated consoles like they were high scholars writing a blog. Good riddance.
The new shows suck. When Marcus and Shane left I kinda saw this coming. They knew what was on the horizon. Mandatory Update is dumb as shit. Elyse is hot, but the content sucks. I want gaming news NOT gaming news parody.
marcus and shane was two annoying jerkbags so good ridance, the only good show was mandatory update and final bossman. bite me.
I think since shane satterfield left the site just went down hill. He did after all build it from the ground up! regardless of the fact that the dude was a bit of a douche bag still the way they got rid of him without so much of a send off was pretty disgusting! Also the damn video player was terrible! if you select progressive mode and pick sd instead of hd the dam thing dont work and its been like that for ages! also after the new design i just started to hate the site! i used to love going on it atleast once a day but after shane left it went down hill and i stopped caring! the quality defo dropped! The old classic layout was awesome then they went and ruined it, its a shame really i used to love going on that site and catching up on all my latest videos, but now its just so terribly designed! I loved the old style when all the new videos were on the home page and had the mb sizes next to them etc
I really like Geoff Keighley's work, but Bonus Round's format is horrible. Like you said, by the second or third part, they're already two-three weeks old, and not up to current media.
this use to be my favorite site, the forums were always so much fun. Than the update happened and everything just went downhill from there. Even though now the crew working at GT was great IMO, ryan stevens,Justin etc, but hopefully GT will get some much needed freshen up
Problem is they dont get great trailers anymore the main reason people went there in the first place..
We have youtube. edit: But it's always bad when someone loses their source of income.
I didn't know you felt sympathy for criminals when they get caught. I wouldn't feel sorry for Drug dealers, slavers or thieves.
You knew what he really meant, and yet you decided to post something stupid anyway.
Wow what an anal comparison to make...
I feel sorry for drug dealers, as long as they're not selling to kids they shouldn't go to jail for adults choosing to do drugs. Alcohol is a drug, you don't blame the liquor store for making the alcoholic. Drugs should just be sold and regulated by the government, it would eliminate the debt in no time! Would save trillions on policing and jailing too.
I was just kidding. Jeez Looks like no one is capable of detecting a joke here.
You're comparing apples and remote controls! I say remote controls because what you said has no relation at all to a person losing a legitimate job and thus I too had to provide an extravagant and ludicrous analogy in order to make my initial point clear!
I won't feel sorry for you if you fall off a cliff for saying something stupid.
It's not the joke that was the problem, it's just not cool to joke about people losing their jobs.
I'm so sorry. I really am. And if you think I enjoy being part of the unemployed labor force in Spain I don't. In really really truly sorry. How many more times do I have to apologize? I'll never make a joke about this again. I'm so sorry.
gametrailers sucks anyways, and this is the internet, they didn't lose their job, they just need to spend 150 dollars, getting a new domain name and web hosting. Seems like they got all the people they need to create a new site, hell maybe they'll post tons of flamebait articles here like most other sites...
You know nothing Jon Snow
I'll admit my enjoyment with the site waned a couple years back. Still, hope those who've lost their jobs find a quick rebound.
Wait. Why couldn't Pachter predict this?
haha bubbles to you ..i would like to see Pachter out of the job and specially this job... he has no relation at all with games and judges only by his economical sources not by personal review of the things
If an analyst like pachter based predictions on personal reviews what would be the point? He's supposed to analyse past and existing market trends, then advise investors accordingly which is exactly what he does. He's right far more often than this site gives him credit for.
He kinda did a while back by mistake: https://twitter.com/michael...
He figured we wouldn't believe him.
Please tell me Pachter was on the list...
He isn't employed by Gametrailers nor does he get paid for what he does on the site (pach-attack show). I think he does it just for notoriety edit: @below. He is an analyst. He gets paid for that stuff (producing reports, giving insight....)
So who actually pays him? whoever that is needs to be hunted down.
If he doesn't interest you, you could just.. you know.. not look at news and videos with him? I always enjoy watching his show Pach Attack. He might not always get everything right, but then most shows relying on predictions don't. The views he gives are often insightful.
A handful major publisher pays Pachter. So yeah, go hunt them down. Naive kid.
Maybe I will... >_>
please fire Daniel Kaysers soulpatch
Am laughing so hard right now lol That was a good one.
He actually was fired and I'm sure his soul patch went with him. Can't believe how negative this site is toward GameTrailers and their employees. Pretty sick world when people think it's great people lost their jobs just because they personally didn't visit the site.
Pachter should have been the first one fired on that list!!! His show is so useless and boring.
peak for them...
I actually think that gametrailers is the best it's ever been, and I find this to be just terrible news. Hope they all end up alright.
Well the forums went to the dogs a long time ago. The site is garbage on a mobile device. Which seems almost intentional to push their even crappier app. But in general the site was good. It's handy to have a site you can search a game on and only see the vids associated to it not just tons of articles full of nonsense
Disappointing to hear. I'm a big fan of Gametrailers despite some of the recent changes. Their original content is great and the access to video content is top notch compared to other sites. I wish these employees the best and I hope Gametrailers can continue without them.
Maybe those guys should get together and form a youtube channel. Not ideal but the layoffs happened. Wonder why they felt the need to do that? Now they have to look for new people to become the face of gametrailers when they already had some.
gametrailers...since they changed the layout i stopped going there...its been 3 years i think
As long as Pachter is out I'm happy.
Wow that sucks
Wow that's terrible news! Wishing all those effected by this move a speedy recovery. Hope they find new work soon.
I seen this coming, I would assume they will let go older staff and such to appeal to a younger audience. I just hope they keep Jeff and Kyle cause they rock.
I like Pachter. I wish him and the other laid off staff luck.
Is he even paid for his GameTrailers stuff? It can't be very much, if so. That's not his real job. Edit: I just looked it up. He does that for free.
After buying up a few websites from Viacom, Defy Media does what any sensible company does after acquiring a few new assets that have lots of content, people to work on said content, and established viewerships to access said content: start laying people off! Because that makes sense Defy Media. /s Such a shame.
Thats what happens when you let your site go.Gametrailers once was an amazing site but now its just garbage
of the 3 listed in that link, i wont miss any... kinda dry internet personalities.
It wasn't that many years ago, although it seems like eons in computer time, getting game trailers at all was a huge effort. Almost everybody was requiring a membership just to download snippets of upcoming game trailers. The bandwidth was a fraction of what it is today. Gametrailers was one of the newer sites that made it easier to view game trailers as well as original side commentary shows. Things keep changing and Gametrailers hasn't really kept up. Most trailers are being streamed all the time from somewhere, and as much as people complain about Youtube quality video, laziness makes us all go there, plus it can handle the bandwidth -- mostly. Shows what happens when a big parent company sheds off a branch.
Epic battle cry .......noooooooooo ( .... Good luck to all the GT staff who lost there jobs.
Gametrailers should be just about trailers anyway. do they even need staff they just need to put trailers here n there lol
I like the site sad to hear the news. It seemed level headed about the consoles. The Fanboys there did not run the asylum.