Gamepro, a gaming publication that has been in the gaming press business since 1989, is closing down all their "BlogFaction" sites, including Gamegirl, XboxFanForce, and SlobsofGaming, to focus on their core property.
And thus, nothing was lost.
Makes me wonder if GamePro is doing ok financially. I doubt those blogs cost much to maintain, but print gaming media is a particularly vulnerable prey to online publications. Plus, with the gamespot/GameInformer connection, most gamers just settle for GI it seems.
Seems like some of those blogs had quite a staff. I don't know if they got paid or not, but it stands to reason that it cost a fair bit to run that network of sites.
EGM was always better.
If any of the game girls need a place to write, I think I could suggest a site. I'm just sayin.....
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