IGN today announced that it has acquired GameTrailers, the venerable video-centric site that launched in 2002 and was shut down in February by its parent company, Defy Media.
I now have respect for IGN... Took them long enough to get it.
Its a good thing they did, but its only because GT has a large fan-base. Which IGN wants. Edit: @One-Shot Yeah but they will always look for more ways to expand and get more people watching them over Gamespot.
Pretty sure they have that already.
I was watching sometimes Game trailers... for me gamespot and IGN are to immature and reviewers dont know how to play games there (like they really are noobs, watch any sim racing review.. like done with a controller without a wheel). Best for gamers to watch uncommercialized private youtube videos like Angry Joe show, inside sim racing etc... they are 4 times longer, played by gamers for gamers! IGN is like commercial full with childish opinions... thanks for saving GT trailers anyway!
I will give it a go, as long as they don't bring over that complete door knob, Max Scoville from PlayStation Beyond, to completely ruin it with his fake persona and BS knowledge of gaming.
I think IGN just wanted their video player. There's no way anyone ever liked the abomination IGN is using.
Without Bosman and crew this means very little if anything at all.
Interesting, but GT's competition buying the name and video library isnt quite the revival I think most fans were hoping for. It's like when WWF bought WCW. Wound up being WCW in-name-only. They buried it, creatively. Most of those GT guys reformed as EasyAllies I believe. Need them back to make it truly mean something. Not much faith in an IGN "raw/smackdown" brand extension. In the end it's still IGN.
You have respect for IGN, an unethical corrupt company of scumbags making a business deal on the downfall of another to get more users to make profit for themselves???
Um how is any of that what you mentioned?
Why would you give them respect just for buying something that someone else created? IGN will ruin gt just like they did there own site. It's just a name now.
Ign influenced reviews? No thanks
It gave uncharted a 9 does that count for anything or a 10 from them would change ur mind about them
IGN has been shitty way before UC4.
What? GT isn't even doing reviews anymore.
This is cool. I've always liked GameTrailers
You do understand that they just bought the name right?
Without Mike this news is meaningless.
It lives! GT was great.
Unless they hire the Gametrailers review guy to post his review on games I'm not too interested
For those that dont know, the guys from GT (bosman, jones, huber, etc...) have moved on to create Easy Allies on youtube. If you miss GT check them out there.
It seems like commenters fundamentally don't understand what's going on. IGN bought the name and backlog of videos of GameTrailers and will keep the previously produced original content (retrospectives, popfiction, etc) alive, but won't produce anything new through the name except for posting new gametrailers. It's great, because all of that content is liable to disappear otherwise. They're also making sure ALL of the back logged GT content is uploaded on the YouTube channel instead of remaining on GT's old, broken site. Meanwhile, most of the old GameTrailers editorial team started EasyAllies through Patreon and have made some great reviews and podcasts in the last couple of months. Soon they'll be releasing new retrospectives and a popfiction-like show. EasyAllies, btw, is pleased by this acquisition, because they didn't want all of their old work to just drift away.
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