Layoffs have struck the popular editorial outlet IGN, and it sounds as though subsidiary gaming sites 1UP, UGO and GameSpy are all being shut down.
EGM is dead. Long live EGM! The struggling game magazine that shut down in January after nearly twenty years in print is returning later this year, courtesy of Electronic Gaming Monthly founder Steve Harris.
OK, it's been a bit longer than three days. But with Easter around the corner, it's somewhat apt, because just as everyone was done saying goodybe to FileFront, it's now back from the dead.
A popular online destination for the latest computer game demos, patches, and mods, FileFront has announced that come March 30th it will be no more.
What began as a rumour last month has now escalated into full-blown fact; Ziff Davis have officially sold the 1UP network to competitors Hearst, owners of UGO.com.
Oh boy. Looks like the sale of 1UP to Hearst hasn't gone as smoothly as you'd expect. Rather than simply move house, it seems most of the site's most experienced/popular writers have instead been let go.
According to a report on Joystiq, the UGO Entertainment Network - and yes, they still exist - are in talks with Ziff Davis with an eye towards purchasing the 1UP network.
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court has OKed 1Up and EGM owner Ziff Davis' bankruptcy reorganization plans, the company said today, adding that it expects to emerge from Chapter 11 on July 1.