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Contrary to rumors, gaming publication The Escapist hasn’t been shut down. However, there have been layoffs and the website’s closing their Durham, NC office.

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Wraithfighter

Sad... but not exactly a shock either. The Escapist kinda went downhill a few years back when they got rid of a lot of their content (Jim Sterling, LoadingReadyRun, Extra Credits and Bob Chapman the notable ones to me). I went from visiting their site several times a week to only popping in occasionally for a Zero Punctuation review... and even then, only rarely.