GamePro shuts down magazine and website, layoffs started


After 22 years of servicing gamers since 1989, GamePro is finally shutting the doors and closing up shop. Parent company IDG has announced that staff layoffs have begun and the website and quarterly publication will cease to operate.

According to GameIndustry.biz, Editor Jaz Rignall took to Twitter, saying... "Despite doubling our uniques and page views year on year, GamePro has been shut down,"

The website will now redirect vistors to PCWorld.com. It's a humbling bit of news given that no matter how big or how successful a website is, a crappy economy can still tear down the pillars on which they stand.

The reason for the closure comes courtesy of said crappy economy. Advertising and marketing through GamePro had seen a steep decline, and as a result IDG decided to cut cost, snap losses and focus instead on trying to boost revenue via other means. This meant that GamePro the magazine and the website had to be shutdown.

Source: Cinema Blend