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Hello everyone, I'm Andrea Rene for Clevver Games with some sad gamer news. Long running video game magazine Game Pro will shut down their magazine subscriptions and their website beginning December 5th.
Parent company International Data Group or IDG has decided that the ad dollars just weren't there and that staff layoffs are being implemented. GamePro began back in 1988 and joined up with IDG in 1989 publishing video game news, reviews, interviews, and more. They eventually launched GamePro.com and affiliated sites over the years.
According to IndustryGamer, despite growing magazine subscriptions, GamePro Media is "refocusing its US business exclusively on its growing custom publishing and solutions business." The decision was made by IDG's head of Consumer and Small Business media group which includes PCWorld, MacWorld, and GamePro Media.
Going forward, GamePro Media will focus on making custom content for vendors and events and all editorial content will now be housed within PCWorld. After December 5th if you visit GamePro.com you'll be redirected to the PCWorld GamePro channel on pcworld.com.
In an officially statement an IDG representative said, "Look for GamePro Custom Solutions to be blazing new trails in online branding for the game industry, providing gamers with deeper, richer interactions with the companies and titles they most want to know about."
This is some sad news, but it isn't the end for GamePro! Do you guys have any GamePro memories? Any particular issues or stories that stood out to you? Let me know in a comment below. For more gaming news and headlines be sure to follow us on Twitter @clevvergames. I'm Andrea Rene and thanks for watching.