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GameTrailers is closing down

GameTrailers is closing down

GameTrailers is closing down

GameTrailers is closing down

 

In the days before live streaming and video being available online on services like YouTube information on the latest games relied mostly in magazines, written articles, screenshots and word of mouth, Let's play was an unknown concept and consoles did not double as home entertainment systems. 

In 2002 GameTrailers was transformative, providing gamers with gameplay and game trailers, giving gamers more to go on than just the opinions of a reviewer and a few static screenshots. Now this kind of content is provided by Let's players, streamers and is provided on mass by game developers and publishers, but back in 2002 this was a new and exciting prospect. 

Below is a statement from the company from their own Facebook Page. 

 

After 13 years, GameTrailers is closing down today.

When GameTrailers was founded in 2002, internet video was a revolutionary concept. YouTube wouldn’t be founded for another three years; consumer live streaming was nine years away. Back then, online game journalism was still dominated by text articles and static imagery. The most prestigious coverage still happened in print. If you wanted to watch a show about video games, you had to watch it on a special TV station that had 10 shows.

GameTrailers helped change all that. Today, game journalism is dominated by video: trailers, live gameplay, Let’s Plays, and news shows. Now there are millions of hours of content available at any time on your PC, your game console, your TV, and your phone.

We’re proud we helped bring this world into being. That is the legacy of GameTrailers. We're grateful to all of our fans who helped make us successful. Thank you for your continued support over the years. It has been an adventure.

  GameTrailers is closing down

 

I remember when I was younger and had to download gameplay trailers and video reviews in order to view them, making GameTrailers a natural port of call, growing my interest in games and helping me on my journey towards PC gaming. It is very sad to see them go, and I hope that all those working of the company have a good future. 

 

You can join the discussion on GameTrailers closing down on the OC3D Forums

 

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09-02-2016, 12:28:30

TalllPaul
Shame. Used to watch them, but haven't watched them for a good few years, the rise of YouTube killed them off I think, or I was looking in the wrong places as it seemed GT dropped off the face of the earth.Quote
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