Although it’s one of the most recognizable publications in the industry, GamePro is closing its doors for good, Industry Gamers reports. Unlike Electronic Gaming Monthly before it, there doesn’ t seem to be a desire on the part of GamePro Media to seek a revival of the magazine. Instead, PCWorld, which is managed by the same company, will receive re-routed traffic to its GamePro channel online.
GamePro Media will also continue its operations creating content for third parties, like the publications it produced for conventions like E3. Some of the editorial team will focus on the PCWorld brand. Unfortunately, this also means some folks who once reported on the video game industry will no longer be employed.
It’s not a secret that print journalism in all fields is hurting. The ad money just isn’t there and folks who once managed these publications aren’t used to generating revenue online. While this does create opportunities for sites like ours, it’s nonetheless a pain to see the guys who paved the way to shutter like this.