Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
February 16, 2019
arrowPress Releases







If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


Video game video hub GameTrailers is shutting down this week

February 8, 2016 | By Alex Wawro




GameTrailers announced today via its Twitter account that the video game video hub is shutting down, over a year after it was sold to Defy Media by Viacom in a layoff-ridden 2014 deal

The news is remarkable in light of the fact that we've spent the last few years reporting on the rise of video game broadcasters via platforms like YouTube and Twitch. GameTrailers was one of the trailblazers of Internet videos about video games, so it's a bit striking to see the company closing its doors thirteen years after it launched in the summer of 2002.

It's not as though GameTrailers neglected these new platforms, either -- in addition to maintaining its own video platform, the company currently has a presence on both YouTube and Twitch

You can watch its final broadcast on the latter channel at 6 PM Pacific tonight (stream embedded above) for more details on why and how it's calling it quits.



Related Jobs

Monomi Park
Monomi Park — San Mateo, California, United States
[02.15.19]

Senior Game Designer
Curriculum Associates
Curriculum Associates — San Francisco, California, United States
[02.15.19]

Senior Software Engineer - Learning Games (Unity)
Boston Dynamics
Boston Dynamics — Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
[02.15.19]

Software Engineer
Deep Silver Volition
Deep Silver Volition — Champaign, Illinois, United States
[02.15.19]

Effects (VFX) Artist









Loading Comments

loader image