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Goodbye GameTrailers

GameTrailers shuts down

Goodbye GameTrailers
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GameTrailers announced today via Twitter that they would be shutting down operation.

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For 13 years, the site provided users with video game reviews, previews, shows, and most importantly, trailers. 

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GameTrailers was created in 2002, just as the internet was becoming the medium of choice for video game marketing. Dull magazine covers were replaced with colorful internet clips, and the site soon emerged as one of the best resources to consume trailers.

But if progress brought its inception, the same can be said about its downfall.

The game has changed since then. In recent years, YouTube has emerged as the most biggest and most popular source for all videos, including video game trailers. 

In 2014, GameTrailers was purchased in by Defy Media, leading to a number of employees being laid off. The site’s end was nearing. And yet, the recent announcement feels abrupt and awfully unexpected.  

One thing that is certain, however, is that they will be missed dearly. 

What are your favorite GameTrailers memories? Let us know in the comments below!

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