IGN layoffs: 1UP, Gamespy and UGO have been shut down

Difficult times for the some journalists.

Posted By | On 22nd, Feb. 2013 Under News | Follow This Author @KartikMdgl


Ziff Davis who recently bought IGN and Ask Men have shut down a lot of properties, and there have been no reasons given for it, but we do have a statement.

Lot of people were laid off including influential ones from IGN like Ryan Clements, and this could be a part of their restructuring process.

“We are focusing on our two flagship brands, IGN and AskMen. Unfortunately, as a result, we have made the decision to close sites and restructure our teams accordingly,” a company spokesperson told Joystiq.

This comes at an interesting time because IGN’s traffic based on Twitter comments–soared and this applies to a lot of sites out there. The company was sold to Ziff Davis for a rumoured $100 million, and considering AskMen hasn’t been affected, it kind of shows the new owner’s priority.

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