Long Running U.S. Gaming Magazine GamePro Passes Away

gameproripIt's time to tip your beverages to the side and pour it on the ground for another of our comrades, because after over 22 years of reporting gaming news, GamePro will close it's doors officially on December 5th of this year.

It's a sad day in the world of gaming news. While recent magazines such as Electronic Gaming Monthly returned from the dead, GamePro doesn't seem like it will be so lucky. However, this wasn't something readers didn't see coming. GamePro changed their format to quarterly down from monthly, something that gives a clear picture that the money wasn't worth it for them to continue as a monthly publication.

The magazine was, in it's heyday, the big competitor with EGM and Nintendo Power. In 1993, there was even a GamePro TV that was created, pre-dating G4 by at least 10 years. The magazine was also famous for two things: LamePro, their annual April Fools' section where they lambasted and poked fun at the gaming industry, and their ratings system, comprised of different colored backgrounds with comic-book-emoticons visually professing their love, hate or meh attitudes.

GamePro's reviews will be moved to PC World, an affiliate of the GamePro website. GamePro will be adjusted to only work on big events such as E3's daily publications, according to the current president of GamePro, Marci Yamaguchi Hughes. The last issue was published in November.

Source: http://www.industrygamers.com/news/gamepro-is-dead/

Last Updated ( 01 December 2011 )  

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(Link to this comment) MegaDrive20XX 2011-12-01 16:44

"Go ahead and mock me, but it wasn't GameInformer laughing at me, but it was GOD!!!!!!"
(Link to this comment) MegaDrive20XX 2011-12-01 16:45
Tis a sad day indeed. :(
(Link to this comment) Lord_Santa 2011-12-01 16:47
brings back (sad) memories of the day I stood at the Newsstand and realized it would be the last Zzap!64 magazine I'd ever read, before they turned into Commodore Force, which no longer would be available in my country

gaming-magazines should be where the real goodies are, these internet reviewers are way to stuffed up with commercialism and getting paid way too much by companies

I used to love having a Zzap! 64, or The One (Amiga) and similar to read whilst being away from the computer

the same way I prefer to read a real book, rather than an "E-Book" (.pdf, or what have you) - I still prefer to read a real gaming-magazine at my own leisure

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