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Eurogamer
Official Eurogamer logo.svg
Type of businessSubsidiary
Type of site
Video game journalism
Available inEnglish
HeadquartersBrighton,
UK
Area servedWorldwide
EditorMartin Robinson
IndustryVideo game industry
ParentGamer Network
URLeurogamer.net
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
Launched4 September 1999; 23 years ago (1999-09-04)
Current statusActive

Eurogamer is a British video game journalism website launched in 1999 and owned by alongside formed company Gamer Network. Its editor-in-chief is Martin Robinson.

Since 2008, it is known for the formerly eponymous games trade fair EGX organised by its parent company, which was called Eurogamer Expo until 2013.[1][2] From 2013 to 2020, sister site USGamer ran independently under its parent company.

History

Eurogamer Expo 2009
Eurogamer Expo 2009
Kristan Reed served as Eurogamer's editor from 2002 to 2008.
Kristan Reed served as Eurogamer's editor from 2002 to 2008.
Tom Bramwell edited Eurogamer from 2008 to 2014.
Tom Bramwell edited Eurogamer from 2008 to 2014.

Eurogamer (initially stylised as EuroGamer) was launched on 4 September 1999 under company Eurogamer Network.[3] The founding team included John "Gestalt" Bye, the webmaster for the PlanetQuake website and a writer for British magazine PC Gaming World; Patrick "Ghandi" Stokes, a contributor for the website Warzone; and Rupert "rauper" Loman, who had organised the EuroQuake esports event for the game Quake.[3]

Eurogamer hosts content from media outlet Digital Foundry since 2007, which was founded by Richard Leadbetter in 2004.[4][5] In January 2008, Tom Bramwell overtook the role of editor-in-chief from Kristan Reed, remaining in that role until he resigned in November 2014.[6][7] Afterwards Oli Welsh served as editor for Eurogamer.[8]

In February 2015, Eurogamer dropped its ten-point scale for review scores instead highlight some games the reviewer felt particularly strongly with labels such as 'Essential', 'Recommended' or 'Avoid'. The change was driven by doubt about the score system's usefulness and its desire to be delisted from review aggregator Metacritic because of its "unhealthy influence" on the games industry.[9][10] In 2021, the community forum for Eurogamer closed, with the site recommending other platforms such as Discord instead.[11]

Regional websites

Eurogamer has several regional sub-outlets, with some franchised publications:

Former

References

  1. ^ Bowden, Mike (20 October 2008). "Loman on EE2008: "Our biggest inspiration is probably the Penny Arcade Expo"". VG247.
  2. ^ "This Is What Video Games Are: A Dispatch From A Crowded Gaming Expo". Kotaku Australia. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2022.
  3. ^ a b Eurogamer staff (4 September 1999). "EuroGamer opens!". Eurogamer.
  4. ^ "About Us". Digital Foundry. Retrieved 19 November 2022.
  5. ^ "Digital Foundry". Eurogamer.net. Retrieved 14 November 2022.
  6. ^ Martin, Matt (14 January 2008). "Bramwell steps up to editor role at Eurogamer.net". GamesIndustry.biz.
  7. ^ Yin-Poole, Wesley (28 November 2014). "Eurogamer vs Tom Bramwell". Eurogamer.
  8. ^ Eurogamer staff (17 August 2010). "The Eurogamer Staff". Eurogamer.
  9. ^ CALVIN, ALEX (23 February 2015). "Why Eurogamer ditched review scores". MCV/Develop. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  10. ^ Welsh, Oli (10 February 2015). "Eurogamer has dropped review scores". Eurogamer.
  11. ^ "Please Stop Closing Forums And Moving People To Discord". Kotaku. 16 September 2021. Retrieved 6 September 2022.
  12. ^ Bramwell, Tom (4 August 2006). "Eurogamer.de announced". Eurogamer.
  13. ^ Gibson, Ellie (25 June 2009). "Eurogamer Denmark launches". Eurogamer.
  14. ^ Bramwell, Tom (18 August 2008). "Eurogamer Benelux launches!". Eurogamer.
  15. ^ Gibson, Ellie (21 May 2008). "New Eurogamer Portugal site launches". Eurogamer.
  16. ^ Loureiro, Jorge (1 March 2013). "Eurogamer Network é agora Gamer Network" [Eurogamer Network is now Gamer Network]. Eurogamer.pt (in Portuguese).
  17. ^ Eurogamer staff (25 October 2007). "Eurogamer France launches!". Eurogamer.
  18. ^ "La fine di un bel viaggio". Eurogamer.it (in Italian). 4 November 2022. Retrieved 12 November 2022.
  19. ^ Göransson, Andréas (11 December 2016). "Eurogamer.se lägger ner – tack för att du läste" [Eurogamer.se closes – thank you for reading]. Eurogamer.se (in Swedish).