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secretanchitman
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(02-09-2016, 12:46 AM)
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Summary:

-GameTrailers was shut down on 2/8/15 due to Defy Media (parent company of GT) wanting to go in a different direction.
-Brandon Jones (fearless leader and one of the co-founders of GT) and the rest of the crew found out just hours before they had to shut down.
-Daniel Bloodworth was (still is) on his honeymoon when GT was shut down.
-GameTrailers did a final stream on Twitch and played GTA3, the first (and now last) game they ever published a video for back in 2002/2003.
-The team definitely wants to stay together (doing covert things behind the scenes as Ben Moore stated) but if other opportunities come their way, they will consider it and all other options fully.
-ALL of the team loves us and everyone for supporting them. :)

Updates as of 2/11/2016:

-Brandon Jones stated that “whatever happens next isn’t going to go down for a while as they need Bloodworth to come back from his honeymoon to go forward with the meeting” and he will stream at least a couple of times a week and hang out.

Misc:

Unofficial subreddit for GT - https://www.reddit.com/r/UneasyAlliance/

-Certain members of GAF have graciously downloaded a lot of GT’s content (reviews, shows, retrospectives, etc) from YouTube and the website itself (will post links when possible/digging through this thread).


Remember, as much as we want the team to stay together, what they want to do in the future is their choice! <3


Twitter accounts for the GT staff (thanks to caenix for doing this!):

Brandon Jones
Shane Satterfield
Geoff Keighley
Ryan Stevens
Jeremy Hoffman
Rohan Rivas
Marcus Beer
Michael Pachter
Daniel Bloodworth
Michael Damiani
Daniel Kayser
Justin Speer
Rich Brown
Miguel Lopez
Chris Nguyen
Rob Manuel
Marco Rosado
Megan Rugh
Rob Slusser
Jon Finger
Kyle Bosman
Michael Huber
Ben Moore
Ian Hinck
Elyse Willems
Brad Ellis
Matt Blair
Don Casanova
Max Song

Media (credit to everyone on GAF):





Last edited by secretanchitman; 02-12-2016 at 02:23 AM.
Liamc723
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(02-09-2016, 12:47 AM)
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https://twitter.com/BenMoore035/stat...57611010871296

Ben Moore has tweeted it too :(
DrROBschiz
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(02-09-2016, 12:47 AM)
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What?

Like completely liquidated?

But they were huge
cyber_ninja
More like Year One Edition
(02-09-2016, 12:47 AM)
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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...253624284&fs=5

This fucking sucks.Gt was the only place I trusted with game reviews. I was a member of gt community since 2006. Made so many friends on gt forums.
Last edited by cyber_ninja; 02-09-2016 at 01:06 AM.
Primus
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(02-09-2016, 12:47 AM)
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They posted a farewell message on Facebook too, so this looks real.
GeoramA
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(02-09-2016, 12:47 AM)
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I see it too. Wow...
Alcoholikaust
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(02-09-2016, 12:47 AM)
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Damn. That's a shame.
brandonh83
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(02-09-2016, 12:47 AM)
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Uhmmmmm

FUCK.
Andrefpvs
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(02-09-2016, 12:48 AM)
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I certainly hope not, that would be a big loss.


Edit: Well, shit
dab0ne
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(02-09-2016, 12:48 AM)
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Well the website still comes up. Anymore details than what is on his twitter account?

Edit: WOW! crazy if true.
Philippo
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(02-09-2016, 12:48 AM)
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Tell me it's only the website and they'll still upload content to YT or i'll go on suicide watch.
pestul
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(02-09-2016, 12:48 AM)
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Jesus.. that sucks.
James Scott
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(02-09-2016, 12:48 AM)
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Yeah, it is https://twitter.com/gametrailersvo/s...57143593422849
iMax
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Originally Posted by Brandon Jones

Today is the last day of GameTrailers. I wish it wasn’t so. I love all of our fans like family. Thank you for letting me do this job.

https://twitter.com/GameTrailersVO/s...57143593422849
MAtgS
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https://twitter.com/GameTrailersVO/s...57143593422849
Wha?
DeathSparks
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https://twitter.com/GameTrailers/sta...58020215586816

Yep here it is RIP Gametrailers
dancrane212
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(02-09-2016, 12:48 AM)
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Today is the last day of GameTrailers. I wish it wasn’t so. I love all of our fans like family. Thank you for letting me do this job.

It's a shame. Going to go download everything I can tonight. Wasn't the biggest fan of where GT went in the past year or two (though I image that is a budget issue) they've put out some great content over the years.

Wish everyone luck who got laid off today.
Last edited by dancrane212; 02-09-2016 at 01:38 AM.
breakfuss
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(02-09-2016, 12:48 AM)
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Wowwwwwwww. Oh man this sucks. Just got done watching their Firewatch review a few hours ago. Damn.
GameE
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(02-09-2016, 12:48 AM)
What the flipping fuck?
Stratosphere
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(02-09-2016, 12:48 AM)
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What in the actual fuck?!
VeryGooster
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Yep https://twitter.com/GameTrailers/sta...58020215586816
NinjaCoachZ
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(02-09-2016, 12:48 AM)
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Wait, what? Was this announced earlier and I just missed it, or are they just shutting down out of nowhere?
CheesecakeRecipe
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(02-09-2016, 12:48 AM)
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They just published a few reviews earlier today. Wonder how long this has been in the works.
Isotope
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(02-09-2016, 12:48 AM)
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I need my weekly Bosman dose. :(
sir_bumble_bee
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(02-09-2016, 12:48 AM)
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Wow... just wow.
RoKKeR
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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What the fuck?

Damn. :/
GorillaJu
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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Huge loss. They've created some great content over the years.
zhixson
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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Weird, and I just watched their Firewatch review today too.

This is sudden, right? There were no hints or anything about imminent demise?
Hasemo
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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That's terrible, I loved that site :(
Best of luck to everyone on the staff.
le.phat
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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Not.jolly.at.all.
jnWake
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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Wow. I hadn't watched their content in a while but they had some funny people.
Blablurn
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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shit :(
DrROBschiz
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I imagine many of them can just start uploading to youtube right?
FinKL
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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What?! I just watched the Firewatch review hours ago?!
foxuzamaki
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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Wow :(
ryushe
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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Wow...

I'm legit sad right now
James Scott
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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Seems super sudden. What happened?
bgbball31
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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Dang, I loved GT.
Crossing Eden
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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That's certainly unexpected. Wow.
The_Dama
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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WTFFFF

I just watched 2 reviews on their site.
kewlmyc
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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That's depressing. They were my favorite place to go to for reviews.
Betty
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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Surprising, I haven't been to the site for many years but it always seemed like something that would last.
FTF
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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WTF!?? Noooo, this sucks! Hope Huber and Kyle and everyone still does youtube videos and is around, etc. Man, what a bummer :(

Their amazing E3 2015 coverage will live on forever.
uncleniccius
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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I just saw on twitter, holy fuck.

It felt like a couple of years ago they lost a lot of people.. Pach Attack and loads of other shows left. It has been awesome though.. And GTTV and the E3 stuff with Keighley was awesome. Sad times :(
VilleEricson
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(02-09-2016, 12:49 AM)
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Damn.. I am going to miss Brandons voice.... This really sucks.

I will never forget Huber and Bosmans reactions during the Playstation conference at E3 last year!
Last edited by VilleEricson; 02-09-2016 at 12:53 AM.
Wagram
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(02-09-2016, 12:50 AM)
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One of the best ones bites the dust. :/

Will miss the hell out of GT Time.
The Last One
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(02-09-2016, 12:50 AM)
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That sucks. Horrible news...
TC McQueen
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(02-09-2016, 12:50 AM)
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What the fuck. This came out of nowhere. They even did a meeting a few weeks back about what they would like to do for this year...

Edit: they're doing one last stream at 9PM EST/6PM PST, so maybe we can get some answers there.
chronic_archaic
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(02-09-2016, 12:50 AM)
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No more Pop Fiction or GT countdown *cries*
MikeE21286
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(02-09-2016, 12:50 AM)
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wow, that's crazy!

Seemed so sudden. I mean they weren't doing good, but to just up and close down...
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