GamePro closes its doors

Jared Newman for Technologizer:

Effective December 5, the magazine and its website are shutting down after 22 years of publication. GamePro’s website says will take over editorial (both publications are owned by IDG), while IndustryGamers reports that GamePro Media will focus on custom publishing, such as specialized gaming publications for trade shows and events. There will be layoffs, but it’s not clear how many people are affected.

Very, very sorry to hear this news. GamePro has been a great magazine over its life, but it’s no secret that the magazine publishing industry – the publishing industry in general – has fallen on very hard times and is struggling. My heart goes out to my former IDG colleagues who are losing their jobs as a result of this change.