Eurogamer
Official Eurogamer logo.png
Type of site
Video game journalism
Available inEnglish
List of languages
English
OwnerGamer Network
EditorOli Welsh
URLeurogamer.net
Alexa rankNegative increase 2,649 (June 2019)[1]
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
Launched4 September 1999; 21 years ago (1999-09-04)
Current statusActive

Eurogamer is a video game journalism website owned by Gamer Network, both formed alongside each other in 1999. Its editor is Oli Welsh.

History[edit | edit source]

Kristan Reed served as Eurogamer's editor from 2002 to 2008.

Tom Bramwell edited Eurogamer from 2008 to 2014.

Eurogamer (initially stylised as EuroGamer) was launched on 4 September 1999.[2] 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.[2]

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.[3][4] Since then, Oli Welsh served as editor for Eurogamer.[5]

It is known for the EGX, formerly Eurogamer Expo, trade fair organised by its parent company since 2008.[6]

In February 2015, Eurogamer dropped its ten-point scale for review scores in favour of a "recommendation system", in which a game would be labelled as "Essential", "Recommended" or "Avoid".[7]

Sub-outlets[edit | edit source]

Eurogamer is the principal site of the Gamer Network family of video game-related websites. It has several regional sub-outlets:

  • Eurogamer.cz for the Czech Republic.[8]
  • Eurogamer.de for Germany;[9] launched in co-operation with Extent Media on 24 August 2006 to coincide with that year's Games Convention exhibition.[10]
  • Eurogamer.dk for Denmark;[11] launched in June 2009 and headed by Kristian West.[12]
  • Eurogamer.es for Spain.[13]
  • Eurogamer.it for Italy.[14]
  • Eurogamer Benelux for the Netherlands and Belgium;[15] launched in August 2008 and headed by Steven De Leeuw.[16]
  • Eurogamer.pl for Poland.[17]
  • Eurogamer.pt for Portugal;[18] launched in partnership with LusoPlay in May 2008.[19]

Digital Foundry, founded in 2004, has been hosted on Eurogamer since 2007 and is led by Richard Leadbetter. It performs technical analyses of games.[20]

Former[edit | edit source]

  • Brasilgamer for Brazil; established in 2012.[21]
  • Eurogamer.fr for France; launched as a joint venture with Microscoop in October 2007.[22]
  • Eurogamer.ro for Romania.[23]
  • Eurogamer.se for Sweden; established in 2015, closed in 2016.[24]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Eurogamer Competitive Analysis, Marketing Mix and Traffic". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 30 June 2019.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Eurogamer staff (4 September 1999). "EuroGamer opens!". Eurogamer.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Martin, Matt (14 January 2008). "Bramwell steps up to editor role at Eurogamer.net". GamesIndustry.biz.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Yin-Poole, Wesley (28 November 2014). "Eurogamer vs Tom Bramwell". Eurogamer.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Eurogamer staff (17 August 2010). "The Eurogamer Staff". Eurogamer.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. Bowden, Mike (20 October 2008). "Loman on EE2008: "Our biggest inspiration is probably the Penny Arcade Expo"". VG247.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Welsh, Oli (10 February 2015). "Eurogamer has dropped review scores". Eurogamer.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Eurogamer.cz". Eurogamer.cz.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Eurogamer.de". Eurogamer.de.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Bramwell, Tom (4 August 2006). "Eurogamer.de announced". Eurogamer.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. "Eurogamer.dk". Eurogamer.dk.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Gibson, Ellie (25 June 2009). "Eurogamer Denmark launches". Eurogamer.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  13. "Eurogamer.es". Eurogamer.es.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  14. "Eurogamer.it". Eurogamer.it.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  15. "Eurogamer Benelux". Eurogamer.nl.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  16. Bramwell, Tom (18 August 2008). "Eurogamer Benelux launches!". Eurogamer.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. "Eurogamer.pl". Eurogamer.pl.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. "Eurogamer.pl". Eurogamer.pl.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. Gibson, Ellie (21 May 2008). "New Eurogamer Portugal site launches". Eurogamer.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. "Help & Frequently Asked Questions". Digital Foundry.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  21. Loureiro, Jorge (1 March 2013). "Eurogamer Network é agora Gamer Network" [Eurogamer Network is now Gamer Network]. Eurogamer.pt (in Portuguese).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  22. Eurogamer staff (25 October 2007). "Eurogamer France launches!". Eurogamer.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  23. "Eurogamer.ro". Eurogamer.ro. Archived from the original on 7 November 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  24. 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).<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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