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Gamer Network Limited
Formerly called
Eurogamer Network Limited (1999–2013)
Subsidiary
Industry Mass media
Founded 1999; 21 years ago (1999)
Founders
  • Rupert Loman
  • Nick Loman
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Key people
  • Rupert Loman (CEO)
  • Simon Maxwell (MD)
Parent ReedPOP (2018–present)
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Gamer Network Limited (formerly Eurogamer Network Limited) is a British mass media company based in Brighton, England. Founded in 1999 by Rupert and Nick Loman, it owns brands—primarily editorial websites—relating to video game journalism and other video game businesses. Its flagship website, Eurogamer, was launched alongside the company. In February 2018, Gamer Network was acquired by ReedPOP.

It is also the EGX trade fair organiser.[1]

History Edit

Gamer Network was founded under the name Eurogamer Network in 1999 by brothers Rupert and Nick Loman.[2] It was formed alongside the opening of its flagship website, Eurogamer, which itself launched on 4 September 1999.[2][3] Nick Loman left the business in 2004 to pursue a career in medicine and "competitive BBQ".[4]

In February 2011, Eurogamer Network acquired American publishing house Hammersuit, alongside its IndustryGamers.com and Modojo.com websites.[5] On 1 March 2013, in line with the international expansion, Eurogamer Network announced that it had changed its name to Gamer Network.[6] As part of the rebranding, Eurogamer Events was renamed Gamer Events, while Hammersuit also adopted the Gamer Network name.[6] In October, Simon Maxwell was promoted from group publishing director to chief operating officer.[7]

On 26 February 2018, it was announced that ReedPOP, the division of Reed Exhibitions that organises video game exhibitions like PAX, had acquired Gamer Network.[2] While Rupert Loman remained Gamer Network's chief executive officer, Maxwell became the company's managing director and a vice-president for ReedPOP's UK operations.[2][8]

Owned brands Edit

Editorial websites Edit

  • Eurogamer – Gamer Network's flagship website for video game news; launched in 1999 alongside the company.[2]
  • GamesIndustry.biz – A website focused on the business aspects of the video game industry; launched in under Eurogamer Network in 2002.[9]
  • Metabomb – A video game news website with emphasis on esports; launched under Gamer Network in 2013.[10]
  • Outside Xbox – A YouTube channel focusing Xbox game news; launched in 2012 by Eurogamer Network and Andy Farrant, Mike Channell and Jane Douglas, three editors of other Xbox-focused outlets.[11]
  • Rock, Paper, Shotgun – A website focused on personal computer game news launched in 2007 by Kieron Gillen, Alec Meer, John Walker and Jim Rossignol; partnered with Eurogamer Network in 2010 and acquired by it in 2017.[12][13]
  • USgamer (USG) – A sister site to Eurogamer helmed by American staff; launched in 2013.[14]
  • VG247 – A video game news site formed in 2008 in a partnership between Eurogamer Network and Patrick Garratt.[15]

Other Edit

Partnered websites Edit

Editorial websites Edit

Other Edit

References Edit

  1. "Privacy Policy • EGX 2019". https://www.egx.net/egx/privacy. Retrieved 10 August 2019. "Gamer Network Ltd (the owner and operator of EGX.net) is a subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions Ltd." 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Frank, Allegra (26 February 2018). "PAX organizer acquires USgamer, Eurogamer and more". https://www.polygon.com/2018/2/26/17053662/reedpop-gamer-network-owner. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  3. Eurogamer staff (4 September 1999). "EuroGamer opens!". https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/launch. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  4. "History – About". https://www.gamer-network.net/about/history. Retrieved 5 July 2019. 
  5. MCV Staff (21 February 2011). "Eurogamer acquires Hammersuit". https://www.mcvuk.com/eurogamer-acquires-hammersuit/. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 Parfitt, Ben. "Eurogamer Network is no more as it rebrands to Gamer Network". http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/eurogamer-network-is-no-more-as-it-rebrands-to-gamer-network/0111619. 
  7. MCV Staff (22 October 2013). "Simon Maxwell becomes Gamer Network COO". https://www.mcvuk.com/simon-maxwell-becomes-gamer-network-coo/. 
  8. Dring, Christopher (26 February 2018). "PAX organiser ReedPop acquires Gamer Network". https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-02-26-pax-organisers-reedpop-acquires-gamer-network. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  9. Fahey, Rob (9 June 2017). "Launching GamesIndustry.biz: 15 years ago". https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-06-09-launching-gi-biz-15-years-ago. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  10. Bedford, John (17 May 2013). "Welcome to Metabomb!". https://www.metabomb.net/articles/news/welcome-to-metabomb. 
  11. Weber, Rachel (15 August 2012). "Eurogamer launches new dedicated Xbox website". https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-08-15-eurogamer-launches-new-xbox-website. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  12. Martin, Matt (1 June 2010). "Eurogamer strikes Rock, Paper, Shotgun partnership". https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/eurogamer-strikes-rock-paper-shotgun-partnership. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  13. Pearson, Dan (3 May 2017). "Gamer Network acquires Rock, Paper, Shotgun". https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-03-gamer-network-acquires-rock-paper-shotgun. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  14. Owen, Dave (16 December 2013). "Gamer Network websites record 20 million unique visitors in November 2013". https://www.vg247.com/2013/12/16/gamer-network-websites-record-20-million-unique-visitors-in-november-2013/. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  15. Garratt, Patrick (1 February 2011). "It's our third birthday – welcome to the new VG247". https://www.vg247.com/2011/02/01/welcome-to-the-new-vg247/. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  16. MCV Staff (24 November 2017). "MCV's 30 Under 30 2017". https://www.mcvuk.com/mcvs-30-under-30-2017/. 
  17. MCV Staff (9 March 2015). "Gamer Network moves into physical games publishing". https://www.mcvuk.com/gamer-network-moves-into-physical-games-publishing/. 
  18. Purslow, Matt (9 March 2015). "Gamer Network is crowdfunding collector's editions of Hotline Miami and Papers, Please". https://www.pcgamesn.com/hotline-miami/gamer-network-is-crowdfunding-collector-s-editions-of-hotline-miami-and-papers-please. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  19. Wallace, Jamie (9 July 2016). "Introducing a weekly deals roundup from Jelly Deals". https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-07-09-introducing-a-weekly-deals-roundup-from-jelly-deals. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  20. "Publishers of Nintendo Life & Push Square" (in en-GB). 19 July 2018. http://nlife.com/. Retrieved 19 December 2018. 
  21. Dickens, Anthony (7 November 2005). "Our Nintendo Life Begins...". http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2005/11/our_nintendo_life_begins. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  22. 22.0 22.1 "About Nintendo Life". Nintendolife.com. http://www.nintendolife.com/about. 
  23. Cullen, Johnny (9 September 2011). "Eurogamer partners with Nintendo Life in ad deal". VG247. http://www.vg247.com/2011/09/09/eurogamer-partners-with-nintendolife-in-ad-deal/. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  24. Pearson, Dan (9 September 2011). "Eurogamer partners with Nintendo Life in ad deal". GamesIndustry.biz. http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2011-09-09-eurogamer-partners-with-nintendo-life-in-ad-deal. Retrieved 17 September 2015. 
  25. Dickens, Anthony (9 September 2011). "Site News: A Better Nintendo Life". http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2011/09/site_news_a_better_nintendo_life. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  26. Newton, James (2 February 2012). "Push Square is Open for Business!". http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/02/push_square_is_open_for_business. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  27. Lang, Ben (13 October 2011). "Following the Road to Virtual Reality". https://www.roadtovr.com/following-the-road-to-virtual-reality/. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  28. James, Paul (31 May 2017). "Road to VR Partners with Eurogamer Parent Company Gamer Network". https://www.roadtovr.com/road-vr-partners-eurogamer-parent-company-gamer-network/. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  29. Dealessandri, Marie (5 April 2019). "CVG veterans form games news website Video Games Chronicle". https://www.mcvuk.com/cvg-veterans-form-games-news-website-video-games-chronicle/. Retrieved 30 June 2019. 
  30. 30.0 30.1 MCV Staff (21 July 2005). "Mod DB and Indie DB join Eurogamer parent Gamer Network". https://www.mcvuk.com/mod-db-and-indie-db-join-eurogamer-parent-gamer-network/. 
  31. Helps, Rachel (30 July 2012). "ModDB celebrates 10 years of modding". https://killscreen.com/articles/moddb-celebrates-10-years-modding/. 
  32. Tim (19 June 2010). "ModDB Launches Indie Community Site IndieDB". https://indiegamesplus.com/2010/06/moddb_launches_indie_community. 

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