AOL Shutting Down Joystiq, TUAW

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  1. Tom Bombadildo
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    Joystiq, the popular gaming blog that's been up for nearly 10 years, has been officially shut down by AOL with their recent "restructuring". Along with Joystiq, AOL is also closing the Apple news site TUAW. Nearly 150 people total are being laid off, a good 20 of them being from Joystiq.

    Both Joystiq and TUAW's content are now being folded into Engadget, with Joystiq being a "separate channel".

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  2. RevPokemon

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    That sucks for the game reporting industry. Anyway hope they find jobs elsewhere
     
  3. Haloman800

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    I wonder if it has anything to do with GamerGate. Gawker lost 7 figures due to it :^)
     
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    If any thing I'd think gg would be good due to the attention it got (albeit negative)
     
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    I don't understand what you're trying to say. Good for whom?
     
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    Good for the game sites as it gave them something to talk about and it was a topic that is more than just about games
     
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    That sucks x:
     
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    I've never understood how "professional gaming blogs" could be self-sustained ... ad revenue doesn't get you shit, and these sites don't have premium memberships (not that I'm aware of)

    I guess the answer is - they can't, and now this is happening
     
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    Didn't they just annouce they were scrapping review scores, like last week?
    Can't say I've been to the site in years, but a shame all the same.