One of the pioneers of video game based video websites, GameTrailers is to close this week a year after Viacom sold it to Defy Media. On the transition to new ownership, a large number of the staff left the company as part of the restructuring.
Originally launched in 2002, it ran for 13 years and commanded huge visitor counts. However, in recent times it has been overtaken in viewership with the rise of YouTube and Twitch streamers making video game based content with the site being unable to keep pace with attracting new content.
GameTrailers’ last Twitch stream takes place at 6pm Pacific today where they will also discuss the closure. Check it out below: