Famous gaming video streaming website, GameTrailers finally announces the call for shutdown after 13 years of their operation. The announcement was made officially via Twitter and the Facebook.
On their Facebook post, they said that,
When GameTrailers was founded in 2002, internet video was a revolutionary concept. YouTube wouldn’t be founded for another three years; consumer live streaming was nine years away. Back then, online game journalism was still dominated by text articles and static imagery. The most prestigious coverage still happened in print. If you wanted to watch a show about video games, you had to watch it on a special TV station that had 10 shows.
GameTrailers helped change all that. Today, game journalism is dominated by video: trailers, live gameplay, Let’s Plays, and news shows. Now there are millions of hours of content available at any time on your PC, your game console, your TV, and your phone.
We’re proud we helped bring this world into being. That is the legacy of GameTrailers. We’re grateful to all of our fans who helped make us successful. Thank you for your continued support over the years. It has been an adventure.
GT was founded in summer 2002 by Geoff Grotz and Brandon Jones. The company was bought by Defy Media in the year 2014 and after the acquisition by Defy Media, many senior employers were fired from their work.