Yesterday, 1up was bought out by UGO Entertainment. What does that mean? From what I gather, the 1up Show is gone, the relevant podcasts are gone, and so are some of our favorite people from the 1up Network. Here is the press piece that 1up has produced for us.
“Since we started UGO 11 years ago, we have served the gamer community and built a world-class online publishing platform,” said J Moses, CEO of UGO Entertainment. “The acquisition of 1UP, with its authentic voice, tenured editorial personalities and bustling user community, allows us to expand our base of quality content and represents a major step forward in UGO’s mission to become the leader in the games space. We are extremely excited to join the UGO team,” said Sam Kennedy, editorial director and creator of 1UP. Relying on UGO’s publishing platform will allow us to focus on what we do best — creating great content and ‘owning the conversation’ among gamers through our unique, authentic and definitive voice and community.”
So, there is that. This is a sad day for gamers. EGM has always been a source of energy and passion about gaming. The world is less because of the loss. There is a list, after the break, thanks to the guys at Eat-Sleep-Game.com
Andrew “Skip” Pfister
James “Milkman” Mielke