Featured Articles

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

IHS teardown reveals Galaxy S5 BOM

Research firm IHS got hold of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone and took it apart to the last bolt to figure out…

More...
Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 available selling well

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has finally gone on sale and it can be yours for €699, which is quite a lot of…

More...
Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel lists Haswell refresh parts

Intel has added a load of Haswell refresh parts to its official price list and there really aren’t any surprises to…

More...
Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

Respawn confirms Titanfall DLC for May

During his appearance at PAX East panel and confirmed on Twitter, Titanfall developer Respawn confirmed that the first DLC pack for…

More...
KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 GTX 780 Ti Hall Of Fame reviewed

KFA2 gained a lot of overclocking experience with the GTX 780 Hall of Fame (HOF), which we had a chance to…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 08 January 2009 06:21

1UP acquired by UGO Entertainment

Written by David Stellmack

Image

More consolidation in the online world takes place


The Hearst Corporation, the parent company of UGO Entertainment, has acquired 1UP and all of their associated sites in a deal that will see these Web destinations become part of the growing UGO Entertainment network.

We previously reported that 1UP has been on the block for some time, and this expansion by UGO will add a projected 40 million unique visitors to UGO Entertainment per month totals which will significantly increase the company’s reach on the Internet.

The deal includes 1up.com, GameVideos.com, MyCheats.com, and GameTab.com, which will add to UGO’s already strong presence in the gaming community to give the company the ability to dominate in this online segment.

For 1UP, the merger into the UGO network will allow the company to continue to focus on the delivery of content. It is unknown at this time if being acquired by UGO will spell a radical shift in site design or perhaps a merger of content in overlapping areas.

The ongoing consolidation of game Web site content being controlled by large major players signals a shift away from some of the independent voices within the gaming community. It is becoming increasingly difficult for smaller sites and independent players to generate enough revenue to continue. While it is sad, we do expect more mergers of this type in this and other associated spaces, and seeing many of the little guys and small players continuing to be acquired or just squeezed out.

Also read

Ziff Davis to unload 1UP Network

Last modified on Thursday, 08 January 2009 09:11

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

To be able to post comments please log-in with Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments