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Eurogamer
Official Eurogamer logo.svg
Type of site
Video game journalism
Available inEnglish
OwnerGamer Network
EditorOli Welsh
URLeurogamer.net
Alexa rankDecrease 3,121 (April 2020)[1]
CommercialYes
RegistrationOptional
Launched4 September 1999; 20 years ago (1999-09-04)
Current statusActive

Eurogamer is a British video game journalism website owned by Gamer Network, both formed alongside each other in 1999. Its editor is Oli Welsh.

History[edit]

Kristan Reed served as Eurogamer's editor from 2002 to 2008.
Tom Bramwell edited Eurogamer from 2008 to 2014.

Eurogamer (initially stylised as EuroGamer) was launched on 4 September 1999.[2] The founding team included John "Gestalt" Bye, the webmaster for the PlanetQuake website and a writer for British magazine PC Gaming World; Patrick "Ghandi" Stokes, a contributor for the website Warzone; and Rupert "rauper" Loman, who had organised the EuroQuake esports event for the game Quake.[2]

In January 2008, Tom Bramwell overtook the role of editor-in-chief from Kristan Reed, remaining in that role until he resigned in November 2014.[3][4] Since then, Oli Welsh served as editor for Eurogamer.[5]

It is known for the EGX, formerly Eurogamer Expo, trade fair organised by its parent company since 2008.[6]

In February 2015, Eurogamer dropped its ten-point scale for review scores in favour of a "recommendation system", in which a game would be labelled as "Essential", "Recommended" or "Avoid".[7]

Sub-outlets[edit]

Eurogamer is the principal site of the Gamer Network family of video game-related websites. It has several regional sub-outlets:

  • Eurogamer.cz for the Czech Republic.[8]
  • Eurogamer.de for Germany;[9] launched in co-operation with Extent Media on 24 August 2006 to coincide with that year's Games Convention exhibition.[10]
  • Eurogamer.dk for Denmark;[11] launched in June 2009 and headed by Kristian West.[12]
  • Eurogamer.es for Spain.[13]
  • Eurogamer.it for Italy.[14]
  • Eurogamer Benelux for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg;[15] launched in August 2008 and headed by Steven De Leeuw.[16]
  • Eurogamer.pl for Poland.[17]
  • Eurogamer.pt for Portugal;[18] launched in partnership with LusoPlay in May 2008.[19]

Digital Foundry, founded in 2004, has been hosted on Eurogamer since 2007 and is led by Richard Leadbetter. It performs technical analyses of games.[20]

Former[edit]

  • Brasilgamer for Brazil; established in 2012.[21]
  • Eurogamer.fr for France; launched as a joint venture with Microscoop in October 2007.[22]
  • Eurogamer.ro for Romania.[23]
  • Eurogamer.se for Sweden; established in 2015, closed in 2016.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurogamer Competitive Analysis, Marketing Mix and Traffic". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Eurogamer staff (4 September 1999). "EuroGamer opens!". Eurogamer.
  3. ^ Martin, Matt (14 January 2008). "Bramwell steps up to editor role at Eurogamer.net". GamesIndustry.biz.
  4. ^ Yin-Poole, Wesley (28 November 2014). "Eurogamer vs Tom Bramwell". Eurogamer.
  5. ^ Eurogamer staff (17 August 2010). "The Eurogamer Staff". Eurogamer.
  6. ^ Bowden, Mike (20 October 2008). "Loman on EE2008: "Our biggest inspiration is probably the Penny Arcade Expo"". VG247.
  7. ^ Welsh, Oli (10 February 2015). "Eurogamer has dropped review scores". Eurogamer.
  8. ^ "Eurogamer.cz". Eurogamer.cz.
  9. ^ "Eurogamer.de". Eurogamer.de.
  10. ^ Bramwell, Tom (4 August 2006). "Eurogamer.de announced". Eurogamer.
  11. ^ "Eurogamer.dk". Eurogamer.dk.
  12. ^ Gibson, Ellie (25 June 2009). "Eurogamer Denmark launches". Eurogamer.
  13. ^ "Eurogamer.es". Eurogamer.es.
  14. ^ "Eurogamer.it". Eurogamer.it.
  15. ^ "Eurogamer Benelux". Eurogamer.nl.
  16. ^ Bramwell, Tom (18 August 2008). "Eurogamer Benelux launches!". Eurogamer.
  17. ^ "Eurogamer.pl". Eurogamer.pl.
  18. ^ "Eurogamer.pl". Eurogamer.pl.
  19. ^ Gibson, Ellie (21 May 2008). "New Eurogamer Portugal site launches". Eurogamer.
  20. ^ "Help & Frequently Asked Questions". Digital Foundry.
  21. ^ Loureiro, Jorge (1 March 2013). "Eurogamer Network é agora Gamer Network" [Eurogamer Network is now Gamer Network]. Eurogamer.pt (in Portuguese).
  22. ^ Eurogamer staff (25 October 2007). "Eurogamer France launches!". Eurogamer.
  23. ^ "Eurogamer.ro". Eurogamer.ro. Archived from the original on 7 November 2010.
  24. ^ Göransson, Andréas (11 December 2016). "Eurogamer.se lägger ner – tack för att du läste" [Eurogamer.se closes – thank you for reading]. Eurogamer.se (in Swedish).

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